Monday, May 24 was Queen Victoria's birthday. (1819)
I decided to invite some special ladies for an Afternoon Tea to celebrate. I did some special sewing for the occasion and this
is the back of my large tea cozy:
I made a couple toppers as I really
wanted us to sit outside on the deck.
We have had cool weather but the
projected day was expected to be hot
so I wasn't so sure about being outside.
I love the
history of Queen Victoria. I am also
very interested in the character
and integrity of Prince Albert.
I am sure you probably watched the
PBS television series "Victoria". I
purchased the CD music on ebay
to play for the
You may recognize these ladies who
I knew before I moved to Missouri as
I "met them" through blogging!
I love the little finger foods for
Afternoon Tea. As you probably know
this is often mistakenly called "High
Tea" but that is not the correct term.
I am sorry I didn't get a picture of my
food items. We started with a salad of
mixed greens, peas, crunchy onion rings,
cheeses, mushrooms and nuts.
Then 3 savories were: Ham biscuits with hot pepper peach preserves, little asparagus, mushroom, onion and parmesan quiches and cucumber sandwiches with cream cheese and dill. My scones were lemon with cream. For dessert we had a Queen Victoria Sponge Cake.
souvenir pieces already on this site.
Karen has these pieces and after seeing
her's, I got interested in finding some myself.
Most of mine came from a gal in the
First we enjoyed iced tea and then
with dessert we had hot tea. The tea
was a gift from Donna Hardin at
Iowa and it was a black tea with orange.
It was delicious!
When these friends come to my house or I go to their's, we always bring a little hostess gift which is so fun. It just wanted you to see the bag Janice (Curtains In My Tree blog) made with her gift: