TEA TIME TUESDAY- Family Reception

Welcome to the 7th Tea Time Tuesday

Last week my daughter texted me on Tuesday night,
she was getting married on Friday at the Courthouse.
After getting in touch with her on Wednesday mid-day, I planned for a Small Family Reception in my home on Friday afternoon.  We went to the Market on Thursday and got home at 2:00 PM.
Here are the results of a fast put together reception.
My daughter wanted a pink limeade cake.  I made up the recipe for the cake and lemonade icing.
  I had a a cake just like she wanted in the freezer, but it was not pink limeade cake.  
I baked the cake Thursday night.  While making a bouquet of  dogwood  for her to carry and two bouquets for the table. My daughter had picked flowers from the woods by her home, and went Walmart and found some pink roses and pansies.  I had already been the day before to the nearest town florist, with no pink roses to be! 
The next morning it was so cold in my house, the icing wouldn’t dry. I went ahead and made flowers to go on the cake by using a saucer on top of the cake filled with stiff icing to hold the flowers in the saucer, as some were not edible.

 I had planned to come back and finish icing the cake which just had a good crumb coat on it,
 after we went to the courthouse to see her get married. 

Now here is the funny part! There was so much to be done, getting the punch made,
 putting the food out, I forgot to finish icing the cake!!!
My daughter Jennifer and her new husband Stevie
with their unfinished cake!

OK, you can laugh, for I have, many times after seeing the cake!
She should have let me use the one in the freezer! lol
All the flowers are from the woods, azaleas, dogwood, wisteria.
Using branches and trying to get them to go where you want was a challenge, for the branches were large and no way to make them stay where you want them!
So we have a wild flower look!  Which I do like!
I used my Early American Prescut Crystal vases, and over turned two of the crystal bowls to give some height.  I used roof flashing,
 and made the silver fans that surround the silver candle holder

I also had a children table I did not get to photo, and some of the guest sat in my family room.
I had planned for 10 guest and 5 children. 
As the day worn on we had more guests than the table could hold.
You shall see many pieces of my Early American Precut Crystal
I have collected from Flea Markets and Antique Shops all over the Southeastern States
Sideboard of food
I was running out of time, I forgot to get prepared chicken salad to make sandwiches, no time for homemade. Our friend Rhonda, kindly offered to make homemade chicken salad sandwiches.
She used two different recipes for the white and wheat bread chicken sandwiches.
The wheat bread chicken sandwiches, reminded me of an old time recipe I had as a child, 
with a taste of relish. They were both wonderful. Thank You Rhonda!

We placed the sandwiches on my crystal tray and underneath 
I added a sliver rose bowl, I had painted, for it to sit upon.

After getting back from the courthouse, my daughter, Suzette baked these tarts for me, 
yes I had no time as I had to make a veil for my daughter on this day too. 
We were in such a hurry we forgot to take the tins off! lol

I couldn’t find Phyllo tart premade, yes I have the Phyllo dough in the freezer, but yes Time was ticking. So we used tart dough pans premade and added cream cheese, deli ham, turkey and shredded cheese together and baked.
Everyone loved them. Thanks to my daughter Suzette!
Suzette also came over and cleaned my home, washed all the crystal up,
 the flatware and polished it, before the reception.
I could not done this with out you Suzette! 

I bought the fruit bowl already cut up. My niece Scarlet placed it in my Early American Prescut  Crystal party dish, Lazy Susan, in 2004 it was worth $75.00. 
This piece is a rare find!
So all of you that collect this Early American Prescut Crystal here it is!
If I could find the cocktail shaker, it worth is $795.00. 
I do also have the paneled crystal bowl, which is one of the rarest finds. I will show it one day.

This picture is a little fuzzy, I should have placed my white dishes back in here. 
A tier of cookies for the children.
A tier of ham and cheese pin wheels, my sister-in-law Judy bought at Sam’s.
Thank You Judy!

Another view of the table

Place setting of the Crystal using my Renaissance flatware. The crystal stemware I have many pieces of. I bought at an antique shop. I just love it, but I do not know the name of it.
In the berry bowl, I took one limeade pie and added more whip cream and raspberry.
This one pie went a long way, by doing this.
My neighbor Miss Ruby baked this pie, she sent it to me the day before, 
she knew I have not been feeling well.
So when my daughter wanted everything limeade, this pie came at just the right time! 
Helen tell Miss Ruby Thank You!

I had planned to make a white tuna dip with crackers, Time just ran out.
My sister-in-law Judy, also picked up the crab/shrimp dip from Sams.

On the hutch I crackled, I also built the top part and the bottom is an old dresser.
 I use as a Beverage Center
My new beverage dispenser from Peebles I got on sale for $29.95, hold a white grape juice punch.
I placed a silver bowl underneath to catch any spills.
In my Early American Precut Crystal Punch Bowl, holds a Pink Lemonade Spritzer, which you could also add tea too to have a Tea Spritzer.  I was going to add flowers around the punch bowl!
My daughter has loves pink lemonade as you can see! Want the recipe? 
I made this one up too, no time to taste! 
Thank Goodness the guests liked it!

I used a plastic bunt cake pan, to freeze the spritzer and raspberries to make an ice ring. 

Groom cake on my Early American Prescut Crystal Cake Plate
Thank you for joining my family for a small home reception done in just two days.
They were to be married later this month, but decided to go ahead and get married at the courthouse, Really put us in a Time Crunch! 
Somethings did not get done, but all in all I think it turned out OK. 
You can see part of her veil, I made onto a Tiara. 


My daughter, Jennifer and her new husband Stevie


Next Week, I will be showing Tea!
Thank You All For Joining Me For Tea Time Tuesday!
I had such a lovely time!
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me! 
Lady Katherine 

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Please Visit the following websites to see many 
lovely treasures, table settings, food, and recipes


Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
Hosting: Table Top Tuesday


Tam at The Gypsy’s Corner
Hosting: Three Or More Tuesday


Diane at A Picture Is Worth 1’000 Words
Hosting: Second Time Around Tuesday


Rhoda at Southern Hospitality
Hosting: Thrifty Treasures


Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
Hosting: Tablescape Thursday


Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
Hosting: Foodie Friday


Beverly at How Sweet The Sound
Hosting: Pink Saturday

TEA TIME TUESDAY-Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles Tea

 The 6th Tea Time Tuesday
Today I am announcing:
 The 2nd Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles Tea Luncheon 
This past September I hosted the 1st Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belle and Friends Luncheon at The Corner Bakery Cafe, in Flowood, Mississippi
The Corner Bakery Cafe let me come in and use my items to set the table.
Only the napkins and cups belonged to the Corner Bakery Cafe
With Donna help, we finishing setting the table
 just as the Belles and their husbands were arriving.


Below is our logo for the Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles Members
You will see this logo on each Belle sidebar to show she or he is a member.
If you want to join us, you can be from any state or a friend from Face Book
Just let me know for I keep a record on my page of each 
Southern Belle Blog or Contact Information
This past September I gave only a few weeks notice for the Tea Luncheon
for I was going in for my 40th surgery in October just a few week after.
So some of the Belles did not get to come

Pictured are from left to right:
Katherine Ellen,Donna,Christine,Lady Katherine


View of the Table 
I used Hazel, famous grapevine basket, yes the ones you saw in the last Tea Time Tuesday. 
I used sunflowers and gourds that I grew,
On each side were grapevine cones of flowers in a stand, I purchased  at Ross,
just minutes before the Tea Luncheon. I also used my black sea grass round placemats.
Each Belle received a pumpkin full of loose leaf tea samples.
Christine brought each Belle, a bag of wonderful Fudge she bought in Natchez, Mississippi 
My husband ate all mine, I got to taste just a little and it was so wonderful!

Centerpiece for the table

 Belles and their husbands, my husband is missing from this photo
We had a great time meeting each other for the first time,
 it was like we had known each other forever.
We stayed at the Corner Bakery Cafe for hours just talking.
We all had planned to do some shopping, but we were having such a great time. 
We just stayed and visited with each other.


We all ordered something different, there was sandwiches, soup, salads, and pastries.
I had breakfast and the Black Currant Tea, 
which was a little strong, so I mixed in a little Sweet Tea. Then I was in love!

This 2nd Tea Luncheon will be hosted by Christine at her home in Natchez, Mississippi on June 5th, 2010

 At least 6 of us (so far) are attending the Tea Luncheon in  Natchez on June 5th.  We would love for all the Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles to make an announcement on your Blog Website, and/or your Face Book ,Twitter. Christine will have us meet at her home and then we can drive around Natchez (which is very small) and then tour at least one of the antebellum houses (your choice). Then, maybe we can walk around downtown and browse through the antique shops. Afterwards we will go back to Christine’s home for  Tea and Pastries.
 You can even go swimming if you want so bring a bathing suit, 
Christine and John have put in a wonderful new pool this past year.
Christine is open to  any suggestions as far as activities go. These are all tentative. 
Please email me or Christine if you are interested in attending. It will be fun for sure to see each other again and to meet new Belles that we have not met.
Make your plans early! This will be so much fun!
Natchez, Mississippi is a lovely place to see,
as you can see in the photo below
Should you want to make a weekend of this visit, their are many places to stay, including some lovely Bed and Breakfast in these old lovely homes. There are  also Casinos on the Mississippi River that runs through Natchez, Mississippi









Please email me or Christine if you are interested in attending, and please let us know how many will be coming with you. It will be so much fun to see each other again and to meet other Belles   that we have not met. Bring your Friends and come join us!
We are going to have such a lovely time at Christine’s!
Pictured below:
and that me Lady Katherine







 Lady Katherine’s Email: ladykatherineteaparlor@gmail.com
Christine’s Email: xinex29@aol.com

Here is why I have been missing in Action!
I want to apologize to all. 
I have not been on the computer, 
for last Tuesday night my daughter told me she was getting married on Friday. I had to make a veil, flowers, and do a reception at my home. I have been so busy, and still have to put the crystal and silver back in the China Closet.
 I am exhausted! 
I will be visiting you all double time this week! 
So sorry I have not been able to visit all your Tea’s!
I will show you my daughter wedding reception
 on another day. 
Thank you for understanding! See you all soon!







Thank you all for joining me for
 Tea Time Tuesday
As Always Save A Cup of Tea For Me!

Lady Katherine


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TEA TIME TUESDAY- A Tea at a Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to the 5th Tea Time Tuesday! 
Today is My Birthday, April 5th
I shall be sharing one of my Dearest Friends Tea
 Hazel’s 90th Birthday 
On April 3, I was honored to attend a lovely Tea for my friend Hazel
at Heart’s Content Bed and Breakfast in Canton, Mississippi

Now many of you might know, Canton has two huge Flea Markets every May and October
People come all over to attend this wonderful Flea Market
I am just 30 minutes away! Lucky me! 
A lovely table of savories, and sweets 
Heart’s Content Bed and Breakfast 
Is in a lovely grand old home

As You walk into the front doors the view of the stair case is breathe taking
The lovely tin ceiling 
A register to sign in, a lovely photo of Hazel from her college photo album
A grapevine basket, in lieu of gifts, for a memory, or story about Hazel, shall be full by the end of the day, with another basket in waiting 
Hazel made all the lovely grapevine baskets you shall see 
Some of the flowers picked from her garden
the grapevine baskets are filled with
I am a proud owner of one of her baskets
Below the staircase
A lovely refreshing container of lemon water
Just before I go into the parlor to greet my lovely friend
I took a snapshot of one of the bedrooms
The bed, and sofa are so beautiful
Notice the pattern of the tin ceiling here
My Dear Friend, Hazel and Lady Katherine
Hazel was so happy as I to see her
for we both have been through surgeries, and not able to have Tea Together
Hazel told my husband she would love him forever for bringing me
to her Tea
He told her I would have walked if he had not brought me
Hazel is a true treasure in my life 
She been at every family event, and when I was/working traveling 
she would be there for the events I could not
Hazel has taught me many things in my life, one was her love of Afternoon Tea
I love you dearly, Hazel
Happy 90th Birthday
View of the dining room through the doorway is the staircase
The wallpaper on the dining room wall is covered in blue birds 
Everyone knows I adore bluebirds 

That is my husband in front of the lovely mantel with his arm crossed
He looks so thrilled, lol
The chandelier  is so lovely
This room, and all the other rooms were so full of people, you had to squeeze by
The cakes look wonderful
Oh, the dark chocolate cake was divine, the icing did not taste like icing
It was so wonderful  

The silver trays were so lovely on the table
All the silverware was on one large silver tray 
In front of the flowers, I was told is a torte, a family member made
At first I thought it was cream cheese, I have no idea what it was made of 
How wonderful it was with the crackers

Open faced cucumber sandwiches with cream cheese spread on the circles of  white bread

 These sandwiches of turkey,ham,cheese and mustard spread 
were wonderful, for the bread is a yeast bread cut into squares

 A flavored coffee setting
My husband poured a glass cup of it
It was very light in color, he said:
Oh, this is hot tea! He handed me the cup I took a sip,
and said No, it your coffee! 
I do drink a little coffee with lots of milk and chocolate
But I do love my TEA!

Lovely fresh flower centerpiece
 A lovely crystal bowl of toasted pecans

A tray of tomato, bacon chips, and mayonnaise on circles of white bread 

The lovely silver punch bowl held Frozen Mint Tea
Yes, it is so wonderful,
 for Hazel loves to serve it on a hot summers day
while entertaining her guest in her garden

To make the Frozen Mint Tea
This is usually the only time that I use tea bags:
Use fresh tap water, never distilled water,  use cold water, never hot

Use one cup of fresh spearmint leaves and two family size tea bags
In a pan, your choice, I use enamel 
Bring to a rolling boil, cover and steep for five minutes at least.
Add fresh cold tap water to your gallon pitcher 
Add 1 and half cups of sugar
Stir until sugar dissolves
Strain out the spearmint, and remove the two tea bag from your pan
Add your steeped tea liquor to the pitcher and finish filling with tap water.
After  the Mint Tea cools, you can fill old milk plastic milk jugs and freeze
To serve cut open the top of the milk jug, and add to your punch bowl  
A view of the table from the mantel side
You, can see the pink heart mints on a tray
Yes, we all reached for the Frozen Tea!

My wonderful husband, Terry went out to the porch to eat, where I joined him
As we sat at the tables that lined the porch,
other guest begin to come out to the porch to sit
for there was not even standing room inside
Here is my place setting, You can see the tea is frozen

As we said our goodbye to Hazel and her lovely Afternoon Tea
Can you see me on the center front, a waiting my carriage? I mean my husband to pick me up. 

As we drive away one last look at the lovely home from the the back of the house, 
with a wonderful pond and waterfall in an iron fence

Thank You All For Joining Me For Tea Time Tuesday!
I had such a lovely time!
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me! 
Lady Katherine 

If you are participating in Tea Time Tuesday, please be sure to add your permalink below, and not your general blog address Your permalink is the URL address of your blog post.


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If you have any questions about using Mr. Linky for this post.
Email me at ladykatherieneteaparlor@gmail.com for detailed instructions.


Please copy and paste the Tea Time Tuesday logo button to your computer. Then you can upload it to your side bar and use it in your Tea Time post so your visitors will know you are participating.

Please link back to the host blog address, Lady Katherine Tea Parlor. This is important because it helps those who are visiting your blog, find the other lovely tea settings posted for this Tea Time Tuesday.

Please do not add your link below, until your Tea Time post is actually published to your blog. 








Today I linking to the following websites:


Marty at A Stroll Thru Life 
hosting: Table Top Tuesday


Tam at The Gypsys Corner
hosting: Three Or More Tuesday


Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
hosting: Tablescape Thursday


Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum
hosting: Foodie Friday