Sunday, June 3, 2018

P.E.O. Tea

"The 'art of tea' is a spiritual force for us to share."
Alexandra Stoddard

Last week, my P.E.O. sisters came together to share an afternoon of tea and friendship.
Twenty-four sisters gathered at the comfortable home of Thelma Mck. 

Christine C. brought some lovely hats to share.

She helped set the mood
and soon....

....there were colorful hats scattered about.

How appropriate that Martha H. arrived in a hat of bountiful daisies.
The marguerite is the signature flower of P.E.O..

MaryAnn T. found the perfect hat.

There were many amazing hats that I failed to get photographs of.  Next year for sure.

had a feathered fascinator in her hair.
Somehow, I only got a photograph of her
sparkly sandels.  

Ruth I. sent this beautiful 
floral arrangement for the table.
The colors were perfect with the teacups.
Thank you, Ruth. 
We missed you!

Oh, those teacups!
Aren't they beautiful?
I helped open the ones from Ellen C..
What a lovely surprise each wrapping unfolded to.
Thanks for all who provided tea cups and tea pots.

The savory table.

Cucumber sandwiches
Ham salad sandwiches
Turkey with cranberry mayonnaise sandwiches

The sweet table.

Chocolate-covered strawberries
Pecan squares
Lemon bars
Miniature vanilla and chocolate cupcakes
Thanks to Thelma and Jane W-B for joining me in
preparing the delicious food.

After a time of sipping tea and enjoying tasty treats, 
Linda D. shared highlights of State Convention with us.
This year, we had two Golden Girls to celebrate.
Congratulations to Beth F. and Marilyn E. 
for such a wonderful achievement!


  1. It is so good to see a post from you!! Are you still coming here in the fall? I would love for us to get together somewhere, I have missed you. This tea party is exquisite! There could not have been a more beautiful one even at the royal wedding. Everything is so perfect. And my favorite cup is the one in the last picture.

  2. What fun! I love the daisy hat especially. Where have you been? I've missed your posts and recipes --

  3. The daisy hat took me "way back." Loved seeing all the pretty teacups and yummy food. You did a good job capturing the time on camera!

  4. You've been having fun! Glorious hats AND those teacups:) A friend in Fl wears those sandals but closed toes..more like a Sketcher:)

  5. I love this post !!
    what beautiful teacups and all.
    I love tea time :) :)

  6. What a lovely affair this must have been. Only he queen herself was missing.

  7. What a beautiful post! I'm tempted to organize a tea, but wouldn't trust myself with all the lovely goodies before the event.

  8. Beautiful hats, pretty teacups, delicious food all shared with lovely doesn't get much nicer.

  9. Love the hats and those beautiful teacups! What a fun get-together with friends ;)

  10. So fun.
    Pretty hats and the food tables are glorious.

    M : )

  11. UPDATE (6/16/18, 6 pm): I talked to Ginny about an hour ago and she asks that everyone say some extra prayers for her... She did come through surgery fine yesterday--- but she now has some uncontrollable bleeding and they haven't found where it is coming from yet. They are putting her in ICU tonight --and will run some tests searching for where the blood loss is coming from. Continued prayers for Ginny. Please pass this info on to other friends of Ginny --both on Blogger and Facebook. Thank You, and God Bless our friend, Ginny Hartzler.

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  13. What wonderful friends sharing gorgeous hats, beautiful flowers, exquisite teacups and scrumptious treats for a High Tea!

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