Monday, August 11, 2008

Tea with a Princess





A few years ago I felt like we were having tea with Princess Diana. Kensington Palace was her home and here we were at Kensington Palace for tea in The Orangery. When you enter the door you are greeted by the beautiful table full of scones and sweets. What a sight to see all of those scones stacked up. It is enough to make your mouth water and your tummy growl. It was a delightful afternoon tea with the sunshine shining through the tall windows. After tea we visited the gift shop and I found this lovely teacup. Now whomever drinks their tea from this cup feels the same feeling of having tea with a princess.

8 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

I would love to know more about how this 'tea' was served. Did you help yourself from the table that was heaped with scones and sweets as you walked in? A casual type of tea? Or was this the 'first course' and you then sat down and had a food server help you with your order for sandwiches and such?

LOVE the princess teacup!

LaTeaDah

Marilyn Miller, the Marmalady said...

We had the champagne afternoon tea, which we ordered from the menu. The table was just for show and to see what they had. It was rather formal with white table clothes and fresh flowers.

Linda said...

Been there, done that. Thanks for the memories and sharing your lovely photos.

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

That teacup is beautiful, Marilyn! And the handle is large enough to fit one's finger through! I love The Orangery - have been at least half-a-dozen times over the years. When our Tea in London group was there last year, they were serving the first UK grown Tregothnan tea. It remains on the menu.

Rosemary said...

Thanks for sharing your visit, it sparked memories of a past trip to the Orangerie for me.
Nancy

Alice said...

Yes, I do feel quite royal after viewing your lovely photos. I'm going to put this on my bucket list!

KJ said...

What a blessing this must have been!

KJ

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

What a gorgeous cup! I'm adding your blog to my rss feed so I won't miss a thing!