When the idea of a virtual Vintage Tea Party was suggested by Mum's Simply Living
blog, I added my name to the list to join in. I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to make a strawberry cream sponge cake which I haven't made for ages and show some of the beautiful vintage china my Mum has given me. Here is the table set for a tea party.
|We needed more than sponge cake so I made peanut butter crinkle biscuits. They melt in your mouth.|
The sponge cake was delicious as was my cup of tea being sipped from a beautiful teacup.
I used a white tablecloth with beautiful crosstitch. It belonged to my maternal Grandmother and was given to me by my Mum a few years ago. It graced our table for both Charlotte's 21st and Genevieve's 18th birthdays this year. Isn't the detail pretty?
The tea set was given to my parents as a wedding gift and as my Mum doesn't use it anymore, she gave it to me. Aren't I lucky? The set consists of six cups and saucers, six cake plates, a milk jug and sugar bowl. Look at the detail.
|Detail inside the cup.|
|Markings on the back.|
Also on the table was another piece given tome by my Mum, a gorgeous plate that I love.
Also used were silver cake forks and teaspoons found very inexpensively in an antique shop a few years ago. The cake pedestal was a wedding present hubby and I received and the BIG teapot one I bought a few years ago for when we have family get togethers.
Have a look at this beautiful silver tea strainer which was purchased from the same antique shop the forks and teaspoons were bought from. From memory I paid $10.00 dollars each for the tea strainer, fork and teaspoons sets.
Thank you for visiting my Tea Party and bearing with this photo heavy post. I had so much fun, I just didn't want to stop taking photos. This has been a most enjoyable way to spend Melbourne Cup Day. Not only has the Vintage Tea Party been fun, we now have leftover sponge cake for dessert and biscuits for the family for the next week, or I should say next few days.
I'm just off to join the other ladies at their Vintage Tea Parties. The link at the beginning of this post lists the other ladies participating. Have a lovely day/evening everyone.