Last weekend, I visited Columbia road flower market in East London. As you can see from above, I bought some Tulips and Ranunculi.
I had plans for these flowers but unfortunately they drooped and the petals all came off. I loved the painterly effect on the purple Tulip petals, so decided to photograph it.
Behind every little setback, there is a sun shining story. So here it is :
En route to the flower market, I passed a flea market in Brick Lane. It was there that my eyes caught sight of a set of vintage teacups, saucers and plates.
I couldn’t stop thinking about it and hoped they would still be there when I returned. They were! Yay! I have created today’s post to show you my tea set.
So here it is! It is a set of fine bone China from Windsor. Very simple but oh so sweet! I loved the dainty pale Turquoise dots and the gold rims.
We celebrated my set with a little tea party at home.
That Laduree pink sugar coated macaroon looked perfectly at home with my teacup.
I do find French Fancies a bit too sweet, but I just had to get them, you see why don’t you? It goes so well with the blue dots on the plates. My little son, the sweet tooth, of course reaped the benefits.
Fine bone china deserves fine tea. So here we have three varieties of the most delicious blends from Laduree. Hints of Bergamot, citrus and caramels, a real pleasure to drink.
Here it is again.
I took the opportunity of a tea party to make a mini naked Floral cake. Remember my blog post on how to make it?
So pleased to have finally attempted to make one.
The cake was adorned with Roses, Carnations and Rosemary foliage. I also added some sweet blueberries and raspberries on the whipped cream.
No English tea party is complete without Cucumber finger sandwiches and scones with clotted cream. I can truly say we were very full after this party.
Hope you like my tea set and tea party? The 22 piece set was a bargain at £18.
I’m off to Salt Lake City next weekend, but will hopefully be back with a post before then, to show you a really cool collaboration. It is with one of my favourite brands.
Have a great week ahead!