I can only add to what other wonderful bloggers have already written about this fantastic time! Please visit 3-Penny Princess, Slastena, HeidiG, Summerilla, and English Tea (aka Cloggsy) for more about what a wonderful time everyone had on May 9, 2009.
Here is my take on the day plus three (never before seen) pictures. ;) Enjoy!
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Setting & Summary:
A lovely afternoon (with clear blue skies, natch) at a pristine home in one of Alexandria's most secluded neighborhoods. The windows and doors were kept open to allow the glorious spring breezes in (and the fabulous florals, as well). The dining room was set with champagne bottles, finger foods (yum), and very pretty glassware and cutlery. The dining room (and living room) also provided a perfect backdrop for the incredibly detailed jewelry collection created by Diana P..
For the first hour the ladies at the tea mingled, tried on the amazing necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, and also ate, drank, and were very merry. (Plus, the ladies all received personalized stationery from English Tea, so unexpected, but so appreciated, and in this author's opinion, way better than any J. Crew stationery.)
For the last hour, the ladies moved to the cozy garden and sat at two exquisitely made tables with the most delicate china. From there, the invitees snacked on petite sandwiches, delectable tarts, and scrumptious scones (with clotted cream...yum)! And the tea, the perfect tea--in teapots--Mango, Lady Grey, Green, and of course, Black tea.
As the afternoon came to a close, the gracious hostesses led the flock around to see the blooms bordering the home.
Truly, a special day. Thank you for the invite. Ladies, thanks for the company!
And now for the pictures (I only grabbed three--unfortunately not all the ladies who were there are in the photos--definitely check out the other blogs to see more and better photos):
Our wonderful, beautiful, extremely well-dressed hostesses, 3-Penny Princess and her Mother-in-Law.
Here is a portrait of the divine AND divinely dressed HeidiG and Summerilla.
Here is yours truly and truly the most fancy NancyMcFancy (love that name).
I won't be able to post anymore tonight...or get back to your comments from the other posts...but I have read them all and have enjoyed them. You all are too sweet! I look forward to finding a bit more time tomorrow to write and to read. I will also post the polyvore and pic of the outfit I wore to the tea tomorrow.
Have a nice night, everyone!