Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tea Party Time...

I can only add to what other wonderful bloggers have already written about this fantastic time! Please visit 3-Penny Princess, Slastena, HeidiG, Summerilla, and English Tea (aka Cloggsy) for more about what a wonderful time everyone had on May 9, 2009.

Here is my take on the day plus three (never before seen) pictures. ;) Enjoy!

Date: 5/9/09

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Setting & Summary:
A lovely afternoon (with clear blue skies, natch) at a pristine home in one of Alexandria's most secluded neighborhoods. The windows and doors were kept open to allow the glorious spring breezes in (and the fabulous florals, as well). The dining room was set with champagne bottles, finger foods (yum), and very pretty glassware and cutlery. The dining room (and living room) also provided a perfect backdrop for the incredibly detailed jewelry collection created by Diana P..

For the first hour the ladies at the tea mingled, tried on the amazing necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, and also ate, drank, and were very merry. (Plus, the ladies all received personalized stationery from English Tea, so unexpected, but so appreciated, and in this author's opinion, way better than any J. Crew stationery.)

For the last hour, the ladies moved to the cozy garden and sat at two exquisitely made tables with the most delicate china. From there, the invitees snacked on petite sandwiches, delectable tarts, and scrumptious scones (with clotted cream...yum)! And the tea, the perfect tea--in teapots--Mango, Lady Grey, Green, and of course, Black tea.

As the afternoon came to a close, the gracious hostesses led the flock around to see the blooms bordering the home.

Truly, a special day. Thank you for the invite. Ladies, thanks for the company!

And now for the pictures (I only grabbed three--unfortunately not all the ladies who were there are in the photos--definitely check out the other blogs to see more and better photos):

Our wonderful, beautiful, extremely well-dressed hostesses, 3-Penny Princess and her Mother-in-Law.

Here is a portrait of the divine AND divinely dressed HeidiG and Summerilla.

Here is yours truly and truly the most fancy NancyMcFancy (love that name).

I won't be able to post anymore tonight...or get back to your comments from the other posts...but I have read them all and have enjoyed them. You all are too sweet! I look forward to finding a bit more time tomorrow to write and to read. I will also post the polyvore and pic of the outfit I wore to the tea tomorrow.

Have a nice night, everyone!


Cloggsy said...

What a lovely picture of 3PP and her MIL!

You are on for the Children's Museum - Emma will LOVE the place! Let me know when you are down in Richmond next.

Slastena said...

Gorgeous pics and fab recap! Was so nice to see you again (and meet new friends!)Hope to meet soon again!

Patina said...

thank you for sharing the wonderful pics. Everyone was so beautiful

Summerilla said...

Love the pictures, thanks for posting! It was so great to meet you. Can't wait for the next event.

Beth said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I did check out the other blogs and pictures. Everyone looks so happy and PRETTY!!

HeidiG said...

You are so kind! And I loved your recap! It was fabulous as always to see you and meet some new JCAs as well. So looking forward to the next outing, whenever that is. We'll have to talk...

dinagideon said...

Hi Cloggsy: It is a date...Richmond's Children's Museum. You all better watch out...dinagideon and cloggsy are coming to town. :) We'll talk. Is your e-mail through your blog? I will e-mail the next time I go to your awesome city!

Slastena: We are so going to do something again. This is such a fun group of ladies...

Patina: You will be at the next event and your lovely pic will be amongst the ones we post! YAY!

Summerilla: You are such a sweety. Hope your flight to Iowa was smooth as butter.

Beth: Good times for sure. You need to come up with cloggsy the next time we have something!

HeidiG: You know we will talk soon! Hope you are having a great week!

3-Penny Princess said...

Sorry to read this late - what a fabulous review! Thank you for the play-by-play with such beautifully described details! Thanks also for all the kind words! I love these photos - I will pass them on to MIL. Hope to see you again soon!