Friday, May 24, 2013

Would you like a cuppa?

Once upon a time there lived a young girl who, while living in 21st century America, always felt as though she was truly a princess of a far away kingdom. If not a princess, then surly a member of the French court under Louis XIV, or maybe best friends with Jane Austen, or maybe even a turn of the century New York socialite. As this girl was not really any of these things, she had to settle with living those lives in her heart. And so, while living in 21st centric America, she often play acted her other lives to the best of her abilities.

"Sometimes I do pretend I am a princess. I pretend so that I am a princess so that I may try to behave like one"
--A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett

Well today was one such day when this young girl's play acting became real. For what could better portray the life of a young romantic better than a tea party? 
The young girl invited all of her best friends and the enjoyed authentic teas, delicious sandwiches, scrumptious scones with heavenly Devonshire cream, and many delectable treats, all served on antique glassware. 

The table was set to its full glory with plates and food and, of course, peonies 
The guests arrived in their most appropriate afternoon tea attire 
And the food was enjoyed to the greatest extent possible

After enjoying a day of much festivities and play acting the life she likes to pretend she has, this young girl is much worn out, but is extremely happy. While she may live in 21st century America, she can play act at the life she dreams (while having the luxury of 21st technology to clean up the mess of such a classy and enjoyable party). She would like to encourage all of the dreamers, the romantics, the princess wanna bes out there, that it is perfectly possible to create a life tailored to your dreams, even  if it is only to a small extent, like throwing a tea party when you wish to be having tea with the queen of England (and that probably your best friends are better company than the queen of England).
And so, with that she leaves you to skip off to the gym to work off the luxuries of the day.

The end.