Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Our Christmas Tea 2011

Every year I think the 
Christmas Tea 
at church was the best yet.
But this one might be it.

This was the first year that 
I did not help Deanna decorate.
I had things I just had to do in 
the morning and she, Tim and 
a few of their kiddos set it up 
beautifully.


I loved the lamps on the tables!
So sweet!!



I had to take some photos of 
a few of Deanna's tea cups.




She treats us each year by bringing
her own glass plates, tea cups and 
tea pots, creamers and sugar bowls.


It is a service of love.
We appreciate it!

When the ladies began to arrive
the real fun began as we each
checked out what the next had
brought.
There were mini meatballs, spinach balls,
tea sandwiches, muffins, cranberry bread,
cheese and crackers,
jalepeno jelly on cream cheese
(Jelly was a gift from our friends at
Blue Barn Bulletin),
scones with lemon curd and cream........
I made potato soup.

It was all so yummy!!

Some items that went into the bags...first a mug then many other items.

And then came the fun.
We packed bags for the families
who are at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
It was so sweet to see the enjoyment everyone
got from filling a bag and then decorating it
just a bit with tissue paper and ribbon.
Not overdone but with love and care.
I also have to thank two cyber friends
who contributed to our project.
M  & S you know who you are....
be blessed.
Many thanks!!



Finally we had to clean up and head
home....bellies full and hearts happy.

Many thanks to our dear Deanna,
for making another special evening....
even with an unexpected cold.

You did very well,
my friend.

10 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

You are so sweet Becky.

I love doing it - it is a joy to me.

Your photos are beautiful.

I'm working on my post...

Deanna

ps - don't forget to send some photos to Lindsay...

Theresa said...

What a rewarding evening spent with other wonderful friends doing God's work! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

ZudaGay said...

This looks so beautiful and sounds so delightful! I love teas with sisters. :)

Vee said...

Didn't she just? I mean it. I've never seen a more beautifully decorated tea in restaurant, church or home. You gals must have had fun putting together the gift bags and for such a good purpose. I'm sure that the recipients at the ICU are going to feel the love.

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin' the tea sounds just delightful. We purchase our own cups and then swap 'em.

The decorations looks so very warm and inviting and I'm sure the fellowship was great.

God bless and have a magnificent day!!! :o)

Bella Vista said...

Lovely post, Becky.

Barb

Vickie said...

Howdy-do again, Becky ~

I can see why you enjoyed your ladies' tea so much - the fare was delicious, the company even better and your gifts for the CHOP just the best! Bless you girls!

Melissa G. said...

Everything looks so pretty! And those families who receive those bags are going to be so blessed!

tea time and roses said...

Oh my Becky this is absolutely beautiful!! I adore each and everyone of those teacups, soooo pretty! :)

Smiles♥

Beverly

Elena said...

Wow, what a fun evening! The tables were just gorgeous.