For today's tea in the garden, I am using a beautiful vintage, embroidered lunch cloth that my forever friend, Joy, brought back from her vacation. Joy and I went to the Bush Library to see the First Ladies Exhibit, and we had lunch there, at Cafe 43, to belatedly celebrate her birthday. I was so busy gushing over the lunch that I forgot to take pictures. My lady vase is holding the few flowers that I could find in my garden.
Just look at the pretty detail on this lunch cloth with the beautiful embroidery, and the blue crocheted edging. Joy even did some repair work on part of it to make it perfect! Isn't it the perfect tea time cloth? I am grateful for my friend in gifting me this work of art that someone so lovingly did.
I crocheted the tea cozy in a granny square pattern, and then joined them together at the bottom. For the top, I chained a cord, and then wove it though the top, about an 1 and 1/2 down. I like the way it turned out, and I was able to finally use it on this pretty tea cloth. I'm using my Royal Albert Petit Point teacup, in the front, and my Rosina teacup in the back. Of course, some Tazo vanilla bean macaron tea sounds perfect with the vanilla madeleines, don't you think? Which cup would you like to choose?
Darling Cissy still wants to come and bake after school, when she can, and this time she chose to make Madeleines. She learned how to alternately add ingredients, and how to properly fold those ingredients into the batter. It thrills this Nana to know that she wants to come over for special time with me.
I am sharing this with these lovely parties: