Seeing as it was just Mum, Grandma and myself, and seeing as though I have been dying to use my new Laura Ashley tea service cake stand, there was one option and one option only. Afternoon tea for the girls!
Wearing my delicious Forever 21 tea dress. This thing has seen me through the summer, it has been my sartorial triumph of 2013. The colour and the fit are dreamy. I normally wear with open-toed sandals out and about but it's more fun to walk round barefoot if you can!
Check out the cut out back!
A proper afternoon tea should include proper napkins. My lovely silver napkin ring belonged to my Great Grandma Dora.
Grandma and Mum were bursting with compliments about the spread and quickly set about pouring the tea. Mum poured the milk in first (I know) and my Grandma told her off as apparently that's the 'uncouth' way of going about things. Unlike Gran I wasn't so bothered about the social meaning and what not. I just think it's a bit weird.
The magic of scones comes down to creating your tower. Butter, strawberry jam and lashings of clotted cream on top is my idea of heaven.
It was so nice to be able to treat my two favourite ladies to a proper ladies' tea. I think they rather enjoyed it! We couldn't manage all of the sandwiches, which my Dad was rather pleased about as he walked in after his game of golf. He had already had dinner but couldn't help himself!
He always has to have piccalilli with his ham sarnies though.
I really don't have enough afternoon teas, but now I have my cake stand I suppose there's no excuse not to! I'm now just about ready and set for my little Southern adventure.