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!