The calendar said Monday but it sure felt like a Saturday afternoon to me.
My favorite Aunt and Uncle were in town.
The ones that I have stars in my eyes about when I just think about them.
So we had tea.
I went with a autumn tea theme. (and pulled it off after teaching and just before they came, phew!)
Setting up a cozy kitchen tea party is just about my favorite thing in the whole wide world.
I like simple flowers and a delightful children's book as a centerpiece more than anything.
The tree was full of pumpkins and apples
There was Frank Sinatra playing and I decided on my April Cornell white table cloth
I used my wedding china and these little napkins as place mats (April Cornell) since I only needed little ones. And these napkins... my favorite of all time. Look at that lace... aren't they just divine? My Aunt Kathy gave me those napkin rights about 17 years ago.
I just love the little birds on these napkins. Love love love. (they were used for dessert at Abigail's First Communion)
I set out a pot of tea.
I brewed Cinnamon Apple Crisp
Pumpkin cake, banana bread, muffins, cheese and apple slices, and chocolate chip cookies (for the girls who were coming home from school)
The center piece is always my favorite.
I got it all set just as they pulled up.
My Aunt and Uncle and I had a lovely time catching up before the girls came home. We talked and sipped on tea.
And then my two girls were with us.
And we tried to soak in every single minute that we could together.
It was too too short. But it was lovely.