Styling it up for a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

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“A Mother is your first friend

Your best friend

Your forever friend”

I think its always lovely to do something traditional on Mother’s Day.  A really pretty look can be achieved so effortlessly, there is just so much available in the shops these days.  However, it need not cost a bomb!  Its easy to indulge in those pretty pastel colours … pink … white … yellow … baby blue … pastel green.  Here I have listed a few of those essential items to make the table look so pretty:

  • Pretty tablecloth
  • Vintage China
  • Lovely cutlery
  • Show Stopper Cake
  • Yummy Food
  • Prosecco
  • Tea
  • Pretty Rose Bud Vases
  • Flowers

Lots of vintage style tablecloths can be found in most charity shops.  If your an avid vintage lover you probably already have the best shops earmarked, so you know the best ones to look up.  I chose to go new this time and I wanted something colourful.  I got mine from Susie Watson Designs and I love it!  They do matching napkins too, but I had to resist!

The china and cutlery, was, of course, supplied by Yours Truly (well you knew that didn’t you), so I picked out my pretty pink pieces to enhance my spring themed table.

All of the cakes and scones were made by me and I will supply the recipes to those in a later post.  Don’t worry I will get my skates on and post them for you way before Mother’s Day to give you plenty of time to get all of the ingredients.  They are all really simple to make … there’s no need to over complicate things.  People love homemade and do appreciate the effort gone into making them.  I whipped up the sandwiches too, which were a selection of the old classics – ham and mustard – cheese and cucumber – salmon and cream cheese and my favourite – egg and cress.  Yum!

I decided to keep the flowers simple and used lovely spring daffodils.

Here are a few ideas that embrace the essence of spring and a lovely homemade vintage afternoon tea for your lovely Mum! …

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Sugar bowls come in handy for more than just sugar!  Here I have used them for cream and jam and a few little mini eggs (I know it’s not Easter, but I just couldn’t resist them!)

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Lovely Charbonnel et Walker Champagne Truffles make the most yummy Mother’s Day gift.

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Thanks for reading.

See you soon.

Anna

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