Posted by: scrabblequeen | May 10, 2009

Mother’s Day Tea

Yesterday, Margaret, Krystal, and I went up to Mr Hope for their fourth annual Ladie’s Tea. This event is always held on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend, which is fortunate, as last weekend it was wet, rainy, and nasty!

We had a very nice drive up “the Hill”, which provided lovely views of green meadows with splashes of bright orange poppies and purple lupine, and plenty of tall, green trees.
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meadow
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Mt. Hope is looking fresh and “spring-like” too. The dogwoods and other blooming trees gave the little road down to the chapel a softly inviting appeal.
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tree road
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dogwood
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We had an enjoyable time at “tea”, which featured four kinds of sandwiches, two kinds of scones, (with curd and cream, of course) and after the special talk by Michelle Hanosh, they broke out the fresh fruit and chocolate fountains!
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Treats
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As usual, Tami, Debbie, and Pam did a great job of preparing for the Tea. Pam and Debbie got lucky and avoided the camera this year, so only Tami graces this year’s post.
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Tami n treats
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After the program was finished, the gals and I took a little walk around the grounds.
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M and K
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We saw several pots of tulips, which are Margaret’s favorite flowers. My personal favorite was this “black” tulip. Isn’t it wonderful?
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black tulip
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Although the pansy’s lining the back stairs were quite appealing, too.
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pansy stairs
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I spied out the little cabin where Jeremy, my # 3 son, is rumoured to be living this summer…
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men's cabin
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While we were heading home, we got sucked into the Sew and So shop in Marysville. She was minutes from closing, but was happy to keep the shop open for us. It is a cute, little, doubly dangerous shop, as it carries both yarn and quilting fabric! I only bought one skein, of orange wool, as I need to make Jeff a hat to match the ones I made for his kids last fall. I did, however, kinda “fall off the wagon” with regards to the fabric I’m afraid. I’ll try to remember to take some pics sometime soon.

We left at about 11:00 am and returned home about 7:00 pm….a good day, all in all!

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Responses

  1. Not only a dogwood, but a pink dogwood! I don’t think I’ve seen one of those in bloom since I moved to California 22 years ago!

  2. Those are absolutely great photos! Looks like you had a lovely time — tea and chocolate fountains!!

    But why is Jeremy living in a cabin in the woods this summer?

  3. What a glorious day! Beautiful flowers…

  4. Beautiful surroundings. How wonderful to have tea here :0) Love the Dogwoods! Have a good week…

  5. Beautiful post! I love the vegetation pictures, and am drooling over the goodies. They quite literally made my mouth water.

  6. What a great tradition and a wonderful way to spend Mother’s Day weekend! Hope you had a very happy mother’s day!

  7. What a lovely way to spend the day.

  8. Sounds like a nice day. BTW, one can never have enough books on tea. I was glad to see Tea & Etiquette updated with pictures. The presentation on the first one was a little boring.


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