A Christmas Tea 2017



“If you find you have some time, how wonderful it would be, if we could have a little chat and share a cup of Christmas tea.”

“A Cup Of Christmas Tea”

Tom Hegg 



Hello sweet friends.

Please join me for an old fashioned holiday party…

A Christmas Tea





I’ve been waiting a whole year to invite you!

 Christmas Tea 2016



And made sure to schedule it so that my holiday decorations would be up.



For as long as I can remember during the first week of December over 20 years I’ve hosted a Christmas Tea.



This year I invited a few ladies from the church I attend.







I’ve learned that a Christmas Tea is very special.



It’s a perfect time to share the message of Hope, Peace, and  Love, with those around you.



 For me it’s a tradition given from the heart … steeped in love. 



🎄Menu for A Christmas Tea🎄


(recipe from Martin Oaks Bed & Breakfast

Dundas, Minnesota)

“9” unbaked pie shell

10-oz package frozen chopped spinach

1 medium minced onion

5 separated eggs

1 cup milk or half-and-half cream

8-oz package cream cheese at room temperature

3/4 cup bread crumbs

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup butter

1 large can mushroom pieces and stems

1 teaspoon tarragon leaves

Salt and pepper to taste



Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Have unbaked pie shell ready before beginning to prepare quiche batter. Cook spinach according to package directions; drain well. Saute onion in butter until translucent.



Beat egg yolks until light. Add milk, cream cheese, bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese, and beat well.



Add cooked spinach, onion, mushrooms, tarragon leaves, salt, and pepper. Wash beaters, then beat egg whites until firm.



Fold egg whites into above mixture and pour into pie shell.



Bake until top is brown (about 15-20 minutes). Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake until a knife blade inserted in center comes out clean (about 45 minutes – 1 hour)

 Serves 6-8



🍰Dessert Menu:🍮

This year I decided to prepare the quiche and let Nicole owner of The Garden House Teacart cater all the other yummies. If you happen to live on the Oregon coast and need some yummy tea food Nicole’s your gal!



Cherry almond shortbread tartlet, raspberry dark chocolate shortbread tartlet, peppermint brownie truffle, spiced coconut snowball truffle, pumpkin spice petit four, orange chocolate scones and cranberry pecan scones,




Here is the vlog on how I created my 2016  Christmas tea.


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13 Responses to A Christmas Tea 2017

  1. Joe says:

    Thank you for sharing your ‘hope’, ‘peace’and love through your Christmas tea! You really captured the wonderful spirit of Christmas in your tea!

  2. Kristie Clegg says:

    I’m going to try your recipe! Your teas are so thoughtful and special!

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Kristie! Thank you for stopping by. Nice to see you and yes the recipe is yummy.Thank you for your sweet comment.Merry Christmas!

  3. Pat Stansel says:

    What a lovely tradition ! everything looks so yummy & inviting—must have been so fun! By the way I have that book & bring it out & read every Christmas —touching !

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Pat,
      Thank you for stopping by. It’s nice to see you here. I’m glad I have this tradition and very grateful to be able to share it with others. I was given the book many years ago by a good friend and now many years later it has become even more dear to me. Merry Christmas!XO

  4. Mary Jane Newman/Pike says:

    Marcia, What a beautiful presentation filled with Love. Nice of you to have that tradition with your group from church. You made their day SPECIAL, Great Friend. Love to you and Joe. Merry Christmas

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hello Mary Jane,
      Thank you for your very sweet comments. Traditions are important, and as you know we also must remain open to creating new ones. I’m wondering if your monthly gatherings fall under the category of a tradition. They are so special & im looking forward to the next one. XOXO

  5. Jenny Bonynge says:

    I’m sure your Tea was a great success…Who doesn’t love getting together with friends in a beautiful setting and with a delicious menu?!! ;0)

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Jenny,
      Thank you. The ladies seemed to have a wonderful afternoon. I had the opportunity to chat and get to know them better…and that was special. Have you given a tea yet? Would love to hear about it, Take care my friend.

      • Jenny Bonynge says:

        Oh dear, no I haven’t hosted a tea…but would love to. I brought back some sweet charity shop china plates from my last trip to England (May/June 2017) and would love to use them. Some of the tea cups and saucers I also found have cottages on them…hand carried home by me!

  6. Becky Yohonn says:

    Another Merry Christmas Tea!

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hello sweet friend,
      Yes another Christmas Tea. I miss my California tea friends so very much. I am thinking you should all go on a road trip to the Oregon coast. I know a gal that would be thrilled to see you! This tea was a very small tea. I’ll never forget the Christmas tea when I lived on Merrill! Do you remember? What special moments they were. Miss you. Xo

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