Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Set the Table, Tea is On!



Hello blogland. No, I didn't forget about our tea blog. I just had to wait to have my tea! This week at Gracious Hospitality, we are to share an afternoon tea table. I invited two lovely ladies from my church and we enjoyed a tea luncheon. I had a Chicken Salad, Pita Bread, and Pistachio Nut Salad with Strawberry Shortcake for dessert. We had a lovely time just gabbing! I used the new tea set my husband had given me. After much talking, eating, and looking at blogs, my friends had to go home. It was a wonderful time to treasure.




Next time, you will have to join us! ***Added note...the cookies were sent to me from Kathy at Mimi's Garden. I know they are so cute...I couldn't wait to use them.***
***Another added note: Some of you have asked for the Pistachio Nut Salad Recipe. Here it is:
1 Sm pkg of Pistachio Instant pudding mix
2 c mini marshmellows
1 20 oz can of crushed pinapple with the juice
1/2 c chopped walnuts
1 container Cool Whip
Put all in a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
This salad is an OLD recipe, my kind of cooking, and has several different names. I could make it in my sleep! But everyone enjoys it, especially in the summer.

18 comments:

ellen b said...

Oh everything looks so yummy and elegant. Look at that tea cookie! How cute is that....

Charli and me said...

What a lovely post. Your table is set so beautifully. I love how you added the water glasses. Those little spoons are so pretty. What a cute idea to add those little tea bag holders. I especially love the little teapot cookies. Did you make them? They are absolutely darling and what a topper for that delicious dessert.

La Tea Dah said...

What a special tea party! I clicked on the picture to make it larger --- and everything is beautiful! I really love your centerpiece and your beautiful china. I'm wondering --- how do you make Pistachio Nut Salad? And your tea tie entertainment: looking at blogs. How perfect is that? Awesome tea time with friends!!!

LaTeaDah

A Hint of Home said...

I wish I was there. Everything looks so pretty. The food looks scrumptious. The table always looks great.

Charlotte said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. The table was so beautiful and the food so yummy.
Thank you for the lovely comment about my mother's vase. I looked on the bottom. It is a Hull vase. I thought it might be Roseville because I had seen some of those pieces that looked a lot like mine. I guess there were several companies making similar things in those days.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

It all looks marvelous to me. I'm joining La Tea Dah in asking about the Pistachio Salad...sounds heavenly!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Ceekay, Your table setting is beautiful and the food looks divine! I love your candle sticks! We call your pistachio nut salad, "watergate salad," around here. I don't know how it got that name, but it is a wonderful, tasty and refreshing salad! Great post! :) ~Rhonda

Cori G. said...

Hi Ceekay,
White is so elegant for a tea and you actually have food on your table. Everything looks so good especially the strawberry shortcake...yum!

Alice said...

Your table is so pretty. Your tea guests must have been delighted. I love the swirly plates. It's Watergate Salad here too and we never have a family dinner or picnic without it.

Steph said...

Thank you for the recipe and those cookies are adorable. I'm sure your friends felt pampered and loved!

ceekay said...

I do remember now that one of the names was Watergate Salad. I probably have it written down as that! Thanks for reminding me. The recipe is old and I am getting old with it!

Kathy said...

Oh, it's you! Everything is so pretty and the food looks great too. Thanks for the recipe - pistachio is unique and would be fun to have at a lunch. You are the hostess with the mostess!
love ya, C!
Kathy

Grace Yaskovic said...

Love that salad recipe I made it for my daughter in law the first time she came home to dinner with my son!!! Thanks for a lovely post and wonderful photos!

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Your tea table is set so nicely! The food sounds delicious and your new tea set is gorgeous! I'm sure your friends enjoyed being treated so royally! Thanks for sharing.

marye said...

that salad sounds great! Are you from the midwest? Because they are the only ones that I know call those types of things salads!

Bonita said...

I could eat the whole bowl full of that pistachio nut salad! Thanks for sharing the recipe. You and I have a some bowls and plates in common.

Denise said...

Oh, but your tea is LOVELY! I love white - so clean and crisp and fresh! What a delightful way to spend an afternoon- celebrating a good report from the doctor with friends, good food and fellowship!

May you enjoy a blessed weekend!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh yum! Everything looks so goood! I love that salad, we called it Watergate Salad (because it is full of nuts! Ha!)

I haven't had a chance to post to the tea blog yet, I may do it tonight.

Katherine

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