My Christmas Afternoon Tea

Merry Christmas Tea Friends!
I'm excited to share with you photos from the Afternoon Tea I hosted last Sunday.
It seems like every year I hope to host an Afternoon Tea, but other holiday commitments seem to get in the way.
This year I was determined to host one because my goal for the season is to quality spend time with friends and family.


Scone Course
Tea: Chestnut by Adagio
Eggnog Scones with cream and homemade strawberry jam

Savory Course
Tea: Paris by Harney and Sons
Cucumber and smoked salmon tea sandwiches
Mini Spinach Florentine Quiches
Honey Goat Cheese Phyllo Cups
Spring Mix Salad with dried cranberries, Mandarin oranges and blue cheese crumble

Sweets Course
Tea: Honey Oolong by Esteemed Tea Collective
Early Grey Homemade Truffles
Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake (shown above)
Assorted Walker shortbread cookies

The scones (Tea Time Magazine recipe) and Chestnut tea appeared to be the "stars" of the tea.

 Setting the table was one of the "tasks" I was really looking forward to doing! 

My table is quite small, so space was a bit tight in between place settings.

Each setting had a vintage Christmas teacup (I posted the teacups in my last post), Spode glass for water and a reindeer scone dish.

My friend gifted me a set years ago with eight different reindeer. 

It was a rainy day, so the candles provided a bit of warmth and light.

Sorry for lack of photos of the food. I was busy serving each course and forgot.

Overall, it was a very special afternoon and certainly one of this season's highlights for me. 

I wish you a blessed and Merry Christmas!
All the best,


  1. What a wonderful afternoon tea! Love the Christmas-themed tea settings and the menu sounds divine. Merry Christmas, Nora!

  2. What a wonderful menu, Nora! Your table looked so pretty and I know your guests had a great time. Having a different teacup at each setting made for such a pretty teatime.
    Happy New Year!

  3. Such a beautiful holiday table, and your menu sounds delicious. I know it was a very special and memorable afternoon for you and your guests.


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