I have to meet a friend a few times a month
to exchange women's club info - we work
as a team but seperately.
I am the membership officer and she is the treasurer.
When we have new members to join our club
the application and dues go first to her,
and then to me....each with seperate job roles
doing what we need to do for the club.
Sometimes she and I meet out,
sometimes we just drop info off then fly off to do our own thing,
but sometimes we take a little time out for one another.
This time I am simply having her over for an easy
quick & tea and cake visit.
Nothing over the top, nothing that is difficult or fancy,
just two friends getting to know one another just a tiny bit better
on a mild, sunny and pretty autumn day.
My super crafty eldest daughter hand-made these amazing
brown-eyed Susans for my birthday a few years ago!
I keep them in this gorgeous vintage brown marble vase.
(I love the veins running through it, and the golden brown on it.)
These flowers look right at home in it.
My other crafty amazing daughter, my youngest,
made 4 of these awesome place mats for me
when she was only in the 5th grade. She is 30 now.
(That was a very long time ago!)
It was the first Thanksgiving decor item I ever owned.
They have really held up well and kept their colour
all these years, too - I adore them!
This beautiful fall tea cozy was made by a friend
and really does a good job keep a big pot of tea piping hot!
The simple gold tea/coffee cups and saucers
are part of my every day dishes and
I love how well they work for this gathering's
palette of colour.
Here is a nice Williams-Sonoma heavy plate charger
that I didn't end up using but was pretty enough to show off.
And yes perhaps it is
a bit too fussy to some using linen napkins,
napkin rings and golden forks....
but any excuse to use gold utensils is just plain FUN for me!
Of course using real napkins is GREEN.
It's nice to make things pretty for a new friend's visit for tea.
Getting to know you
Getting to know all about you
Getting to like you
Getting to hope you like me
Getting to know you
Putting it my way, but nicely
You are precisely my cup of tea