You guys already know I have a crazy love for tea and tea parties. Ever since I lived in Mesa, AZ, and would visit a little tea house with my grandma; I’ve been hooked. I love hot tea and little tea cookies and scones and lemon curd and clotted cream. Yum. I haven’t found such a place here in San Antonio yet, but I thought, with my love for Downton Abbey, why not host my OWN little tea party?!? Such a novel idea, indeed!
I headed to World Market to grab some of their Downton Abbey limited edition collection of tea party essentials! They are such a hot commodity, I missed out on the teapot and 2-tier serving stand, but I’ve been dropping hints to the husband for him to grab them as a Christmas gift, ha ha ha. I got these amazing tea cups though, which I just adore, they are so pretty and dainty and perfect for a tea party!
A tea party isn’t complete with some delicious scones and shortbread cookies, and the Downton Abbey collection doesn’t fail to provide some choice goodies for you and your guests! Mine particularly loved the scones with some lemon curd, which, by the way, is my favoritest thing ever. I love lemon curd on a warm scone. And the shortbread cookies were a huge hit with not only the adults, but the kids too! They nibbled and noshed their way into happiness!
I served the Butler’s Pantry Blend at my tea party, and I really enjoyed the rich flavor of it as it’s a black tea with the essence of honey! I personally didn’t add anything to my tea, but a few friends added a splash of milk, which was a nice addition. I’ve always preferred my teas plain. I’m a rebel like that, ha ha ha.
As a token of our fun day together, I sent my guests home with a fun Downton Abbey tote bag and their own Downton Abbey mug! They were so surprised and giddy, ha ha ha, I loved it! I don’t know about you guys, but many of these pieces would make great Christmas stocking stuffers! Make sure you head over to World Market for all your holiday baking and holiday entertaining needs!
Now, are you ready to win?
Downton Abbey Teapot
Downton Abbey Teacups and Saucers (set of 4)
Downton Abbey Plates (set of 4)
Downton Abbey 2-tier serving Stand
Walkers Luxury Assorted Shortbread Tin (21oz)
Republic of Tea Downton Abbey “Downton Estate Blend” Tea Tin
Downton Abbey Wrapping Paper
Downton Abbey Blackcurrent Jam
Downton Abbey Christmas Preserves
Downton Abbey Lemon Curd
Downton Abbey Napkins
Mrs. Patmore DA Apron
Downton Abbey Tea Towel
Downton Abbey Gifts Bags
Giveaway ends 12/26!