Tea Time

Author:  Autumn

I love high tea.  Every time I visit a major international city, I always search out its best hotel for a formal afternoon tea.  It is one of my great pleasures in life.

I carry that love of being pampered into my own home, and each year I donate a high tea for six to the annual silent auction of an organization I belong to.  It gives me the chance to pamper others while raising money for an organization I strongly believe in.

I hope you enjoy these photos of a mid-winter tea I recently hosted.

The menu was tomato bisque, cranberry-orange scones, goat cheese tart with green salad, and an assortment of cookies and cakes.  They were served with an English tea with lemon – not milk.

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The table is ready for my guests.

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The clear depression glass plate allows the scene from the Royal Mail plate to show through.

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A closer view

 

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The Lenox Moospun cup works perfectly with the Royal Mail saucer.

 

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Lemons are sliced and ready, and the butter awaits the hot scones.

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The rustic chargers offset the formality of the china.

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Our lovely silver flatware is Royal Danish by International.

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The Lenox Moonspun water goblets are filled and ready.

Chargers – Macy’s a few years ago

China – Moospun by Lenox

Saucers – Royal Mail by Johnson Brothers

Dessert plates – Depression glass (gift from my mother)

Crystal – Moonspun by Lenox

Flatware – Royal Danish by International

Table cloth and napkins – Bed, Bath, and Beyond a few years ago

Comments

  1. Beth says

    Loved this table setting–loved your your new cow–loved Jordan new dining room furniture!!. A lovely afternoon tea party is the nicest way to take a mid afternoon break. I have been having a bright idea for a party, which I will share with you later.

  2. Carolyn Rasnick says

    Having been fortunate enough to partake of this and a previous year’s tea, I can assure all readers that the food and drink were as divine, if not more so, than the lovely table setting. Janette’s hospitality and charm is second to none!