Friday, October 14, 2016


I am getting ready to have
my first tea downstairs this Sunday.
  It will be fun. This will be my
first tea since we moved to Missouri
to live near our family. 
 For everything to work - 
I am doing a lot of organizing and 
will be setting up a tea buffet.  

I have tables and chairs to seat 31 ladies. 
I am expecting 29 at the moment.

There is still lots of work to do but I
wanted to give you a peek of the room.
I will be
 baking all
day on Saturday!

I will serve both hot and cold tea
and water for those who don't want tea.

There will be 3 savories, 3 sweets and
scones with cream.

I will share the event photos later.
That is - if I remember to get my camera!


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your entrance way to your home looks so welcoming, Bernideen. Your tearoom looks so organized and perfectly wonderful for your first tea. Oh how I'd love to be a lucky guest at your party! I can't wait to see pictures. Maybe someone else can take the photos since you'll be busy. Thanks for hosting and happy tea party tomorrow!

Sandy said...

Sandy xx

racheld said...

What a welcoming, festive setting you've created!! And what a happy occasion this will be. You've really prepared a beautiful welcoming for all your guests. I knew you were serious about your guests, but this level of hospitality, with all the chairs in their lovely prom dresses, and all the dainty teacups awaiting---this is not just a serious dedication, but practically NUCLEAR---what lucky friends and what a sweet memory to give them.

All that work and planning and you've accomplished SO MUCH---how I'd love to do such creative, beautiful parties again! I Know the work that goes into such an occasion at home.

Looking forward to LOTS of photos of this marvelous tea.


Joy said...

Everything is in perfect readiness - I wish I lived close enough to attend a tea in your basement!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh Bernideen I see my chair and my tea cup(LOL)and I am so sorry I won't be there for your first Tea Party.
I know you will work yourself to having a back ache getting ready for it.
I so was looking forward to it and then my kids wanted me in Oregon so just had to go out there.
Have a wonderful time and i'll be watching for your pictures
Those ladies are in for a TREAT

Unknown said...

How neat to have a space like this! I know you enjoy it!

NanaDiana said...

Wow! What a terrific time you will have. Everything looks just lovely!! I wish I could be part of that group. Have a wonderful time. xo Diana

Christina Paul said...

What a delightful tea room- I can't imagine hosting tea for 29 ladies! The decor is wonderful- so many lovely details - love the big pink teapot and little foxes at their table for two! Thanks for hosting!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You are a wonder, Bernideen! What fun for the ladies and I know you have been wanting to do this for a while. What a blessing you are! I look forward to seeing pictures of your tea party. Enjoy your weekend.


Carmen said...

Looks like fun! Very pretty!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Oh how I wish I could come to your first tea. It looks just amazing! I love the white table cloths and everything looks perfect. It looks like so much work! Thank you for hosting Tea Time once again. Wishing you all the best for your tea time tomorrow. Don't work too hard. Blessings! Karen

Linda Jennings said...

I am very excited for you! I know everything will be delicious and beautiful.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh good Bernideen, you have room for me! Sure wish I lived closer to you so I could hopefully be invited! Your tea room looks like a dream come true! Please don't forget to take pictures of the tea! Thanks for hosting!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

So far so good, the front entrance looks welcoming and the tea room, inviting. A lot of work to prepare the food yourself but I know you'll enjoy every minute.

Lisa said...

Oh how fun this looks! Such a pretty setting too. Hope you take some photos of the tea party.

Margie said...

Your inaugural tea party looks wonderful, Bernideen. I squealed with delight when I saw the stacks of teacups. I'm so excited for you! Thanks for hosting and enjoy your tea party!

Anonymous said...

Bernideen, O your tea party is beautiful. What an honor to be one of your invitees. I look forward to seeing more pictures!

Sandi Magle said...

Aw Bernideen, almost 30 ladies. They will have a marvelous time and 30, tell 30, tell 30...and you will be so busy you won't know that you were retired once. The room looks divine, and I love the print ...of those days gone by. Good luck, I know it will be marvelous, Sandi

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen, hope you don't mind me linking up-it really isn't a tea post per say, so if you don't want it there you can delete it. :)
I am so looking forward to your teaparty on Sunday! I know it will be very special!
See you at Church!

jeanniemc said...

What an awesome room! I know your tea will be beautiful & tasty! Cannot wait to see the pictures!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
that looks all very inviting. It will be a lot of work to bake for so many guests. They will be all delighted to join your party. Thank you for sharing and hosting this event. I wish you a wonderful tea party and I am curious about the photos.
Best greetings, Johanna

Vee said...

That room is delightful. What an ambitious project, but one I know that you enjoy. The ladies will be most appreciative and will certainly enjoy the experience.

Antiques And Teacups said...

I cheated...and already read the post about your concluded tea! Wonderful! I know this is a dream come true for you!

The Charm of Home said...

I am loving your personal tea room! I could do that with my dining room! I should do it for my neices, they would love it! Your flower arrangements are very pretty too. Thanks for hosting!

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a huge labor of love!

janice15 said...

Bernideen your tea room is beautiful... With love Janice