Sunday, May 01, 2011

Tea 'n Crumpets

I can't believe the Royal Wedding was over two weeks ago.

Yes, of course I was up at 4:30am to watch every last minute of the ceremony. I couldn't wait to catch the first glimpse of her dress, watch the procession down the aisle at Westminster Abbey, and see the first kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

My highlight reel includes Kate walking down the aisle with her dad and Prince Harry turned around to see her and then whispered something to Prince William. And it was so endearing when Kate first walked out on the balcony and at Buckingham Palace and you could see her say 'oh wow' as she looked out at the crowds.

Thanks to so many lovely gifts over the years I had quite a tea party for the event.

Tray one was a silver tray from MomO, a trio of milk glass vases from Mel, roses from Michael (he brought them home Thursday night because he knows a proper tea party requires flowers), Beauty and the Beast limited edition tea cup from, silver tea strainer, silver tongs, and Royal Blend tea (all straight from London) gifts from Bex.

Tray two was a gift from Bex, it was topped with a tea pot from Mel, vases used for M's Eloise party, cut glass plate and two handled cup both vintage treasures, and all of my goodies were from Trader Joe's. I nibbled on tea, crumpets, lemon curd, crispy thin butter cookies, French macaroons (from the freezer section and highly recommended), flaky cinnamon twists, and chocolate covered sunflower seeds.

Even though I watched the wedding coverage three times I still won't delete anything from the DVR. The wedding was a perfect display of what the British do best - pomp and circumstance. I loved every minute of it.