David Dimbleby and his wife Belinda recently asked Splendid Days to provide a vintage tea party for the BBC Question Time Team. The event was styled by the Splendid Days team using vintage items in the beautiful downland setting of David and Belinda`s Sussex home .
Delicious smoked salmon sandwiches,meringues and cream,scones ,fruity cupcakes and lemon drizzle cake were some of the scrumptious items on the tea party menu provided by Splendid Days .Speciality teas from Fortnum and Mason were also enjoyed and were served in beautiful antique teapots. Each guest had fun choosing their own vintage teacup and saucer, which came in a harmonious mix of patterns .
The table linen was hand embroidered and the centre piece was a white bird cage containing an iced lemon drizzle cake sandwiched together with lemon curd ,blueberries and buttercream cake on a silver cake stand .
Floristry was also by Splendid Days and we used cut glass vases and silver epigines to display a delicious smelling mix of roses, lavenders and other scented summer favourites .
Croquet on the lawn ,striped deckchairs and sunshine completed the scene .