Monday, July 11, 2011

Late Night Company and Tea

Two nights before we left for the cruise, my friend Debjani called me and said that her mom and brother were with her visiting from Houston and they wanted to say him to me. We stayed with them when we went to Houston about a month or so ago so naturally I wanted to invite them over too. It just so happened that AJ and I just baked some chocolate chip cookies. I told Debjani to ask them if they would come and have tea with us but to give me 30 minutes since I was already in my pj's. They accepted the invitation so I went to work.


I changed so fast, prepared some tea and set the table in the formal living room. AJ was my co hostess and helper who likes to make faces. I don't think I would have made it on time before the company came if AJ did not help me. She lit all the candles and just followed my instructions.


Finally, we were ready and just waiting. It was late, like 9 in the evening, lol, but I am very flexible to any situation.








Our guests of honor.










Thanks for stopping by.


I would like to link with the Tea and Tabletop Tuesday parties.





Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/


Lady Katherine for Teatime Tuesday at http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/


WandaLee and Pam for http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/


Martha and Terri for Teacup Tuesday at http://www.marthasfavorites.com/


Trish' Tea Party Tuesday at http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/


Sandi's Teatime Tuesday at http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/
Thanks for hosting!!!


43 comments:

Richard Cottrell said...

Looks like you pulled it off with minutes to spare. Richard at My Old Historic House

Snap said...

You are good! I would have been in bed with the kitties at 9PM!!!!! Happy Tea Day!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautifully romantic room for a spur of the moment tea. AJ is getting so big, where does the time fly to... hugs ~lynne~

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good! 9 PM - I would probably have had to give them a rain check.:D

Traci said...

How sweet of you! Those cookies look delish!

Pat said...

You are amazing Christine!!

I love the photos of AJ. She's beautiful!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

How nice to have tea with friends. It looks very cozy and your guests look very happy to be there. Thanks for sharing this with Tea Time and have a delightful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Christine
You sure can whip up a pretty tea table at short notice. I hope you had a good visit with your friends.
Judith

lvroftiques said...

You set up all of that AND got dressed? Christine I can see that you won't need new batteries any tiome soon! Lol! Girl you are too much! Everything looks lovely! Did y'all eat all the cookies? *winks* Vanna

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow! You can plan and implement a very nice tea party in no time at all. Impressive!!!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Christine,

It looks like you pulled it off in no time! What an inviting tea table. Thank you for sharing your evening with us.

Johanna said...

Hello Christine,
fabulous tea party. Looks so charming and inviting. I am sure your guests and your little co hosteess enjoyed that tea time.
Best greetings, Johanna

Poppy said...

How sweet of AJ to help you... she is going to grow up and become a wonderful hostess just like you. The cookies look deelish and your tea set so pretty and lovely... loved it! I like your idea of using tea light candle warmer under the teapot to keep it warm. Looks like you guys had a delightful time visiting. Thanks for sharing your tea time with us.~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Lynn said...

Beautiful!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, you are amazing. This looks fantastic and you pulled it and yourself together in 30 minutes. I am impressed. Everything looks gorgeous. You do have such beautiful things. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

bj said...

You are so amazing, little one. With all your beautiful things, something like this proves how talented you are. You are so warm and caring and you sure know how to use your pretty things to advantage. Your sweet spirit just flows out your posts.
xoxoxo bj

Susan said...

Christine your home is so beautiful!! What amazing things you have and all so very beautiful!! You set a beautiful tea for your friend and AJ is such a pretty little girl!

Shelia said...

HI Christine! OH, you are a wonderful hostess. How sweet of you to have your friends over so late and at the last minute! Everything is just beautiful! I'm sure they were thrilled at your hospitality! That little AJ seems like a hoot and a perfect little co-hostess.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

afternoon tea said...

That looks great! I would think they felt very welcomed.
AT

Sarah said...

Christine, you know how to entertain at the drop of a hat. AJ is a beautiful young lady and a wonderful co-hostess. :-)

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

HI lovely lady.
I love your Tea party just Beautiful Tea set !!!! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new Tablescape for two.
I hope you have a Great Week Christine.
XXOO Diane

Kathleen said...

Yes, you are flexible! I would be yawning! You are such a gracious host.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

This is absolutely stunning in several ways. Your home is enchanting and you as a hostess deserve to take a second look at these pictures you posted and be proud you are a woman who can present such a lovely display on a moments notice. That art is few and far between. Lovely lovely in every single way and I am so happy you shared this on my blog!

Dolores said...

You're just amazing, everything looks beautiful.....including AJ..

Micupoftea~ said...

SO nice you had a sweet helper...everything looks gorgeous! How pretty and welcoming. The candle glow and lovely serving pieces are wonderful~

mississippi artist said...

Girl you can throw a party together in a hurry can't you! I know they enjoyed it.Life is for taking time to be with friends and not worrying or stressing about the small stuff!

Darla said...

You are such a gracious hostess...AJ is adorable and boy did she look so beautiful all dressed up for the formal meal on your cruise!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How fun, Christine! You are such a gracious hostess! Love your tea table! Thanks for entering the giveaway! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

HHL said...

Everything looks perfect! ... what a wonderful little helper .. visiting from Martha and Teri's Tea Cup Tuesday party... HHL

ATTEATUDEandChocolate.blogspot.com

Laura Wilkerson said...

You are such a great hostess! I would have been frazzeled beyond belief!!

My Little Home and Garden said...

What an elegant table and room with just 30 minutes notice! Very impressive!

Beth said...

Christine, Your tea looks so elegant, and to think you put it together in just 30 minutes. Wow! You did have a great little helper!
Beth

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You really pulled together something pretty with short notice. I'm sure your guests were impressed!

Marlis said...

You are a most gracious hostess. Love the tea set. Your rechaud is so pretty! Is it an antique? Your granddaughter is gorgeous - just like her grandmother! Many blessings, marlis

Suz said...

What an incredibly beautiful home and tea setting! You were lucky to get some help and you pulled together a lovely tea. I am new to all of this and have been thoroughly enjoying it. If you have time, I would love to have you come and visit...

http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

Fondly,
Suz

Karen Valentine said...

Christine you formal living room is absolutely wonderful! It look like it came right out of the pages of British Home!! You did a lovely job. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!!!
xo,Karen

rosechicfriends said...

Beautiful tea setting!
Happy Tea,
lorena

herbal tea said...

You had decor your Room very wonderfully and i am impressed by your room. Tea is a best for an late night Company.
herbal tea

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You are the most gracious host. How awesome to drop everything and have them over for tea.

Kathy said...

Beautiful tea Christine - gorgeous setting and delightful helper! Well done,
Kathy

The Tablescaper said...

What an amazing spread. You pulled it all together so quickly.

- The Tablescaper

The Tablescaper said...

PS Lucky you to have such a great helper

denialjohnn said...

Tea is the best option for late night or full night party. I like tea very much. I love to drink it. It makes me energize and relax.

edit mts files

Popular Posts

Blog Archive

Mary's Masterpiece Monday

Susan's Metamorphosis Monday

Tea Cup Tuesday

Tablescape Thursday

Fertilizer Friday

Foodie Friday

Pink Saturday