It was a wonderful event.
First three photos courtesy of Becky K.
We had a butler and footmen last night who served with distinction. They did a great job. Tim was the bulter, and we had a young man Daniel, a twelve year old young man Justin, and my 10 year old Kyle who were the footmen. They all did great! I'm hoping to find a photo of them from last evening. We had a meal as well as scones and desserts.
All the plates, tea cups, china bowls, tea pots and silver are mine. Collected bit by bit over many years. I've found them inexpensively, been given gifts, I even recently bought a set of five tiny silver spoons with a Scottish theme (ramparting lion, thistle, unicorn) at an antique store for $5.00! Perfect addition to the tea last night.
Here are a few of my tea things...
Cute photo Emma took of her table of tea drinkers!
We played an ornament game, where everyone gets to choose one, taking turns picking. You can pick from someone who has already chosen an ornament, as well. So we had several ornaments that were 'stolen' from someone, and then they had to go chose another. Here Juliet is holding a beautiful hummingbird ornament that she chose.
We ended our evening as we often do, singing Christmas Carols.
Then our butler took a group photo.
In the last few days before the tea, and on the day of the tea, I had 14 people who let me know they were unable to attend after all! So sad. We missed having them with us.
It is a joy to plan this tea every year. I love to treat these special ladies to a beautiful evening to begin the Christmas season.
Here are a few links from previous Christmas teas.
Today I am linking to