Sunday, June 24, 2012

FABBY: Tea with Mother's Friends

Hi my darlings!
Some of you who have followed me on my last table, I  explained that I will be hosting mother's school friends annual tea party, which they have every last Friday of each month, but I made it the Friday before, since I am going again to my daughter Sofia's house for Victoria's eighth birthday. My mother makes it every year in her own home, but lately she's having problems with her oven, so I made it for her at home, and I had 14 ladies in their 80's and I took some pics of some of them, along with the table with the cake I made, as I didn't want to bother them with more photos...besides, I was sooo busy serving! Never the less, there are some pictures anyway. Hope you like it!

 Some lovely ladies.

 Mother with the blue blouse flanked by her first cousin with the camel coat and a friend.
 Another group of sweet ladies. Not all of them were here yet, as soon as all 14 were here I got VERY BUSY!!!
 The table was set with my complete Bavaria-Germany tea set with cake plates, teacups and saucers, 2 small platters,  and the porcelain tray with the teapot, sugar bowl and creamer.
 This is a fabulous Walnut Cake my Mil used to make all the time as it was her mother's special recipe.
 This beautiful tablecloth was my Mil's and it's hand crocheted. A peak of the teacup with pedestal and saucer.
 I love this tea set for the fact that it's complete when I have big teas like this one. I fixed the breakfast round table too, I just didn't take photos of it...too busy, lol!
The white flower pot with pink ceramic hand made flowers, was made at our former Ceramic Co.I thought it would make a pretty flower vase for the centerpiece.
 I shot this table before the ladies were here, in the morning, so I don't have the cookies and small sandwiches on it yet. The oval platter is from my Mil's antique dishes and it's were I served the small egg-salad sandwiches and in the other side there was another like it with the chicken-salad ones.
This platter with the cookies and scones from the day before's post I shared.  I hope you liked the little you saw of my tea party for mother's friends. Thank you in advance for your wonderful, kind and sweet comments you always leave me, I appreciate them very much. Thank you so much to you lovely and gracious hostesses for hosting your fabulous parties every week and specially for making me feel welcomed!!

I will be linking to the following parties: 

Metamorphosis Monday at,  Between Naps on the Porch
Masterpiece Monday at,  Boogie Board Cottage
Your Cozy Home Party at,  Cozy Home Scenes
On the Menu Monday at,  Stone Gable
Mix it Up Monday at,  Flour me with Love
Tabletop Tuesday at,  A Stroll Thru Life
Lady Katherine for Tea Time Tuesday at, Lady Katherine Tea Parlor
Martha for Tea Tea Cup Tuesday at,  Martha's Favorites
Trish Tea Party Tuesday at, Sweetology 101
Tea Time Tuesday at, Rose Chintz Cottage
Thea Time Tuesday at,  Sandy my Yellow Door
Nifthy Thriftie Tuesday at,  Coastal Charm
Knick of Time Tuesday at,  Knick of Time 
Your Cozy Home Party at,  Cozy Home Scenes
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at,  Antiques and Teacups
Sunday Showcase Party at,  Under the Table and Dreaming 
Primp your Stuff Wednesday at,  Primp 
Wednesday Bunny Hop Party at,  Bunny Jean Decor and More


  1. Oh Fabby, I can't believe I am not tardy seeing your beautiful tea for Mother and friends. They are adorable. Of course your Mom is so lovely and elegant.
    You really made her proud. Your table is exquisite and I love the tea set.
    Thank you so much for letting us take a peek.
    Love to you,

  2. Once a month? These ladies are amazing!! I'm inspired and I know they appreciated you hosting. That cake looks scrumptious.

  3. What a wonderful time they must have all had! I love your table and the lovely ladies! How nice to have them together for tea! Thanks so much for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  4. Such lovely ladies. You are so sweet to treat them all.
    Making memories you will treasure forever.

  5. I'm sure all the ladies had a wonderful time. I really love your tea set and that crochet tablecloth is just gorgeous!! You sure did a fabulous job Dear!!

    Have a wonderful night!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  6. How nice of you to host this tea for your mom and her firends, Fabby. Your table looks lovely and your mom is too! Enjoy your trip back to your daughters's and I hope you get a chance to visit my classmate's blog. I just added a new post to it....Christine

  7. Lovely tea party. Your china is beautiful. I am sure the ladies had a wonderful time. xo

  8. Hi Ms Fabby
    Your mother must have loved your wonderful hosting. Your teacups are gorgeous and makes it even more wonderful at this time of hosting isn't it? I too love to keep a collection of ceramic wares :-) I got to read your nice post through Lorraine's sweet blog.

  9. Hi Fabby,
    I am sure the ladies have been delighted about this wonderful table and yummy cake. They look all fabulous. Happy birthday to sweet Victoria.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  10. The table looks beautiful! The ladies look lovely!

  11. great setting and those desserts are to die for! WOW!

  12. Lovely pictures and so nice for them to meet.


  13. Fabby,

    You out did yourself! What a wonderful table, and that cake looks delicious!!

  14. What a beautiful table and YUM does that cake look GOOD! :)

  15. It looks likes tons of fun and the ending result is amazing.

  16. "What beautiful Ladies" all having a sweet time! LOVE IT! Your table is outstanding(as always). Oh My Goodness you KNOW "I'm in LOVE with your tablecloth"!!!
    I am happy dancing here, "My EMAIL is BACK"...I think I've got the hang of the "New&Improved Mr Cottage installed"!!!
    Have a FUN FUN FUN week,
    Big Hugs,

  17. What a beautiful table you set for your mother's friends. Your china looks exquisite and that cake is to die for!

  18. Fabby,
    Gorgeous table set for a Tea Party for your dear, Mother! You can tell by the smiles on all the ladies faces they were enjoying your hospitality and one anothers friendship! Ladies and tea...a precious day, indeed!

  19. First of all, I had to go back and re-read about your mother's friends all being in their 80's!! They do not LOOK 80!! I think they found the Fountain of Youth!! Your mother is so pretty, I knew it was her from a previous picture....
    Your tea set is so pretty and dainty-looking! All of the foods you served look yummy!! You did all of that?? No wonder you were BUSY!! I am sure everyone had a great time and nice of you to host the tea party, it gave your mother a chance to be a guest, too!!
    Thank you, as always, for sharing your home and family with us. I so enjoy each post.
    I hope you enjoy your grand-daughter's birthday party... I know it will be so special..
    Have a lovely trip....
    Hugs, Francy

  20. This is such a beautiful tea Fabby! Everyone looks like they really enjoyed it!

  21. I'm going to tea with your mother and her friends.!!!!!!!

  22. What a wonderful ritual! Tea with friends is one of my favorite little treats. You set a beautiful tea, Fabby.

  23. The table looks wonderful for the ladies and the cake pretty yummy!

  24. Hello dear Fabby,
    Your tea table is just beautiful! The china is gorgeous and the cake looks delish! I'm sure your mom and her group of friends enjoyed themselves very much. Who doesn't love a tea party? Thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your week.


  25. What a lovely idea, a monthly tea party for old friends. And what a lovely tea time, plus the pictures of the guests make this even more special.I think it is very nice of you to be able to serve, but I suspect you had a wonderful time doing this !

    The dishes are so pretty and the table set so nice.Do you offer the recipe for the Walnut Cake?

  26. Wow, that is so neat! It's wonderful that they all get together like that and that you stepped in and took part with them! Your cake looks so good and the menu sounds great! Your china is beautiful and so appropriate! Love your centerpiece! What a treasure!

  27. What a lovely daughter you are for hosting a tea party for your dear Mother and her friends. They must have felt so honored.
    Your table is traditionally stunning and that cake... luscious!
    I am sure they have such fond and happy memories of the day you hosted!

  28. How fun to see these sweet friends gathered at your home. My mother-in-law is 87 and still has luncheons with some of her sorority sisters!

  29. Hi Fabby!

    You always have such pretty tables set for your company. All the ladies looked so nice too. I am sure everyone had a wonderful time.

    Thanks for sharing at my party .

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  30. Hi Fabby,
    It must have been a delightful tea with all those lovely ladies!
    And you certainly know how to set a beautiful table... one can learn a lot with you!
    I haven't had an easy access to internet in the last few days, I hope things get better soon.
    Thanks for visiting.

  31. Dearest Fabby, Hello from Kansas! You are a sweetheart to entertain and have fellowship with your Mom and Friends. A lovely group of Ladies.
    All looked so beautiful!
    God bless,

  32. Hola mi preciousa chica mia,

    How I wish we both come up to their ages.

    I can see myself to your mum's smallest friend §;-) ha ha...

    Great table with great people around you, what can we ask for more? This is just too perfect.

    Hope you all had a great day & enjoy the mid-wee & the week-end ahead.

    God Bless.

    Beso mas,

  33. Everything looks so pretty--including the guests!

  34. Oh, Fabby! You did so well and your china is so beautiful!

    Hope the ladies appreciated your efforts to make such a nice memory for them all.

    So pretty! Well done!

  35. Lovely! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

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