Wednesday, January 10, 2018

THE GATHERING OF FRIENDS for "Friends Sharing Tea"

Over the holidays I was invited
to have lunch with tea at Janice's was great fun.  She blogs
at "Curtains In My Tree"  This is
my kitchen table below where I am
enjoying tea now.  Also, you see,
your cup is poured too!

Dear Janice introduced me to some
 books I had not heard about before
 but immediately wanted.

The books are called "The Gathering
of Friends" and there are 7 volumes filled
with recipes and decorating ideas.
They are $32.50 each but I ordered a
used set on ebay.

Let's take a few minutes 
and check out Volume One:

There are wonderful recipes
 to make and decorating ideas
 and table settings.  I could sit here 
for hours just absorbing.  I think
wintertime is perfect for books.

If you want to bake my brownies - 
they can be found here by Brenda 
at Coffee Tea Books and Recipes.
I make these often.

I hope you can join my teatime blog
 party today by linking at the bottom.
  I will be sharing at:
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Home Sweet Home


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Bernideen,
An inviting tea with brownies! I haven't made brownies in ages. I thought about it but haven't done it. Your cream and sugar sitting on the tray is really sweet. Would love to join you for tea and a chat. Enjoy your day. Hugs...Sandi

Louca por porcelana said...

Dear Bernideen,your china always makes me smile,they are wonderful!Love the beautiful books too!My sons love brownie with ice cream,delicious...I saw you with Gina and Janice in her blog,great time!Thanks for hosting!Hugs!Maristella.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen...I haven't heard of the booke either, but they look perfct for you! The brownies look delicious! Haven't made any for ages...that may have to change! Lovely setting and photographs!Have a wonderful week and thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh Bernideen I am so glad you liked these books. I just love them also,they are nice quality books with beautiful color pages , every page.
I love the table settings and have made the lemon cake out of one already
I seen my Christmas dishes in a couple of the books

I'm sure your brownies are very tasty

So glad I met you

Margie said...

Oooh, I can't remember the last time that I had brownies...chocolate and tea are the perfect combo! Thank you for hosting!

Linda Jennings said...

I have never heard of the books, but I certainly do like the idea of "gathering friends." Beautiful photography on this post.

Jean | said...

Bernideen, what a lovely set of books - I'm just a wee bit envious (in the nicest possible way!). Your posts are always so beautiful, I feel as if I've actually been to tea after I visit!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I'd love to share a cup of tea and a brownie with you, dear Bernideen, and look st your new books. I have looked at a couple of those and know that I would love them.
Hopefully I can join your tea party before too long.

Schotzy said...

Those books look amazing.. Have so much fun planning your teas!!!!

Marilyn Miller said...

I adore the brown and pink teapot. I think I had read at sometime that it was a Sadler. Lovely!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love your pretty tea setting today.The brown betty rosebud Sadler is gorgeous. I actually found one while treasure hunting. Your Tuscan teacups are so beautiful with it. The books look so interesting too. I would like to make your brownies but hubby is on a diet so I guess I better not. Thank you for hosting Friends Sharing Tea! Blessings, Karen