You’re Invited to a Tea Party!

Recently, I received some delightful pictures of a tea held by Meg, a reader of BNOTP. Meg was originally born in England but now lives in Canada. She wrote to me and said, “I recently gave a British afternoon tea for six friends, including cream horns for which I bought the molds from England last year.”

Meg told me the she went with a teacup theme and the cloth napkins were held by wooden teapots. Love it!

Meg said, “The china is a German set by JL Menau, it was gifted to me, so do not have any more details.”

As you can see, these photos were taken of the table before the food was in place.

Here’s how it looked once Meg filled the serving dishes. Meg told me, “I baked everything myself.” Amazing! I would loved to have been present for this tea. Look at those cream horns and blueberry scones!

The sideboard was set for this festive occasion, too.

Meg, thanks so much for sharing these photos of your wonderful tea! Your friends must have loved every minute at this beautiful table!

See you this evening for Metamorphosis Monday!


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  1. martinealison says

    Tout ça m'a l'air bien sympathique…

  2. MMMMMMMMM, that looks yummy. I just finished breakfast and it STILL looks yummy. Thanks for sharing, Susan. Your friend did an awesome job on the tea! Susan

  3. You and your friend are so creative! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this.

  4. I'd love to know what her menu was. It all looks wonderful.

    Thanks for a great blog.

  5. Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea says

    Being from Europe I love this. We had tea at home, too.

  6. What a lovely tea — I envy the"from scratch" cream horns! I may have to look for those molds myself!

  7. What a delightful tea! I'd love to join in with all the lovely details and delicious offerings. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

  8. I want to be Meg's friend, she made everything herself, oh my! (I'm actually not a tea drinker but I would eat everything else there with extra clotted cream please!!!) Love the table and sideboard presentations also.

  9. Blondie's Journal says

    Everything looks perfect. I would have LOVED to have been there. Thanks, Susan, for sharing this!


  10. Happy Homemaker UK says

    This looks so beautiful and yummy!

  11. Bella Michelle says

    What a beautiful setting to send time with friends! I would love to have enjoyed an afternoon around that table. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Oh how gorgeous. It is warminjg to my heart to see such a lovely spread and reminds me of my childhood. Being a Pom living in New Zealand, it is good to see my fellow Poms keeping up the tradition of afternoon tea so far from Home..

    My daughter who is 15 in April has asked me if she can have her birthday party as an English tea party.. So lets hope the next generation still keep up the "Oh so civilised" ritual. Luckily I have enough China to host a party for hoards after I spent a year collecting a complete mismatched (or as I am led to believe by an antique dealer frind of mine, an "eclectic") set.

  13. Hello Susan,
    Meg did a perfect job. Everything looks fine and delicious. Would love to join such a party.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Greetings, Johanna

  14. Very pretty! The china is just gorgeous–so dainty!

  15. Your tea photos remind me of the tea my dear friend gives every year for 10 of us. It is such a special gift from her. Thanks for sharing!

  16. You know…I see items on this beautiful tablescape, like the two-tier serving plates, that look identical to some of the random pieces that my Grandmother gave me…and I think, "Why are these packed away instead of using them?!" I'm digging them out for Easter! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your tea party with us! Debi

  17. Astoria Girl says

    Do you know where she got the place card holders? I am hosting a Bridal Tea for a friend of mine and would LOVE to have them!

  18. This may sound silly, but one thing I especially like about Meg's table is that it she has kept things simple toward the center, so guests can see each other and converse freely! It's just simple and beautiful, and the food looks WONDERFULLY delicious!

  19. NYC, Style and a little Cannoli says

    how amazing! I have been trying different teas all over NYC and they are so much fun….they are soo in !!
    thanx for sharing!!

  20. Handy Man, Crafty Woman says

    oooh, this is SO pretty! love it.

  21. Aww, this is so nice! What a wonderful treat to attend a tea. It looks like Meg went to a lot of trouble for her lucky friends. Everything is just beautiful.


  22. Lady Katherine says

    Loved seeing Meg's Tea! The china, the food was so lovely!

  23. A beautiful Tea. Thanks for Sharing Susan! I think I must start planning my own!

  24. FABBY'S LIVING says

    I loved looking at this, as I love making high to for my friends here… in Ecuador is very customery to make them for women friends for any reason. I love the German tea set, lovely. I love the sweets, they look yummy! Thank you Susan for sharing.


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