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!
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