The tea started with a scoop of potato salad:
Next for the tiered tray:
First the savories:
On the bottom plate: apple chicken salad on a croissant (my favorite of today's sandwiches) and cucumber dill on two different breads. I thought using both wheat and white bread was a neat look. the second plate held egg salad and olive tapenade (which I didn't like, but I'm not a big olive fan).
Next we enjoyed two scones each. Both were cherry and very good.
Victorian strawberry sponge cake and three cookies (chocolate coconut, a tea cookie, and a pecan shortbread). Sadly I couldn't eat any of them because I gave desserts up for Lent. My family seemed to enjoy the leftovers I brought home, so they must have been good! I was sad to see the cake especially go into someone else's stomach...but Easter is coming soon.
One fun thing about this party is that Victorian dress was optional. My mother and I worked out an outfit from pieces in our closets to create a Victorian-esque outfit.
Here I am posing in my mom's dining room after the tea.
(See I told you I didn't eat the cake! Here it is on my mother's Lenox china, Morning Blossom)
The pink and white Royal Doulton figurine is Margaret (my mother's name) and the yellow is young Queen Victoria herself.