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Alabama High Tea and Some Art

Some of my crafty friends/family thought we would celebrate the August birthdays with some High Tea this past weekend.  Of course, we live in Alabama so it is probably a lot more Alabama High Tea than English High Tea, but it was lovely, delicious, and super fun.  Even my Uncle  sat with us and asked when we could do it again.  High compliment for sure. 

We had scones and marmalade, passion fruit lemonde tea, chicken salad mini-croisants, pimento cheese mini-sandwiches, cucumber circles, fruit, mini lemon cheesecakes, and  candied figs on crackers with cream cheese.  Key lime cake was our nod to the birthdays nnd was made with fresh limes (it was yummy).  This is my ticket to the T-day Party over at Elizabeth's blog where she is sharing an invitation she received to a more traditional High Tea. 

I wasn't super productive this last week as I was still mending from the strep throat and ear infections, but I did get a bit of art done.

The art was sketched and painted using the wet on damp technique.  Unfortunately, I also practiced the wet on dry and wet on wet too.  I still like how it came out.  If you are interested in learning the technique, Here is a great quick tutorial. 

This year, I am sending lots of Christmas cards to make up for my few years of being lazy so I am trying to make lots of them now. 

Happy T-day and tons of hugz.  Time is valuable, and I appreciate you spending some of yours with me. 




  1. Your high tea looks just lovely. The menu of sandwiches, etc. is really tempting. I think anyone would love it.
    best, mae at

  2. It looks like a high tea to me, dear Nancy. Loved the way you set it up. Similar to the ones at a traditional British high tea. Looks very interesting and fun, too.

    That's a beautiful card. I must check out that tutorial of how to make it.

    Thanks for sharing your High Tea, your card, and your passion fruit lemonade tea with us for T this Tuesday, dear Nancy.

  3. Hmmm. that ALL sounds so yummy!
    I need to quit my job to do all I want to do! Great (if fall-y art)!
    To a happy T-Day and huge hugz!

  4. What a wonderful tea! The table is lovely. Happy T Tuesday

  5. Your high tea sounds amazing. Passion-fruit lemonade tea sounds perfect for summer, as does your food. Of course it is making me really
    Hungry as it is lunch time and I’m
    Waiting for my shift to end so I can go home and find something for
    Lunch. It won’t be as exciting as your high tea though. Lovely poinsettia card too. I hope you’re having a great t day. Hugs Erika

  6. If high tea in England had looked like that, I would have been delighted! Yummy yummy all the way. I never experienced one as good as yours! Love your wonderful poinsettie! BIG hugs, Valerie

  7. Wow, your spread with the high tea looks completely amazing! I'm sure it was super fun to gather to celebrate the birthdays together! Your watercolor on your poinsettia looks so pretty! I will have to go back and have a look at the tutorial! Thanks for sharing the link! Have a wonderful week!

  8. Yum your high tea looks amazing and OMG that card is a stunner. I ill check the video out xx

  9. Hi Nancy, Thanks for your early visit, your Afternoon Tea looks so delicious and very inviting, so many tasty things to choose from so no wonder everyone enjoyed it.
    Love the card is gorgeous, always seems made to be thinking Christmas all the year round but necessary if you make them all
    Happy Belated T Day. Hugs. Jan S

  10. Your tea setting looks amazing. What a wonderful idea. So sorry you have been ill. I hope you are better now. Your art is so beautiful. Have a lovely day.

  11. Wow! That looks like a real afternoon tea! I love your Christmas card. Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx


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