Afternoon Tea

  • Ruffle Cake for Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea May 12, 2014   While Mother’s Day is over, I thought I would share some photos from my Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea.  We celebrated pretty much the whole weekend.  On Saturday, I made and decorated this ruffle cake.  Doesn’t it remind you of the old-fashioned ribbon candy that used to be so popular around Christmas time. I don’t tend to ...
  • Easter Afternoon Tea April 13, 2014Even though Easter is late this year, we still have a lot of snow on PEI.  Last week’s moderate temperatures (and no new snow, thankfully) saw the snow settling and starting to melt away.  However, we still have plenty in stock! After such a long, arduous winter, I am so ready for spring and some color ...
  • Valentine’s Afternoon Tea – Petit Fours and Tulips February 11, 2014Is there anything more genteel than afternoon tea!  And, is there anything more perfect for a tea event than petit fours.  They are so dainty covered in poured fondant; it’s like each one is a tiny parcel waiting to be unwrapped to see what lies inside.  For these, I used a simple white cake sandwiched ...
  • Red Plaid Christmas Afternoon Tea December 22, 2013We have been inundated with snow in December on Prince Edward Island, three major snow storms in the past week alone.  I think, barring some strange weather phenomenon, we are all but guaranteed a white Christmas on the Island.  It also means lots of snow to shovel – that’s the bah humbug part! This weather inspires ...
  • Afternoon Tea in London! October 28, 2013As those of you who regularly follow my blog will already know, I love a classic afternoon tea….the more formal, grand, and elegant, the better. On previous trips to London, England, I always seemed to miss out on classic afternoon teas for one reason or another.  I certainly had had cream teas (scones, clotted cream, strawberry ...
  • Pretty Pink Petal Afternoon Tea September 2, 2013 Where or where does summer go and why does it pass so quickly?  On this Labour Day Monday, I thought I should have one more summer outside afternoon tea before the weather turns here on PEI to much cooler temperatures and I start to think of fall menus as opposed to summer foods.  Funny when ...
  • Anne of Green Gables-Themed Afternoon Tea August 19, 2013Today, I am joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage who is hosting an Anne of Green Gables-themed afternoon tea.  Many of you will, undoubtedly, associate both Anne and Lucy Maud Montgomery, the famed Island authoress of the “Anne” series of books, with Prince Edward Island.  As many of you will already know, Lucy Maud was ...
  • Tea for Three Tablescape August 16, 2013 On this beautiful warm, sunny Prince Edward Island day, I am sharing a simple tablescape for teatime with you.  I have a three-piece setting of a very old blue tea set.  It has no markings on it to tell me anything about what kind of china/porcelain it is or where it was made.  If any ...
  • Old Country Rose Afternoon Tea July 9, 2013 I love afternoon tea any time of the year.  However, I especially like a good cup of tea, dainty sandwiches, and of course, a sweet or two, outside on a warm and calm day in the summer.  Here on PEI, where we are surrounded by water, it is hard to find a day where there ...
  • Lady’s Slipper Afternoon Tea June 22, 2013June brings a plethora of flowers to bloom on Prince Edward Island.  None are more exquisite than the Lady’s Slipper, so named because its petals form a shape that resembles a slipper.  This member of the orchid family blooms on the Island in late May – June in moist, wooded areas, often under spruce, beechwood, ...

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