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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Royal Wedding Supper Tea Party!

Last week's Royal Wedding was cause for celebration at my house!  I was a big follower of Princess Diana because I thought she brought a little reality to the British Monarch ... so you know I had to follow the lives of her sons.  I hosted a little supper tea party, complete with a 5-course meal that I adapted from past royal wedding meals. 


A table for six, set in the dining room.



The first thing guests saw was the engagement picture of
Prince William and Catherine.





 The centerpiece was a silk floral arrangement that picked up the colors of  the tablecloth ... all sitting on a vintage hand-crocheted table cloth bunched up in the center of the table.  Surrounding the flowers were framed pictures of past Royal weddings ... Prince William's ancestors back to Queen Victoria!  I also included a portrait of  Henry VIII and Anne Boelyn ... just for fun!

The menu featured items from past Royal Wedding reception breakfast menus.  Normally, the weddings were held in later morning, with a meal ... called breakfast ... in early afternoon.   Cumberland Sauce dates to Queen Victoria's wedding reception ... the late Queen Mother had grilled scallions at her reception ... The Queen Mother and Diana had strawberries and cream for dessert.



I used my Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles ... and yes, that's one of the Christmas Tree plates.  Don't forget that Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, introduced England to the (German) Christmas Tree!  I added some pink Depression Glass, including my cream soup bowls ... and my Fostoria Mignon stemmed glasses.   The flatware is Oneida Evening Star silverplate.  I have actual 'afternoon spoons' in that pattern ... that are intended for afternoon, tea ... so I chose it for this meal.
The favors were coasters imprinted with the wedding date, the picture and names of the bride and groom ... and the Windsor coat of arms.  Each guest also received a tiny can of English tea!  If you missed my other Royal Wedding post with all the vintage photographs, visit my home page.  I'm linking with Tablescape Thursday and Pink Saturday so make sure you click t
hrough to visit the other posts!


18 comments:

  1. Cheerio! I love the UK tablescape and the photos of the royal couples too. I have been admiring all those pink Christmas plates on line and seeing yours makes me want to get them soon. I enjoyed my visit very much.

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  2. Looks like you had a great time Debbie! I thought the wedding was a real life fairy tale:@)

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  3. Looks like a real fun dinner party! I love all things British and have the same dishes as well as pink depression glass. What a lot of work you did--I'm sure you all made a memory.

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  4. What a great table. I love seeing all the photos of the royals and such a lovely menu. Great table.

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  5. Oh I love this, what fun. I have pieces of Pink Castle displayed in my back foyer on a shelf. I love the Christmas tree pattern too. Great photos.
    I'm visiting from BNOTP.........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  6. Beautiful table...love the transferware. I have the same Monet stemware in dark blue.
    Love your menu!

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  7. What a beautiful table and how clever and what a great way to celebrate the wedding!

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  8. Oh I know that this was a fun event! I love all your details.

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  9. How much fun is your table!! I only wish I could have been a guest at this exciting table and shared the conversation and the food! Only last week my 91 year old mom presented me with my dad's oldest sister's china.....Johnson Bros. Castles on the Lake. I am "over the moon" with delight! It is much like your pattern.

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  10. Wonderful table and very clever presentation of royal wedding history. Your dishes are beautiful, the menu sounds delicious...the whole effect is just wonderful!

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  11. I also have Johnson Bros. Old Britain Castles, and I love the way you used this pattern. Beautiful table and tea party.

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  12. You have set a most impressive table in honor of the Royals. Your dishes are fabulous. Have a happy Mother's day.

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  13. How delightful! I love the dishes, which I also happen to have, with the bunched up crocheted piece. In my mind a little dimension always makes a table more interesting.

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  14. Gorgeous table! This is wonderland for me with those incredible transferware dishes! Great party for the royals and delish food!
    Hve a nice Mother's Day.
    FABBY

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  15. Beautiful table setting. I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating the wedding, I did. Have a great Mother's Day.

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  16. You did an excellent with your table setting fit for royalty.

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  17. What a neat party! How creative!!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
    Sarah

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