Monday, February 16, 2015

Tea at the Historic Kelton House


I was lucky enough again this year to be among those
 who were able to buy a ticket to attend the very popular 
Annual Valentine's Tea at the Historic Kelton House.












My dear friend Sharyn and I went together.

Sharyn is the friend whom I have shared
 two amazing themed tea parties she hosted.

In case you missed them you can read  my posts about them:
A British Afternoon Christmas Tea here.
 and A Giverny-Monet Garden Tea here.



Here is pretty Shayn without her cute Victorian maid's outfit!












Here is the large buffet table before we hungry guests got to it.



















Menu:

Asparagus & Lemon Ricotta Tarts
Savory Parmesan Short Breads
Cheesy Cauliflower Bites
Prosiutto Artichoke Canapes
Cranberry & Bacon Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

White Chocolate Champagne Scones

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Thumbprints
Martha Washington Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Panna Cotta with Lavender Cream
Italian Love Heart-Shaped Love Cakes
Raspberry Cream and Chocolate Napoleans




Everything was so beautifully displayed!





                                       Prosiutto Artichoke Canapes










                                 Savory Parmesan Short Breads








                                 Asparagus & Lemon Ricotta Tarts








                                         Cheesy Cauliflower Bites








                 Cranberry & Bacon Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches








                           Red Velvet Cream Cheese Thumbprints









Raspberry Cream and Chocolate Napoleans







                            Italian Love Heart-Shaped Love Cakes








                           Martha Washington Chocolate Truffles








                      Chocolate Panna Cotta with Lavender Cream








                           White Chocolate Champagne Scones






What a wonderful memory!










As always, thanks for your visit!




~Michele

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29 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Michele, I am sighing here at my house! What a wonderful treat to attend this tea party. I enjoyed seeing the displays of all the wonderful food. You and your friend must've had a fabulous time!

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  2. Wow, Michele what a menu! On my next tea post I'll be showing the tea room I went to with a friend and I didn't find out until too late that they were hosting a Downton Abbey tea on VD. Don't you love these special teas when you feel like royalty for the day? :-)
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  3. Hi Michele! Oh, my goodness! That i one feast for a tea! The food looks so yummy and creative too! I know you had a great time and your friend looks so sweet. Hope all is well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Oh...my...goodness! What a fabulous tea! You were spoilt for choice! Amazing! So glad you two were able to get tickets and so glad you took lots of photos!
    Ruth

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  5. WOW, Michele. What a fabulous treat for you! I love it and I am so glad you were able to go. It's a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. xo Diana

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  6. What an amazing tea! I can see why it's such a popular event!

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  7. Hi Michele,
    Oh my, what a feast! Everything looks simply splendid and what a treat to be there. I'm so glad you got to experience this with your friend and shared it with us. By the way, our little feathered friends, the gold finches, are well looked after. After Hubby jumped off the back deck into the snowbank and then dug us out, he walked through waist deep snow to get the bird feeder and brought it inside to melt the snow. My little babies will be well fed tomorrow when they come back. :) I love my little babies wearing feathers! Thanks for joining me for tea.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. What a great buffet spread Michelle and I always love a tea buffet for a large crowd. I think this one looks really nice with lovely food. I am so glad you shared this as an idea for ladies doing large groups!

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  9. Everything looks beautiful and delicious, what a sweet gathering!

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  10. Oh my goodness! I'm too far away to ever attend darn it. Any chance on sharing a recipe or two?!

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  11. Everything looks amazing, Michele, and it sounds like you had a wonderful time! I'm drooling over the Martha Washington truffles. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  12. You are a lucky lady, Michele! What a gorgeous array of tasty tea treats, styled so prettily. Sounds like a wonderful gathering. Thanks for 'sharing' the goodies!

    Poppy

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  13. Lucky You, Michele, that is one beautiful Tea! All those goodies is making my mouth water. Pretty!

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  14. Wow, Michelle! No one went away hungry from this tea!!!! Ha! Beautiful tea and even better with a friend. Lucky you! Happy Tea Day!

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  15. What a lovely time you must have had with your sweet friend. all the food looks delicious.

    Carolyn

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  16. Oh Michele, this is torture! Here I am eating vegetables and more vegetables . . . I could crawl inside the computer and scarf down half the table! haha! Not very elegant behavior at such a lovely tearoom, huh? Good thing I wasn't there ;)

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  17. Michele: Everything looks so good. I am trying to lose weight, I think just looking at this page made me gain 5 pounds. It looks so amazing. Have a wonderful week. Sending hugs your way my friend, Martha

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  18. What a beautiful tea party. I think I have to go look for a piece of chocolate to eat now.

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  19. My goodness, what an amazing array of treats for a Valentine's Tea—my mouth is watering! So glad you and a tea-loving friend got to enjoy it together! (Wish we could taste test through the Internet. Wouldn't THAT be fun?)

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  20. Wow! That's quite the tea party! It all looks wonderful :)

    Now I need to find something to eat....

    xo

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  21. What a wonderful party! The buffet table is amazing.
    Amalia
    xo

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  22. Wow, that looks amazing! Looks like a lot of fun.

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  23. What a lovely way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Everything looked amazing. Sounds like you have a wonderful time.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  24. Oh how fun Michele, to be able to attend another year at what looks to be the best tea house around.
    I use to get together with a few friends here and have tea at our favorite tea room but the business during the bad economy closed its doors, and the trend of tea was just not happening around here. Seeing what fun and all the sweets you were able to enjoy makes me so miss our tea room.

    Thank you dear for taking the time to visit my place and your encouraging comment settles sweetly on my heart.

    See you soon, Happy late Valentine to you and yours.

    Xx
    Dore

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  25. That looked like one of the best tea parties every - beautiful, wish I was there!

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  26. Michele, what fun! I love afternoon tea parties, and I look forward to following those two links to yours and your friend's.

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  27. Hi Michele, what a beautiful tea party and one of the best I've ever seen. How fun to be with a dear friend and enjoy it together. I imagine this made Valentine's Day extra special. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a lovely weekend, Hugs and Blessings, CM

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  28. Michele--what a terrific afternoon tea! So much food, and so fancy :). I can see why it is such a popular event.

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