Set the Table, Tea is On!
Share a creative afternoon tea table setting. Linens, serving pieces, teapots and teacup, tea accoutrement’s and accessories, centerpieces, tea trays or three-tiers, and more. Show one way you enjoy creating a memorable tea experience. This is your opportunity to show the world
the fun you have when you create your own special tea experience. Then. . .invite over a friend or neighbor and share some tea together. That way all your work is not for ought.
I guess it all comes from being a voracious reader as a child, but my ideal tea party would have to be arranged by the Madhatter and the Queen of Hearts. When I envision my own gala, it would indeed be outside, with a lavish spread with my best linens, china, etc.
I ran out of time (obviously, since this is a week late already) to actually stage said table, or even to pull out my great-grandmother’s tablecloth for a photo.
However, I did snap a quick shot of my shaded side yarn, and in that little glade is where I’d set the table. I’d even want the Knight to muscle out a sideboard of some sort, because I think a proper tea wants an excessive display of tiered serving pieces with everything from dainty sandwiches to decadent, miniature pastries.
I apologize for asking you to use so much imagination here, but this way, it will be rather like Helen of Troy. I’ve given you a framework in which you can manipulate the details to envision your own lovely outdoor tea party. Just be sure to add lots of pretty flowers, and I’m sure we’ll all be on the same page!