I must sound extremely boring always yapping on about how busy my life is… but recently it truly has been! I’ve been away with work, and often when you spend time not sleeping in your own bed it can totally knock you for six!
As I didn’t have enough time to plan anything for my 28th birthday in September, I said to myself I’d have a tea party and this weekend was the time. I love nothing more than to chill out, watch Disney and drink tea… the ideal combination for a Sunday I thought, so invited my two lovely friends over to join me at my place.
I’d got a stunning tea set from English Table & Creative Tops for my birthday and I was desperate to have an occassion to use it. If you know me, you will know I’m a huge fan of tea sets and entertaining guests with well made cups and saucers. Well when I saw this Katie Alice Collection I knew it had to be mine, it’s a delightful blend of shabby chic but the perfect mixture of floral and polka dots for a cute vintage look.
Whilst enjoying our tea party, me and my two super dooper friends thought we’d have a trip down memory lane in the form of 1991 cinema hit – Beauty & The Beast. It seemed fitting as we were in the presence of Mrs Pots & of course Chip! Who doesn’t love old school Disney?!
One of my friends made a fantastic cheeky carrot cake that was still warm when she came over. Myself and Miss Gingeybites dived straight in there and indulged in how yummy it was! With a delicious spongy cake and tea in our hands, this was turning out to be one of the most relaxing afternoons I’d had in a long time.
|Showing how to drink tea properly with a pinky out!|
The Katie Alice Collections come in four different varieties; Cottage Flower, Ditsy Floral, English Garden, and Scarlet Posy. The tea set look I chose out of the Katie Alice Collection was Ditsy Floral – It has beautiful colours and is quite mix match with a 50’s feel to it… you know me I love quirky items!
“Inspiration for the Ditsy Floral collection came from Katie’s love of
old vintage crockery, fabrics, wallpapers and antique finds”
I have their afternoon tea sets that have a cup and saucer, along with a side plate which is perfect for cheeky slices of cake. I also have a tea pot, sugar cube pot, milk jug, cake stand and of course (the host of the party) a tea pot. If you’re shopping early for Christmas, this would be superb gift idea or maybe If you’re a girlie girl like me this is the set for you.
When I rabbit on about investing in key fashion items, I believe the same about items for your house. To me, tea sets are certainly one of those key investment, If you have a good tea set you really cannot go wrong. Whenever I drink tea from a tea pot and sip it out of a cup and saucer, it feels really good especially if I’m reading a brand new magazine or a good book with it.
Me and my two girlies are making tea time and Disney a regular occurance…. hopefully there will be more cake for me to try! Watch this space!!