Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tea and things ♥


"Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea."
-Henry Fielding 


It is believed that the idea of afternoon tea originated in France in the 17th century
where tea became hugely popular.
By the 18th century, the popularity of tea had spread through out Britain
and was on sale in more than 500 coffee houses in London. 
During the industrial revolution, families would return to their homes completely exhausted after the day of working.  The table would be set with a huge array of fantastic foods to full the belly, along with tea for everyone. It was termed 'High' tea because it was eaten at high tables rather than low tea tables. 
Over the years, high tea has evolved into a dainty affair, the various meats and breads  have been replaced by finger sandwiches and pastries. 

I had the pleasure of attending a high tea to celebrate Katelyn's (aka 'death by fashion') birthday. We dusted of the family pearls and gleefully sipped from beautiful china tea cups all afternoon, a truly fabulous affair.
Here are some photos taken by myself, Reba and various others.


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Dress (worn as top) : Valley Girl
Jewellery : Passionata, Rings & Tings.
Skirt : LOVE


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29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, I love dressing up for a high tea!

    ladybear.me

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  2. Beautiful pictures.. love ur dress! :)

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  3. What an absolutely gorgeous event, love the tea cups!xo

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  4. LOVE these photos! And your outfit goes perfectly with an elegant tea!

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  5. OMG , so so pretty and so so so cute and so so so so perfect !
    i love your awesome photos *.*
    you look so sweety

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  6. You take gorgeous photo's. Maybe I should try to throw a tea party, it looks so fun :)
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  7. I really love the first picture!!!!!!!!

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  8. I love love love the presentation! So pretty! And you look adorable! x

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  9. I love tea parties and this one looks so perfectly cute!

    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  10. Oh beautiful photos! I love the post!

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  11. Hi! Lovely blog do you have :-) GREAT post
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  12. This is simply adorable! the decor is perfect and you look stunning.

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  13. wow i do love your outfit <3
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  14. fabulous! i would love to attend one. high tea sounds so fancy; i love it!

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  15. What a beautiful dress! I love tea as well, I drink at least two cups a day this time of year! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
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  16. It looks like so much fun!!!

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  17. love this post. Love that you have high tea(one of my favourite things) and love that you all dress up for it xx
    M

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  18. Oh my! High tea and tea parties are just the best ever!! You looked very sweet!
    Britney
    http://lemonwoodandhoney.blogspot.com

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