<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> <meta name="google-site-verification" content="YR-PlaJ50gl-Q5QbRX1tlzRvyuVisAP4Qgh8IqMx0dU" /> <meta name="description" content="Summmer Tea Time, History, Fashion, Sports, Culture and Social History of the Victorian Era 1837-1901." /> <meta name="keywords" content="Summer Tea Time, Victorian Era, Victorian fashion, Victorian pictures, Victorian clothes, Queen Victoria history, Victorian society, Fashion Gallery, British history, English, England, United Kingdom, Victorian England, Queen Victoria, London, historical, Victorian Era, resources, research, monarchy, histories, Victorian, 19th century, victorian, nineteenth century, victorian age, victorian times" /> <title>Victorian Tea - The Victorian Era - avictorian.com</title> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/England.ico" type="image/x-icon" /> <script src="/js/js_liveclock.js" type="text/javascript"> </script> <style type="text/css"> /*<![CDATA[*/ html {SCROLLBAR-FACE-COLOR: #D4C1A1; SCROLLBAR-HIGHLIGHT-COLOR: #6F5942; SCROLLBAR-ARROW-COLOR: #000000; SCROLLBAR-TRACK-COLOR: #FAF2E7;} /*]]>*/ </style> <style type="text/css"> /*<![CDATA[*/ body {SCROLLBAR-FACE-COLOR: #D4C1A1; SCROLLBAR-HIGHLIGHT-COLOR: #6F5942; SCROLLBAR-ARROW-COLOR: #000000; SCROLLBAR-TRACK-COLOR: #FAF2E7;} /*]]>*/ </style> <style type="text/css"> /*<![CDATA[*/ table.c4 {margin:0 auto; width:895px; padding: 15px; border: #6F5942 3px double; font-weight:bold; font-size:14px; color:#502a15; background-color : #EFE3D3; } table.c4 td { font-weight:bold; font-size:14px; color:#502a15; border:none;} table.c4 td.c1 { text-align:left; vertical-align:middle; } table.c4 td.c2 {text-align:center; vertical-align:middle; } table.c4 p { padding:5px 10px 2px 10px; text-align:left;vertical-align:top;font-weight:bold; font-size:14px; color:#502a15; } table.c4 p.c2 { padding:5px 10px 2px 40px; font-size:14px; text-align:left; font-weight:bold; color:#502a15; vertical-align:top; text-decoration:underline; text-transform:uppercase; } span.indented { padding:5px 10px 0 40px; font-weight:bold; font-size:12px; color:#502a15;text-align:left; vertical-align:top; } #table2 { width:400px;padding:5px;} table.c2 {width:400px;padding:5px;text-align:center;} table.c3 { border-right: #502a15 2px solid; border-left: #502a15 2px solid; width:650px; padding:5px; } div.c4 {text-align: left} div.c2 {text-align: center} img.c1 {border: #502a15 3px double; } span.c1 {text-align: center; color:#502a15; font-weight:bold; font-size:10px; } table.c3 { width:450px;border: none; padding:0; margin: 0 auto; background-color: #FCEFDF;} table.c3 td{ width:225px;bordert: #502a15 1px solid; padding:0; font-weight:bold; font-size:12px; color:#502a15; text-align:left;} div.c4 {text-align: left;} div.c2 {text-align: center;} li.c1 {list-style: none;} em.c1 {color : #502A15; text-align : center;padding : 5px; width : 202px; font-size : 0.8em; } #wrap { width:700px; margin:0 auto; background:#FCEFDF; } #header { padding:5px 10px; background:#FCEFDF; } h1 { margin-left:40px; font-size:14px; font-variant: small-caps; } #nav { padding:5px 10px; background:#C5B097; color:#502a15; font-weight:bold; font-size:16px; font-variant: small-caps; } #nav ul { margin:0; padding:0; list-style:none; } #nav li { display:inline; margin:0; padding:0; } #main { float:left; width:290px; background:#D6C5B1; } #main p { text-align: left; margin-left: 45px; font-size:12px; } h2 { margin:0 0 1em; font-size:14px; font-variant: small-caps; } #sidebar { float:right; width:380px; padding:15px; background:#E9DCC9; } #sidebar p { text-align: left; margin-left: 15px; font-size:12px; } /*]]>*/ </style> <link href="/css/tea.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" media="screen,projection" /> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js"> </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="/web/scrolltopcontrol.js"> //<![CDATA[ /*********************************************** * Scroll To Top Control script- ) Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com) * This notice MUST stay intact for legal use * Visit Project Page at http://www.dynamicdrive.com for full source code ***********************************************/ //]]> </script> </head> <body> <table class="c4"><tr><td><img src="/tea/teatop002.gif" width="890" height="295" alt="" class="center" /> <h3>Summer Porch Tea Party.</h3> <br /> <!--body part start --> <div id="body"> <!--welcome part start --> <div id="welcome"> <p>One of the prettiest decorations for a porch tea party is a hanger or pocket for flowers made by cutting pockets in large round pieces of bamboo, the rods being about three feet long. These pockets are filled with scarlet lilies and hung in the corners and on the posts of the porch. Hang Red Chinese lanterns in the open spaces and have red paper fans in Chinese jars on tables and ledges. The porch boxes along the railings can have their real contents almost concealed in ferns, and scarlet lilies stuck in amid the ferns. Across one corner the gay striped hammock, with its open meshes filled with wild cucumber and clematis vines fastened against the house, makes a background for the punch bowl. Orange ice and cream cake can be served on plates decorated with gold and white, with a bunch of daisies tied with pale green gauze ribbon on each plate.</p> <p>A porch tea party given in the summer is a most enjoyable affair. The guests are seated on the porch which has immense jardinieres filled with garden flowers, and draperies of large flags. The punchbowl is just inside the door in the hall. The guests bring their needlework and as they sew, one of the number reads a group of original stories. Following this have a little contest called The Menu. The prize for the correct list is a solid silver fork with a rose design. The refreshments are lemon sherbet, macaroons, sweet wafers, pecans and bonbons. </p> <br /> <img src="/avictorian/thin_horiz_bar.gif" width="450" height="15" alt="" class="center" /> <br /> <div id="wrap"> <div id="nav"> <ul> <li>MENU</li></ul> </div> <div id="main"> <br /> <h1>Soups</h1> <p>Lisbon</p> <p>Mock Turtle</p> <p>Oxtail</p> <br /> <h1>Roasts</h1> <p>Lamb</p> <p>Turkey</p> <br /> <h1>Boiled Meats</h1> <p>Ham</p> <p>Hare</p> <p>Tongue</p> <p>Venison</p> <br /> <h1>Fish</h1> <p>Cod</p> <p>Halibut</p> <br /> <h1>Relishes</h1> <p>Jam</p> <p>Catsup</p> <p>Salt</p> <br /> <h1>Vegetables</h1> <p>Cabbage</p> <p>Beet</p> <p>Turnips</p> <br /> <h1>Pudding</h1> <p>Suet</p> <br /> <h1>Fruits</h1> <p>Dates</p> <p>Canteloupe</p> <p>Currant</p> <br /> <h1>Wines</h1> <p>Madeira</p> <p>Champagne</p> <p>Port</p><br /><br /> </div> <div id="sidebar"> <h1></h1> <br /> <p>The Capital of Portugal.</p> <p>An imitation reptile.</p> <p>To keep flies away.</p> <h1></h1><br /><br /> <p>A gentle English author.</p> <p>Found in the Orient.</p> <h1></h1><br /><br /> <p>A son of Noah.</p> <p>A Universal crown.</p> <p>Woman's chief weapon.</p> <p>A part of Caesar's message and a male relative.</p> <h1></h1><br /><br /> <p>An express label.</p> <p>What the ram said to Harry.</p> <h1></h1><br /><br /> <p>A complete crush.</p> <p>Elevated felines.</p> <p>Lot's wife.</p> <h1></h1><br /><br /> <p>Slang for stealing.</p> <p>To pound.</p> <p>Complete upsets.</p> <h1></h1><br /><br /> <p>What we don't want our creditors to do.</p> <h1></h1><br /><br /> <p>What a historian delights in.</p> <p>Must be married at home.</p> <p>Water in motion.</p> <h1></h1><br /><br /> <p>What a lover says to his sweetheart.</p> <p>Imitation agony.</p> <p>A sailor's harbor.</p><br /></div> </div> <!-- End Welcome --></div> <br /> <img src="/spacer.gif" width="50" height="15" alt="" class="center" /><br /> <img src="/avictorian/thin_horiz_bar.gif" width="450" height="15" alt="" class="center" /><br /> <span class="indent">Breakfasts and Teas; Novel Suggestions for Social Occasions, Compiled by Paul Pierce.</span><br /> <span class="indent">Table Talk, Volumes 20-21, Arthur H. 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