Friday, December 15, 2017

An Christmas Afternoon Tea Part 2

OK- as promised, here is Part 2 of one of the very nicest
 Christmas teas I have ever been blessed to attend.

This time I am sharing later in the evening.
 I mentioned in the previous post, our teas are marathons.

Auntie Pam changed out the china
 and then hosted a hearty delicious dinner for us as well.

(I will forever be in awe of this amazing woman!)

She placed a beautiful candle at every setting. 
It was so pretty once the lights were dimmed a bit.

The yummy menu was buffet style,
 and everything was made from scratch.

Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie
Spinach Salad w/ homemade strawberry dressing
Sticky Toffee Pudding
~and assorted sweets left from tea earlier~

This was the very first time I've ever tasted Sticky Toffee Pudding.

It is beyond description. 

It is rich and decadent and truly beyond compare.


Next time I visit Auntie Pam's
 gorgeous new custom-built home
 I hope to just showcase it for you.
 It's so awesome.

It's the perfect size and so sparkly new, oh it's pretty!

However this post is all about Christmas and the tea,
 dinner and her over-the-top beautiful decor......
I will just let the pictures do the talking.

Some whimsy in her kitchen:

I'm disappointed in my pics - I didn't seem to capture much,
 as EVERY square inch  of her home from porch to bathrooms
 and every room in between was so tastefully  decorated.

 I can't even imagine how she does it!!!!

(Or where she keeps it all stored!)

And she had all sorts of bling!

The candle light, the shimmers and sparkles
 created such a gorgeous mood
as the evening wore on.

And, of course, she had THE brightest bling in all the universe
 displayed in fine and full Glory: Baby Jesus

I hope you've enjoyed Pam's parties
 and home as much as I have sharing it with you.

As always, thanks for your visit.

Hugs and prayers to each of you!



  1. Oh! How very magical and wonderful, Michele. Like being in a Winter Fantasyland made for adults instead of kids. I would love to see more of her home---if Christmas is any indication of what the rest of her house is like I would love to see it. As you know, I am getting ready to downsize, too, and a bit anxious about all of that mess. Looks like your Aunt did it beautifully! xo Diana

  2. such beautiful decorations! lovely party for sure,

  3. Beautiful Michele, I can only imagine it all!
    Have a blessed weekend

  4. what a lovely event! i read through your other
    post and was surprised that this one showcased
    the "rest of the story." beautiful through & through... ♥

  5. Oh my, everything is so gorgeous and so elegant.

  6. The dinner menu sounds wonderful. Everything looks so great all decorated for Christmas.

  7. What an amazing day! I went back to read part 1 which just blew my mind--the table was incredible! And then to change it all for an evening meal that sounded scrumptious. What a great group of tea friends you must have!

  8. My dear Michele, I so enjoyed seeing the photos from this lovely tea. What a wonderful time had by all who attended :)

    Happy weekend to you, dear one. Love and hugs!

  9. so beautiful.. Love the tree full of all fluffy toys.. that is so cute..

  10. Absolutely beautiful! I just can't imagine all the work this had to be. Such a talented person to say the least. I also would love to see her home in an every day setting. Thanks for sharing this.

    Charlotte Moore

  11. Wow! That must have been an amazing many pretty things to see,lots of good food and beautiful friends!
    Thanks for sharing,

  12. Oh, it looks like you had a wonderful time in such a beautiful, loving place! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I can't even imagine all of the work she put into making this wonderful time possible! Everything is absolutely breathtaking!

  14. I agree with Diana! This is a winter fantasy-land! I would love to see Pam's home at other times as well. Your teas always intrigue and captivate me, this is the most fabulous! The menu sounds so tasty, and her table is gorgeous. How lucky you are to have these afternoons, and thanks so much for sharing with us. By the way, your pics are beautiful!

    Just watched the second of the Christmas movies you recommended to me! :)

    Jane x

  15. Thank you for sharing the magic with us from Pam's lovely home, Michele! What a wonderful time she made for all of you, with such thoughtfulness and kindness. Was that a punch bowl that was filled with ornaments? Pam sure know how to create a beautiful home, doesn't she? I'm glad that you were able to participate in the festivities and share them with us!

  16. Oh my mercy! I love everything! I would have been like a kid in a candy store. I would simply have to touch every thing. So very pretty! Hugs and blessings, cindy

  17. This looks so lovely! Reminds me of someone else I know who decorates beautifully and serves delicious meals! ;) A lot of love and work goes into these things for sure. I am sitting here in my PJs trying to fight off a cold and wondering how I'm going to get everything done. I just want to go back to bed. But if I want to serve Christmas cookies, etc., this weekend, I need to get a move on! xo

  18. Dear Michele: Part II is wonderful too! Ha! I love her flair and table setting and all her fantastic decorations. I know you all laughed and chatted and had a lovely meal as the food looks delicious!

  19. Your auntie certainly loves Christmas and loves to decorate too judging from all the beautiful pictures you have shared. Isn't it a joy to have an auntie who enjoys the holidays like this? She no doubt made everything special and you are blessed to be a part of it. Thank you for sharing all this beauty and whimsy with us. Merry Christmas to you and those you love! Hugs...Sandi

  20. PS~ I just read part one and realized that Auntie Pam is a friend not your aunt. In any case, yes, you are blessed to have such good friends! And sticky toffee pudding is a favourite of mine. I have some in my refrigerator right now actually. It has been fun reading your posts. Merry Christmas, Michele, and God bless you!

  21. Now that is my kind of tea to attend, gorgeous and elegant and fun

  22. What an amazing display of hospitality! Thank you for also sharing your friend's beautiful holiday decor. The bear tree made me smile.

  23. Just fabulous!What a great time with friends!


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