Friday, 4 June 2010

Tea Party Friday

What a lovely day for a vintage tea party. The sun was shining all day, the cake making went according to plan (well almost) and the guests arrived bringing more tasty treats for tea.

We sat down at 3.30pm for a tea time feast of little dainty sandwiches, home made sausage rolls, crisps, scones with the obligatory strawberry jam and clotted cream, millionaires shortbread, iced chocolate fairy cakes, strawberries and a jam filled Victoria sponge. We washed it down with pink lemonade, ginger beer and tea for us mummy's.

It was lovely to bring out all the miss matched china that I have been slowly acquiring and we even strung up a piece of bunting just for fun.

The kids had a great time supping pink lemonade from fine bone china cups and saucers.

The pictures aren't great as it was a bit of a rush to take a photograph before the little ones started to demolish the tea, they were pretty hungry.

Alex knocking back the pink fizz.

Daisy sporting a very cheesy grin. She has decided a vintage tea is just the ticket for her birthday party in September.

Julia dressed for the occasion by wearing her new handmade skirt. The skirt was made from a piece of bargain fabric found in John Lewis. It looked fab on, I really couldn't tell it was homemade it was that good. She has inspired me to make a start on the dress I have promised to make for Daisy. Maybe next week when they go back to school and I have a bit more time.

I finally finished Vanessa's fairy tale swap package, so hopefully she will like what I have sent and appreciate the hand made item which for some reason took me ages to finish.
Talking of swaps, my apron arrived from Australia on Wednesday. Now had I put some thought into it then I would have photographed the package and the beautifully wrapped parcel inside, but no, I ripped it open at top speed. Alex has excelled herself and made me this gorgeous retro apron. I feel like a proper 1950's house wife wearing it. It is made from a gorgeous floral print fabric and has cute scalloped edges, ticking straps and two sweet little pockets, oh and not forgetting the rick racking. Thank you so much Alex its fab.
I'm not really sure what we are doing this weekend but I am really hoping the lovely weather continues.
Have fun whatever you get up to.


  1. Oooh Looks fab!
    I am having a Vintage 'mad hatters tea party' in July too for my birthday, im so excited!!

  2. Your tea party looks amazing - what a lovely idea.

    Gorgeous apron too - its been a great swap hasn't it :)

  3. Your tea party looks delightful! Loving the apron too.

  4. ooh What a fun tea Party!

    I'm so glad you like your apron too, twas fun to make! :D

  5. Oh it all looks and sounds so absolutely charming! What a gorgeous idea. Hx

  6. Looks fantastic, that tablecloth is great too, I'm glad everyone enjoyed it so much. I love that the children drank out of china cups! xx

  7. We just had the best time - thanks so much for inviting us. BTW, I have made another skirt!