"The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:3-5

About Me

Oregon, United States
I am a happy, Christian, wife and post-homeschooling mother. I have spent the last several years homeschooling and now I am "adjusting" to a new season of life as "empty nester". In 2010 we moved to be Host/Caretakers at a Bible Camp. We look at our ministry here as preparing the way for the gospel to be shared as well as encouraging believers in their daily walk. I am a farmgirl at heart and love the country, I love gardening and food preserving. I also, love tea parties!! I also have a Titus 2 heart and want to share with anyone willing to listen and learn. I love having friends over and teaching them how to make bread or put up pickles. And as we work, I love to encourage them to love their husbands and their children and to be Keepers at Home and all that implies and I love that you let me do that here!! Hope you enjoy visiting my farm and walking through a journey in life with me.......I hope at some point in time I can encourage you in your walk and in your home..........

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A "Winter White Tea"

Lot's of preparations........
Snowflake cookies in the making!! I like to cut out these stars,
when bakedput a squiggle of white frosting from
point to point, at the tips add a little
silver candy ball and.....voila......snowflakes!!
I actually accomplished making ALL the bread for this tea!!
I always get at least one of them made, but this time
I got them all done. :)
For a "Winter White Tea" everything is white and snowy!!
The Menu
1. Frozen Lime Mousse
2. Apple-Walnut Scones with
Honey Butter and Peach Jam
3. Cucumber with herbed butter on
white, topped with a slice of wheat
Cream Cheese with pineapple on white
Herbed Chicken on herb bread
4. Snowflakes
Snowballs (Russian Tea Cakes)
White Chocolate Rocky Road
5. More Snowballs
(Vanilla Ice Cream rolled in Coconut)
Before the ladies came.......
I always try to keep everything as white as I can
with touches of gold......
This is our back sunroom/dining room. This is the
first time I have offered seating here.....and the
ladies loved it!! It worked out
very well.

The centerpiece is fun!! I saw this in a little tiny
photo down on the corner of the page
in Victoria magazine years ago....
It is a pear, sprayed gold, hollowed
out and filled with a small bouquet.

I found these gold sprays of acorns and berries
at an after Christmas clearance for pennies!! Then
added a silk rose to each one from my collection.
Sometimes if I feel I can it is fun
to put a real rose in there. :)
There was white hanging around everywhere.......
This is an old dress we found years ago at a second
hand store. My youngest daughter was about 10 and loved
dressing up. For around $3 I was able to get this
and surprise her for Christmas that year. Along with
a little white tea pot. Fun days gone by......
This little dress is actually mine!! I really wore it!!

I actually saw the idea for this wreath on a blog I looked at one
day.....I think she was using something a bit nicer....I just
used some batting I had and wrapped it around a straw
wreath and added some white flowers and gold and white bow!!
Oh......and if you know me......I couldn't stop inside......(lol)
See the wonderful frost on the wire!!
The day before tea was quite warm, I was thinking......
Lord, it is a bit warm in this back room for a
Winter Tea........
The next morning, my husband got up and peeked out the
window and said, "you are not going to believe this"....
We were having a frosty fog!!!!! It was awesome
and the perfect backdrop for a
"Winter White Tea".
All the ladies thought so as well, no one
minded that we had two days of frosty fog, all because
of my tea I am sure. ;)

After a couple days the fog left and I was left with the
wonderful afterglow of a lovely winter event........


SisterlyLove said...

Oh! How lovely it all is! You have such a gift for decorating and planning and doing teas! "Lovely... Lovely, lovely." =]
Your blog looks so cute too! I love the background! =]

Paula said...

Dear Farmgirl,
Your Winter White Tea is absolutely gorgeous! I love your sunporch, all the decorations and all the white. It all looks so peaceful and pretty!

Thank you for sharing!
Love in Jesus,

Diane Shepard Johnson and Sarah E. Johnson said...


We enjoyed looking at your blog. How nice that you are teaching domestic skills to the young ladies! The Tasha Tudor tea party with the dolls attending looked like great fun! My daughter and I have dolls, too and we love tea parties! Here is the link to our blog:


We like to write stories and photograph our dolls. We made a Valentine Calendar featuring our doll families, that you might enjoy. Here is the link:


Take care,
Diane Shepard Johnson and daughter Sarah E. Johnson

Kimberly said...

I had a tea last weekend and used the same moss rose tea set as you....great minds and all...