Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Festive Tea

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I thought it would be a good idea to begin the festivities once my Christmas tree was decorated, by inviting a friend to my home for a small festive tea. We drank mulled fruit punch and then milky coffee and rose tea. We ate mini pecan pies, belgian raspberry waffles, mini percy pigs, some delicious milk and white coated chocolate biscuits, mini macarons, lemon drizzle cake, mini pitta bread with houmous and toasted mini buns with welsh rarebit. And we listened to the She & Him Christmas album with the sweet scent of Diptyque and the Christmas tree lights twinkling in the background.

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38 comments:

Lianne Marie Binks said...

Simply fabulous! Have you got the vintage tea party book by the way?

PinkBow said...

Lianne - no bit it is on my list to buy, it looks amazing!

Bee. said...

This looks so lovely :) Can't wait to do similar when I go home for Christmas.

❤Cate❤ said...

Ooo it looks so festive and delicious xoxo

The doll on fashion said...

I want to be your friend! Festive tea looks so delicous....

The doll on fashion

The Style Box said...

Oh wow! Looks like a dream! x

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Stunning shots! x

http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

Sher said...

Oh, it would be lovely to be invited to one of your festive tea! This is really amazing:)

Harriet said...

Oh this sounds perfect! What a wonderful evening!

janettaylor said...

Wonderful!

İpek said...

Festive indeed! *Vinatge tea party book is so very lovely by the way, its definitely something you should own.* Christmas in your house is aways something to look forward too xx

Claire said...

Ahhh!! I love this! You share the same taste in a night in as I do! Sounds wonderful and photos are goregous! Rememebr to invite me next time! ;) ha ha! xx

Molly ♥ said...

Beautiful, I love the christmas decor.

Candy Pop said...

Can I come next time? :)

PLEASE!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh Paula, I don't do Christmas trees or much other xmassy stuff - but I so want to come to your Christmas tea! xo

Gawgus things... said...

I absolutely love your mulled wine glasses! Gorgeous pics and gorgeous blimming food by the sound of it! Xx

Claudia Moser said...

Lovely idea and I start thinking based on your inspiration on how my weekend will look like :)

Cheryl said...

Wow, this looks so much fun! I'm going to have to steal this idea and do it with my friend to get me in the Christmas spirit! Thanks for sharing :o) xx

Becky said...

Everything looks perfect, did you make the macarons?

PinkBow said...

sher, claire, candy pop, sabine - next time i must make it a blogger tea party ;-)

becky - no, after a disastrous day on the baking front the day before, everything is m&s!

Lexie said...

Aww what a lovely post, loved all the candles together on the tray. really pretty :)

Constance said...

It looks sooo english I love it!!!! Lucky friends!!!

Carina said...

I love this! I'd really enjoy a little party such as yours :)

xx Carina

Alice said...

This makes me even more excited for our Christmas afternoon tea now! Alice xx

Michelle Lee said...

So lovely!

3smallapples said...

Wow, this looks amazing! Invite me round any time!

xx

Laura D said...

I just love your Christmas decorating posts. And I love tea! Have you had red Rooibis tea? I have a bit of an obsession with it right now. Particularly this red velvet cupcake flavor I've just purchased. I've been having it with peppermint spiked steamed milk. So Christmasy!

Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

What a nice idea! This looks so wonderful :(

Caitlin Shearer said...

Delicious!

betty said...

those are wonderful photo collection ... i love it altho im no sweet tooth :p

please check out my blog follw me back x x x

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PinkBow said...

Alice - me too, really looking forward to it!

Laura D - oohhh that sounds so wonderful, I definitely need to check it out!

prettylittlepinkthings said...

Ahh that looks so lovely! What a perfect way to bring in the holiday season!
~Lesley

StyleVamp said...

The photos are lovely! I love taking afternoon tea and am so glad that there are other people out there who enjoy this tradition as well. This vintage tea book you are talking about, could someone please post the title?

Thanks! :-)
Jessica

PinkBow said...

stylevamp - here it is - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vintage-Tea-Party-Book/dp/184533647X

StyleVamp said...

PinkBow, thank you for the link for the book! I've got to add that to my tea book collection. :)

Jessica

kat said...

Ooh what a gorgeous festive tea party, I love how you've set it all out and that picture with the bauble and lights behind is stunning. We have our tree up in the living room today
Love kat
Ps thanks for the email and will get back to you soon xox

Chuck said...

This looks so lovely! What sweet mini Christmas party. x

nina-im-wunderland said...

sounds like the perfect pre-christmas event.