Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Texas Style High Tea

I hope everyone is staying cool. It has been100 or higher for several days here in Texas.
In a past post  I showed you photos of our annual auction for the museum where I work.
 One of the items was a Texas Style High Tea for 10.
A friend of mine was the one who graciously donated the tea.
Table Place Setting

Her home is a colonial home that has been owned by only two families.
She also asks if I would help her and be a model for new fashions. She had arranged for local 4-H girls to model her vintage collection of clothing. I hope you enjoy the photos of her home and the  Texas Style High Tea.

The ladies were greeted with a cool iced peach tea.
They arrived all decked out in their finest!!!

Next they were given a tour of her beautiful home. Cathy (owner of the home not me) has only been in her new home for less than a year.

Cathy is a dish collector and a tablescaper. I hope to have her blogging soon.

This cabinet is in her guest powder room.

 Cathy as she continues the tour in her dining room and living room.
The chandelier is outstanding
This is the Wicker Room and yes that is another hutch.
Cathy is wearing a Neiman Marcus apron, one of her thrift finds.
Oh yes she is also thrift shop shopper.
These two close friends of Cathy helped with the serving.
The blonde on the right was also a model of the new fashions.

Dining Room Table

Extra table for the models and servers
This was set with Mary Englbreit another  thrift find.

Hats were amazing.
I promise this is the last ones.
 Vintage Clothing which are all in Cathy's Collection
 & New fashions

Cathy menu consisted of scones, chicken salad, finger sandwiches, fruit compote and of course  your choice of 6 types of hot tea. Each tea was servered in there own unique tea pot. She did all the cooking and preparations.
We ended the tea with strawberry sorbet and petit fore’s.

Oh, yes we had a short dance around the room to 50’s music.
A wonderful and fun afternoon was enjoyed by all.
Hope you have enjoyed  Texas Style High Tea.
Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment Ya’ll

I am joining!!!!!


  1. She'll be a natural for blogging with her wonderful dish collection!
    Looks like a fun day! I have to show my friend The Tablescaper the bathroom pic. She has dishes in hers too, LOL!

  2. Your friend Kathy is a great candidate for blogging, as for me, I'd love to see her tables with her beautiful china!! You all look like you had great time and thank you for sharing. Hugs, FABBY

  3. This is wonderful. I'm so glad that Kathleen told me about this post. I'm all for dishes in the powder room. They're a wonderful decorative accessory anywhere - and of course on the table.

    - The Tablescaper

  4. You obviously have an eye for talent in the world of tablescaping. I hope that your friend will join us in blogworld! She's quite good. Your silver finds were very exciting. Congratulations for finding them, and thank you for sharing them with us. Cherry Kay

  5. Looks like fun! We'd love to see more of Cindy's dish collection! Love that Mary Engelbreit tablescape, too.

  6. This looks like a ton of fun! Love the black hat with the flowers!!

  7. What a wonderful and creative tea.

  8. Such an amazing tea time You have a great friend too.

    Lovely settings

    Have a good weekend.

    Karin Şen Cankan

  9. Beautiful tea, and Cathy's home is amazing! You're right...that chandelier in the dining room is fabulous!!! It looks so heavy! I would hate to be the one to have to clean it!!! :-) I'm so glad the ladies enjoyed the afternoon!

  10. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your Texas style high tea party !!!
    The dishes on the table are Beautiful, and in the powder room so sweet... Im one of your old follower on your lovely Blog. I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape with my first rooster.
    I hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane


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