I just had to post this! Yesterday my daughter and I took her daughter, Claire, to tea. I had no idea that she would wear gloves of gold and a tiara! She was very excited about having a tea party and insisting on having hot tea just like Nanny (me). Her manners were impeccable (as she just recently turned three) and I think we started a lovely tradition. I know that next time I will certainly wear a hat and gloves.
Sorry for the blurry picture. I really love this Aynsley tea cup It is a turquoise and egg shell white border on the saucer with a beautiful gold trim. I like bright colors, they brighten the day! The marking on the back is C 979. If anyone knows what that means, please let me know. I put a question mark on the title because I've been rather tardy lately. I won't be able to post next week as I will be at the American Society of Botanical Artist's convention in Boston. It will be so exciting. Perhaps I can post some paintings when I get home. See you then!
I mentioned that there would be a tea party at my house and here it is! Ruthie and I invited some lovely ladies to have tea and play mah jongg. We made finger sandwiches including of course cucumber sandwiches, scones and a delicious quiche. Tea was constantly brewing and my teacups were enjoyed by all. It was so much fun. Some wore fascinators and others wore gorgeous hats. There is nothing like a tea party to awaken the "little girl" in all of us. Please enjoy the photos.