16.5.07

SHE MADE THEM HERSELF

tea time in durstonia
The grand dame of textile crafting, Lady Penelope Durston invited HML over for afternoon tea last Saturday. Ramona whipped up a super neato basket of chocolate chip vanilla cookies for the event and Beck, well, her parents are staying with her at the moment so she turned up on time. Pene hadn't just tempted us with tea however she also had hinted at free buttons and knitting scraps and you know we never say no to a freebie!

Pay attention to the details peeps. Can you see how good that teacosy is? The vintage embroidered tablecloth, the ginger fluff sponge, rasberry friands and yes....handmade crumpets!

As you can see Ramona has gone off in some honey induced reverie, either that or she is wondering how some one as talented, hardworking and prolific as Miss Pene still manages to whip up an afternoon tea, hold down great converstation and keep the hot tea flowing without even breaking a sweat.
An excellent afternoon was had by all, the spoils of which will be revealed in days to come.

6 comments:

annadee said...

jealous and homesick

shula said...

Wot Anna said.

I admire this woman immensely.

And HELLO??? TEA COSY!!!

Anonymous said...

where's my slice of cake????????

shimmy said...

i really want the recipe for that yummy looking ginger fluff extravaganza. its been a long time since i've seen such a magnificent example of sponge.

Beck said...

I know, I'd always considered my Great Auntie Stell was the queen of the ginger fluff (and a fellow redhead to boot) but Miss PenPen's blew it out of the water... I think it was the delicious sharpness of the lemon icing combined with the generous lashings of whipped cream in the centre that set of the light gingery texture so perfectly. yum...

Anonymous said...

Pene's house looks quite amazing and I'm ever so envious of her sponge cake, as well as her lovely red cardigan.