"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Afternoon Tea

I was invited to a Tea today!  I've never been to a tea before, so of course I accepted the invitation.  For many of you, tea is a daily occurrence, but not so for this American.  It was held in a beautiful home, where we were invited to tour the upstairs bedrooms and choose a hat to wear to tea. I took many more pictures, but I'll spare you all the details, and get right to the tea. The tables were set beautifully, and there were 16 of us. I only knew one friend, and she got tickets because her daughter was unable to attend at the last minute.

So I got to make two new friends today, and as we chatted all afternoon, we all realized that we had some common acquaintances. It was a lovely afternoon, and there was plenty of food and tea. It just kept coming!

If you've never been to a tea, and you get the opportunity, I highly recommend it.  Just don't go the same day that you have a company dinner a few hours later.  You may not want to eat again for a very long time!

A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards. ~A.A. Milne


  1. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon Sunny. Looks divine.
    I have never been to a proper tea eith but I am going to a Beatrix Potter afternoon next week. Maybe that will be proper tea. I'll see and let you know.

  2. Thank you SO much for this "spot of tea". I've never been to a Tea before. I think I had tea parties as a little girl with my dolls but that's as far as I got to a "Tea".

    I didn't know you wore hats to "teas". I appreciate the pics you shared to help me understand more.

    It looks all so "Special" , like white gloves could have been in order.


  3. What a wonderful tea party you went to. I used to hold tea parties when I was in my "thirties". I used to send a handcrafted invite to my girlfriends and then set up my dining room table with all my finery. No hats; but plenty of tasty home cooking. Now I am in my "sixties" it seems like a lot of hard work...funny how time makes one a bit weary.
    Might have to revisit the tea party idea again.....mmmmm could I do a cyberspace one!
    Kind Regards
    p.s. just popped in to see how your 'Early Bird Christmas Crafting' was going....we are in our last month, so don't miss out!


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