Our Top 3 Afternoon Tea Week Looks

Our favourite stylish looks for creating an Afternoon Tea event at home.

Afternoon Tea Week is over and we have loved seeing all of the fabulous afternoon tea celebrations! To help with our post Afternoon Tea Week blues, we will be sharing our top 3 looks from some of the incredible influencers who truly celebrated in style. Sit back and be prepared for some serious food, home-décor and crockery envy!

Lily Vanilli

Our first Afternoon Tea Week look is from the extremely talented Lily Vanilli, a baker and cake maker based in London. Lily's baking creations never fail to have our mouths watering with her striking decorative cakes and stunning photography. Lily whipped up a selection of incredible treats for Afternoon Tea Week including; pillow soft vanilla layer cake filled with Baileys buttercream, homemade scones topped with Chantilly cream and apricot compote, almond and matcha mini cakes and Lily's signature chocolate cupcakes, all served on Portmeirion's magical Botanic Garden collection. Check out a few snaps from Lily's Instagram takeover for our @ukportmeirion Instagram account below.

Portmeirion's Botanic Garden Collection Afternoon Tea

Click here to visit Lily's website for recipes and most importantly, where you can buy these scrumptious cakes for yourselves!

Portmeirion's Botanic Garden Collection Afternoon Tea

The Mrs Project

Mirlah, writer of The Mrs Project, is a food and lifestyle blogger and social influencer from Derbyshire (not far from our factory in Stoke-on-Trent!). Mirlah takes the time to share her wonderful recipes and lifestyle tips with the world, inspiring her followers with her lovely tone and beautiful photography. Mirlah did her thing with our contemporary Sophie Conran for Portmeirion collection and shared these amazing photo's from her serene afternoon tea. We love that everyone has their own way of taking part in the tradition, from an extravagant afternoon tea setting to getting comfy with a book and cup of tea! Check out Mirlah's blog post 'Afternoon Tea Week with Portmeirion' here.

Sophie Conran for Portmeirion Afternoon Tea
Sophie Conran for Portmeirion Afternoon Tea

Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary

Our final Afternoon Tea Week look is from Elizabeth, food blogger of Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary. Elizabeth is a Canadian expat living in Shetland and her photography is made up of beautiful countryside scenery and fabulous food. Elizabeth celebrated Afternoon Tea Week by holding a traditional afternoon tea using the timeless Spode Blue Italian collection, topped off with delicious sandwiches, scones and chocolate treats! You can recreate these yummy looking sandwiches here with her trio of sandwiches recipe.

 Spode Blue Italian Tableware Afternoon Tea
spoSpode Blue Italian Tableware Afternoon Tea

Let us know how you celebrated Afternoon Tea Week by using our #PortmeirionATW or #SpodeATW hashtags on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Have these incredibly talented influencers inspired you to create your own magical afternoon tea moment? Head to our websites Portmeirion UK, Spode UK or Royal Worcester UK to find everything you need to set up the perfect afternoon tea.

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