I have a friend, Alicia, who is always posting photos of the most gorgeous cookies, so when she offered to let me choose some, I jumped at the chance!
See what I mean? I thought they would be perfect for the first day of Spring.
How cute is this lace owl? She does all this by hand.
I've seen her decorate them for all occasions and seasons. They would be so pretty for a bridesmaids' lunch or shower, or even a birthday party. They would make the most adorable favors for a wedding also.
I decided to set up a coffee and cookie buffet to welcome the new season.
Noritake "Shenandoah" bone china, with its delicate floral pattern, is the perfect back drop for these beautifully decorated cookies.
Monogramed napkins were passed down from a relative.
My youngest daughter's pewter monogramed baby cup makes the perfect holder for a small bouquet of flowers.
The Fisher Silversmiths sterling coffee pot, cream and sugar were also passed down from a relative, and on loan from my mother.
I dressed up a $4 grocery store bouquet with Mountain Fire Pieris from the yard, and tucked it all into an antique silver wine cooler.
I have to say, as gorgeous and intricately decorated as these cookies are, they taste even better, if that's possible. I'm so very grateful to Alicia for sharing her gift with us.
What a great way to welcome Spring:-)
Well -- this is actually how we welcomed Spring!
I'll be joining: