We modern girls are so accustomed to gulping down our caffeine on the go, out of a paper cup, no less!
Wouldn't a tea party be a luxurious change of pace?
My great-grandma's good china is fussy (and fragile!) so I cobbled together a more casual tea service out of eclectic white ceramics. A flea market tin offers tasty hamentaschen and Adam's vintage toy milk truck is loaded up with condiments with for a witty way to pass the cream.
It isn't terribly difficult to find an excuse to sip Earl Grey and savor conversation. Book club? Client meeting? Set the table with pretty paper placemats and a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils for jotting down notes. Keep the water hot and the refreshments at hand, and linger over good ideas.
Do you have an occasion that needs some tablescaping inspiration? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!