Yesterday I packed a small cooler and picnic basket with all the fixings for a traveling tea party, and took my ninety-year-old mother to visit her last remaining sister, who is six years younger. You may recall I blogged about the St. Patrick's Tea I had for them in my March 16th post.
Ready to hit the road! My license plate clearly identifies my car.
The two sisters, L-R Frances [my aunt] and Alice [my mom].
They visited in the living room while I set the table and put the food on. Knowing they had both dined in the downtown J.L. Hudson store in times past, I prepared Maurice Salads [which I blogged about on March 22nd]. They loved it and said it brought back memories. A late 195o's Hudson menu I recently obtained priced the salad and a roll at $1.45!
Our tea was Persian Nectar - organic Indian black tea and organic peach from serendipiTea. The china, linens and flatware were all packed in my picnic basket since I didn't want my aunt to do anything except enjoy herself! Four place settings because my hubby accompanied us.
Dessert was a Sander's hot fudge ice cream puff - another Detroit specialty.
I intended to set a floral folded napkin in each teacup. It would have coordinated nicely with the roses on the vintage Homer Laughlin Eggshell Nautilus dishes. But by the time I finished prepping the food before we left there wasn't time. Below is what it would have looked like, and I will do it another time.