Clearly, formal tea is all about the clothes. The tea is lovely (we always have a blend or two from Harney & Sons, which is my favorite and I recommend you check them out!), the snacks are nice, and the campus is lovely. But aside from playing croquet, formal tea is about lounging. Which, given that it was Wednesday after a morning and early afternoon full of dance classes, was nothing to sneeze at. Plus, I managed to throw together a pretty fab hat. It was my only new piece (modern blouse from Savers, skirts I've made over the past couple of summers) and was actually just a revamp of a very old straw hat from Colonial Williamsburg, so I was quite pleased to have it.
And as I said, this was really all about the clothes and the lounging, so to the pictures we go!
|on the hillside at Roger Williams|
|looking in the ornamental pond with Quinn|
|girls in a line! there might be a trend here...|
|holding our hats against the sea breeze|
|some attendees playing croquet|
|a close-up of my hat, which was trimmed with its original ribbon, two small false birds, and an ostrich feather|