A white tea cloth brought home from the Azores with wonderful embroidery and cutwork is the perfect background for tea. A small bouquet of roses in a favorite vase which was a gift from a dear friend.
An elegant tea and so we used the silver teapot, creamer and sugar.
Each place setting set in true English style with a tea plate, a teacup and saucer and a teaspoon nestled on the saucer. Mother of pearl handled cake fork and knife. The china is my Spode Famille Rose.
The curate filled with tea treats. You work your way up the curate -- starting from the bottom. A chocolate lavender cake and asparagus tarts are the rest of the tea treats.
Chicken salad sandwiches on buttered brown bread decorated with garden dill and Kaufman nut bread (found at Tea With Friends) with her suggested filling of cream cheese and olives.
Asparagus tarts in my new tart shells. Found in a Tea Time Magazine where they were used for strawberry tarts. I bought them immediately with the idea that they would be perfect for individual asparagus tarts. (And they are!)
A chocolate bundt cake infused with lavender with chocolate ganache and a sprinkle of lavender buds.
Lemon tea treats -- lemon short bread made tea size and lemon curd tarts decorated with a viola.
And to "gild" the lily, real Devonshire cream and strawberry jam for the scones!
It was a lovely tea. Beethoven and Mozart played softly in the background and we watched the antics of the birds as Husband Jim had just filled the feeders and they were in a feeding frenzy! All too soon, there were only crumbs left and the teapot was empty. It was time for my friends to go!
It's Tuesday and I'm joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday. And I'm joining Bernideen at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Friends Sharing Tea.