Well to tell the truth Buns and Bunting have no Edwardian frocks. I mean, what is a girl to do? So it was business as usual at the First Garden City Heritage Museum in Letchworth last weekend. The rain stayed away (just) and we were busy all day serving teas and gorgeous cakes to the masses in our regular 40s and 50s attire.
This time we were set up in the front garden of the museum, which made a nice change, and drew a few punters off the street. Inga won first prize for her Coffee and Walnut (the prize being that her cake was first-to-be-eaten), although my big lemon sponge seemed to be popular too (and ditto Marian's ENORMOUS Victoria Sponge!). And Ruth's Banana Bread was by all accounts delicious.
This was the first outing for some lovely new bunting, created by my Mother In Law, who is a bit of a whizz with a sewing machine. It has Buntings and Bunting appliqued onto the individual flags, and makes a brilliant statement. Thanks Marilla!
We set up the tea cups on vintage trolleys so people could choose their own cup and saucer. And then, cake and tea was "delivered" by one of the Buns and Bunting girls to their chosen place in the lovely romantic gardens. What could be more civilised?
Things are quiet now as we all go our separate ways for holidays. But in September we have a big private party for 200! That's a big one, so we will need our batteries fully rechardged!