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March 1, 2011

Afternoon Tea in the Islands (or My House!)

Since many of the British Caribbean Islands 
still embrace the tradition of Afternoon Tea,
I thought I would recreate the feeling in my house.
I love going to afternoon tea when on vacation. 
I should actually do it more at home!
Afternoon tea or "low tea" is not as formal as high tea.
Afternoon tea is usually taken in a sitting room at a "lower" table, like a coffee table.
It usually takes place in the late afternoon.
I think 4:00 p.m. is common.

Afternoon tea is usually served with light snacks like
scones, pastries and finger sandwiches.
(Or starfish in this case!)

Ooops, I guess if this were a real afternoon tea, I would need some plates and spoons!

This vignette is all about the Caribbean feeling
 so I know I am missing a lot of "proper" utensils and things!

Well, at least I have the china.

But there really needs to be an ocean out that window to make it complete anyway!

Have you ever enjoyed the tradition of afternoon tea?

I am linking up to Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life Tabletop Tuesday.
Thanks again to Marty for hosting!


  1. Lovely! I'm your newest follower.

  2. What a beautiful vignette, and such a gorgeous bird cage! I love how you put everything together.
    The starfish is a charming touch. xoxo tami

  3. cute!! It's all about this little things, isn't it??

  4. I love that room of yours. The pillows are awesome! Just love the fabric on them. I didn't know that about the difference between high tea and low tea... thanks for the lesson!

    New England Style

  5. Ooh so pretty!!!!! Love the sweet little starfish too:)

  6. Thanks everyone! FYI - the pillows are from Pier One - (last year but I think they still have them!)

  7. Oh this is so pretty! I agree that starfish is awesome!


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