I made my favourite gluten free chocolate cake into cupcakes with lemon icing. And because baking just that much nearly exhausted me I served a few other easy things: crackers and dips, chocolate kisses and Red D'Anjou pear. It was more than enough for the 3 of us (and dear Joel who earned his place at the women's table by coming home from work to make the coffees and hot chocolate with his fancy machine).
I showed off the baby's room, caught up on their news and had a lovely afternoon relaxing in wonderful company.
Henry James was right - there really are few hours more agreeable than the hour dedicated to afternoon tea.
This table is made up of things from my family:
~ Table cloth, glass plate and white/floral gold rimmed tea cup and saucers from my Nana (the tea cup the spoons are in)
~ Cake stand from my Grandma
~ Flowers from a plant my mum gave me
~ Cutlery and Gold rimmed tea cup and saucers from my mother in law
~ Glass parfait bowls (holding dip) from my 'brother' Adrian
~ Napkins made by me.
~ and the actual table was made by Joel!