Since I generally only have Saturday’s free and the next couple of weekends include parties and musicales, I started collecting the things I need for our tea parties.
First, Charlie hauled his grandmother’s pink-flowered, gold-rimmed china from the attic.
Then I looked in my stash of cookie cutters for a heart-shaped cutter. I have a giraffe, an elephant, and even a dachshund — no heart.
I stopped by Wegman’s looking for petit fours and rock candy stirs. Those two items were bust but I found a set of Valentine cutters which included 2 hearts for under $2.
While in the attic I found a box of my mother’s pitcher collection.
I especially love the blue and gold windmill pitcher.
I also pulled from the kitchen cabinet over the refrigerator our crystal cake plate and Longaberger silverware caddy.
Happily I have found perfectly lovely petit fours for 99 cents at a local grocer. According to the server behind the counter they always have them. This week lemon and red velvet were available. I tried the two-bite lemon which was delicious.
Did you watch the Super Bowl? (I watched Downton Abbey.)