I so enjoyed the Queen's Jubilee events. My equally-Anglophile friend Carol has been watching too, and last week she and I had a Jubilee tea! I had ordered some Jubilee tea plates from Cath Kidston and got out the silver and some pretty table linens.
It was a bit of a pink and white theme, which worked with the plates. Easy carnations and baby's breath made for a queenly floral piece!
The food was abundant!
I made Marie's Classic Fruit Scones from her "Best of British Baking" cookbook.
And, I made her Battenberg cake! It was my first time doing it and while it sank a bit in the middle...
...It went together like a dream and looked so pretty when it was cut! I got it a tiny bit off kilter but for a first time doing this, I felt good about it and will definitely do it again!
The rest of the menu included cucumber, egg salad and ham/dijon sandwiches; chocolates; deviled eggs, lemon tartlets and shortbread. In addition to the Cath Kidston plates and mom's silver, I used some Depression glass tumblers and the plates on the tiers were vintage Hall "Crocus" and Taylor, Smith & T "Tulip."
Carol and I both wore hats! And we posed for pix by my Queen's Royal Standard flag that my friend Maryanne sent along! You can see it draped behind the table.
And for better or worse, there we are. Rick crashed our party, which was a good thing because it wasn't a blurry selfie!
It felt good to be able to pull together a mini-party after two weeks of having life disrupted by the PICC line and antibiotics!
So, here's to the queen -- and I to resuming a bit of normalcy!