I think some of you who read my blog know this unusual home once belonged to the author, Emilie Barnes. It's lovely having our gatherings here...and a tea is so fitting..
My daughter Mary, me and granddaughter, Rachel.
Mary's signature cupcakes.
As for me, I had tea and scones with raspberry jam and clotted cream! :)
...and the most devine sugar cookies. Mary's own recipe!
Looking out the little dutch doors to the yard.
Mary putting the finishing touches on the table before the girls in the family arrive! Rush, rush!!
Emily's first Tea at Aunt Mary's house, busy using her "lady" manners!
Don't worry, Mary has had lots of practice pouring tea..so "shhhhhh..."
"Excuse me. Did I say you could take more pictures of me?"
~A little family photo to remember this day. Grandma, Mommy, Auntie Natalia and Emily!
More sweet things to look at. Valentines EVERYWHERE! Yes indeed!
~LOVE SWEET LOVE!!
It was such a beautiful day and I was sitting right next to the door. I kept gazing out...then ate another cookie...and gazed a bit more.
Table set for tea..and family fun.
Formal dining area..off behind where we were sitting.
Granddaughter Ireland was in New York at college and missed the tea..so daughter Mary had her picture on the table and we pulled her up on the computer and everyone talked to her in her dorm room. I cried.
~ And a good time was had by all...especially Emily!
~And when I got home from the Tea...this is what I found on my chair in front of my computer... I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day. We did!