Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tea Party Tuesday ~ Stuffed Dayliles


Good Day Tea and Baking Friends!!


I am getting the Tea Party started early again this week as we are driving back to Minnesota today and I go back to work on Tuesday.
I had a GREAT time in Nebraska!!


This week I would like to show a LOVELY and
unique way to serve your tea time spreads...



In Daylilies!!

This idea came from the May/June 2006 issue of Tea Time that 
I dug out of my Mom's archives!





Isn't this just a delightful idea?

I whipped up some herbed cream cheese and an herbed butter and then used boursin cheese spread I bought at the store.

Of course my Mom's garden was happy to lend a few daylilies for this whimsical presentation! 


The original TeaTime "recipe" actually indicated that you could EAT the daylily with the herbed cream cheese spread inside as a "sandwich" but I don't think I would be a fan of that approach, however, we served our afternoon tea time 
spreads in these flowers and it was a 
fabulous splash of color and worked fantastic! 


I LOVE going through her old magazines...
it is like a wonderful treasure hunt!  


I always find new and inspirational things to bake and 
whimsical tea time information and tablescapes.  


I bounced around my Mom's house snapping several photos of her amazing tea things this weekend.


I would like to share with you the teacup that started it all...




My Mom reminded me this weekend that this was the very FIRST teacup I bought her.  I was still in graduate school and lived in a tiny apartment in Anoka, MN. My place was within walking distance from the Mad Hatter Tea Room and a bunch a 
GREAT antique shops. 


When she would come to visit we would meander through these stores and from there we began our collection of 
tea things and priceless memories. 

And finally a heartfelt CONGRATS to 
Kathryn Ross from The Writers Reverie
who won the lovely covered pink teacup!!
 Please go check out her lovely blog and say hello.


I am excited to see what YOU are bringing for Tea today!!

I am sharing Tea with these great blogs:



41 Comments:

Martha said...

Wow! That is a super clever way to serve the spreads! and the tea cup is beautiful! Have a great week!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

That is such a neat idea! Thanks so much for hosting :)

Trisha said...

I love this idea and will definitely have to use it soon! Thanks for sharing! That tea cup is so pretty and what great memories are attached to it! Have a great week!

~Trisha

Deb said...

The Mad Hatter Tea Room...what a great name. The flowers look so pretty on the table and it must be so nice to have a common interest with your mom like you do. Thanks for sharing a great idea. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

MrsFoxsSweets said...

What a neat idea! That is also a very beautiful teacup that you gave your mom!
Thanks for hosting and have a great week :)

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

How nice this looks! I think this would be wonderful for a shower or a Mother's Day Brunch!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Tricia,
This is the most creative idea! I just think this would make any tea over the top!
I am so happy you shared this ON THE MENU MONDAY!
I am hoping to get a tea set for this week so I can join you for the next Tea Party Tuesday!
Thank you for bring your sweetness to OTMM!
Yvonne

The Weekend Artist said...

I love it I'll do that on my next tea party! Am hosting a Blog giveaway as well inspired by Alice as well hope you can drop by!

http://theweekendartist.blogspot.com/2011/07/blog-giveaway.html

Kathryn Ross said...

Trish! How exciting! How exciting! I won! I can't wait to receive my new teacup and plan a whole tea story setting around it! Think! Think! Thank you! I shall e-mail you with my address! Such joy!
Miss Kathy - Kathryn Ross of The Writer's Reverie!

Kathryn Ross said...

P.S. The day lilies serving cups is a splendid idea! No, I wouldn't eat them, either - but what beauty in presentation! Also - a striking teacup you found for your mother. What wonderful memories you share - and a tangible legacy to cherish.
Joy!
Miss Kathy

Anonymous said...

The red colour of that lily is just lucscious apart from the yummy content. what a gorgeous idea!! Wow it looks amazing...
Veronica
ww.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

xinex said...

What a lovely spread! So pretty!...Christine

Snap said...

The Mad Hatter Tea Room sounds perfect! I love the tea cup that started it all ... so dainty ... love the shape. I didn't make anything for my tea post, but if you scroll to the post below the tea post (cows!), there is a recipe for chocolate shortcake!! :D :D :D Happy Tea Day! (Your stuffed lilies are wonderful!)

Angela McRae said...

What a fun serving suggestion! I have every issue of Tea Time but it sure is nice to be "reminded" of something I might not have remembered from a past issue! And I also enjoyed seeing the teacup you bought your mom. I love those vintage designs best of all!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your serving suggestion is beautiful:@)

Bernideen said...

Nancy Reppert does this alot on Rosemary's Sampler Blog - in her tea room - chicken salad in day lilies!

Jacabag said...

This all looks amazing! I've just had my first 'proper' tea party, but am inspired to have lots more!

http://jacabag.blogspot.com/2011/06/very-english-tea-party.html

Donna Heber said...

Hi Trish,

What a marvelous way to display your spreads! So beautiful. I just discovered your blog and hope you don't mind if I link up with you this week. Thank you for hosting and have a great week.

Kathy said...

This is amazing! Lovely! You are so clever - looks beautiful and delicious at the same time!
God Bless,
Kathy

Sherry said...

What a neat idea. They look very lovely! Thanks for having us.
Sherry

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Trisha,
What a fabulous idea to use the lilies as serving cups! Those magazines must be brim-full of tasty and unique ideas. I cannot wait to receive my first issue of Tea Time magazine. I check the mail every day for it. Your tea party is always such a blessing, my friend, and thank you for sharing it with Tea Time. Have a delightful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful set of photos! I love that all of the daylilies are holding your spreads! Gorgeous!!

HHL said...

Congratulations Kathryn on wining such a lovely tea cup! Our Daylilies are just starting to bloom ... may have to borrow this fabulous idea!! Love your presentation. What a beautiful memory ... taking for hosting us this week.. safe journey home...xo HHL

Antiques And Teacups said...

I'd forgotten about that use of lilies...I have that Tea Time somewhere...will have to dog it out! Cool! Thanks for visiting my blog.
Ruth

Micupoftea~ said...

Nice blog Trish~ Congrats, Miss Kathy R! What a fun walk down memory lane. It was nice to see the cup that started it all :)
I will certainly use your idea of having pretty daylilies on the table to hold spreads.

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Wow, what a fantastic presentation. That's something I'll have to remember. It is so wonderful that you spend such lovely times with your mom.

Johanna said...

Hello Trisha,
great idea. I knew that daylilies are edible but never tried to something like that. Looks really gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing this great idea.
Best greetings, Johanna

My Little Home and Garden said...

Trisha, I have never seen lilies used in such a way. They are so beautiful; very creative! Thank you for hosting Tea Party Tuesday; this is the first time I've joined in on this weekly event, just a little casual offering...

Kathy said...

It does pay to save back issues of treasured magazines for inspiration! This is truly amazing and beautiful! Inspired - That's a beautiful teacup - I know your mom will treasure it always! Congratulations to Kathryn! Another Kindred Spirit! You are such a lovely lady with a generous and kind heart! I am so thankful for these moments to spend with you! Thank you for sharing this beautiful post with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Canterbury Cakes said...

You have such an inspirational blog - beautiful photography & so stylish. Thanks for sharing!

♥ Miss Tea said...

again...you WOW-ed me! what a creative way to use those gorgeous daylilies to hold a yummylicious herbed cream cheese, i love boursin too! have a safe trip back home and i'm sooo glad that you had a great time in Nebraska! what a treasure teacup, the first one is always the memorable one and precious too! Congrats to the winner of the gorgeous teacup! so envious! :)

Love, Susan

Beth said...

The stuffed daylilies are just stunning! I took a class on edible flowers and indeed daylilies are edible. I've never tried them, though. Beautiful presentation - I loved this post!
Blessings, Beth

shopannies said...

how very pretty

Suz said...

What a creative and beautiful way to serve the spreads! I would enjoy going through those magazines, too. I loved seeing your first tea cup. I am new to this and it is a lovely one! I also got a kick of coming back to Minnesota and the tea room in Anoke. I am from St. Paul and had an aunt who lived in Anoka. Glad you are coming back :-) This is only my second Tea Cup Tuesday. I would love to have you visit if you have time.

Fondly,
Suz

Concetta said...

I have never seen anything like this before and I just love it! Thank you for sharing your fabulous idea and hosting this party!! Your blog is very special!
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Concetta

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

What an adorably pretty way to serve!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

What a fabulous idea to serve the spreads with the floral centers. Lovely and unique!!
Thank you for sharing your creativity. Love your tea parties and so glad to be linked up through Sandi.
Congrats to Miss Kathy on her win. She is a real sweetheart!

Have a great day.
Celestina Marie XO

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I have never seen that done before. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing it with us. Blessings, Martha

parTea lady said...

The stuffed daylillies presentation is beautiful. The colors are lovely. I like that little footed teacup and the pretty cup you gave to your Mom.

MyCakeSchool.com said...

What a lovely & creative idea! I'm going to look at our flowers a little differently now. I wonder what I could place in a sunflower?! We have some growing in the back :0)

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

What a gorgeous addition to your tea table! They makes such lovely serving dishes. I agree though, I don't think I would want to eat the lillies themselves either. They sure do look pretty though. Thank you for sharing this post with Let's Do Brunch.