|Goodies at the Empress Hotel, November 30, 2014|
Now, because of my late grandmother's lifelong tea-loving ways, I've sentimental feelings for super-floral china tea cups and teapots. But I am by no means a tea aficionado—I just like a good Orange Pekoe, a fancy tea pot, and Granny-type cups and saucers. Add a few dainty sandwiches with the crusts cut off, arrange them on a tiered tray, and I get giddy. Accordingly, I spend a lot of time on Pinterest collecting images of what I call tea-rotica, and have a little cup and saucer at home that I use ritualistically. (By ritualistically I mean that I have sternly instructed my family that nobody else in this household is to ever, ever use my cup and saucer. Because it's my fancy cup and saucer and it's mine and I will cut anyone who sullies it.)
|My at-home fancy teacup and saucer, purchased from a corner thrift shop for less than five bucks. |
It currently sells for $38 on eBay.
So, at the Niche event this afternoon, I only took a couple pictures of the food with my iPhone. I would have taken more, but I was too busy putting tea and goodies in my pinwheel hole. I share those photos here now because I want to be able to share my own first-hand tea-rotic pictures on Pinterest. Yes, that's the entire purpose of this blog post: to share these pictures on Pinterest. I feel like I should be a little bit ashamed, but I'm not.
|I can't describe everything in this picture; it was a bit of a feeding frenzy. |
But check out the chocolate tea-cups with chocolate mousse in the upper right-hand corner.