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Plan a Victorian Christmas Tea

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 It’s official! There’s a chill in the air, and while many people are planting mums and carving pumpkins, the savvy entertainers are already planning their Christmas festivities. For those looking to charm their guests, a Victorian tea may be just the thing. These classical events are refined, and yet fun.  The first thing to decide when planning a Christmas tea is where to have it. You’d be surprised at the transformation your dining room can make with the right touches, but there are other locations that might be a bit easier, like a tearoom or a bistro. Find out what’s...

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A Dear Friend Is Coming To Visit - Time for Tea And An English Movie

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I am SO excited! Amy, one of my best friends from high school, is coming to visit! It is her very first time to my home and I have been “day dreaming” of the wonderful things I can do to make her visit special. First, we must have tea! Next, we must watch one of our favorite English movies. In high school, we loved watching movies based in England.  We recorded “The Lady & the Highwayman” on VHS from TV (yes, it was the 80s) and watched it over and over - we could practically say all the lines. My...

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Brew A Pot of Tea and Take a Dream-Come-True Tour Through the English Countryside with Artist And Writer Susan Branch

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I just returned from a family vacation at the beach. It was an especially relaxing week because I felt like I enjoyed two wonderful vacations in one. Why? Because I brought along one of my favorite books, “A Fine Romance” by Susan Branch. It is a travel log of her and her husband’s 25th Anniversary dream-come-true vacation “across the pond” on the luxurious Queen Mary 2 followed by 2 months - yes, I said 2 MONTHS - touring the gardens and historic homes of England. Even while I was sitting on a beach along the beautiful emerald waters of the...

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Welcome to our NEW Afternoon Tea Party Blog!

Posted by Michelle Leising on

Inspiring ideas centered around the love of tea, and the conversations that unfold around the afternoon tea party table.

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