Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Easter Tea for Two


 I am editing this post a bit as I just discovered another fabulous blog-hostess, Katherine at Lady Katherine's  Tea Parlor who has Tea Parties every week and she invited me to share this one with you.  Be sure to stop by Katherine's and sip some tea with her and the others.


There is another wonderful hostess in Blogland. Her name is Susan and she invites over a hundred people into her home every week.  Visitors to BNOTP are sure to enjoy the most beautiful tablescapes you can imagine.  Click on the button below to share the experience.  You won't be sorry!





With Easter only a few weeks away, I thought I'd share an Easter Tea for Two I hosted for my mom and I a couple of years ago.  

I moved a round table in front of the fireplace and decorated with pinks and whites and Easter decor.



I used my wedding china, Dimity Rose by
Royal Albert


A hurricane candle holder by Partylite surrounded by faux roses creates a centerpiece flanked by a large white bunny (Home Sense).



It was so cozy by the fireside chatting and sipping tea with my mom.

I decorated the mantel for Easter.

Small teapot placecard holders (Partylite) and a small bunny (also Partylite) adorn each place setting. 
The little teapots are also tealight holders when you remove the lids.



We started our tea party with a glass of sherry.
That makes it more of a celebration!

Various tea sandwiches and squares were enjoyed by both of us.

 
Evening brings a more "romantic" look to
our tea setting.


Thanks for stopping by!  These pictures have reminded me I should make time to have a special tea party with my mom again this year. We really enoyed this one two years ago.  Do you have someone special you'd like to invite for tea? What better time than Spring/Easter to enjoy their company!

33 comments:

Beth said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the table and the mantle too. Love how you put the little Easter eggs in the tall glasses on the mantle. Your Royal Albert china is VERY special.
Beth

Sherry said...

This beautiful! I love your china and the bright colored eggs you put in the vases with the tulips, so clever.
Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.
Thanks!
Sherry

Nellie's Cozy place said...

What a lovely idea to do that for your Mom.
I bet she loved it, and it was so nice and cozy in front of the fireplace with nice cozy chairs.
The table looking darling, and so sweet. You did a lovely job on everything and I am sure it was
a very special day for you both.
Blessings, Nellie

Julie said...

Love all the pink and bunnies on your Table...So Pretty
HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S DAY
xoxo
Julie

Southern Touch Catering said...

This is such a lovely table. The bunnies, the fabulous place setting, the tiny te pots. I've never seen this pattern before. How fun this must have been. And yes, do have your mom over again. What I wouldn't give to have my mom back to share a lovely tea with. Enjoy!

The Tablescaper said...

You had me the minute I saw the light blue wing chairs paired with the pink table topper. Your wedding china is just lovely. The whole table is so romantic and inviting.

- The Tablescaper

Denise said...

I love your table and the chairs are so comfy, and to be in front of the fire, oh so cozy. Everything's beautiful I wish I was dropping by for tea :)

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Absolutely beautiful!! What a treat for you both! I need to do something like that for my mom and the girls.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is stunning. I think it is wonderful you went to so much work for the two of you. What a special time you must have had!

Sharlotte said...

What a lovely table. Your dishes are so dainty...perfect for the season. I think it's a great idea to treat your mother to a special meal. Thanks for sharing!
Sharlotte

Joanne Kennedy said...

Wow this is wonderful! It actually brought a tear to my eyes because it made me wish I had done this with my mother when she was alive. She would have enjoyed something like that more then words could say.

Do share another lovely day like that with your mother again. We should all spend more time with our mothers while we are able.

Everything is so pretty and just perfect looking.

Hugs,
Joanne

Jennnifer said...

Beautiful! Any favorite tea recipes!
Jennifer aka Gigi

Splurgie said...

Love that plump white rabbit on the table!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Now this is so pretty! What a special Spring tea with your mother. Love those teapot placecard holders -- everything is stunning.

Mimi said...

What a beautiful table...love the china, it is so feminine, perfect for tea with your mother.

Cindy said...

I love it all...such a beautiful table. So relaxing when you can just sit and sip tea with mom.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my this is like a fairyland. Just gorgeous. I love all of it. Hugs, Marty

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

everything looks lovely and those tea sandwiches look yummy.
I fix tea and treats for the old boy at least once a week so this spring could I invite Detective Elliot Stabler over:-) lol

Nancy said...

Everything looks just so charming and delightful! I love every part of your lovely setting!

I am a new follower, glad I stoppped in!

Nancy's Notes

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

I love this look! Everything is so beautiful in front of the fireplace! That battenburg lace looks great on the mantle! Beautiful job!

Tardevil said...

Pretty table. Love the candlelight photo and china!

Allie and Pattie said...

I absolutely adore the china. Just read your profile and see you're another Gardenwebber! I love it there! Great post
xoxo Pattie

Joyce said...

Your wedding china is gorgeous! I will be over for tea at your home for sure. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Kathleen said...

Dd, I love your header! I am working on gtting the green all tucked away, and letting Spud come out to play! :)
The table looks so pretty and feminine. Yes, do have tea with mom, and give her a hug from all of us who wish we could join you!
The china is just beautiful!

Nanna said...

table setting is just beautiful! love it!

Helen

eatlotsachocolate said...

Hi,
I too am new at this blogging business but I am certain I will one day conquer it.
I love your tea party decor. Your china is wonderful as is all the beautiful bunnies and eggs. Super!!! Tea parties are my most favorite thing ever. I have always had tea parties with my grandchildren. Girls & Boys. I find it the perfect time to teach manners and social graces. But we still have a glorious time together.
Oh yes, the springform pan thing. I realized, after the fact, that I had the pan upside down. You would think after 40 or 50 years of using them I would know up from down. Oh well, so soon old so late smart.
Thanks so much for checking our my blog.
Have a lovely weekend.
Joanie

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

So pretty with the white, pink & blue combo. HOpe you had a wonderful moment with your mum. I can sense both of you had a cosy time together.

Enjoy!

Martha said...

A lovely table for Easter -- love the table in front of the fireplace -- a perfect place for tea!

kim said...

Beautiful Easter table setting. Love how you have it in front of the fireplace. Lot of times it is still cold on Easter even though everyone wants to wear summery looking clothes. Thanks for stopping by and glad you enjoyed the tour.

GrannySue said...

Just beautiful. I really like the detail, like the table covered and gathered up, and all the other wonderful touches that make it perfect. I've checked our some more of your postings and you are amazing.

Lady Katherine said...

What a lovely Tea with your Mom! Is is so pretty down to every detail! Love for you to share this on Tea Time Tuesday! It is just lovely!

Lady Katherine said...

Thanks for joining in for this is such a lovely Tea!

Jill Brewster said...

When my grandson and granddaughter were little I used to have a tea party with them. I would use cups from my collection and would make cookies or something special to serve with the tea. I would let them pour the tea. I never had a broken cup, but I did clean up my share of tea. They are now 14 and 18 and we still do tea parties. My Grandmother started me collecting tea cups. She has been gone for almost 30 years and I still have the first cup she gave me.