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.
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.