With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Come Join Me for An English Afternoon Tea

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Come Join Me for An English Afternoon Tea

Reliving the delightful experiences of our London trip last year, and after sharing a traditional breakfast in my last post, I'm now posting ideas for a lovely afternoon tea.


 The table setting includes a cup I bought at Buckingham Palace, and my vintage pink Rosaline swirl dishes. 
 Vintage appliqued napkins and place mats along with pink pearl-handled flatware and my last jar of Buckingham Palace blackcurrant jam are added. 
I suppose once I open and use up this last jar of jam, I'll just have to go back and get more.
After our tour of Buckingham Palace, John and I enjoyed an elegant dessert and coffee at the outside cafe.
 This three-tiered server offers foods similar to what we had in a London bakery.
Shortbread and pieces of pistachio fudge entice from the top tier.
I'll be sharing the recipe for the shortbread soon. My favorite fudge is Fudge Kitchen Pistachio on the Ocean City (NJ) Boardwalk.
 The middle tier includes scones, raspberry cream cheese coffee cake and slices of glazed rolls.
Here are links to some of these recipes:
Simple roast beef and cheese sandwiches fill the bottom tier.
The sandwiches we had in London were not elaborate, usually a bit of cheese, chicken or chicken salad on a baguette with lettuce and tomato.
Wish you all could join me for a lovely English Tea because I know I would have so much fun spending the afternoon with you!
 John and I standing in front of Buckingham Palace.
Oh, how I miss this delightful city!

9 comments:

handmade by amalia said...

What a wonderful post. Is there anything nicer than a proper afternoon tea? I liked seeing all your pretty linen and dishes and the food looks delicious. Very well done.
Amalia
xo

Denise inVA said...

What a wonderful afternoon tea. This is perfect and a lovely photo.

Barbara F. said...

What a beautiful tea. I bet the jam is so good you could just eat it on a spoon.

Ann said...

Everything looks great. You've set such a pretty table

Sally Croft said...

Are you sure there isn't royalty in your heritage? Such a delightful afternoon tea. Jam from Buckingham Palace is definately areason for another visit. Look forward to making your scone
recipe. Ta ta for now!

Lorrie said...

What a delicious looking afternoon tea! I'd love to share it with you and your blogging buddies. London is a beautiful city - one I'd like to spend more time in, too.

corners of my life said...

Beautiful photos. I love that tiered trays are back in fashion.

Mary Cromer said...

I enjoy tea parties and this looks like such a love assortment of goodies~

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Ahem. You gave an invitation and neglected to give an address, therefore, I missed tea.
lol
What a wonderful reminder of your day...cup and jam. My Buckingham Palace goodies are a sewing kit, slippers and a shopping bag. Like you, must return only this time without Dave...bittersweet. I'm headed back next year but not sure I'll make it into London...going to Lake District to visit Beatrix Potter country.

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