Wednesday, January 30, 2013

An Ode to Jane and Lizzie and even the prat Mr. Darcy

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Jane Austin's "Pride and Prejudice", the wife and I had a regency tea party. Mostly, this meant we ravaged the house for potentially authentic clothing and got to work. 
In charge of bevys...and dressed up as a man as usual
We quite often have tea (very often indeed for Americans)  at our place; our combo bridal shower was a huge tea party at my Mom's house. We have a steadily growing collection of tea pots, accessories,and a multitude of tea varieties alongside access to genuine clotted cream, so it's a serious business come tea time.

The menu consisted of the more traditional, like goat cheese and tomato tea sandwiches, scones, and Earl Grey tea and the more unique, like edamame, cheesy bread bites, and apple slices. 

Clotted cream...mmm, English heart attack
We ate, we drank, we made gin fizzes (historical accuracy could only go so far) and gossiped about who we could marry off to local eligible bachelors in true Austonian character style. I think I a much better scone maker than matchmaker, truth be told...

My 12 dollar Goodwill find. Swiped it out of the window display

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