Welcome friends for tea this week. I'm not serving at home but sharing photos from a Victorian Garden Tea I attended with a friend. What fun it was to get all dressed up with lacy white gloves and a garden hat. Unfortunately I didn't think to have someone take my photo and once the dainty food was being served, I didn't have the nerve to pull out my big SLR camera. So, some things I'll have to tell you about.
The tea was hosted by the Collingwood Horticultural Society and held at the Joseph Lawrence House B&B that a couple from their membership owns.
Such a stately older home with a large porch on the one side where several tables were set up, others were on the grass.
The grounds are surrounded by a black wrought iron fence with a gate to enter through and this tranquil sitting place with a fountain caught my attention.
Red Hat ladies always look elegant when they're out.
The president of the society was decked out all in white and looked beautiful as she went around to say hello to everyone.
This gentleman was really into the Victorian spirit with his clothing.
Another lady making the rounds was the mayor, she's the one standing wearing the stylish boater hat.
Piping hot tea was brought around constantly by several ladies.
Mmm, the sandwiches were delicious, followed by scones with jam and Devonshire cream, then an assortment of tiny squares and shortbread. I had already eaten half of my sandwiches when I remembered about taking a picture so I quickly took these that belonged to the mayor before she sat down. After that, it didn't seem appropriate to be photographing the food on the table. (sigh)
I'm linking with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage, Kathy at A Delightsome Life, Trisha at Sweetology and Bernideen at Bernideen's Tea Blog. Please visit my hosts and their guests to join them for tea as well.