<!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" /> <title>Grandmother's Tea Party - The Victorian Era - avictorian.com</title> <meta name="description" content="Grandmother's Tea Party, History, Fashion, Sports, Culture and Social History of the Victorian Era 1837-1901." /> <meta name="keywords" content="Grandmother's Tea Party, 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" /> <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; border: #6F5942 3px double; padding:15px; font-weight:bold; font-size:14px; color:#6F5942; background-color : #EFE3D3; } table.c4 td { border:none; font-weight:bold; font-size:14px; color:#6F5942; text-align:center; padding:5px;} table.c4 p { padding:5px 10px 2px 10px; text-align:left;vertical-align:top;font-weight:bold; font-size:14px; color:#6F5942; } table.c4 p.c2 { padding:5px 10px 2px 40px; font-size:14px; text-align:left; font-weight:bold; color:#6F5942; vertical-align:top; text-decoration:underline; text-transform:uppercase; } table.c4 p.indent { margin:5px 10px 2px 40px; font-size:10px; text-align:left;color:#6F5942;vertical-align:top;} table.c4 img {margin:0 auto; padding:5px; text-align:center; vertical-align: middle; } span.indented { padding:5px 10px 0 40px; font-weight:bold; font-size:11px; color:#6F5942;text-align:left; } #table2 { width:400px;padding:5px;} table.c2 {width:400px;padding:5px;text-align:center;} div.c4 {text-align: left} div.c2 {text-align: center} img.c1 {border: #6F5942 3px double; } span.c1 {text-align: center; color:#000000; font-weight:bold; font-size:10px; } table.c3 {margin:0 auto; border: none; padding:15px; font-weight:bold; font-size:14px; color:#6F5942; background-color : #EFE3D3; } div.c4 {text-align: left} div.c2 {text-align: center;} img.c1 {border: #6F5942 3px double; } li.c1 {list-style: none;} em.c1 {color : #502A15; text-align : center;padding : 5px; width : 202px; font-size : 0.8em; } /*]]>*/ </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 colspan="3"> <img src="/tea/teatop002.gif" width="890" height="295" alt="" class="center" /><br /> <h3>A Grandmother's Tea Party.</h3><br /> <p>One of the newest suggestions for an original hospitality is "A Grandmother's Tea Party." If you have an "at home" day, as every busy woman should, and you want to serve tea to your guests, offer it to them as it was offered fifty years or more ago.<br /><br /> First of all, collect all of your antique table service. Every family has some dear old treasures of the kind -- tea cups, old linen, flower vases, silver epergns, etc. You probably have somewhere laid away a wonderful old damask cloth which dates back at least half a century. Cover the table with this and scatter over it a handful of carnations, allowing them to fall at haphazard.<br /><br /> The centerpiece will be in the form of a huge cake placed on a high glass dish. This confection might be resplendent in a design of blossoms and turtle-doves carried out in variously tinted icings as the old-time cakes so often were.<br /><br /> On either side of the cake dish are placed tall epergnes -- veritable antique pieces built high with pyramids of fruit. Bonbons -- they should be called sugar plums in this connection -- must be old-fashioned sweets quaintly wrapped in fringed papers.</p></td></tr> <tr> <td><img src="/tea/epergne_01.gif" width="275" height="210" alt="tea" /></td> <td><img src="/tea/gmother_cake_01.gif" width="335" height="470" alt="tea" /></td> <td><img src="/tea/epergne_02.gif" width="185" height="220" alt="tea" /></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="3"> <p>Often the tall glass lamps will also be procurable in a pattern of fifty years ago.</p> <p>This will produce a thoroughly charming little table with a quaintness and a touch of femininity that everyone will enjoy.</p></td></tr> <tr> <td><img src="/tea/sweets_epergne.gif" width="325" height="400" alt="tea" /></td> <td><img src="/tea/lamp_old_red.gif" width="152" height="455" alt="tea" /></td> <td><img src="/tea/vanilla_wafers01.gif" width="350" height="260" alt="tea" /></td></tr> <tr><td colspan="3"> <p>The woman who is looking for a new way to serve tea on her day at home couldn't do better than to attempt this. 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