Monday, August 22, 2011

Having Tea with Friends

I love it when my friends drop by and have a cup of tea informally. This morning I had tea with a couple of my girlfriends after yoga. When I bake, I freeze some tea cakes for guests who drop in. When friends drop by, I usually pull out a tea cake from the freezer and quickly thaw it in the microwave oven and serve it with tea. Since it is tomato season I had to serve some sun gold tomatoes with tea, whether they go well with the tea or not. This is my favorite way to spend time with my friends, talking and laughing while sipping tea.

The following images are from last Friday evening tea with friends.

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I am joining  Table top Tuesday, Tea Time Tuesday, Marthas Favorites and Tablescape Thursday.


  1. Hello Komali,
    I would love to drop in your house for such a delightful tea time. Clever idea to freeze cake and thaw it in the Microwave. I hope you and yur friends enjoyed the tea party.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  2. It is all very colorful...nice setting for tea!

  3. Oh my Komali!

    What an unusual yet lovly idea to pair tomatoes with tea cakes and why not? .., How utterly charming, tastey and creative everything looks! ~ Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

    Happy Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland!

    Please always feel most welcome to visit me. This week marks my 98th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' and also the '69th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'.

    ~ THANK YOU!..,


    Hugs, Wanda Lee

  4. Lovely setting for a tea. Your tea-set is so pretty and the cake looks delicious. Thanks for visiting me and taking the time to leave me a comment. Have a nice day!~Poppy

  5. Lovely tea setting! Your cake looks good and the tomatoes also. Thanks for sharing this with Tea Time.


  6. hmmm...never thought to serve tomatoes and cake together but I can see where some zucchini bread would be a treat with sweet little tomatoes. Thank you so much for visiting. I would love to send you some seeds soon as they are dried. Happy tea time!

  7. Looks like a wonderful time for tea with friends.

  8. Hi: How wonderful that you can do that so quickly. I love having tea with friends. It is so comforting. Thanks for sharing your beautiful table. Blessings, Martha

  9. Tea with friends...the best of times! Your tea table looks fabulous. Your china is so pretty and fresh looking. The floral designs on them are lovely. Thank you for sharing your tea cups with us.

  10. OH so lovely.. Can I come over for tea as well.. I dont really want to do any yoga though.. is that ok?? Loved the cake idea.. superb!!