Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Bloggers Valentine Tea In Atlanta

I love when there's a blogger's get-together so you can imagine how excited I was to get an e-vite from Joyce at From the moment the invitation arrived it was fun to think about things to take and/or bake. I decided to take Margaret Furlongs Love Tokens. As a food contribution I decided to bake creme wafers. These have been my traditional valentine cookies for the past 30 years. These cookies are nothing but butter so they simply melt in your mouth. My husband waits the whole year long for valentine cookie time.I forgot to take a photo of the finished cookie but Fooding Through Life made these a couple of years back and posted a picture of the finished product. These cookies are so easy and are always a hit. If you're looking for a cookie recipe for this valentine's day, try these. My version of the recipe uses no eggs (unlike Fooding Through Life). Let me know if you want the recipe....easy, easy!

Atlanta blogger attendees were treated to a beautiful tea at Joyce's house. Everything was perfect! Joyce had asked us to wear red for National Wear Red Day, so even as guests we were color coordinated with the color theme. Everything about the event was lovely, especially the valentine tablescapes. I got so excited to see some of my favorite bloggers like Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict and Susan from Between Naps on the Porch. It was also fun to meet a new blogger, Robin, who has just moved to Atlanta. You can meet her too and learn more about what is going on in her new life at Fonville Farm.

Sometimes I get so caught up in the moment that I forget to take photos and that is exactly what happened yesterday. As you might guess with so many bloggers in one place someone was taking photos and I noticed that Sue at Rue Mouffetard has posted about the event. One thing I've noticed about blog gatherings. Bloggers have some incredible cameras!

Can't wait till the next gathering!


  1. The hearts you made are beautiful - I had the perfect place for it my room.

    I enjoyed meeting you - they do have a lot of nice cameraa don't they?


  2. Oh, that sounds like so much fun. I really must find some bloggers in my area and have a get-together. I just love a tea party! Have a good weekend...jj

  3. It is so nice that the GA bloggers have the opportunity to meet like this and I'm sure Joyce was the perfect hostess.

    I'd love your cookie recipe Cheryl! I used to made big decorative cookies every year, for each holiday, for my children to bring one to each of their classmates in school. I became known as " the cookie Mommy"
    I miss those days!

  4. Hi Cheryl! It was so much fun, wasn't it? I love the pretty heart that you gave us! And I can personally attest to the yumminess of your cookies! Have a wonderful weekend...hugs...Debbie

  5. Hey Cheryl, SO SORRY I missed this event. Unfortunately I was out of town all week and not getting back in till late Thursday...I knew I'd be whipped. Totally hate that I missed having fun with you all! Maybe next time! ~CC Catherine (Your cookies look divine and I'd love the recipe - can you email it to me at my email address? Thanks friend!

  6. Hi Cheryl....thanks again for the beautiful little "love token"...that was so nice of you to bring them to the tea for everyone....Your cookies were delicious....I would love the recipe if you could e-mail it to me....Hope to see you soon for lunch with Joyce....