Sipping tea with my beautiful Mum stepped up a notch this morning when I suggested that a tea party was in order !
Generally we will sit around the kitchen table and chat over a mug of hot tea but this morning was such a beautiful sunny day so it seemed a shame to sit inside and not enjoy it.
My parents have a beautiful garden.
They had it designed for them many years ago and over time it has matured into a picture perfect garden full of hedges, Camellias, Lavender plants and lots of other formal and cottage style plants.
It was perfect setting for our tea party !
I knew that there were some home made slices in the house so I began to set the table and prepare the tea.
When it came time to pop the slice on to the plate I found that the slice had already found it's way into somebody else's stomach the day before !
boo hoo !
The alternative ?
You really don't want to hear that the delicious home baked cookies on our tea party table were actually store bought and stale ! lol
We both took a bite and giggled
Oh well, the tea was still yummy (Laduree of course) and the view of the garden was as pretty as a picture.
I set my theme as pink, green and floral as they all of my Mum's favourite colours and prints.
I used pretty teacups, a lace tablecloth and I threw a pretty floral throw over the back of a chair to complete the floral look.
Would anyone like a cup ?
and then the 'Butler' arrived to clear our table ! lol
Actually the Butler was hoping for something to eat and a nosey around to see what was going on
Yes his name is actually Butler !
We sat and relaxed for an hour watching the garden grow before us.
The Camellia trees bloom huge white blooms when they are in season. They are absolutely beautiful !
A spot of tea and a Jeanne De' Arc magazine........perfect !
but how I wish there was a nice piece of chocolate slice to eat too !
Maybe next time I will come more prepared.
Cupcakes and cucumber sandwiches would be perfect.
But I guess our diets will be safe this week ! lol
It was a lovely way to spend the morning and more importantly it was so nice to have some girly time with my Mum.
Love you Mum