A California Girl Tea

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. Shall we have a little tea.


Well, I don’t usually write a Saturday evening post.


However, one of my California girlfriends sent me these photos from a tea party that I missed.


The party was yesterday. (Friday)



I sure would have loved to have flown in for the weekend and surprise everyone!


But, the timing didn’t work out.


I’ve been busily painting 3 rooms in our seaside coastal cottage in preparation for flooring that is due to be installed early next week.


A little getaway would have been so intoxicating.


That sounds funny but you get the point.


As I upload these photos I can’t help but think how lucky I am to have been invited to this party with my California friends.


It’s nice to know they haven’t forgotten me. …..yet.


They are former colleagues of mine when I was a teacher in Southern California.


I’ve known them for more than 25 years. However, they have known one another for even longer. Isn’t that amazing!


So anyway I thought I’d share this special day with you.


D & S Hostess(es) extraordinaire!


California Girl Tea menu

Wine, Cheese, Crackers

Two kinds of hot, marvelous aromatic teas

Scone with raspberry jam, clotted cream, lemon curd

Homemade spinach quiche, berries/blue cheese salad on spring greens

Chocolate covered strawberries, lemon bars, iced cookies, pink cupcakes

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Party favors: (California girls always have party favors) (grin) Canterbury Bells/Cup and Saucer Mix old fashioned flower seeds

Hand made coasters and you could choose the ones you wanted (of course this former California girl got what she wanted California girls always get what they want) (grin again)






How’s your weekend going?




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7 Responses to A California Girl Tea

  1. Joe Kuehner says:

    You go,girls!!!

  2. Susan Gesch Ramsey says:

    Mine is great! Picking fabric for my 1st grandbaby’s quilt….

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Susan! Nice to are you here. Sounds like your having a fabulous weekend my California friend. Congrats on your new grand~baby news! How exciting! Xo

  3. byohonn says:

    This was beyond beautiful! …and tasty!

  4. Regina says:

    I know how you feel. I moved to North Carolina 11 years ago from Southern California and I miss it every day, especially my friends that I grew up with. I hope you will adjust soon.

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Regina! So nice to see you here. Yes, whenever we make a change in life there’s always the adjustment that comes with it. There’s a big difference in the pace of life here, and that is something I LOVE! And, of course the beauty is unsurmountable. Hope to see you again. ♡

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