Tea Cozie Cottage

Tea Cozie Cottage
Betty @ tea cozie cottage

Saturday, 12 May 2012

a True Mothers Day Tea-Pink Saturday

As I had mentioned on Tuesday, I was having a surprise Mothers Day Tea for my mother today with her four sisters and one sister-in-law. I fell asleep while I was setting this up so am late again this week. She was totally surprised, came walking in while a sister was arriving and she couldn't understand why they were here, she thought we were going out for lunch. When she walked in with them I asked her if she had anything to feed them and she said yeh some hot dogs at home and looked at me like now what do we do?? It was a fun day
Cups and saucers were all  pink rose theme, (showed two on Tea time Tuesday) cranberry glasses, satin glass rose bowls, pink dome over the scones to keep them warm...

Instead of place cards had the little cones holding the roses, on the back of the chairs

names were done with wire and beads

sugar cubes that I cheated and pasted little flowers I had bought. Now what do I do with them?

Took me all week to get ready, had the table set Monday and this morning at 11:00 my daughter brought me her dishes Serena by Royal Albert? She doesn't want them anymore, so I did a fast change on another set of dishes I had set up. (My mother had given them to her when she graduated twenty years ago, some day she may want them back, until then they will be enjoyed and seen)

the guest of honour in a pink flowered jacket at the head of the table,

our deserts
Menu-assorted fancy sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, honey butter, mini cupcakes (pink icing), strawberries w/mascarpone and white chocolate (from the second last Tea Time magazine), mini lemon cheese cakes, pavlova w/blueberries, grapes, pomegranate juice (pink) and of course tea. Huge teapot in front of mom, will show it again some Tuesday.
It was an amazing day and everyone enjoyed it. All the sisters brought items from childhood, pictures, family bible, afghans, souvenirs from Ireland and told stories on them, lots of laughter and some tears.

Sharing my Pink Saturday with Beverley at howsweetthesound.typepad.com

Happy Mothers Day!!!


  1. Hi Betty,
    I saw the name of your blog and beautiful cup and wanted to say Hi! I love your blog. Tea time is wonderful. I love tea and tea parties too. I love the fellowship we have with our guests and I can see love in every detail. Keep Blogging

  2. What a wonderful table setting and surprise for your Mom. You went to a lot of work and I'm sure they thoroughly enjoyed the lunch and visit.

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  4. Awww, what a wonderful surprise for your mother!! My sisters and I did that a few years ago for my mom. We snuck around behind her back and arranged for her sister and niece and 7 granddaughters to meet us at a lovely tea shop near the town where she grew up. That was such a fun afternoon. I think I have pictures from that on my blog someplace.