Tea, Scones, Jam, and Labels!

A Holiday Tea

You will have to forgive me…I just purchased a book called An Afternoon Tea and I have been perusing the pages at bedtime and as a result I have become obsessed with the beauty of the set tea table. So now to create my own!

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Isn’t it beautiful? I’ve been sharing some of my favorite holiday drinks with you like the hot-chocolate mix last week but this week I really wanted to take some beautiful tea table pictures.

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Scones

Of course if you are having tea you must make scones and as I had some pumpkins leftover from fall I decided to make pumpkin scones.

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I found the recipe here. Do they not look absolutely delicious? Let me tell you, they were! Alaina, the author of the blog Fantastic Eats advises you to cut the scones into smaller pieces before cooking…I did not follow her advice but I should have! These scones were HUGE!

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Tiered Vintage Serving Stand

The plates are vintage and were from one of my grandmothers. Don’t you love the tiered serving platter I created with them? Yes, I did steal that idea from the book!

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A holiday tea with recipes by Sew.Knit.Create

Tea Favors–Canned Apple Butter

Of course if you are having a tea you must have favors for the guests! What better favor than some apple butter? I will share my recipe another time.A holiday tea with recipes by Sew.Knit.Create

I love the look of these little half-pint jars with the labels on them. Here is the top of the jars.

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Customized Labels

I found a great store on Etsy that sells beautiful vintage inspired canning labels for all your jams and jellies! The shop is actually owned by a friend Sheri McCulley (no, she doesn’t know I’m posting this and it is not a sponsored post) but you simply have to check out Sheri McCulley Studio! I love all things vintage and Sheri does a brilliant job of producing stunning products that have a beautiful vintage vibe to them.

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Since I made so much jam and jelly this year I decided to give these away for Christmas presents. Since Sheri is able to customize the labels it was a perfect way to add an extra touch to these delicious presents.

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I’ve seen these labels used for wedding favors and of course they make great gifts so if you want to use them head over to Sheri McCulley Studio and check out these amazing labels!

Have you ever given a holiday tea? I actually never have but I just really wanted to take some beautiful pictures. Maybe I should have a holiday tea! Anyone up for it? Let me know if you end up making the scones as I’d love to hear what you thought of them?

Have a very Merry Christmas!

4 thoughts on “Tea, Scones, Jam, and Labels!

  1. Such a lovely post and the tiered serving “tray” is AAAdorable…great idea! I’ve never given a tea but it’s on the list for after I sell, move, buy and re-settle. I would love to have ladies to tea…what fun and such wonderful hospitality.

    1. I’ve actually never had a tea either but I just wanted to set one up! Isn’t that silly? Best wishes for your selling, moving, buying, and re-settling.

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