Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Afternoon Tea at the Cabin

An afternoon tea doesn't have to be fancy or time consuming. Simple foods and accessories can be put together easily for an enjoyable and relaxing tea time.

A trip to the cabin on an early summer day provided the family with reprieve after a busy week. Tea time in nature rates up there with the best of times! 

The bear plates begged to be used!

Little toasts with pesto, open-faced sandwiches with hummus, grapes, cherries, strawberries, a special cranberry cheese, and home-baked cookies were available, on hand, and went perfect with tea.

Conversation. Food. Family. 

Bear mugs hold hot tea just as nicely as a porcelain teacup!

The tea cart is nearly empty and shadows draw close as an afternoon of conversation, tea foods, and mugs of hot tea diminish. Memories. Fellowship. All facilitated by afternoon tea.


  1. Anonymous3:48 AM

    This is so beautiful. I love the plates, mugs, teapot and serving stand. Eclectic, yet perfectly coordinated!

    Every time I read your blog, LaDonna, - and especially looking at your lovely photographs - I think about your family and what a beautiful example of 'gracious hospitality' you are living out before them.

  2. How wonderful! Now that's my kinda tea! So nice to be able to enjoy the great outdoors. Your food always sounds so good. Cranberry cheese! Yum! I bet that was delicious! Wishing you a great day. Tammy

  3. I love the way tea 'fits' wherever we are. Nice setting - sweet dishes and mug!

  4. Looks like a very special time!

  5. This looks like my kind of tea party. Just beautiful and I am so happy you shared this very special time at the cabin.


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