Thursday, September 24, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
High Tea for the Newly Crowned Bride ~ Menu and Table setting Details:
Three tiered tray in centre of table:
Top tier: Polish marshmallow chocolate,
Trader Joe's Chocolate truffle and a puff pastry cookie.
Middle Tier: Scones made from Tea and Sympathy (in NYC) Scone mix
with cherry preserves on the table.
Bottom Tier: Egg salad sandwiches and
sandwiches with butter and slices of white cheddar cheese
this bread is also called Pain de Mie.
In the footed clear glass bowl: chicken salad with bowtie pasta. I poached the chicken
according to this method and it worked perfectly.
Tea: Rosie Lee tea from Tea and Sympathy in NYC.
Milk and sugar cubes included with the tea on the silver-plated tea service
In two water pitchers: filtered still water in one and pink lemonade in the other
(the lemonade being from concentrate
made with filtered still water).
Flowers: The bouquet in the tall white pitcher was my bouquet at the wedding.
The lovely 4 smaller jars of flowers were done by the Bride’s Mom for the
wedding reception and given to me by the Bride when she came for tea!
A&L fan: A wedding favour from the wedding reception!
Gifts: my personal gifts to the Bride as her wedding sponsor :)
My dear friend and newly wedded Bride is as much into antiquing and thrift stores
as I am and loved all the things I had for her… which I found mainly at sales :)
Wooden Napkin Holders: I got these years ago in Halifax with a dear friend;
they are painted on wood and were perfect for this Bride as some of her wedding gifts
are similar in colour to the turquoise :)
Tea Cups: I used these on purpose as they are from Poland, where my friend is from!
I just got these two teacups from my Great Aunt P’s home
and knew right away that I wanted to do a tea with my friend, the new Bride,
because of where they were made!
Plates: I bought the gold rimmed white plates on Etsy, the seller said they
were her Grandparents and were gifted to her Grandparents at their wedding.
Three tiered tray: it is Royal Albert Old Country Roses pattern
and I bought it at the VNA rummage sale :)
The tea was really special, like moments stolen out of time,
Extra-ordinary moments of fellowship, beauty and enjoying a lovely
The Bride had wanted to go to Tea and Sympathy in NYC before her wedding
but it did not work out...so...since I had already bought tea and the scone mix
from Tea and Sympathy in NYC in August,
I brought her a high tea, in part, from Tea and Sympathy
and it really was a grand time!
I was telling Mr Husband at lunch that her wedding was such a special day,
It was like my wedding, a day outside of time, and remembering it is like
seeing Narnia from a distance while one is moving out of Narnia,
like in Prince Caspian…
Our high tea feels like that a well,
Moments stolen out of ordinary time, special memories that we will
carry with us…
It bought back so many memories for me and of my friend
S. who did my makeup, gave me a pedicure, did my nails…
And the small Bridal shower my friends threw for me,
the one that my church in Ottawa did, as well as my NJ far-away church,
and my family Bridal shower in MI…
So many special memories!***