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.


The table is ready for my guests.


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


A closer view



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



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


The rustic chargers offset the formality of the china.


Our lovely silver flatware is Royal Danish by International.


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


  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!