Lady Katherine Afternoon Birthday Tea

A Special Afternoon Tea for Lady Katherine’s Birthday
All the battenburg tablecloths and napkins are new for my Birthday. I had 3 new servers bought but were delivered after all the guest arrived, so I made do with my Early American Crystal, trays with bowls turned
upside down to serve the food on.
My guest are arriving as I am getting dressed.
A Birthday gift from my sister-in-law Judy
Faye at one of the table setting
 My friend Kathy with Lady Katherine
Everyone thought the teapot cake was ceramic
 Clotted cream, lemon curd, honey, strawberry preserves
My daughter, Jennifer is teaching herself to make cakes, she made this teapot cake for my Birthday
Spearmint frozen Tea I made from the herbs in my garden
Lady Katherine and Hazel, The red hat a Birthday gift from my friend Kathy
Carmel pie, blueberry muffins, pecan pies, roma tomatoes sandwiches
Lemonade, chicken salad sandwiches, pastries
Teaching a little Tea Etiquette.
I used my Old Country Roses China, I did not have enough pieces for this large of a group, for I have been collecting the oldest set, My sister-in-law Judy went by the mail and brought the rest of the pieces needed.
You probably noticed some of the tables aren’t furnished setting. Not sure if you can see the little pink favor boxes filled with chocolate de creame tea, with their place card, a little bar of soap, and a  tiny teapot cookie
inside a a lace bag with green ribbon.
You may have noticed empty plates on the stands, the blueberry and cranberry scones were left warming under a light, until ready to serve
My daughter, Jennifer made the teapot cookies
With the help of the girls at the cafe, and my two daughters, Jennifer and Suzette
I could not have done this Tea Thank you for such a wonderful Birthday Gift Thank you for helping prepare the food, the tables, the decorating, all the errands ran for me. For the lovely cake, and cookies.
The girls at the cafe using my old carfe to refill the teapots
My guest list is very special, for these ladies, all while I been sick the last years, have brought food, picked up medication, brought me many gifts to brighten my days,  Kathy has taken me to the Doctors, driving an hour away to pick me up, an hour to the doctor, waited  hours while I was seen and having test, and driving me back home an hour, then driving home an hour.
I wanted to Thank  each one of them that have been there for my family and me.
Here I am trying not to cry as I tell what each lady has done for me, and how Thankful I am.
I think everyone had a few tears with me.
My sister-in-law Judy in the black hat, stayed and helped clean up until almost 9:00pm.
I was exhausted, but with her and the girls at the cafe all was was and dried
Saying Good-bye to my special friend Hazel, the first time I seen her in two years, she broke her hip,
and can’t drive, she use to visit and we would have Tea. So we missed each other so much
I hope you enjoyed seeing my Afternoon Tea, Tea started at 4:00pm and my last guest left at 7:30
I had a lovely time!!!! Thank you all for making my Birthday so wonderful!
I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Click on the link to see many lovely Tablescapes
Between Naps On The Porch

31 thoughts on “Lady Katherine Afternoon Birthday Tea

  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I want to be there with all those lovely ladies! Everyone looks wonderful and having such a great time… The tables are SCRUMPTIOUS!!!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Big Hugs,
    Donna

  2. That teapot cake and matching cookies are both beatiful! It looks like lots of memories were shared.

  3. Happy Birthday and Welcome back!!! We have missed you…you look so pretty! Love your hat and your menu looked great! Your daughter did a great job on that teapot cake and those cookies are so pretty! Looks like you had a wonderful party!
    Miss Bloomers

  4. I’m shedding a few tears at my end, too. I can only imagine how overwhelmingly wonderful your beautiful tea party was. The generosity of friends always blows us away. Welcome back. Cherry Kay

  5. Amazing birthday tea party, Katherine. Soooo adore that teapot cake. Everything is fit for a queen.

    Have a great eve ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

  6. Happy birthday! What a special gathering, and what a good time to tell each and every precious lady how thankful you are for them.

    Everything is so pretty and looks delectable.

    I am glad to see your new post, I have missed you.

  7. Oh, Lady K.!

    I’ve missed you SO much—looking down my sidebar every day to see if you were back—and now WHAT a DELIGHTFUL return!!

    This was just one of the most beautiful Tea Parties I’ve ever seen, and it seems that all that work and carpentry and cleaning and decorating and putting in place of the Cafe came together in this one splendid moment. Just magical.

    All the beautiful ladies, and their special meaning in your life, and the lovely tables and beautiful food and tea and all the special touches you did just to honor their kindness and friendship.

    I can’t think of anything I’ve seen lately that was such a Labor of Love for Dear Friends, and I know they’ll never forget it.

    AND GURRRRRLLL! You look SO beautiful—at least ten years younger than last time I saw you.

    You really make me smile today.

    rachel

  8. Happy Birthday, Lady Katherine! What a delightful party! The food looks marvellous and the teapot cake and cookies your daughter made are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

  9. Happy Birthday to you Lady Katherine! I can see you had a beautiful celebration! How fun was that! Everything looks amazing. The china is divine! How wonderful to be surrounded by those who love you.
    Hugs,
    Terri

  10. The most beautiful and wonderful celebration of a lady we all treasure and her special friends.♥

    Katherine, it was perfect.

  11. What a beautiful way to celebrate your birthday! That tea pot cake fooled me too. You look beautiful, and the ladies all look they are enjoying themselves so much. Belated Happy Birthday. laurie

  12. What a beautiful way to celebrate your birthday! That tea pot cake fooled me too. You look beautiful, and the ladies all look they are enjoying themselves so much. Belated Happy Birthday. laurie

  13. Everything looks absolutely beautiful and that teapot cake? WOW, that looks beautiful and probably tastes really good, too 🙂 🙂

    The Royal Albert “Old Country Roses” pattern is my all time FAVORITE 🙂 🙂 I’m going to try and collect more pieces in that pattern. I had purchased a creamer with matching sugar bowl in that pattern at a local auction. It was part of a mixed collection of china…

    Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 😉

  14. I just wanted to take a peak and see if you were posting again – so HAPPY BIRTHDAY and what a great celebration you had! Your daughters are so talented and what a great cake!

  15. What a lovely birthday tea party, Katherine. Everything is just gorgeous and the food looks so delish. Bewlated Happy Birthday!…Christine

  16. Hi Lady Katherine (and a Happy Belated Birthday!)

    I have missed you and I am so glad to see you back in blogland. I was hoping that you were doing well. You look Marvelous and I hope you are feeling Marvelous, too.

    What a talented daughter. The cake is a work of art and those cookies are just precious. I can tell she spent a lot of time on these lovely treats.

    What a wonderful way to celebrate and thank your friends. I am sure everyone had a memorable time at your tea!

  17. Lady Katherine, I’m late arriving at your birthday tea, but wanted to wish you all the best. This was a lovely tea for your friends. I know that each of these ladies had a wonderful time and appreciate all your efforts. Thanks for sharing the photos.

  18. Lady Katherine, I have missed your fabulous tea parties – glad you are back! You look just beautiful! Hope you are feeling well. The teapot cake and cookies are adorable. Kudos to your daughter!
    God bless you, Beth

  19. Your daughter is very talented … the cake is breathtakingly gorgeous. Such detail. What a lovely celebration. Wish we were closer …
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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