We were very lucky with the weather on Saturday for a vintage afternoon tea party in the garden. Bunting and loosely arranged country flowers decorated the tables – we used jam jars, golden syrup tins, teapots and pitchers as containers.
We bought a few flowers and topped up from the garden. Luckily the roses and Philadelphus were in bloom at the right time.
My sister-in-law supplied all the vintage china and 1930’s embroidered tablecloths. I made the bunting and supplied the vintage cake stands.
The menu consisted of sandwiches to start: mature Cheddar and caramelised red onion chutney on white bread, ham with apricot and ginger chutney on wholemeal, egg and cress on white, smoked trout and watercress on wholemeal and goats cheese and red pepper on walnut bread. All the bread was homemade – they must have been rather tasty, as they all disappeared before I could take any photos!
Then there was a selection of homemade mini cakes and tartlets. The meringues were pink, lemon and mauve filled with raspberry cream, lemon curd cream and blueberry cream respectively. The tartlets were filled with lemon curd with blueberries and lime curd with raspberries. There were mini chocolate brownie cupcakes with dark chocolate ganache on top.