Hello sweet friends!
My g'girls Victoria and Cayetana are spending a couple of weeks with us, since this is their summer vacation in their part of the world, which is the coast region of Ecuador. The weather in Guayaquil-Ecuador is very hot and humid when they're on vacation and milder when they go back to school at the end of April.
We've done tons of things so far, like going on tours of the city, horse back riding, picnics, going out for tea with the greatgrand and of course, baking with Abe, (that's me!). It's been such fun, as my cuties are so happy, cheery, funny and very smart, lol!
I've set a table for them with a little tea china I have for the girls when they come here and of course, I fixed tea vignettes for the adults as well. You will see it all.
Hope you like it. Have a great week!
|Buffet setting for tea. I am inspired by tonight's Downton Abbey. I can't wait till it's 8pm to watch the new season!|
|I just need a Butler so he can serve us turkey in the silver fowl cover...hehehee|
|Another setting for tea.|
|Tea with some cupcakes the girls made and we'll be having it on the red English transfer ware.|
|They did a great job baking these chocolate chip cupcakes with me, here in the Lady Carlyle two tier serving.|
I was crying at the end of Downton Abbey's last scene when Lady Mary showed up at the meeting table, lol!
|The lovely Candy bowl by Meissen with the girls playing hide and seek.|
|My Little bakers, who didn't want me to comb their hairs...they hate it, lol!|
|Drinking English blueberry tea...not like Downton Abbey, though, they didn't want me to comb their hair...heheheheee..|
|Oh goodness, there's more cupcakes in the oven!|
|Mother invited us for tea at a lovely tea parlor. Here while they waited for their cake and ice-cream.|
|Hubby and I walk briskly this path around the river, three times a week, as the alternating days I go to the gym for Spinning classes.|
|The view of the same river from the other side, out the den window of our apartment high rise. The Andean mountains are in the back of the forest, but today it's so cloudy and foggy you an hardly see them.|
Thank you so much lovely friends for your sweet and kind visit, you always make my day!
Thanking the gracious hostesses for having me at their great parties each week.
Easy Giant Chocolate Chips Cupcakes
7 tablespoons butter or margarine
Heaping 1/2 cup sugar
Heaping 1/2 cup or self rising flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips
You will need an 8 cupcake tin, lined with a paper cup.
Pre-heat oven to 350F.
In a standing beater beat margarine,sugar, eggs, and self rising flour.
Add the chocolate chips and stir. Finally pour batter evenly in 6 tin cups.
Bake for 20-25 minutes; until they're Golden on top.
Let them cool in a cooling rack.
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Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at, http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Masterpiece Monday at, http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
Make it Pretty Monday at, http://www.thededicatedhouse.com
A Return to Loveliness at, http://adelightsomelife.blogspot.com
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Ivonne for The Scoop at, http://www.stonegable.com
Martha for Tea Cup Tuesday at, http://www.marthasfavorites.com
Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday at, http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
Ruth for Tuesday Cuppa Tea at, http://www.antiquesandteacups.com
Kathe for You're Gonna Love It at, http://www.kathewithane.com
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Paula and Patty for What's It Wednesday at, http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Wake Up Wednesday at, http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com
Barnideen for Friends Sharing Tea at, http://blog.bernideens.com
Tea Cup Tuesday at, http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com
Centerpiece Wednesday at, http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com
I will be participating in Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style