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.
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