No...it was a tea party in a box! From Anna at Billet Doux & Little Mercuries, and it was amazing! How else to describe the contents--everything needed for a tea party to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday. I'm still in awe at everything packed into this small box.
When I recovered, I threw a table cloth on the little outdoor table
and began setting up.
Love the teapot impression!
It was so hot!
My weather app said 90 with a heat index of 106 degrees!
Louisiana humidity can be brutal.
This is the kind of humidity that fogs your glasses
and the camera lens as soon as you step outside.
I ended up gathering things back up and coming inside.
See the gorgeous cup and saucer and the cupcake picks!
Teabags and sugar cubes.
Anna included this photo of her own tea party. See the banner,
Since there are 6 cups,
I'm hoping everyone else was toasting the Queen
as I was and wishing her a very Happy Birthday.
Don't you love that tablecloth, the parasol, the lacy pillows!
I have a hard time imagining all the effort Anna went to for this tea party--so many details! To make and package all the edibles, print the invitations, write the letters, make the little cupcake pics (oh, I love those little pics), it seems overwhelming.
My little cup is sitting in pride of place near the door and provides such a cheerful reminder of the best tea party I've ever attended. It was a quiet tea party, but the voices in my head were plentiful and grateful. Thank you, Anna!
It was a busy weekend: a glorious tea party, Father's Day, and a visit from my friend from New Orleans! Oh, and a little rain that let all that humidity turn into something to feed the flowers.