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

64 thoughts on “TEA TIME TUESDAY- Family Reception

  1. I love the whole reception. If you pulled this together in just 2 days – what would you do if you had a month to get it done – would love recipes on everything. It all look lovely – wish we had smell avision. Great job as usual.

  2. Wow..super beautiful! Congrats to you and your family..they look wonderufl..what a treat to see…yay! Gorgeous..everything looks amazing..fabulous!! Beautiful! Happy tea Time!

  3. Hi Katherine! Congratulations to your daughter and her new husband. Now I’m having to catch my breath just reading of all the preparations you did and in such a little amount of time. Everything is so pretty! Two days? You are amazing, Dear One! I love it all – your gorgeous tables, linens, dishes and the food!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  4. Hello there sweet lady Katherine,

    This is just so lovely! What a fabulous job you did creating this fairy tale reception for your dear daughter and her new husband!..,

    What a pretty bride; pretty just like her mama! Congratulations to them and to all of you!

    I love every exquisite detail!~It all looks so delicious as well!

    Thank you for your kind comments and sweet encouragements last week; it meant so much!.., (Sorry I did not get back soonerLady Katherine my dear! My precious mama was very ill and in much pain.~ Also, I lost my entire Tuesday and Thursday blog post and had to repost again)!..,

    I will be back later to partake and I hope you will partake as well Lady Katherine, for this week’s 27th ‘Tuesday Tea For Two’, tea party, as you delightfuly had previously; (you may also enjoy my 18th, ‘Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee’, on Wednesday @ Silken Purse blog)..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

  5. oH, LADY…no one in the world could have pulled this off so beautifully in such a short time but YOU. You are an amazing lady!!
    Congratulations to your beautiful daughter and her handsome new hubby. I know they loved the pretty reception you gave them.
    hugs, bj

  6. You have such creativity and hospitality! I would never have thought of all these touches, let alone pulled it all together, in 2 days’ time! Congratulations to Jennifer and Stevie and Lady Katherine, I hope you can take a well-deserved rest.
    Beautiful, beautiful post – yours always are, Lady Katherine. You set the bar high for the rest of us! I’m so glad you shared this. I had been looking forward to seeing wedding pics. 🙂
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

  7. Hello Supermom! I cannot believe you got this gorgeous table and all these good food prepared in 2 days. Everything looked so delicious and elegant and your daughter was glowing and so pretty!….Christine

  8. I can’t believe how pretty everything looks! The cake looks great. Only you all would know you forgot the second layer of icing. And your daughter is so sweet looking, such a great looking couple. I know she must have appreciated all your wonderful efforts at the last minute. And thank the Lord for the help of friends to pitch in. I do hope they have a good life together. You better rest this week. Have a good one.

  9. Well, everything turned out just beautiful! All of your serving dishes are wonderful! The table looks amazing. And it was just a wonderful day for your daughter! congrats!

  10. What a beautiful reception in honor of your daughters wedding. Everything is set up so beautifully. I love that punch bowl!

  11. Lady Katherine I was tired myself after reading everything you had to hustle through in such a short time.
    The end result was very beautiful though and now you can relax with a cup of tea and be happy the day is done and that you have a handsome new son-in-law.
    Thank you for sharing these personal family photos.

  12. Lady Katherine, thank you for featuring HFTS this week. How very sweet and thoughtful of you! I appreciate it and feel most honored.
    The wedding reception looks like it was a huge success. I’m impressed that you did all of this with such short notice. You are amazing! You have a beautiful daughter. Congratulations to the newlyweds.
    Hope you have some time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea!

  13. Katherine, I do not know how you did this, and did it so beautifully! What a wonderful reception. I couldn’t have done this if I had weeks to plan and prepare! I know this meant so much to your daughter. You are amazing! laurie

  14. Hello Lady Katherine! You are amazing! Everything looks beautiful and delicious. And, I couldn’t tell the cake was “unfinished”! Congratulations to your lovely daughter and new son-in-law! Now, go rest for about a week! 🙂

  15. I think you are amazing and one super mom! Looking at the tables and how they are set, I wouldn’t think that these were not planned or rushed at all. And I can say the same thing with the cake too. I don’t think anybody’s laughing – it’s all admiration here 🙂

    Congratulations to the newlyweds!


  16. Hi Katherine,

    You really pulled this together..It all looks so good..I’m hungry now..LOL Everything is just lovely.♥

    I’m happy to say that I’ve joined you this week for Tea Time Tuesday. Thanks for inviting me.

    Have a wonderful day…

    Stephanie ♥

  17. Oh, Lady Katherine!

    What a lovely party!!! I cannot imagine how you got all that elegant feast together, with all the beautiful arrangements and even the tulle hugs on the chairs!

    This is simply charming, and one of the most wonderful things is the good old-fashioned way that friends and family so lovingly contributed such lovely things.

    It’s a beautiful thing when people work together on creating something wonderful for someone they love, and this is just the most striking example of that.

    Just beautiful! And such warm hospitality and graceful presentations of everything—I’d think you took months getting ready. You got all the lovely results, in just days, and that only adds to the magical feeling.

    Our best wishes to the Happy Couple!


  18. Dear Lady Katherine, You have amazed me with your fast put together for your daughters wedding day. It is stunningly beautiful. Such short notice but you just made magic happen. Thank heavens your friends helped too. They are a blessing to you. You must know my motto that I live by…If is wasn’t for the last minute, nothing would get done. BIG smile. Note: I think the cake is gorgeous. That goes for all the beautiful food and punch as well.

    I have not visited in a while. I am so glad I dropped in today. I love to visit my blogging friends but sometimes life is just too busy.

    Happy day to you Katherine, and congratulations to the pretty bride and groom.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  19. You are truly amazing to pull of this beautiful reception in so little time. What a wonderful show of love that everyone contributed to this most happy occasion! Everything is so beautiful. Your daughter is so blessed to have you!

  20. Katherine-Only YOU could get this together in record time with such style and elegance! I think everything is perfect and the cake looks finished to me! The flowers, table, and groom’s cake look as if you had been planning for months!!! I know she will always remember this. She was a beautiful bride. Congrats to all!

  21. Congratulations to Jennifer and Stevie! For you to have put that together in 2 days-it looked fabulous! I love the flowers and the food on all your antique dishes looked marvelous! Nicely done. Hope you get to feeling better.:)

  22. Oh my, this is totally stunning. So pretty. You really outdid yourself. I love the beautiful decorations and all the food is presented so beautifully. Love the cake. Your daughter and son in law look so happy. I know she was just thrilled at how lovely you made everything. Thanks so much for sharing and joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  23. What a beautiful reception you did. It is just amazing. Thanks for sharing all those photos as they really tell the story of the couple. What a great job you did.

  24. Hi Katherine…

    My friend, I do apologize at being so late to get by! Last night I hurried and added my link to your party and then had to run and I’m just now finding the time to get back to the computer!

    Ohhhh my goodness!!! Girl, you ARE GOOD!!! What a fabulous reception you put together in just a couple of days…and acutally in just one day’s time really! I’m sure that Jennifer and Steve were just elated…Happy Wedding wishes and blessings to them!!!

    I really don’t even know where to start…it is all sooo GRAND! I love how your table turned out…simply gorgeous!!! Love the pretty white chair slips and pink tulle bows!!! Ohhh…and those two floral bouquets are sooo beautiful…you just didn’t a magnificent job, Katherine! The table is just exquisite!!! And…I think the wedding cake was fabulous!!! Sooo much yummy food!!!

    My hat is certainly off to you, sweet lady…BRAVO!!! I can’t even imagine planning such an exquisite event in such short notice!!! Thank you so much for sharing it all with us…it was a real treat!!! Also…thank you so much for hosting the Tuesday Tea! Of course, this was my first time to join in…I sure enjoyed the party!!! Thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Springtime Tea table and for leaving me such a sweet note!!! I just enjoyed our visit sooo much! Thank you, Darlin’!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  25. OMG, I’m so glad I popped in today from 2nd time tues. You rocked it out!! God is so good and friends come thru right when we need them and I cannot even see 1 crumb…God blessed your lil event. she is radiant with bridal bliss and you made her proud to be your daughter. Love your sense of humor about it all and love your cut glass collection. TFS!

  26. Lady Katherine,
    I am overwhelmed with how beautiful this reception turned out – along with your lovely daughter. You blessed her above and beyond! Everything is absolutely exquisite! I have glass plates similiar to yours and the very same punch bowl! The flower arrangements are so breathtaking! You are very talented – thank you for sharing!
    <>< Concetta

  27. Hi Lady Katherine,
    Congratulations to your daughter and your new son-in-law! And congratulations to you for putting together a superb reception for your daughter! I’m very glad you had the extra hands to help. It couldn’t have been easy to do this when you’re not feeling well; especially on the spur of the moment. You are to be commended! Everything looks lovely and I’m sure all had a wonderful time. I have a large round Early American Prescut crystal platter and sugar and creamer. I never knew what the pattern was called until now. Thank you for letting me know! I am also hosting a tea today. I would love to have you stop by and say “Hello.” Hope you are getting rested up and have a lovely week.


  28. Wow Katherine,

    You should get a prize or some kind of award for being such an awesome hostess and mother of the bride on such extreme short notice…I may have found myself in tears if I had been delivered this deadline! You did an awesome job and the details are so pretty! Looks like you had a wonderful wedding reception. Your daughter and new SIL are so precious and cute! Everything looks like you did it with love! Congrats!

    Miss Bloomers

  29. Wow, you work well under pressure! Everything looks very pretty, and the food delicious! Your daughter looks a lot like you! Can’t believe you sewed the veil as well as all the other preparations! Great job! Hope you are feeling better!


  30. I am so impressed that you were able to make such a lovely reception for your daughter in such a short time. I hope your daughter appreciated all the TLC that you put in to her day. She looks lovely! Did a good job Mom! I hope you have rested since the big day. Joan

  31. Hello there Lady Katherine,

    What a lovely tea! (I was by earlier, so I will not reiterate what I meantioned eralier); between the events of the day yesterday, and three serious ‘blog hiccups’ I ‘plum forgot’ to come back to register with Mr. Linky..,So here I am my dear!..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  32. Dear lady Katherine,
    what an amazing first visit to your blig this has been. Congrats to your beautiful daughter and her husband. Your reception is quite a visition, only wish I could take a bit of all those gourmandise you displayed in such an appealing way. The table setting was simply stunning and you did a splendinjd work.
    until my next visit

  33. What an incredible creative job you did for your daughter! I am sure you made a lovely memory for her and her husband to share with their family for years to come.

  34. WOW…your incredible. To pull that whole thing off in such a short time…and everything looks amazing.
    Your super woman…and congrats to the bride and groom.


  35. Gracious, what a truly lovely reception you pulled together in such a short time! I am in awe of your talents. Very nice.

  36. Oh my I cannot believe that you did all that in such a short time!! Everything is gorgeous! Love the crystal, the floral arrangements, and what you did with the chairs. It’s all gorgeous!

  37. Congrats to the happy couple! If you could do that in 2 days, I can’t imagine what you could do with some notice! The flowers are gorgeous! The food looked delicious too and her dress was pretty too. I hope everyone enjoyed it.

  38. Hello, Lady Katherine,
    You did a wonderful job for your daughter’s reception. The table was gorgeous. I loved the flowers you used. All of the food looked delicious, and I am so glad family and friends pitched in to help. Your daughter and her husband make a very handsome couple! Enjoy your week! Vicki

  39. Hi Lady Katherine!
    So nice of you to stop by! It’s been a while since I have paid you a visit. First of all grand kudos for the wonderful reception you had for your daughter’s wedding. Everything looked just perfectly wonderful. Two days!! Whew!! The cake came out beautiful even with it’s little mishaps! I loved all the flowers on it.. My motto…there is no such thing as a plain cake!! I will try to make it to next weeks Tea Time Tuesday!! Hugs!

  40. Congratulations Lady Katherine and everything looked absolutely wonderful from your daughter to the wonderful table and celebration you prepared! I’ve been meaning to write you all week after your gracious (THANK YOU SO MUCH–YOU ARE SOOOOO WONDERFULLY KIND AND I APPRECIATE IT SOOOOOO MUCH!@!) note! But, alas, I’ve been sick with bronchitis, etc., and unable to travel, though I truly hope to make it to one of your Mississippi events in the future as I absolutely am a Mississippi gal at heart! I look forward to chatting with you much more in the future! Again, everything was beautiful here in this post and congratulations to your daughter and you!
    Blessings/hugs, Lana

  41. WOW! What a beautiful reception in such a short time!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! You did an an amazing job and I am sure it was a wonderful day!
    Love Lou xx

  42. Congratulations Lady Katherine! You certainly did a beautiful job in such a short time. The food looked amazing as did the presentation!


  43. Wow, this is all so gorgeous! I am totally impressed that you pulled off such a lovely affair in such a short time. You must not have slept a wink! Sounds like good friends and family came through for you, too. I know your daughter was thrilled with all the wonderful touches you provided for her special day. Love that crystal!

  44. Best wishes to the bride and groom. Kudos to you, Kathleen for doing the lovely job with so little time…the table is so elegant. The cake is beautiful, even if it only has the crumb coat on it.

  45. Hi Katherine:
    I love your blog!! What an amazing party you put together in such a short time. Everything looks so pretty.
    Congrats to your daughter and your new son-in-law.
    By the way, the cake looks pretty good to me!!
    (from facebook)

  46. Wow, Katherine…I can’t believe you got all that done! You must have been exhausted after is was all over. I know Jennifer must have loved it all! What a beautiful reception! Congrats to Jennifer and Stevie! 🙂 I love all your gorgeous crystal…your collecting over the years really paid off for this event…it was just beautiful! What a wonderful collection! And you remembered to take pics of everything…I would have been too tired, I think. Fantastic job, Katherine! You should be so proud of this gift to your daughter…I know she will never forget what her Mom did for her! Kudos to Suzette and Judy, too! 🙂

  47. Katherine, you are amazing! I can’t believe you pulled that beautiful reception off in 2 days! I am amazed. It all looks wonderful, and I think you did a great job on the cake!
    God bless the bride and groom, AND her wonderful mom!
    Now rest!

  48. Kathrine…you simply are the hostess with the mostest!! What a lovely reception. I LOVE all your dishes and the cake is devine. A lovely reception and cherished memories in the making 🙂


  49. Hi. Congratulation to the bride and groom and the family. It is just amazing, what you have done in such a small time. Everything looks yummy and perfect. Who cares if something turned out different as you have planned. In the end, it looks good and your daughter and SIL look really happy.
    Wish you all the Best, Johanna

  50. Congratulations on your daughter and your new son-in-law’s marriage! I am surprised you found time to photograph so much before the event, and after…everything looks so pretty! Who says you need thousands of dollars to get hitched? All you really need is the bride, the groom, someone to marry them, and a crowd of loving witnesses to the marriage…everything else was “icing on the cake” or extra sugar for your tea!

  51. Wow…I am impressed. 2 Days? You are wonderwoman with a little help.

    Congrats to your daughter and her husband. I know she was thrilled with everything.

    I hope to return soon for tea time.


  52. I AM SURE THAT NO ONE – EVER – IN HISTORY HAS PULLED OFF ANYTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL IN SO LITTLE TIME! This is a picture of your abilities! I am amazed and so is anyone who sees this!

  53. I know the bride and groom felt very special. Everything was beautiful. I bet you feel very good about how it came together too. Thanks for sharing how the process flowed. Congratulations!

  54. Katherine, you truly deserve the Mother of the Year award! Your daughter should be so proud to have a mother like you who could pull off something as beautiful as this reception in a snap of a moment. Wow, I am truely impressed! Can I hire you out lol

  55. Now THAT is a beautiful reception…even with help, I can’t believe you pulled it off on two days’ notice!

    I’m so jealous of all your Early American crystal. What a collection you have!

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