I went to my mother-in-law's house for tea a few weeks back. She set a beautiful table with all the perfect things you would want for a nice tea party...paper doilies, linen napkins, floral china cups, pink roses on the table and tea, tea, tea. The house was warm and cozy, with a fire burning in the fireplace, and us five ladies were ready to sit and gab! And gab we did!
We even had the cup of Knowledge in tow. It sat overlooking the treats, poised on it's display dish, knowingly. ;)
We had pastries from the French Gourmet, which is around the corner.
And, there were French macaroons and tiny cucumber and egg salad finger sandwiches...yummy shortbread, and hot-from-the-oven scones baked by Mary. They were so good, specked with currants. We ate and laughed, and laughed and ate. Great fun.