Afternoon Tea Settings #2: Buffet Setting (incl. Samovar & tea setting)

Afternoon Tea Settings #2: Buffet Setting (incl. Samovar & tea setting)
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By Hairee Lee

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.


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.