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Sunday Breakfast at Wimbledon


It's that time of year. Time for my Wimbledon Breakfast party. Happens every July. Right around the time we celebrate our American holiday I am celebrating the very British tennis tournament.

I took a couple of pics before everyone arrived. First, the table setting. A white estate sale tablecloth, my sister's Harrod's teapot, a Harrods tea tin filled with purple and pink flowers.


 Everyone went home with a favor like this one. A small tin of loose English Breakfast Tea from Soluna of Winchester. What a great tea shop!
 

 I stood on a chair to get this shot for you. Aerial views are the best!


 And another one.
 
A better view of the tea tin turned vase. The flowers on the favors are fake. I spent a total of 98 cents on them at Michael's.


I made overnight baked French toast for the main course. It's so easy and delicious. Prepare it the night before and bake the next morning. The small plates with the green edging are from an antique store, the outside from Valerie Parr Hill and QVC.

This photo is of the frittata my friend Mary made for the event. It was so delicious!


Here's the French toast and strawberry and blueberry skewer. My friend Debbi brought the skewers.


My friend Mary also made the scones. My sister made the mock Devonshire cream for the scones and I provided the strawberry jam and lemon curd. I always put the curd on one half of the scone and the jam on the other half.
 

Congratulations to Novak Jokovic who beat Roger Federer. I am a Federer fan but it was a great match.


 I had a second arrangement made in my Wimbledon tea tin. I got this on a trip to England in 1984. It is very dear to me.
 

A better view of the tin. I usually use my loving cup/trophy as a vase for the Wimbledon breakfast but I downsized this year. The floral arrangement was smaller as was the dining room table. I did not put the leaf in this year. The dining room looked so much bigger!


 I took this picture a little late, we had already eaten most of the cheese and crackers. We had goat cheese with cranberry and cinnamon and white stilton with mango and ginger. Yum!
 

My kitty pitcher always makes an appearance. This kitty looks like my Percy. The pitcher is another antique store find. Do you see a pattern here?

 

I put a little tea vignette in the living room. I thought my guests might watch the match from the living room so I set up a little table with a teapot and teacup.

 
We had a few desserts. The all American fruit tart, chocolate and lemon cake slices, and Mary made her lemon cookies. My Dad loves her lemon cookies. He calls them snowdrops because she always brings him some at Christmas.
 
We had a wonderful time and before I knew it it was late afternoon. Time to plan the next party.  Now when should I have my Harvest Dinner?

Comments

Hi Elaine, what a beautiful post! I love your centerpiece in the Wimbledon Tin, it's gorgeous. Looking at all the delicious food it looks like you girls did not go hungry! Have a great week, I enjoyed my visit today.
Elaine my dear! HELLO!

It's great to see your lovely escape to the British side of life, and that is a great destination to take us, if you wish for the link party! Now you mentioned on your comment that you'd like to join the party. ABSOLUTELY! I am not sure however, if you are sure....since you said you weren't "sure" about what destination. Please confirm that you are joining and get creative and pick any western or eastern European destination! Let me know and I'll put your name on the list!! Anita
must love junk said…
Wow, your tablescape is just gorgeous, and that food looks mouth-watering! How do I get invited? ;)
Susan
Anne said…
Looks very pretty Elaine. Having a wimbledon party sounds a great excuse for a celebration.I love to watch it too and its nice to eat strawberries as is tradition.
Carla Ludwig said…
Elaine,
Everything looked so beautiful! The floral arrangements are absolutely gorgeous! I wondered if you would share where you get your cheeses. I may have to make a stop my next visit to my daughter in Boston.
Carla

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