20 May 2015

Splendiforous Simplicity: Afternoon Tea



Afternoon tea is so elegant, and it could be fancy, but if you want to do it often, it might have to be unpretentious. Today, I have a treat for you. First, these photos are my daughter's. Secondly, this is the second effortless and uncomplicated project this week!













Afternoon tea... 













Today the china is Alice inspired. " Oh mouse, Oh mouse do you know the way out of this pool? I am very tired of swimming about here..." 












There is paper for drawing. 













There are objects from nature. She set the table with this pretty sea shell that she purchased from a second hand store.











Then she chose her Alice teacups. See the Dodo Bird.  That's her favorite image on these cups.












On the table, she placed the powdered sugar container.












She then added two antique copies of Alice in Wonderland  for reading and browsing.













She also added a flower from the bouquet earlier this week.















And here is her cookie secret. You only need the box of cookies and powdered sugar. These wafer thin cookies are for me, and there is only 130 calories in 9 wafers. 










Elegant and Easy...










She took this photo and the first photo in the series while she sprinkled the lemon wafers with powdered sugar. Don't they look beautiful and fanciful? I love the powdered sugar rain.

xox
Su

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67 comments:

  1. Oh Su, I love the tea cups, very fun! I also buy the thin lemon cookies from Trader Joe's plus they are not overly sweet. How special a tea with your daughter must be, relaxing and enjoying Alice in Wonderland.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you, Vera. You make a very good point that they are only mildly sweet, just enough to be satisfying. xoxo Su

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  2. What a Wonderful Tea!
    I loved everything,
    Great photos, I especially loved the raining powder sugar!
    :)
    and paper to draw on.
    Yes, just perfect.

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia. The powdered sugar rain were my favorites as well. I would of never thought of that! xoxo Su

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  3. It is delightful to start the day with your post and your daughter's pictures! Wonderful!
    Happy days
    Elisabeth

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  4. Lindas fotos da sua filhinha.

    Amei!

    Muito bom gosto para um chá delicioso!

    beijinhos, Lígia e =^.^=

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  5. Oh, such a beautiful tea party! How I would have loved to have joined you and your sweet daughter for tea...the biscuits looks so dainty and delicious and the powdered sugar adds such a pretty finishing touch!
    And those Alice in Wonderland tea cups are so adorable, as are the old copies of the story!
    Thank you for sharing your tea party with us, dear Su!
    Have a blessed day!
    Kelly-Anne

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    1. Thank you, Kelly-Anne, for your sweet visit. I'm sure she would have enjoyed your company. xoxo Su

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  6. Beautiful photos, lovely china, and a sweet thought - afternoon tea.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. She really has fun with the camera. xoxo Su

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  7. The Alice cups are perfect for a young girl. My daughter would love them. Your daughter did wonderful work putting together such a lovely afternoon tea.

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    1. Hi, Stacy. Thank you. My daughter has had these since she was three or four, but right now, there is a very similar set available (and Wizard of Oz), quite inexpensive, at Home Goods. xoxo Su

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    2. Hi, Stacy. Thank you. My daughter has had these since she was three or four, but right now, there is a very similar set available (and Wizard of Oz), quite inexpensive, at Home Goods. xoxo Su

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  8. It is so kind of your daughter. What a lovely tea time you shared.

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    1. Thank you, Kerrie. She is very creative. xoxo Su

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    1. Than you, Jen. She has a set with shamrocks too. xoox Su

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. I am thankful to have learned a lot from you over the years. xoxo Su

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  11. Hello Su, I come to your Teatime. I love this tea cups and the Cookies looks very delicious.

    Nice Greetings from rainy Austria

    Andrea

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  12. Such a lovely post....your daughter´s photos are fantastic.The cookies look delicious ;).
    Hugs
    Caroline

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    1. Thank you, Caroline. She know how to have fun. Su xoxo

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  13. Gosh, what a stylist she is already!!! She has such great talent.

    xox

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    1. Thank you, Anne. I think I enjoy her photos more than my own. xoxo Su

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  14. What a wonderfully themed tea party you had! Kudos to your daughter for the setting and all the little details she added to make it a special tea time!

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  15. Alice in Wonderland is my daughter's favorite book too and will be showing this to her!

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  16. Hi Su,
    The apple does not fall far from the tree with you and your daughter! She takes wonderful pictures just like you. I bet the tea party was so much fun. Wonderful memory to share tea with your daughter.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox Su

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  17. Beautiful photographs! My daughter has some of the tea pots and cups from my sister's tea parties when she was young. We would dress up too. A very special time with your daughter. Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  18. I told you she has your eye for detail and styling! Gorgeous...and how lovely to take together for afternoon tea. These are times neither one of you will ever forget!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I enjoy her photos more than my own. xoxo Su

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  19. Such dreamy Alicey things. Spring is always a time for Alice I feel. The flowers and the whimsy just bring it all out!

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    1. I agree, Jennifer. I hope it is warming up for you, and that there are lots of signs of spring. I am so looking forward to our Vanessa's Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party! Hopefully she will announce it soon. xoxo

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    2. Oh, I guess this is post was serendipitous. Vanessa's post is up for the Mad Hatter Tea Party! xoxo Su

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  20. Oh Su, you have my attention, my daughter would throw cute little tea parties when she was a little girl that I could not resist in joining in on. I adore the mouse plate that supports the cup of tea, and where did you find those sugar of powder shakers? I must find some..... They would be great at a bead a breakfast at each setting for those waffles and French toast servings. I would like them at my table for more guest with a Sunday brunch.

    It's divine over here.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you, Dore. She loves creating things like this. I've had the shaker for some time, but I thought it was Sur la Table. So, I looked it up, and they have it online for 9.95. I put in "powdered sugar shaker". It is perfect for a table setting. It is described as stainless steel sugar shaker with lid. I also have the one that looks like a utensil and you give it a little twist. They call it a wand. Have a beautiful day, Dore. xoxo Su

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  21. You spent a very special tea time with your daughter. The tea cups are very fun and adorable.
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  22. Hi Su, what a beautiful tea with your daughter. Love the pics and the powder sugar rain is so pretty. I adore the teacup and plate.
    Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend.
    Hugs, CM

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  23. Your daughter certainly has an eye for photographer. Love the Alice cup and saucer and the easy-peasy powder sugar cookies are definitely the kind of baked treats that I like to make! Hee!

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  24. What a wonderful, wonderful tea! Just delightful! Great pictures and even greater company. WHY have I never seen those cookies in Trader Joes? I only go 2 or 3 times a year because it is 2 hours away but you can bet I will look for them next time. I love Meyer's lemons, too! xo Diana

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  25. I love tea, couldn't start my day without it. Love your photos! I'm wondering the same thing how did I not know about these cookies I'm in TJ's every week? Now I have to find them, sales will be going up! So glad your daughter and you have a wonderful tea time together.

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  26. I love that tea cup! Anything Alice is always a favourite of mine.

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  27. A simply elegant tea party with no fuss & muss , just the joy in sharing putting it together . Truly ~ SIMPLY elegant !

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  28. Sweet, simple, elegant and wonderful.
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Carla

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  29. So pretty and bet they are tasty cookies...
    I had sooo much fun with the Mad Hatter party...I hope to do it again this year. Guess I'd better get started...

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  30. I need to add her button to my sidebar so I won't forget...I am sooo forgetful as I age. bummer

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  31. Oh my goodness...the bunny drawing! I LOVE! Love the whimsy in this post. One day I'll join in with Vanessa for the Tea Party. I'm not quite ready yet. Lovely dearie! xoxoxo Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. Have a great weekend! xoxo Su

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  32. Your photos are delightfully whimsical! Love your posting!

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    1. Thank you, Bernideen. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox Su

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  33. A Fanciful Twist... gosh... I can't believe I forgot about that blog.

    Your daughter is such a great photographer, Su. She takes after her mom ;)

    Lovely tea party and those cookies look so good, especially with powdered sugar on them.

    Have a great great of your weekend!

    xo,
    rue

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  34. A great REST of your weekend LOL

    xo

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  35. I love afternoon tea! It is such a simple and relaxing time...quaint and honest. The teacups are so sweet and your daughter takes wonderful photos!

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  36. A very sweet afternoon tea! Your daughter set a lovely table and the photos are wonderful! She takes after her Mother! xo Karen

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  37. What a wonderful tea party and I loved that pretty tea cup. Thanks for the tip, too. I am so going to sprinkle powdered sugar over those cookies... awesome idea... :)

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    1. Thank you, Dee. It's pretty good and a nice little treat. xoxo Su

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  38. An Alice-inspired tea party shared with your daughter - does it get any better?
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Amalia. She is a sweetheart. xoox

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  39. What a slendiforous tea you had ;-) Love the photos that your daughter took and how you described everything.

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  40. I wish we did "tea" here at our house, and you certainly have inspired. Your photography is impeccable. Thank you for linking up this week at Shabbilicious link party, I chose your lovely tea party as a feature :)

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    1. Thank you, Jeanette. That's wonderful and thank you for the party. xoxo Su

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  41. What a beautiful tea! I love the antique books! We have a collected supply that I cherish... Thank you for sharing your lovely post on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

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    1. Thank you, Jes. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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