Of course what else would share the table with lovely amethysts then my violet dishes?
A violet by a mossy stone
Half-hidden from the eye!-
Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining in the sky.
And to add a touch more elegance, I've placed Lady Caroline at the Opera by Coalport on the table.
Grand rooms and sparkling chandeliers
glimpsed in flickering candlelight
Gold and glitter thin veneers,
over silks of malachite,
amethyst, lapis lazuli, and jade
bright notes amidst their promenade.
~Caroline at the Opera, Carrie
I can just see the ladies at the turn of the century in their finery in the gorgeous Opera in Paris.
I had to work a bit over the weekend, but I had plans to go visit my aunt and uncle in Winchester. Luckily for my mental state, they were nice enough to come out and see me, which saved me the driving time (and they brought me lunch/dinner for later!). I still had the table set for my "amethyst" tea, so I just added one more place setting (one of the ones I just got from my sister),
baked some scones and set out some leftover chocolates from Valentine's Day and a couple shortbread cookies from a tin,
and instant tea luncheon! I served two scones: lavender and peaches and cream. They were some of my freezer stock--I like to keep a few scone logs in my freezer so I have them for impromptu get-togethers.
The tea was predominately raspberry with just a hint of chocolate flavor. Delicious! She ended up giving it to me so I'll be able to enjoy even more cups!
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