Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tea with Claire

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.
                                                         It's never to soon to start!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tea Cup Thursday?

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!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tea Cup Thursday

I want to share this darling trio today. It is pale blue with a lace-type border In the center are adorable rosebuds. I think the handle is charming. Aren't we lucky to have such sweet things?
                                                           The dish alone is lovely.
It's a Paragon tea trio and apparently named "Radstock"

Princess Kate has arrived!

I just received her yesterday  Too bad she missed my tea party, but I'm sure there will be other events!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Welcome to my Royal Tea

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.
                                                          Yes, it had a royal theme

Festive and Fun Decor

                                                               Cupcakes to take home!

Here are the hostesses!

                                                  Lady B, Lady Carol and Lady Ruthie

Our Guests Looked Lovely!

The table settings were devine!

                                                   So much fun to use all the different teacups!

The food was festive

                                            Ruthie's white chocolate tea cups and tea pots!
                                                          Carol made the quiche!
                                                    Ruthie made pretty petit fours

We had so much fun creating "tableaus"