In a couple of weeks I am planning to have some ladies over for afternoon tea. (Number 14 on my 101 in 1001 list.)
I want it to have a feminine ambiance and to that end I started pulling out our pink and frilly dishes and linens.
First on the list is a lovely set of Hutschenreuther china that belonged to Charlie’s grandmother.
My mother, who loved beautiful dishes, had a set of six rose-painted plates that go beautifully with the Hutschenreuther.
In addition to a dozen or so pink cloth napkins I have a pink damask table cloth and a white cloth appliqued with pink roses.
Whilst I was pulling out things I collected anything that was emblazoned with roses, like a small picture frame and tea towels.
Finally while I love serving tea from ceramic pots,
I’m going to pull out the pieces of an old Sheffield silver coffee and tea set to use as flower vases.
And because the only men allowed are those who will serve or play music, (please find your tuxedo, Charlie) the whole afternoon should be very ladylike.
It looks like he’s saying, “As you wish , Madam.” I’ll be working on the menu very soon.
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