Kate's grandmother Beverly often hosts high tea in the afternoons at Chapel Bluff. In the book, the attendees wear bonnets (but I couldn't find any pictures of ladies wearing bonnets while sipping high tea - more's the pity).
Well this just plays right into my love of bright colours and china. I love the cups, I love how well they go with a plain pot. And the colourful flowers just make it all complete. Home Decor @ Expimage.