Afternoon Tea

Yesterday, I invited two of my friends over for afternoon tea. I didn’t want anything too overtop but I did want it to be special, especially because one of my friends had never had afternoon tea. I went with a  mismatched themed as I wanted it to be casual yet girly. I set the table with a white tablecloth and put a rose fabric topper made out of a thrifted piece of vintage fabric.

The centerpiece was a painted Mason jar with silk flowers. I would have loved fresh flowers but honestly, fresh flowers never last in my home. They are my cat’s favorite snack! I don’t support his addiction to eating  flowers, so I don’t tempt him by bringing them in. I wonder if they have a support group for people like me? Ha!

I used thrifted cloth napkins with the sweetest embroidered pink flower. Aren’t they so pretty?

Look at these beautiful little treats! I had my daughter help with making them and the decoration.

Afternoon tea is her favorite and she loves to help set up and decorate! A girl after my own heart!

I brought out this beautiful white teapot that my mamma bought for me last year. She got one to match for herself.

The sugar bowl is part of another set that was given to me as a going away present from some friends last summer. I love this set and use almost daily.

I served PG Tips again. I chose this one because both of my friends are coffee girls, so I wanted a full flavor tea.

Recognize this teacup? She has already made an appearance here.

I brought out my favorite creamer in my favorite pattern, Royal Albert’s Old Country Rose. A classic beauty!

I love the light reflecting off my pink depression plates. So pretty!

I served Lemon Curd Filled Vanilla Cakes with Vanilla Buttercream.

They were delicious! So moist and tangy from the lemon curd filling, and sweet and creamy from the vanilla buttercream. I love the fresh raspberry on top!


My daughter also made the Lemon Drizzle cakes. She wanted to make the recipe all on her own.

I think she did a great job!

I also served crustless mini quiches with peppers and dill. So scrumptious!

I brought out hats so my friends could wear them. They loved it!

We had a lovely time together chatting, sipping tea, enjoying all the lovely treats, and just having girl time. I asked my one friend who had never had afternoon tea how she liked it, and her answer was, “I can’t wait for the next one!” I think it’s safe to say she loved it!

Isn’t afternoon tea just so wonderful? I think so!



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18 thoughts on “Afternoon Tea

  1. What a charming tea table! Mis-matched china makes for an interesting tea. Your treats look delicious and I’m sure you all had a splendid time. I do especially love the hats! Thanks for sharing and coming to tea with me.



  2. Hi Ana! Lovely afternoon tea. Those desserts look delicious!! Really all the food does. The table turned out so pretty–and those thrift store napkins are definitely too cute!


  3. Another charming post, sweet Ana 🙂 I just love how you add so much loveliness and detail to your tea time. And those hats brought a smile to my face. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.


  4. Well look at this, what a wonderful Tea party, love the hats!! And the table and treats look wonderful, your daughter did fine on the lemon drizzle cupcakes!

    Thanks for stopping by Friday Features to share this week!!
    Hope you will stop by and Wednesdays as well.
    Have a great day!


  5. What a lovely idea to have friends over for tea! The roses runner is so pretty with the mix n match china! Your tea treats look so yummy and your daughter did a wonderful job helping. Have a great week!



    • Hi Pam! Thank you so much for your lovely comments! We had a wonderful time together and my daughter loved being a part of it. Got start them young! Ha! Hope you have a beautiful week!!


  6. What a fun time for you and your friends! Love your pretty table and napkins. The cupcakes and quiche look yummy and your dishes are perfect for afternoon tea! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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