There is something so sweet and nostalgic about a tea party. Although the tradition of tea parties date back thousands of years, the kind that we have come to recognize got it’s start around the mid 1800’s thanks to Anna Marie Russell, Duchess of Bedford. She decided that bold tea, light refreshments, and company was a perfect solution to the doldrums of the three to five o’clock hour. She would adorn her tables with lace and flowers and her guests would wear their finest jewelry and fashionable hats. She also shares a name with my Grandmother.
We decided for Mother’s Day, since my Mom lives out of town, that a virtual tea party with her granddaughters (and grandson, although not pictured in this blog as promised) would be a fun treat. And since my Mother and I like to celebrate our day to the fullest, we indulged in some mimosas.
So pictured below is our finest (child) china, fresh cut flowers, lots of lace, jewelry, bows, tiaras, and love. And my lovely Momma attended via video chat wearing a beautiful spring dress and a lovely wide brimmed hat. Because no amount of distance can keep us away from celebrating something so magnificent – Mothers.