and the best cook and baker I know!
So, when she had a
I was ever happy
to come to her ethereal home as I love her decorating style!
She loves Shabby Chic, Victorian, lots of florals
and china with violets or any purplish flower transferred onto
their pretty edges and sides.
Every tea Sandy has is different ~ she NEVER serves the same thing twice!
This is a talent of God, I am sure, and not one that I really have.
She keeps a diary of the different sandwiches, sweets and savories
and desserts she has shared with all of her friends
through the years,
I am always amazed that she hasn’t really duplicated a meal!
She might remake a favorite sandwich but only because
one of us requested it!
|taken with my old iPhone 4|
|loved this little basket of “fingertip towel roses”|
Fingertip Towel Rose ~ tutorial
So easy to create!
* Just fold your washcloths and hand towels in half lengthwise
(you can also fold them into thirds)
* Begin rolling from the end with the tag on it
(if you don’t cut them off; hide any raggedy ends)
* Roll slightly off-center creating “the rose”
* Arrange in your prettiest basket, on a tea tray,
whatever lovely container you can come up with!
Sandy is one of the original members of the
Victorian Tea Society
and has held various positions on the board.
She is most notably known for hostessing the yearly
Christmas and Spring Teas.
She bakes thousands of scones and lovingly helps set the tables
for each of the attendees.
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no Law. ~ Galatians 5:22-23
|Our table set for tea ~ in the foyer between the kitchen/sitting areas
and the covered patio
|We weren’t in her new dining room today, but isn’t it lovely?!
This was her “staging area” for today’s tea.
I have known Sandy through
|Sandy opening a little gift from Gloria, seated.|
|Sandy’s super cute patio with her writing/sewing desk and a daybed for
when one of her two “boys” comes home to visit!
|This is Sandy’s shelf that I copied a pattern off of in 1999
to make one for myself. She recently painted hers white and it is a vintage
piece with “true” 1/4″ thickness of wood (not like today’s 5/8″ pieces).