Many years ago, I collected a set of English Crownford Hunt Dishes. I often used them at Thanksgiving and for my last "Tea In The Garden" for this season - I thought this would be wonderful.
Of course, this is just a table "setting" as I had to go to work today. (Oh, the life of the working woman) I have been dreaming of the foods I might serve for such a time!
I am sure you already know that a "High Tea" is an evening meal with multiple courses and a big pot of tea. The table is set for six.
Little Stuffed Cornish Hens would be perfect don't you think? Or a Turkey Roulade with Apple Stuffing....Baked Apples, Stuffed Tomatoes, Corn Pudding.....whew! Then I dreamed of Boston Brown Bread you bake in the cans and Pumpkin Pie. But, alas...I ran out of time for actual cooking and baking so our imagination with just have to suffice.
Recently, at a mega antique mall, I found the center topper on this table and it was a great price. It is from Austria. It has the wonderful hunt print on it and I figured it was probably from the 1960's.
I had measured the top of the picnic table and bought 2 5/8 yards of lovely red plaid medium heavy fabric which I narrow hemmed last night.
I have two different hunt teapots so one can sit at each end of the table. The red glass vase is also a recent thrift store find.
Mr and Mrs. Fox thought it was a lovely day
it "get out of the closet" and have tea!
I hope you will join me below and link along with our blog party....please link your "Tea In the Garden" or something about tea!
I also hope you can join me beginning next week when "Friends Sharing Tea" resumes for the fall and winter months and moves indoors! Today was my 40th Tea In The Garden.
I am glad I listened to the weather man because I did this photo shoot a day early.....rain is coming. In fact, it started raining several hours after these pictures were taken and is supposed to rain through tomorrow.
I am linking this post to blogging friends: Kathy at A Delightsome Life and Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage- please visit their lovely blogs!
Also linking: Antiques and Teacups and Fishtail Cottage Garden Party and My Romantic Home and The Charm of Home and Homespun Happenings