Tuesday, April 11, 2017

T Stands for...travelling tea party for two

Spring is here, and it's in full bloom at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. I love spring, when the flowers are starting to emerge from the ground. My dad was a landscaper, so I grew up around gardens and flowers. We would joke that we could smell the pansies coming in on the trucks and we would be the first gardeners there.  I was excited with the advent of spring, but even more so when my daughters surprised me with a mother's day/birthday gift to Disney World. What an amazing gift!
Panorama at Epcot
Epcot was brimming with color, topiaries, flowers, and charming vistas...beauty in every direction.
Just a touch of color
A butterfly garden...

And of course there was Tea...


Time for a Cuppa


You would think this was as good as it gets. But no, the piece de resistance had to be afternoon tea at  Garden View Tea Room at the Grand Floridian.
No wonder they say Grand!
I have been lucky enough to enjoy tea parties with the girls and their dolls growing up, an afternoon tea with CJ at the BPL, tea at Paul's with Nish, and mini teas and lovely lattes with Onz and Fi in London. I delight in the elegance and presentation, not to mention the wonderful food and company!
A Cozy Tea and Sandwiches
Absolutely good enough to eat!
The piano music was playing in the lobby as we enjoyed our tea. People were milling about admiring the Easter eggs wholly constructed of chocolate, and glimpsing the wedding party heading up the grand staircase. The ambience was nothing short of spectacular.
Cinderella's carriage
Although we didn't ride in Cinderella's carriage, we did take the boat back to The Magic Kingdom.
View of Cinderella's Castle and the Magic Kingdom
The plane has landed and we are back home, but I don't think my feet have touched the ground yet.  It was a wonderful present and I am grateful to Onz and Fi for giving this to me, but especially Onz, since she didn't get to share in the fun of it with us. To me that is especially generous...but the next time, she is in on the Garden Show, too wonderful to miss!  If you're interested, check back on Thursday for the pictures of the amazing topiaries.  And don't forget to check out Bluebeard and Elizabeth's blog to see the rest of T stands for Tuesday.

24 comments:

  1. What a wonderful present to get such a lovely da out. Those flowers are wonderful. Glad you had a good time. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  2. This is an incredible gift you received. I wish I had friends like that.

    I've got very fond memories of Epcot Center, but never during the Flower and Garden Show.

    I was really impressed with the tea cup planter. It is beautiful.

    I have always wanted to share a real afternoon tea with friends. Looks beautiful and definitely good enough to eat.

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful gardens and your afternoon tea with us for T this Tuesday.

    Also, may I add your blog to my left sidebar? I'll only do it if you give me permission.

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    1. Yes, definitely add me. I am enjoying following your blog. I love your little canisters. I have something similar that I use everyday. You have some great recycle/upcycle ideas. New to blogging so still figuring my way around. I was having trouble commenting on your page. I need to arrange a mini tutorial with CJ. Happy T Day :)

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  3. How lovely. I was fortunate enough to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in London and it really was delightful.

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    1. Thanks Cindy. Happy Tday to you also:)

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  4. So that's why I hadn't heard from you all week! Such generous girlies. Beautiful flowers. The teacup planter is cute. And your afternoon tea looked amazing! Glad you're home and happy you brought the Florida weather back with you

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    1. Total awesome surprise. It was fantastic. Talk to you tomorrow:)

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  5. That was a wonderful gift for you. The photos you shared all look amazing especially the delicious looking afternoon tea.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. It certainly was. I am inspired to try a few of those desserts here, but I think the tray takes it to a whole other level too.

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  6. oh what a beautiful post!! from the gorgeous blooms and gardens to the magical horse and carriage ride to that delicious afternoon teatime- I love it all! TFS and happy T day.

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    1. Thank you Linda, and happy T day to you also :)

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  7. Oh my, what a wonderful Mother's Day treat, your daughters are so thoughtful! Everything looks so amazing, I love Disney and the Epcot Centre and WOW, your afternoon tea is perfect with the piano music and those delicious treats! Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

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    1. Thank you. It was wonderful. Happy t day to you also!

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  8. Wow What a great series of treats - you were spoilt and quite rightly too! Happy Easter and Happy T day! Chrisx

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    1. Thank you Chris. That's a lovely way to look at it.Happy Easter and T day to you also.

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  9. That is an amazing garden show. Gorgeous. And I have never had a fancy tea like that but I think it would be quite fun. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

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  10. It definitely was fun Erica! I highly recommend it๐Ÿ˜‰ happy t day!

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  11. oh wow what an amazing and beautiful place I would love the butterfly garden especially
    what a wonderful place to enjoy spring'
    Happy T Day
    Kathy

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    1. Thank you Kathy, there was so much to see and enjoy no matter which direction you looked. Color everywhere and the sun shining. Perfection.

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  12. Happy T Day

    What an amazing place to visit so full of beauty and colour. Thank you for sharing the photographs

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. Thank you Chrissie. It was amazing. I have been poring over the pictures since I have come home. I still enjoy looking at them. Glad you did too. :)

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  13. Wow, it all looks fantastic! Gorgeous flowers, scrumptious tea, an elegant carriage, and a boat ride. Don't blame you for still walking on air! Happy T day!

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    1. Thank you! It really was fantastic. I am happy to have the photos and blog to relive it and share it. Happy T(hurs)day.

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