Preparations for an Autumn Tea Luncheon

It has been several years since I hosted a tea party. The desire to have a tea luncheon has come about as I browse the pretty teacup blogs. As a collector of teacups and linens, it is a shame not to use our  pretty things more often. Do you agree?

Therefore, an Autumn Tea was scheduled and invitations sent to seven lovely ladies.

Next was how shall I set the table and what cups and china shall I use.  Therefore, I brought out several pieces of china and ‘auditioned’ them on a large flat surface (my sewing cutting table).

I have chosen to mainly use my vintage Claire by Noritake which I featured previously on a teacup Tuesday which can be viewed by clicking here.

However, I do not have a full set and I also want to show off use my fancier cups as the guests work at a local antique shop and appreciate pretty things.  Therefore, the place settings will not be matchy matchy, but I think it will turn out okay.  I have done a “trial run” of a place setting.

The menu will consist four courses:  soup, salad, quiche, scones & sweets. I plan on preparing the food the day before. Soup always tastes better on the second day. I wish I could include finger sandwiches, but it is too much for me to prepare.  More details to follow as preparations progress.

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