It's been a busy week for the tea trolley! We started off on Monday with a gathering of friends and the celebration of a birthday for one of our friends.
Do you see that cake? I learned a trick from my brother-in-law. A tub of Philadelphia cream cheese (strawberry flavored) whipped up with 1 1/4 cups of heavy whipping cream and 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar makes a most delightful topping to a cake. It is light, nicely flavored, and not too sweet! It also makes a wonderful topping to put on top of scones!!!
The tea trolley gives me a chance to pull out various linens and tea towels I've had hiding in the cupboard. Oh and the tea cozies do look so festive! I must make more!!!
One night a friend was here for dinner and tea afterward. We sipped Alpine Berry Herbal Tea and picked out a nibble or two from the dessert tray. Of course we accompanied this by knitting and talk of tea and books.
On Saturdays I try to take an hour or an hour and a half to sit down with a pot of tea and some books or magazines for some good old rest! This time in my life is very busy and thanks to the blessing of good health I am able to be very active. But, that leaves little down time and in order to get any I have to put it on my calendar and on my to-do list!!!
See those beautiful pieces of biscotti? Imagine my delight to find them mailed to me from a friend in Scotland who had just been to Venice for a birthday trip and picked them up! Being biscotti, they survived the trip in fine style and made such a delightful addition to my tea tray.
And these are the books and magazines I gathered to sit down with as I enjoyed the tea and biscotti.
Today was yet another day to enjoy tea with friends as we had a shower here to welcome the newest addition to our congregation. I've taken pictures and am saving all the details to post about next week.
I hope you are able to enjoy a cup of something warm and lovely this weekend!