Such a bouquet can be found in the gorgeous spring issue of Gatherings magazine, founded by my dear childhood friend, Heather Spriggs-Thompson.
Heather invited me to contribute to this issue, and as I pondered on what to submit, I could think of few better ways to welcome the glory of springtime than by hosting an afternoon tea party.
I had so much fun setting up for this photo shoot. My children were at a friend's house for the night, so I indulged in the rare luxury of time and was able to relax and have a blast being creative.
I hope you enjoy my article (beginning on page 34; the recipes begin on page 106).
The magazine is full of beautiful images and wonderful ideas: everything from a quick and easy freshening of a space (hello, contact paper!) on page 60 , to ideas for your Easter table (page 72), to a fantastic treasure-trove of ideas for creative play with your little ones (page 85).
I'd love it if you could take a few minutes and delight in this labor of love of my dear friend.
Be sure to pour yourself a nice cup of tea first, though. Click here for the magazine!