Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Toasting the Queen with Tea

 Celebrating The Queen's Jubilee today, at afternoon tea with my friends,
Mary,  and her sister-in-law, Dorraine.

We had a grand time catching up with all the family news. Lots of laughs and fun.(Mary even wore her tiara!)
It was such a treat for me to be able to prepare some English treats for these lovely ladies.
There were tea sandwiches, scones with butter and cherry jam, madelinese, and iced fairy cakes.

...and of course, lots of tea!
The tea cozy is one I made while we lived in England. It's brocade, embellished with bits of antique lace, silk roses, pearls, velvet leaves and decorations from my wedding veil.

Tea cozy detail

Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen

Tablescape Thursday @ BNOTP

Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here

Pearls and Lace Thursday @ Faith, Grace, Crafts


Diane said...

Love this post and cheers to the Queen! That cozy is such a treasure! Lucky you to have lived in England - thank you for sharing!

Shirley said...

Cheers to the Queen. And what a lovely post about friendship, laughter and good times.
I'm now following you and hope to visit often.
Enjoy the day

Kathleen said...

What a lovely tea for you and your friends. Beautiful tea cozy!
Thanks for joining Let's Dish!

Scribbler said...

I love this -- looks like so much fun and so tasty too. Every time I see the Queen, I miss my mother (in a sweet way). QE2 was my mother's fashion icon, and she always wore the same style clothes and hairdo! I never saw her wear slacks, always in a dress with stockings, etc., and I used to refer to her wardrobe as her "tea with the queen" dresses.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

What a wonderful tea party - so fun! and everything looks perfect!!
Mary x


What a HIGH TEA PARTY...I'd love to be there and enjoy great company and delish food! Thnk you so much for your lovely comments, I so appreciate them. Hugs,

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful and fashionable high tea. Love all the baking and your teapot cozy is adorable,such beautiful silks and lace a heirloom for someone...treasured memories. Looks like you had a wonderful time with friends. x

Sarah said...

Very pretty. Wish I could join you for a cup of tea.

Marigene said...

I wish I liked tea! Very pretty.


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