I had tons of fresh flowers which my mom bought from the grocery store, and I made garlands of book page hearts from thrift store books (Narnia and Persuasion...the books have to be good ones of course!)...one sister thought this was an act of desecration...-__-
I facebooked most people a month to a few weeks ahead of time, so people could keep their calendar open, and then a week ahead of time I sent fancy invitations. They were a little rushed and my wax seals didn't work out properly (I used candles and not the taper type either), but I can always improve...and besides I recently bought the proper kind of wax sticks!
We had our tea...or lemonade for the fakers like myself, and then we played some lovely period drama quizzes borrowed with permission from Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm. After that those that could watched the 2008 Sense and Sensibility.
Forgive my sad privacy photo editing. The first three photos are my own iphone photos. The rest of the photos one of my friends took, and that same friend brought me that lovely bottle/decanter as a hostess gift.