I feel like Winnie-the-Pooh must have said somewhere,"Oh, a Birthday Tea. What a Happy Thought."
I had a birthday tea for my daughter and a dear friend of hers who flew in from out of state to celebrate the birthday weekend.
I didn't make her wear this Dollar Store crown.
Uh-oh . . . I forgot to remove the damp paper towels over the plate of sandwiches before taking this picture. I didn't want them drying out before we ate.
Another friend was to join us, but couldn't make it.
Here you see some of my mother-in-law's silver, and what looks like a Limoges teacup, but just says Made in Austria. The plate on top is the Rose Chintz pattern by Johnson Brothers. The fruit bowl is from Target.
The linen luncheon napkins are probably more than 75 years old, and came from a friend of my husband's grandmother's.
Because I'd been out of town I didn't make anything except for two kinds of scones. Oh, I did assemble the sandwiches and cut up some fruit! I got the rest of the goodies at a nearby Italian grocers with a wonderful pastry counter.
Little party favors were in order. A tiny bottle of glitter never hurt anything either.
|Lady Carlyle by Royal Doulton is in the running for my all-time favorite china pattern.|
|Had to have some bubbly pink lemonade in my mother-in-law's champagne glasses, circa 1949 (the glasses, not the lemonade!).|
These Italian hard candies are filled with soft centers. I bought them just because the packaging was so lovely. But they taste pretty good too.
Chocolate mousse-filled cups sitting atop cupcake stands I found at Target.
This tablecloth, which is really a bedspread, was hand crocheted by my grandmother. It's huge, and I can't even imagine the time that went into making it.
Croissants filled with chicken salad, and thin Pepperidge Farm sandwich bread filled with ham spread and boursin cheese and thinly sliced cucumbers.
Lemon curd and homemade clotted cream for the scones.
The birthday girl, my daughter, on the left, and her dear friend Sam.
After our tea, we sank into the couch and easy chairs for conversation in front of the fire. We were all in various degrees of semi sugar-induced comas.
A Delightful Party with two lovely young women!
Linking with Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.