Afternoon Tea at Home is quite a trend during lockdown and so I thought I’d organise one to celebrate our wedding anniversary – so I put this little guide together for you to create a vintage afternoon tea at home.
I have got lots of China cake plates, cups and saucers, many of which is from my Grandma or I’ve found in charity shops over the years. Crockery doesn’t have to match and I love a mix match of different styles and colours. You will need a tea pot, sugar pot, milk jugs, cake stand, cake plates, cups, saucers, tea spoons and knifes for the scones.
I chose my current favourite napkins, pretty Salmon Ruffled Napkins from our Washed Linen Range. I embroidered names on each of the napkins and we can use them for lots of other family meals in the future too. I used our pink Floral Napkins Rings too, which I love with our Salmon napkins.
If you would like to make your own napkins, why not use pretty tea towels, or cut up old bed linen into approx 50cm squares.
Afternoon Tea Delivery
There is a beautiful little tea room, Mortons Farm Tea Room, in a local village that I have met my friends at several times and enjoyed afternoon tea. They have been offering Afternoon Tea for collection since the beginning of lockdown and it has been a huge success. I ordered Afternoon Tea for three people and added a few extra sandwiches too.
Find a area of your home to create a display for your Afternoon Tea
To be honest, our house is rather busy at the moment. I’m home schooling two children and running my business from home too. There isn’t a lot of spare space to set up a pretty Afternoon Tea.
But, I wanted to create a feel of occasion and set up our table somewhere other than the dining room table. Typically, the sunshine disappeared on the day I had ordered the Afternoon Tea – so out in the garden wasn’t an option.
I chose to use the sideboard in our living room, which I had painted last summer. I used my old Singer sewing machine table and used a table cloth to cover up the well worn wooden top.
There is lots of rules about Afternoon Tea Etiquette, which is great fun if your having your Afternoon Tea at a lovely hotel…. but if you’re enjoying your Afternoon Tea at home, relax, chat, eat cake and enjoy!