I laid the table with dusty pink lace-edged linen place-mats – exactly the pretty, slightly vintage look I was after.
The butterfly napkin rings add an extra touch of feminine grace. These were a simple DIY project, made from air-dry clay on a wooden ring. You can see the easy tutorial here.
No high tea table would be complete without a pretty tea set. Fine quality tea sets are expensive, though – if you don’t have your own, why not ask around and see if you can borrow one for the occasion? Or perhaps you’re lucky enough to have a family heirloom tea set passed down from a previous generation. Time to put it to good use. There’s nothing like sipping a cup of tea from elegant fine bone china.
Let your guests know where to sit and make them feel special with a simple chalkboard place-marker displayed in a miniature glass milk bottle of water.
A sprig of flowers cut from a garden shrub adds homely elegance.
For a traditional high tea, serve elegant classics like melting moments and coconut jam drops. If you want to get a little bit fancy, macaroons, individually iced cupcakes and dainty sandwiches are perfect choices as well.
A very big thank you to Fresh Flowers, supplier of beautiful flowers for special occasions, for sponsoring this post so I can bring some sweet prettiness to my readers!