Thursday, 18 February 2010

Wednesday Tea for Thee and Me...

Whist reading the tenth Wednesday Tea for Thee and Me post on the lovely SilkenPurse blog I realised that it fitted in well with - a. my love of afternoon tea... and - b. with a gorgeous Christmas present that my daughter and I were given by my lovely son and his girlfriend!!!!

My daughter and I received a fabulous gift certificate for Afternoon Tea at the Dorchester Hotel in London's Park Lane!!!





We were very excited, and are really looking forward to going - although I need to wait a little longer untill I can attempt the journey to London!!!

I am a big, big fan of Afternoon Tea - it's so elegant and refined, but best of all so traditionally English!!!

I have also sampled Afternoon Tea at The Ritz Hotel in London, The Wolseley in Piccadilly London and Down Hall in Hertfordshire.

In every case the tea has been wonderful, all slightly different, but a truly marvellous experience just the same!!!


It is one of my favourite things to do!!!


Kindest wishes and love



17 comments:

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

This is such a lovely post. I am so happy for you and your Daughter to have received such a wonderful gift.
Everyone has dreamed of seeing the Dorchester Hotel and you are having a Afternoon Tea there. Please take pictures if they will let you for us.
Thanks for sharing
Maggie
PS
Your so sweet to always check on me and leave sweet dear comments

koralee said...

I so adore having tea....especially with my girls. That tea set is amazingly beautiful.

Josie-Mary said...

Luckey you!! I'd love to go for afternoon tea if a fancy place but none of my friends are up for it :( I need to find more friends or go alone!! Hope you feel well enough soon :)

LissyLou said...

i love afternoon tea too. although its a bit tougher for me to enjoy now as i'm a veggie that doesn't eat egg!! i like to make my own at home. infact i did afternoon tea with beautiful mismatched cups, plates and cake stands after me and my hubbie got married.

xxxx

Lisa said...

What a really thoughtful gift idea.
Hope your recovery is going well.
Lisa x

coco rose said...

Morning Angel, I hope your recovery is going well! I love afternoon tea also! It is such a joy but a guilty pleasure for me! I have been to the Ritz for Afternoon Tea several times through Birthdays and it is such a treat! Havn't been for a while so I am sure will soon be time to! I loved all your CK wares in your last post by the way! What a lucky lady you are....I am soooo jealous! Have fun using them...i'm sure that you will! Have a lovely rest of a week and weekend! xxx

Dragonfly said...

Oooooh - I so want to see the pics when you get to go .... hope its soon :-)

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

~You know I have never been for tea..only round my friends for a cup of builders and biccies.....not QUITE the same as finger sandwiches and dainty cakes....how DIVINE!
That is a very Lovely gift to receive too...how thoughtful!!!!
Hope you enjoy it when the time arrives!
Annie xx

Queen B. said...

I love your post.
I believe in angels too ( read your profile ).
I adore tea....my afternoon delight for sure.
I wake up to hot coffee, then switch to tea the rest of the day :)
By evening, I then have herbal tea so I don't stay up all night :)

Michela said...

You're sooooo civilized overthere!
Hope you could enjoy your lovely gift very soon! xxx

Country Cottage Chic said...

What a fabulous gift - I love afternoon tea too - actually tea & cakes at any time would suit me!

Jayne

Autumn Mist said...

Hello, I just stumbled upon your lovely blog this afternoon. I love afternoon tea, too, and try to do it at home every weekend, and in my two favourite places, Chatsworth and Thoresby Hall as often as possible. I love the CK stuff, and I am inspired by your crochet. I have recently started cross stitch and really enjoy it, but think crochet may be the next thing on my list.
Best wishes.

Della said...

Oooh! Have fun! :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Angel Sweetie...
Afternoon Tea at the Dorchester Hotel in London's Park Lane, oh my gosh. I hope you will be able to take a few pictures. I can only dream about the Dorchester Hotel. The history and beauty there.

Isn't tea time just the best? So many problems can get solved and so much laughter shared at tea time. It is as if the world stands still for that short moment in time, and allows us to be happy. No worries. I so love it. Thank you for sharing with me.

I too have signed up to follow. I have to keep up with your elegant tea times. Thank you sweetie for giving me a "happy heart" today.

Country hugs and much love...Sherry

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

ooh Enjoy your wonderful gift. I LOVE afternoon teas. When my sister & I used to live in Kent we go go to London for the day, do some shopping and have an afternoon tea at one of the lovely hotels. Unfortunately now that she lives in France and me in Somerset, it's not as easy anymore...

Take care
Isabelle x

Kelly said...

What a lovely gift! That will be alovely trip for when you are feeling better xxx

Florence and Mary said...

What a great idea for a gift!

I've only done afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason's so far - I must change that.

Victoria xx