By Hairee Lee
Libeco Home Polylin Blend Tablecloth in Taupe overlaid with Libeco Home Vence Linen Tablecloth in Grape overlaid with Libeco Home Tribeca Tablerunner in Vanilla as the base for the buffet
It seemed like a minor miracle that all the goodies Laura made for the afternoon tea actually made it to the table. The self control that we exercised was impressive. (Especially mine. Usually when Laura’s cooking, I’m nibbling the whole time before dinner starts.)
Melissa put together a gorgeous buffet involving pedestals for vertical movement rather than just a horizontal spread, layered table linens, and beautiful servers by Pillivuyt, Match Pewter, and Simon Pearce.
Simon Pearce Hartland Cakeplate, large, and Simon Pearce Hartland Cakeplate Dome
Babka on the Simon Pearce Hartland Cakeplate, large, served using Sabre Paris Old Fashioned Tart Slicer in pink
Match Pewter Toscana Two-Tier Centerpiece used to serve the sandwiches. Match Pewter Lugano Frames, large rectangular used as label holder
Simon Pearce Hartland Cake Plate, medium, and Sabre Paris Old Fashioned Tart Slice, Baby Pink, used to served the scones
Match Pewter Oval Incised Tray, large, laden with macaroons. Match Pewter Lugano Frame with decorative label
Match Pewter Oval Lidded Box filled with candy coated chocolate beads from Rago Events
Pillivuyt Fruit Bowl on Stand filled with pink gumballs
Pillivuyt 3-Tier Server with Laura’s ginger sugar cookies and her famous chcolate chip and toffee cookies
Pillivuyt 3-Tier Server and Sabre Paris Old Fashioned Medium Tong, Baby Pink, used to serve the cookies
Simon Pearce Hartland Wine glass holding rock candy pops by Rago Events
Match Pewter Cake Plate laden with pink white chocolate coated prezels. Sabre Paris Old Fashioned Medium Tong, Baby Pink, used to serve them.
Simon Pearce Hartland Cupcake Plate with Laura’s cupcake
Match Pewter Oval Incised Tray used to serve the whipped cream for the scones
Match Pewter Cutwork Parmesan Dish w/ Spoon filled with Bonnie’s Jams jam for the scones
Samovar & Tea Buffet
We took advantage of the additional space available on the porch just outside of the buffet area to set up the hot water dispensing samovars and the teas. The weather and the gorgeous sunlight of an October day became part of the display and to our great advantage.
Libeco Home Polylin Blend Tablecloth in Taupe with Samovars and 4 teas by MEM Tea Imports on either side
Libeco Home Pino Kitchen Towel-White placed under the samovar taps to catch hot water drips
Jars Cermamics Plume Fruit Bowl, White Pearl, used to hold the 4 different teas
Pillivuyt London Teapots, small and medium, used by the guest to fill with hot water