Thursday, March 5, 2009

Afternoon tea with scones under my old apple tree

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I was inspired last week by a lovely lady in Bowral, the country town where I live to set up this afternoon tea setting under my old apple tree in my garden. (which is currently being enjoyed by these little birds who are feasting on the last of my apples). Late last week one of my husbands client's baked some amazing scones and gave them to Andrew to bring home.

The story goes: Andrew visited his client to pick up some furniture to be restored, apparently he eyed a cake in her house, (my poor husband doesn't get much cake at our home) and the very next minute she had wrapped up the cake, a container of beautiful freshly picked raspberries and a bowl of whipped cream and gave all to Andrew to bring home. This cake is featured here on the black cake stand, we ate all the raspberries.

Anyway, I contacted her to say thank you and the very next day Andrew came home with another huge plate of beautiful home baked scones. I just had to do a quick photo shoot before they were eaten up by my family. Thank you to our lovely client, not only did your cake and scones look amazing they were also delicious and enjoyed by all.

My love of everything black and white flows through my home, my sofa is upholstered in black and white toile with black and white gingham cushions. (I borrowed a few from my sofa to throw on the cane chairs) I found these lovely butterfly place mats at David Jones (a department store in Australia) a few years ago, they really are very pretty.

I just love silver with black and white, this little dish was a gift, look at the little pumpkin handle on the lid, a perfect little dish for the whipped cream. Also one of my favourite teapots, passed down through Andrew's family, we were quite lucky to receive it and it always sits so proudly both indoors and out.

Old linen, some bone handled cutlery and delicate white tea cups.

It is starting to get quite chilly here in Australia, in a little while all the leaves will be off this old apple tree and my garden will be totally bare for six months or so, most of the trees in my garden are deciduous, as much as winter is beautiful, I do love having leaves on my trees.

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