Originally my plans were to have a tea party out on the lawn near the gardens, but with temperatures rising in the 90s, I knew we ladies and the chocolate would melt. The a large majority of the guest list were unable to come or never responded, so that meant we could have it in our dining room, much to every one's delight! It made for a more intimate setting with dear people.
Pansy's and a few books greeted guests at the door:The decorated room...
...with lots of teas to choose from!
Treats of chocolate sticks, chocolate marshmellow cakes, cucumber sandwiches, and scones were served.
Of course there had to be fresh mock Clotted Cream!
with homemade cherry jam,