Vacationing…Part Two…A Downton Abbey Kind of Tea Party

The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end that’s all there is.” -Carson, Downton Abbey, Season 6
Checking out of the Mission Inn & heading to Highclere Castle for tea…😉

Hello, sweet friend…

Eat your heart out Mrs. Patmore. (aka…the cook at Downton Abbey who believes she runs the house)

Today I thought It would be fun to share with you the highlights of a recent Downton Abbey Tea party I attended in California at my California girlfriend’s house with my California girlfriends!

I felt so privileged to be included in this special afternoon…and even more excited that I happened to be in California when it was being hosted.

A divine tablescape…

serving dishes filled with lemon curd and raspberry preserves

Ladies dressed in pearls…

Ladies dressed for tea…
Mandarin orange/almond scone

The first course was a homemade mandarin orange/almond scone.

Butternut soup…

The second course was a delicious creamy butternut squash soup.

The Third course was a delicious bow tie pasta salad was served with sandwiches. The sandwiches were a maple pecan cream cheese on pumpkin bread…egg salad on a 12 grain bread…and a turkey avocado on a soft roll.

Chocolate pudding…with fresh raspberries & cream cheese paired with shortbread cookies

The Fourth course was chocolate pudding with fresh raspberries & ice cream paired with shortbread cookies.perfecto!

My very own beautiful “Bone China” dish to place special jewelry…

Don’t miss Part Three of Vacationing…A Christmas Open House

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3 Responses to Vacationing…Part Two…A Downton Abbey Kind of Tea Party

  1. Joe says:

    You ladies sure know how to have fun!
    The food looked delicious.

  2. Pat Stansel says:

    What a wonderful Tea —the Hostess thought of everything—the big bonus was the lovely jewelry dish !! You have amazing friends !

  3. Jennifer Bonynge says:

    What a joyful gathering of friends, AND with a Downton Abbey theme! What could be more memorable?! You ladies all look lovely and I love the food and table setting… ;0)

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