I have imagined a table for a very late rising
Prince William and Princess Catherine.
I was expecting my first child when Princess Diana
was married. I remember how fun it was watching
that media event. Now that daughter is 29 years old.
Diana's first son will be getting married on April 29, 2011.
I thought it would be fun to create an imaginary "Royal"
table for them.
I have stacked my square scalloped plates
(some of my favorites and I wish I had more!)
and placed her on one end of our stone topped table
and him on the other. (Don't worry, the table isn't too long.)
I love the little raised crown on the plates.
If we turned them the other way, it could be a W
for William (or for my last name too.)
Just a hint of the underglazing shows through giving
these a lovely texture.
Their meal is placed on a white satin runner with
All of the details come together here in this corner view.
Even the ends of the silver look like little crowns.
The Ralph Lauren napkin is placed
on the plates and this particular fold is called
Their food will be placed on this lovely wooden tray
with classic urns.
A little posy with some of the wedding flowers graces
The posy is placed in a silver plated flower cone with
a Nottingham lace doily.
The food consists of fresh strawberries dusted
with confectioners sugar, miniature cakes filled
with Devonshire cream and topped with blackberries,
and Treacle and Ginger scones.
I love the crown detail on this cream colored stone
pitcher too. It fits right in.
The Devonshire or clotted cream is served
with a small sterling spoon with a rose
I posted the recipe for a "Mock" Devonshire Cream
yesterday. Click here for instructions.
Of course we have to include some tea. I
chose a Lemon Ginger tea.
More royal touches on the small stoppered
bottles and the iron crown.
They also will be noshing on Treacle and Ginger
Scones. I posted that recipe yesterday.
Oh, the cook let me have one of
these angel food cakes filled with clotted
cream and they were just heavenly.
She starts with a split scone topped with
the clotted cream and some fabulous blackberries.
A small Nottingham lace doily is also used
under the silver goblet.
I also had a bite of these scones. Yes, they are
Just a quick paparazzi type question for you before
you go. If you had the opportunity,
would you want to become a royal
like Kate Middleton, if so why and if not, why not?
I will be posting this with