I bloody love afternoon tea. Today is the day I embark upon my first proper homemade one, and hopefully you’ll be reading all about it by tomorrow – I really can’t wait.
In the mean time, I thought you might like to see the five things I’d love to have at my afternoon tea table. I’ve steered clear of anything too quaint or sickeningly British because I’m sure you’ll see enough of those this week. Let me know what your favourite is in the comments.
Oh, and tell me, if you could go to just one shop to buy lots of bits for afternoon tea, where would it be? I’m forever looking for new gorgeous kitchenware places to lust after.
I know it would be terribly un-dainty to drink afternoon tea from something so bulky as this neko cat mug from Anthropologie, but isn’t it beautiful?
We’ve talked about their Alice in Wonderland range before, but this plate from Whittard was too darling to leave off the list, I’m a sucker for blue and white in the kitchen. Nothing screams afternoon tea more than Alice, does it?
If I weren’t making biscuits myself (and if I suddenly had £30 going spare) I’d totes be ordering the Mr. Men Biscuit Tin from Biscuiteers so that I could munch on my childhood alter ego (I was forever bumping my knees/chin), Mr. Bump.
I couldn’t possibly dream up the perfect afternoon tea kit without something from the Mary Berry Collection, and I think these cake forks at John Lewis are probably my overall must-have. Those handles, the little geese, be still my beating heart.
Emma Bridgewater, much like Mary Berry, should also be present at every afternoon tea in some shape or form as far as I’m concerned. This personalised teapot would be just the ticket, don’t you think?