Yesterday my garden club held a Victorian Tea party at the home of one of our members. The decorating committee did a wonderful job! The fabulous arrangement on the mantel was done by one of the members and all of those beautiful lilies are from her garden. She added giant hosta leaves for weight at the bottom and grass from another members garden for interest.
This May Pole greeted us and at the end of each line were placed flower arrangements brought by members.
In the back ground you can see the ladies that came in Victorian costume. Isn't the silver service lovely?
Some of the members are experts at presentation. I wouldn't have thought to use melons as bowls for other fruit. The cake was beautiful on it's own but the tea cup addition was perfect. Each of us brings our own tea cup and we vote for the prettiest.
My sister and I didn't have Victorian outfits but she had a very pretty hat and gloves. I had to add the teeshirt under my dress because it was a chilly day - in the 60's. But better cool and sunny than sweltering hot.
I loved this picture. Too bad the sun washed it out. I got to spend quite some time with a man whose company I enjoy but don't see very often. My sister brought a friend and she won the hat contest. I visited with others that I hadn't seen in a couple of months. All-in-all I had a great day.