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.