This afternoon we had afternoon tea together, minus the Brady Bunch on DVD (our usual accompaniment to weekend afternoon teas), with good china, a teapot and fresh lemon cake.
I used the old tablecloth that I have just mended, and some old Meakin china that belonged to my Nanna. Although orange is not my favourite colour this pattern has just grown on me, and I love it.
The teapot is only about 10 years old, but coordinates well with the china.
I won't be posting the recipe for this lemon cake, as it didn't turn out that well! I used my usual quick butter cake recipe, adding lemon rind and juice, and pouring hot lemon syrup over it when it came out of the oven. But it was a bit of a disaster coming out of the silicon mould (maybe too soon?) and although delicious in flavour it was a bit bland in texture, like a very average sponge cake. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow. But we still enjoyed it.
Emily has started a Thursday TeaTime carnival, so why don't you join in here?