This may come as a surprise, but we don’t actually spend every afternoon at Paperless Post HQ sipping Earl Grey and eating cucumber sandwiches on fine china. (We only wish we did.) 

Design an invitation for a spring garden party on paperlesspost.com.

Photos clockwise from top left: John Constable (1826); Minton & Co. (1897); Vera Ross (1925); Daniel Maclise (1826); Jane Louden (1842); unknown; John Singer Sargent (1911); “Howards End” (1992); textile collection at The British Museum: OA.10689; “Brideshead Revisited” (1981).