Monday, August 22, 2011

Tea Party Tuesday ~ A Special Tea Party!

A few months back I lost a special patient 
of mine to Pulmonary Fibrosis

To see my tribute post click Here

Last Wednesday Sophia and I hosted his wife for lunch
at the "Ooh La La Tea Room" (aka my house).

Since his death we have kept in touch
and it was so wonderful to see her.

She told me many fun stories and 
I shared some of my own.

She told me that Joe thought of me as a second daughter.
That made me cry.

It was one of the best days I have had in a 
long time and I needed it very much.

I would like to share with you a wonderful 
chilled soup that was absolutely delightful!

Strawberry Champagne Chiller

 (For a printable recipe click Here)

I have made several chilled soups this
season and this was by far my favorite.

Other items on Le' Menu included:
1. Fruit Medley Pecan Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
2. Pecan Dilled Chicken Salad on Croissants
3. Mint Cream Cheese Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
4.  Cherry Blossom Petit Fours
5.  Peach Hat Pies  (see here for tutorial)

Tea Selection was White Peony

I was in a bit of a rush (what's new) so I didn't 
get to style the table photos and the lighting was bad,
but my motto @ blogging is...LIFE before blog..
NOT blog before LIFE.

As always, my Recipes page is full of these
and many, many other fun tea party menu planning ideas!

So...what are YOU bringing to Tea Party Tuesday this week?

Having Tea with these blogs, check them out!


 Mouth Watering Mondays, Melt in Your Mouth Mondays, Mingle Monday, Made it on Monday Sumo's Sweet Stuff Made by You Mondays Making the World Cuter Mondays Motivate Me Monday Joy of Desserts Dittle Dattle Amaze Me Monday Jam Hands Recipe Share Monday Mangia MondaysTUESDAY Confessions of a SAHM Delicious Dishes Cupcake Tuesday Let's Do Brunch Tempt my Tummy Tuesday Mandi's Tasty Tuesday Topsy Turvy Tuesday  Handmade Tuesday  Tasty Tuesday Tip Me Tuesday  Time Out Tuesday  Get Your Craft On WEDNESDAYCast Party Wednesday Lil' Luna Ginger Snap Crafts Wonka Wednesday Whatever Goes Wednesday Wow Us Wednesday Look What I Made Wednesday What I Whipped Up Wednesday Let's Do Brunch Whatever You Want Wednesday Wow Me Wednesday This Chick CooksTHURSDAY Sweet Treats Thursday Sweets This Week  Thursday Show Your Stuff House of Hepworths Brambleberry Cottage FRIDAY: Tidy Mom Inspiration Friday Feathered Nest Friday Bacon Time Friday Party Sweet Tooth Friday Show and Tell Friday It's a Hodgepodge Friday Weekend Wrap Up Flaunt it Friday  Sassy Sites Friday Fun  Fridays Unfolded Food on Fridays Friday Flair Foodie FridayWEEKEND Sweets for a Saturday So Sweet Sundays The Girl Creative   Sundae Scoop


MsFoxsSweets said...

Such a nice lunch you made for your friend. You are such a sweet person for doing so :) The set up was lovely, eventhough you say you rushed the photos, I couldn't tell. They were beautiful as usual. Beautful menu too! Thanks for hosting this weeks link up, I linked up some Butterscotch cupcakes that I just made today. Have a wonderful week!

Martha said...

Lovely party and your motto is a good one! The pics are fine too :) Have a great day!

Unknown said...

Oh what a nice day it was for all of you I am sure! And look at the "set up"...WOW!

El mundo de PADI said...

Que triste que el señor Joe ya no esté con ustedes, pero lo lindo es que se conocieron e hicieron una lista amistad, felicidades por la labor que realizas.
Me gustaron las fotos y la receta, ya la imprimí, ojala me quede igual.Besos

Lisa said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. You had me at hello with strawberries and champagne. This will be on my table before week's end! Your table was gorgeous and I can only imagine how much your lucky guest enjoyed herself. If I hop in my car now and drive nonstop to Minnesota, I can be there in time for tea tomorrow - I wish :/

Veronica said...

What a lovely treat...strawberries and bubbles... you are special!


Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

It is such a beautiful tea party, Trish and so wonderful that you hosted your friend's dear wife. I remember the touching tribute you wrote about him. Your menu is lovely and delicate. Love this Strawberry Champagne Chiller.

I love your blog motto. It is as it should be and what I do too. Thank you for participating at Joy of Desserts as always, and thank you for your support, my friend. Have a great day. :-)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, such a delectable table! Everything looks wonderful and scrumptious too! Your lace placemats are so pretty and you have done a beautiful lunch for your friend. I'm sure she really appreciated it. I like your blog motto too. Thanks for sharing and joining me for Tea Time.


Barbara F. said...

Trish, your home looks better than a lot of tea rooms I have visited in the past. I will be joining your party next week! Everything looks so delicious. xo,

Chats the Comfy Cook said...

Just beautiful. May I come to tea? Better, come on over and set up tea here. You really do a wonderful job.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a beautiful table & your soup sounds fabulous!!

Joanna said...

The table setting is beautiful, and lovely roses. It sounds as if that tea was special for all of you.

Krista said...

Thanks for stopping by EMM!!! I love finding new blogs, new foodie friends and new linky parties. I host one every Sunday, Church Supper! Would love for you to come back!

Everyday Mom's Meals

Gypsy Heart said...

I joined your tea party although I didn't bring tea. I would LOVE to have joined the party you shared ~ strawberries and champagne? I'm there! Everything looks divine and I know your efforts were very much appreciated.

I'm a new follower and very happy I found your blog! Stop by and say hi when you can ~


highheeledlife said...

Now that's definitely gone on my list of must try.. the strawberry Champagne Chiller -sounds beyond amazing!!! Your rable setting is gogeous!!!

I'm joining the party today via my other blog and sharing tea at a Tea Garden in Vermont.. hope you have a chance to stop by. xo HHL

Falling Off A High Heeled Life

Emily @ Recipes to Nourish said...

Thanks so much for hosting! This is my first time posting here, thanks for letting me know about Tea Party Tuesday :) What a beautiful Tea Party! I shared a nourishing Chocolate Elderberry Fudge recipe (w/ dairy-free option) and a delicious Nourishing Herbal Tea Infusion recipe. Thanks again!

Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground said...

Hi, Trisha! I just found your blog ... it and your photos are beautiful! I linked up wit the tea party for the first time. Thanks so much for hosting!


Your table is amazing! I love the two tier with the pitcher on top, just gorgeous!! This is a wonderful Tea Party, I'm so happy to join and thank you so much for hosting and having me! Thank you so much for your lovely visit and for such generous comment. Have a terrific week, sweet lady. FABBY

Sue said...

You really know how to have a tea party! Everyting you make turns out beautifully!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The lunch menu is yummy. I like the china used and adore those place mats.

xinex said...

What a lovely setting, Trish! Your china are so exquisite and the food looks so good! Beautiful presentation too!...Christine

Terri said...

I am so sorry about your friend. It sounds like you had a lovely time remembering him with his wife.
Your table is set beautifully. The tea things are gorgeous. The tea cups very feminine too! The desserts.....YUM!

Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Trish

I have just found your blog and love your beautifully presented table.

I am your newest follower.


Micupoftea said...

Hello Trisha~
I really enjoyed your post~ The table looks EXQUISITE! The dainty florals on the dishes are sweet. I would love to sample the Pecan Salad and open faced Cucumber Sandwiches. The tiered serving pieces look beautiful. Yes...LIFE before Blog!
Have a great week :)

♥ Miss Tea said...

Hi Trisha,

I have got to print out the recipe for that yummy strawberry champagne chiller! thanks for sharing it and i'm drooling over your menu too. what an adorable table setting, loving all the dishes u used, the tiered cake stand looks adorable! oh everything looks lovely! thanks for hosting again and have a blessed week! x susan

KINGRPG said...

It is a meal that is luxurious and the most beautiful I have ever come across.

Cares and Mimi said...

Hi Trish - thanks so much for the invite and the sweet comment yesterday! I love tea parties and your party looks so lovely and delicious! And such a kind reason for your tea party - I'm sure she was so happy to connect with you again.
Now, to peruse all these scrumptious recipes :) - Cares

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

What a lovely party for Joe's are a gem~

Zaa said...

Such a fabulous luncheon ..I'm dying to try that soup recipe.... HUGS

Kathy said...

The strawberry soup sounds marvelous! So lovely that you're keeping connected to Joe's wife - I am sure you're a wonderful blessing to her! You're a dear - and I agree - LIFE before blogging....that's where the fun is :)
God Bless,

Kathy said...

Oopps! There I go! Too fast - forgot to thank you for sharing this post with A Return to Loveliness!

Two Minute Takes said...

You are a beautiful lady, a wonderful friend and you have a heart that knows no bounds.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks for inviting me! I linked up my Apple Oreos. :)

Charlotte said...

What a lovely tea! Your table is beautifully set. The menu is making me hungry:) Thank you for sharing your recipes!

Have a great day.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Trisha,
such a gorgeous tea table. Love the pedestal stand with the flowers on top. That looks wonderful to your table. And the scrumptious food! Thank you for sharing.
best greetings, Johanna

Wanda Lee said...

Oh my dearest Trish!

What fabulous photos of the loving tribute tea for the wife of the dearly departed gentleman! ..,I'm so happy for you that you enjoyed this special,generous and kindly time!

~ Everything is so exeptionally delightful, inviting, yummy and pretty; especially that chilled soup!

Happy Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland!

Please feel most welcome to visit me for my 98th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' and also for the '69th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'.~ YOU ARE ALWAYS MOST WELCOME TO PARTAKE!

Hugs, Wanda Lee

Anonymous said...

Oh, Trish! What a fabulous tea! Lovely for the eyes - but my! How the taste buds would sigh in delight! I was captured by that cold champagne soup - but in reading the recipe it is a huge NO for my diet. Ya! Not a single ingredient is on my "Yes" list. Eye candy will have to do.

Unknown said...

Lovely tea you have shared and such a sweet reason!
Happy tea,

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a very sweet thing to do for your friend. It looks like a lovely tea. Chilled strawberry soup sounds delicious!

DANIELLE said...


Lady Linda said...

Your pix are stunning this week and thank you for the recipes. Am planning a tea for Sunday and may borrow some of your ideas!
You blog put a tear in my eye.
Love, Lady Linda

Angela McRae said...

What a thoughtful occasion for a tea party, and goodness, everything looks so pretty! Love the way you styled the tea tray. And I think I have those same green-bordered plates! Must go check ...

Shirley said...

What a sweet gesture! Can I tell you how much I adore afternoon tea and tea parties? Nice to stumble onto your blog. (I linked up my lattice-top peach pie!)

Kristine said...

Elegant and absolutely beautiful--and the soup looks perfectly delicious!


This looks divine. I found your Tuesday party on Bizzy Bakes. I have a Tuesday party too called Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits. I would love it if you would join me this week and I am adding you to my list as well.

Ali said...

Happy Monday! I wanted to thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at Recipe Sharing Monday. You were featured this week!

The new party is now up and I'd love for you to link up again :)

Erin of said...

Hi! I am a new follower and linking up for the first time! I found you through another blog party and stumbled upon your party too! I would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade Monday blog party if you have the time!

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