Mad Hatters Tea Party!
I love Hats and I love Tea Parties and some might say I have gone mad!
What I am trying to say, my dear readers, is I love a cuppa…any kind of tea is wonderful, soothing and relaxing.
I shared with you a wonderful experience a couple years ago, ….when two friends and myself went to this wonderful little Tea Room called The Wisteria Room. If you would like to see that post, click on the link below.
It was right up my alley or should I say it’s my cup of tea. 🙂
My very first tea set was the tiny set my parents gave me for my 5th birthday and I have been hooked ever since.
The television show starring Angela Lansbury…”Murder, She Wrote”…. inspired me to purchase my first set of Blue Willow dishes and of course I had to have a tea set included.
Actually, my desire for Blue Willow dishes came from a famous restaurant in Kansas called the “Brookville Hotel”, where they not only served my favorite fried chicken dinners, but they served them on Blue Willow dishes with blue and white and red and white gingham tablecloths. See link below for more on that landmark restaurant.
If you will note in the picture, Angela Lansbury is serving tea to friends.
She always made tea ….using a lap tray for the teapot, creamer, sugar and lemon slices… when she needed to solve mysteries.
I have always loved mysteries and I have a confession to make.
I would make my tea tray every time that television show would come on and drink my tea with Angela.
Ok, I am probably the only person to do such a silly thing. :)…..but I still enjoy a quiet time with a cup of hot tea…on a tray…which makes it a bit more special for me.
Which leads me to why I am posting about teapots and such.
I have started re-organizing my dish pantry, and came across my favorite tea set which I had stored in a back corner of one of the shelves.
I have a green polka dot tea set, an orange Fiesta tea set, my Blue Willow tea set…and my favorite pink tea set.
I am going to have a Tea Party with a few of my friends.
I have found these adorable invitations ……and I shall send them out about a week before the Tea.
Yes, I am going to ask them to wear a hat….any hat….and I will serve clotted Devonshire cream and scones, Pink Petit Four cakes and finger sandwiches and the traditional time will be observed between 3 and 5 pm.
And we shall chat as we sip from pretty pink cups….just as they do in England…..discussing who originated the high and low afternoon teas.
Oh, how I wish my friend from across the pond were here….she would have inside tips on English afternoon tea.
(I did find out that the reason the milk goes in first is so it won’t curdle when lemon is added…that is if you take milk and lemon with your tea)
PLUS, this gives me a good excuse to take a break from organizing my dish pantry.
Have a great day my friends! I have a tea party to plan…I know I have an easy scone recipe and who can’t make cucumber and cream cheese finger sandwiches?
More to come…..