Friday, February 5, 2010

TEA FOR TWELVE........ the Atlanta Bloggers are at it again!!

The ladies got together again today for a fun filled day of food.....tea.....and laughs.....
Oh....
And lots of pictures.....
Everybody's Favorite Baker
hosted the event and it was wonderful!Not only can she bake up a storm but she's getting pretty good in the
tablescaping division....
Her beautiful condo was decked out in all things red for
Valentine's day...

Two tables were set with beautiful china and lovely teacups.....

At each place was a handmade
Candy Cone....
Yes Ladies......Joyce is a master crafter as well.....
Who Knew?
I don't think Joyce even knew....

Everything was centered around tea.....
from these beautiful plates to Joyce's tea cup apron from Harrods in London

And then there was food.....

fabulous looking scones made by our hostess....
along with homemade lemon curd and jam...

Chicken Salad sandwiches on mini croissants....
Rose asked for the recipe...
Not one really....
I just took alot of boneless skinless chicken breasts that I simmered for about 45 minutes...
I added lots of toasted pecans.....diced red onion.....diced celery.....and some
seedless tiny red grapes cut in half....
I think the secret to it's success was using half mayo and half sour cream...
a little salt and fresh ground pepper....
Easy as that!!
Speaking of Rose our resident "SantaMaker"
brought delicious deviled eggs....

There were mini quiche....

And did I mention we had dessert with that cup of tea....

everything was in honor of Valentines day.....

Well....maybe everything but the banana bread....
It too was very tasty as were the cheese straws...
I must have eaten a dozen of them...
Boo wanted to know why he couldn't eat all of these while he stood
watching me decorate them...
He did get a few I have to admit...
Dogs have to get a Valentine Too!
Susan from
brought this amazing looking chocolate cake with fresh strawberries
Another shot of Joyce's Craft Skills...
they were filled with candy ofcourse.................

Cheryl from
brought everyone one of these adorable
"heart tokens"
I was attempting to get that perfect group shot then decided to just start snapping......
More fun to see everyone having such fun....
Alot of the ladies had left by the time we all got up from the table to get this picture....
From left to right.....
Our Hostess with the Mostess......Oh please do people still really say that?
Joyce.......Flour Power
Debbie.....Confessions of a Plate Addict
Miss Rose.......The Santamaker
Robin.....our new friend blogger @ Fonville Farm
Linda.....another new friend blogging @ A La Carte
Sandie......The Chatty Crone.....being chatty with
Susan.....Our very own Master Tablescaper....
from Between Naps on the Porch...
One of us is pregnant......the others......
Menopause Middles....
Okay so I'll speak for myself.....
You guessed right!!
This is new mom to be Robin
Robin is new to Atlanta so stop by her blog and welcome her to town....
Us girls will all be getting together in the spring to welcome
The new baby into the world of blogging...
Now this is much better..... But Sandie Why are you hiding in the back?

And one last shot that the photographer had to get in to..... before someone got tempted to
throw my camera off the porch....

I hope you all enjoyed another fun day with the Atlanta bloggers....
Yes....we are as fun as we look.....We really enjoy seeing each other and we are always
planning out next outing
So stay tuned!!

38 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness - that 'little' tiny gal hidden on the back right -she is so cute and so adorable. So good looking. . . and natural blonde!

You got the pictures up in great time - thanks for doing that.

I had a wonderful time - enjoyed meeting and talking to everyone.

Didn't even mind getting lost in the garage!

Joyce has a lovely home and she did go to a lot of work.

Sandie (the cutie on the right - lol).

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, this looks like so much fun, Sue! Loved seeing everyone and the shots of all the food. Boy, you all had a spread there! YUM!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Country Girl said...

I'm seeing my local friends next week. Well, not exactly local. I'm driving to the Big City to meet them and then on up to CT for overnight.

Looks like fun. And way too much food!!

Linda said...

Sue how great that you took all these lovely photos and posted them so quickly. I had such a wonderful time meeting all of you and can't wait until our next get-together. I don't even 'hate' my photos except the first group shot where I am as always running my mouth! Joyce was the best hostess! Her home as you showed was so beautifully decorated and really made it a festive tea!
Thanks again all of you for inviting me!

Linda @ A La Carte

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That looks so much fun Sue! You all look gorgeous~ The desserts look outstanding,what a great post~
thanks for sharing, Cindy

Kathleen Grace said...

What a party! Everything os gorgeous because, of course, it's all going to get blogged! It looks like you are all having such a great time:>)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sue! How fun was that! And Joyce was such a great hostess! I am so glad that I got to see my old friends again and meet some new ones! Thanks so much for taking such great pictures! And I love my boulangerie bag...so frenchy! Thanks! Have a wonderful weekend...hugs...Debbie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fun time. You all look like you really enjoyed the day. So much wonderful food too. I love it. Hugs, Marty

Deb said...

The tea party totally escaped me. My brain is not working with me these days. Looks as though you girls had lots of fun!

Jojo said...

What a great time was had and Joyce was the perfect hostess. It was great to see everyone and I can't wait until the next gathering!!

Sue, I am so glad that you took pictures. I pulled my camera out (deficient as it is) but got too wrapped up in the moment to take any photos.

A great group and a fun party!

salmagundi said...

Hi Sue! What fun you had - beautiful people and beautiful food! Things are better around here - I'm going through a whole series of yucky tests, but feeling better by getting the asthma under control with the inhaler. Shoulder is great and has been the easy part. Thanks, always, for your concern. Sally

Helen said...

I am almost insane with jealousy! Oh, to have been privileged to be there. All of your photos are perfect ..... this is just priceless. I am going to hop on over to the bloggers I haven't met yet!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks like such a wonderful gathering Sue! Joyce was the perfect hostess. The food looks fantastic and I love Cheryl's love tokens.

Your photos are great and I'm glad you remembered to get one with you in it!

Welcome to blogging to Robin!

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Wow, that Joyce is going to make us look bad with her cooking, tablesetting, and now her crafting. It looks like all of you had a fun time together!

Fonville Farm said...

Sue, these are wonderful pictures! It was such a great time meeting everyone! The food was fabulous! Joyce really knows how to throw a party:)
Thanks for including me in your wonderful circle of bloggers!
Robin

Eli said...

What a wonderful Valentine's Tea Party! Lucky girls are the Atlanta bloggers. Have a great weekend AM!
Love. Eli

Mimi Sue said...

You girls have waaay to much fun down there in Atlanta. I was laughing so hard reading your Tom Selleck post. Tom's still got it don't you think? My hubby sometimes has to go back to change when we go out. Not always, just every now and then. Have a great weekend. Mimi

Abby Creek Art said...

Wow, now you've REALLY made me hungry...sheesh!

Valentine kisses to Boo!

Kathleen said...

Oh I would have loved to have been there! It looks like such fun..
That Joyce is some hostess..she pulled out all the stops!
The table looks lovely, the food delicious, and the company..priceless!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love when bloggers get together. I wish I could have been there..! Looks like you all had fun!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hey, Sue! Do keep me posted. I have something on the second Thursday of the month that I absolutely can't get out of, but I think I'm okay for most of it. There might be a wedding, but I've got to check those dates with a friend. But I might just surprise y'all and roll up your way! :-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

alice said...

I'm so jealous Sue...it looks like you guys had a great time! The food looks delicious! And your cookies are perfect. I love Valentines day themed parties...so much fun!

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Sue, Wow, it looks like I missed another great get together! I'm guessing Debbie told you all that unfortuanately my company through in a travel trip to Charlotte, NC for nearly the entire week and I wasn't getting back into town before end of day Thursday...I knew I'd be so far behind on work it would be impossible to take off afterall. So disappointed. It looks like you all had a super time, I knew you would! Hopefully I'll get to take off for the next one. Weekdays are really hard for me to swing with my job, but I'll try my best. GREAT pics Sue! :)

merrilymarylee said...

These outings of yours are getting out of hand! Holy moly, that looks FABULOUS!

Funny...I was reading backwards and went from the lovely Valentine luncheon to the Varsity Grill.

The last time we were in Atlanta I managed to get us lost and we passed the Varsity. Dearly Beloved--Mr. Health Nut--didn't want to stop. Wait 'til I tell him it would have made him look like Tom Selleck.

These lunches...WOW! I think that is the neatest thing you all have done! I don't even know any Charlotte bloggers. Can I qualify for yours if I'm a mom of an Atlanta blogger? :) (Just what I need--another excuse to EAT!!) LOL!

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! That was some extravaganza!

She stole my heart with that teapot filled with roses. And the cones. And the tablecloth under the desserts.And those plates from Harrod's. And WOW! the food looks fantastic.

I saw your comment on Cuisine Kathleen. It would be great fun if you made a road trip to NY - but you've got to include me too!

- The Tablescaper

Joyce said...

Thanks for posting. Can you believe my insane computer will not let me view the photos again so I had to look at the post on the office computer. Now I see my photos from the Foodie Friday are also MIA? Well I think I was 10 pounds lighter last Thursday before I ate all the wonderful treats everyone made. Thanks again for all your help.
Joyce

Sara said...

That looks like so much fun. Your red velvet jacket is gorgeous, by the way.

Chatelaine said...

Looks like a fabulous tea. I am hosting a Valentine's tea at my home next Saturday and I might just steal some of the ideas I see in your post.

The Sewing Loft said...

Looks like a wonderful party!

GardenofDaisies said...

It looks like you all had such a great time!!!

xinex said...

What a wonderful get together! You all looked so happy. I know how exciting it is and I can't wait to have a get together with other bloggers too. Thanks for sharing the pictures, Sue!...Christine

kim said...

Through blog land I already know Debbie of Confessions of a plate addict. I think she lives very close to me and I have been following Susan and her fabulous tablescapes for some time. Maybe I will be able to join in April...Kim

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, how fun! Looks like you all had a wonderful time! And OMG! the food and deocr looks absolutely amazing!!

Cass @ That Old House said...

OH what fun! Gorgeous surroundings, gorgeous food, and gorgeous blogging babes!

Atlanta is blessed. :-)

Cass

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Hi Sue, thank you for your lovely comments, I used a thin glaze of powdered sugar and milk to make the white chocolate stick, you could use simple syrup or even a thin layer of frosting....the white strips are white chocolate i purchased in a package at a specialty good shop, you could leave that off if you cannot find, or replace with something else...thanks again...Phyllis

Miss Janice said...

Jealous! That's how I feel that I'm not a part of this fun blogging group! That's what I get for living in South Florida:) Everything looks wonderful. Have a good Valentine's Day!

Tardevil said...

What a fun party! I don't live in ATL, but it makes me wish I did! The food looks yummy too. I know if Rose, Debbie & Susan were there, there had to be some good eats!

santamaker said...

This was so much fun and you captured it beautifully! Now go crop me out of all of those pictures! (LOL).....