Afternoon Tea in the Islands (or My House!)

Since many of the British Caribbean Islands 

still embrace the tradition of Afternoon Tea,
I thought I would recreate the feeling in my house.

I love going to afternoon tea when on vacation. 

I should actually do it more at home!

Afternoon tea or “low tea” is not as formal as high tea.

Afternoon tea is usually taken in a sitting room at a “lower” table, like a coffee table.

It usually takes place in the late afternoon.

I think 4:00 p.m. is common.

Afternoon tea is usually served with light snacks like

scones, pastries and finger sandwiches.

(Or starfish in this case!)

Ooops, I guess if this were a real afternoon tea, I would need some plates and spoons!

This vignette is all about the Caribbean feeling

 so I know I am missing a lot of “proper” utensils and things!

Well, at least I have the china.

But there really needs to be an ocean out that window to make it complete anyway!

Have you ever enjoyed the tradition of afternoon tea?

I am linking up to Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life Tabletop Tuesday.

Thanks again to Marty for hosting!



  1. High Street Cottage
    March 2, 2011 / 3:04 am

    What a beautiful vignette, and such a gorgeous bird cage! I love how you put everything together.The starfish is a charming touch. xoxo tami

  2. Shorely Chic
    March 2, 2011 / 7:20 pm

    cute!! It's all about this little things, isn't it??

  3. Michelle
    March 2, 2011 / 9:27 pm

    I love that room of yours. The pillows are awesome! Just love the fabric on them. I didn't know that about the difference between high tea and low tea… thanks for the lesson!MichelleNew England Style

  4. simpledaisy
    March 3, 2011 / 12:24 pm

    Ooh so pretty!!!!! Love the sweet little starfish too:)

  5. CalypsoInTheCountry
    March 3, 2011 / 1:08 pm

    Thanks everyone! FYI – the pillows are from Pier One – (last year but I think they still have them!)

  6. [email protected] eco friendly homemaking
    March 4, 2011 / 9:34 pm

    Oh this is so pretty! I agree that starfish is awesome!

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