Last week's lunch was so much fun that today I had friends over to tea. Besides, the round table was still under the maple tree ready for setting!
I didn't have a lot of time to prepare so I kept the menu simple: cucumber sandwiches on homemade bread spread with Greek yogurt, dusted with sea salt and fresh-ground pepper; brownies; and dried cherry scones with whipped cream and raspberry jam. And, of course, Cream Earl Gray tea.
My lovely neighbor brought over roses! They looked gorgeous with the table setting.
Eating and drinking and talking in the dappled shade of the maple, watching the sky change and the clouds blow by, was wonderful. If I had a staff, believe me, I would have a tea party every day.