Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tea "Fit For A Queen"

 Although I love having tea parties, I'm realizing I've had precious few in the last couple of years....something I should remedy soon!  While I'm a bit too busy this week to have one, I still wanted to join in the "High Tea" party in blogland hosted by Decor to Adore where the tea-scape should be "Fit for a Queen". Thus, I thought I'd share this Easter Tea I had a couple years back for my mom. While she is not true "royalty", she will always be a "Queen" in my eyes! 

I'll also be linking up to Tablescape Thursday hosted by Between Naps on the Porch.

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 with Easter eggs and tulips.
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!

We enjoyed various tea sandwiches and squares.


Evening brings an inviting glow to
our tea setting.


This post has 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? Though "High Tea" is terrific, even a simple "cuppa" tea with someone you love is made even more special just by adding a little tablecloth and a few candles to your tea setting.
Thanks for stopping by! Now grab yourself a cuppa tea and head over to Decor to Adore and BNOTP.

45 comments:

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Beautiful. Love the pattern on your wedding china. Love to your tiered tray so wonderful. Cute Easter decor, makes me wish for spring.

bj said...

This is what I think of when I think of having a tea. Pretty table, beautiful dishes and the food looks so so good.
Beautiful!

Johanna said...

Hello,
what a wonderful table. I love all Royal Albert decors but I have never seen Dimity before. It is so lovely with the tiny roses and the rich gold decorations. Really a Royal table.
Greetings, Johanna

Anonymous said...

Very cute, pretty, Easter decorations are great. pretty china and I love the pink.

Erika

Pat said...

Absolutely gorgeous tea table. Your wedding china is beautiful! The room and table are wonderful.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello my friend...

What a lovely tea! It just made me think that Easter really isn't that far off! What a beautiful way to spend some time with your mother! My mother is in Texas and I just don't see her as often as I would like. You have inspired me to make a special tea the next time that I visit her!

Well my dear lady, you always set the most beautiful tables and this Easter tea-scape has got to be at the top of your list! I love all the beautiful pastels...ahhh, those sweet pale pinks are lovely! I just adore the Dimity Rose china pattern...it's sooo very pretty! Love your centerpiece...of course, I have a "thing" for bunnies! Yours is certainly sweet! Ohhh...and I love your little teapot name card holders/tealights! Very unique! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful tea with us, my friend...and I also really enjoyed your beautifully decorated Easter mantel!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very cozy setting, I'm sure you both had a great visit:@)

Martha said...

I love tea in front of the fire! It is so cozy. Love all your little touches!

xinex said...

This is such a delightful tea table setting. The china is so pretty and all the other tea elements are just perfect. I love how you swagged your table topper and love your centerpiece too...Christine

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your Queen Mum must have been very honored, indeed! What a lovely gesture and the work and detail you put into this table is amazing!
There is something so proper about having tea by the fire. Just the location makes one feel warm and cozy.

I fell in love with those darling tea pot name tag holders. And when they are lit... so sweet.

You set a lovely and sentimental table. Beautiful. It was a joy to stop by.
Yvonne

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Beautiful. I love the idea of a table in front of the fireplace.

Lorrie said...

Tea in front of the fire with someone you love - just perfect. Your pink cloth is the perfect background to a lovely table.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my I am overcome with the beauty and detail that you put into your tea. You must have made your mother feel oh so special!

I adore how you pulled up the tablecloth on the corners with roses.

My heart is going pitter pat over your china. It is truly lovely.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for participating in the tea.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, what a delightful tea, and your chairs are such a lovely colour! Looks like you and I have a few things in common! I love a tea in front of the fire too. Your china is beautiful and you have set a lovely table! I invite you to stop by sometime as I host a tea party once a week. Thank you for sharing. It's been a real pleasure to visit with you and I am your newest follower!

Blessings,
Sandi

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

O mY!! This was such a gorgoeus Tea Post! I could envision myself sitting right down and sipping my Tea. Your table and china are to die for! Love how you decorated your mantle!! Just beautiful!

Hugs,
Debbie

Karie's Chic Creations said...

OhMyGoodness, it is beautiful. You have done a beautiful tea setting. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing. Karie

Carolyn said...

You certainly treated your Mom like royalty! That is a beautiful table and setting and i think it is so nice to enjoy this time with your Mom.

Thank you for all your kind words today too!

Carolyn

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

This is just so utterly Springtime divine! :)

Women of Worth said...

So elegant and beautiful! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and tablescape!

Hugs,
LaDonna

Moogie said...

Spring and Easter delights. I'm your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This really is so pretty. You should do it again...those moments are treasures you will have forever!

Terri said...

Beautiful! I am here via Laura's blog. I love your pretty china!

Atticmag said...

You certainly merged the tea and Easter themes beautifully. Definitely looks like a good repeat for this year. Hope you'll stop by to see our majolica. Jane

Marlis said...

Tulips are just perfect anytime. Your wedding china is so pretty. I love how you decorated the overcloth too.

Luncheons at the Junction said...

What a lovely setting for a spring tea! Everything is just perfection, and I love your wedding china.

Kathleen said...

DD, that is just beautiful. The china is fabulous, and I always love when you dine or tea, in front of the fireplace! Lovely!

Alycia Nichols said...

SO feminine and pretty! Those dishes....gorgeous!!! I'm sure your Mom got a real kick out of the whole day! It's amazing what doing something like this can do for the spirit! Have a beautiful week!

Kathleen said...

And thanks so much for putting my St. Pat's Day Blog Crawl button on your side bar! :)

A Toile Tale said...

My mom happens to be visiting us and after reading this, I put the kettle on for a cuppa just for us. She found some chai tea bags that she wanted to try, so you inspired me to make tonight the night! Thanks from both of us. I just LOVE your china. Wow!

Liz@http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/ said...

I love those pink roses on the china. Such a pretty tablescape. I love coffee more, so I might have to cheat and put coffee in the tea pot! Very pretty!

Magpies and Magnolias said...

This post brought a sweet smile to my face and even a couple of tears.

My mom was English and, of course, loved her tea. Because her 3 kids never developed a taste for tea, she always felt that she had failed in some small way to instill us with an appreciation for the finer things in life. Finer things being tea, of course.

Not only did she love her tea, but she also loved a spot of sherry! She would have loved your tea party. I only wish that I had thought to treat her like the queen that she was while she was still alive. She passed away 4 years ago.

I am the proud owner of part of her collection of teapots and teacups. I will have to start putting them to good use in her honor!

Magpies and Magnolias said...

P.S. Thanks so much for visiting my new blog and leaving such a wonderful, encouraging comment on my first tablescape! I had to laugh at your comment about wanting to decorate any flat surface. My husband teases me all the time about that. He will point to a very small spot on a shelf or a piece of furniture and ask me when I will be filling up that gaping hole!

Tess said...

Such a beautiful table!!! I wish I still had my mom to do tea for...I do have her tea cup collection which we used to use for tea for two.

I think it's a great idea to do tea for your mother again and I'm sure your table will be gorgeous again! I LOVE your china!

Mrs. Serendipity said...

Your table is indeed fit for a Queen's tea! I haven't given a tea party either for a few years but still indulge every now and then in brewing that perfect cup for myself and hubby! Your china is beautiful. Thanks for sharing! Mrs. S

Entertaining Women said...

As much as I love china, and as much china as I've collected, I'm appalled at how ignorant I am about Royal Albert. I need to do some research on this beautiful china maker. Your Dimity is gorgeous, and you've honored your mom in such a lovely way with your delightful tea table. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

laxsupermom said...

Your wedding china is lovely! I love your Easter tea table, so many fun touches! I haven't ever had an actual tea party, just invited one friend over for a cuppa. It sounds lovely, though. Thanks for sharing.

A Hint of Home said...

You set an absolutely gorgeous table! So cozy by the fire. I'm sure your Mom really enjoyed herself.
Love the soft colors, your plates, bunnies and tea set.

Barbara said...

So elegant and lovely! I am sure your mother felt so loved and appreciated to have tea with you in this perfect setting. Thank you for the inspiration!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What a beautiful spring-like setting. I love Royal Albert! You have certainly put me in the mood for warmer weather and flowers and bunnies!

Sweetladyelaine said...

What a nice way to honor someone you love. I love your china and all the girlie colors. Very elegant! Thank you so much for sharing...

Patti's Artful Design said...

I just relaxed looking at your lovely tea setting! What a wonderful, serene way to spend time with your mother....ahhhh!

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving that very kind comment on my Baby Shower blog posting.

we three dogs and me said...

What a pretty table set for a queen. I love your tea set your bunny and how you draped the pink table cloth

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness! What a beautiful tea setting! What a beautiful spot and your dishes are just gorgeous. All of your accessories are so pretty and how very nice to share this special setting with your mother. :)
Thanks for popping in to see me and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your wedding Royal Albert china is just gorgeous and so romantic and elegant. How nice you shared it with your mom, I have my mother visiting me tomorrow, so I will show her my new table. My husband surprised me today with a THUN CZECK Blue Onion pattern set of dishes for 8 places, as tomorrow is our 36th. Anniversary! I'm thrilled! I love them! He thought it matched my 2 tier Meissen compote, or fruit stand, I like it with fruit.
Thanks for sharing such beauty.
LOVE
FABBY

Terri said...

Oh you have set such a romantic table! Your Dimity china is so gorgeous and your table looks so lovely set with it. You and your mum must have felt like queens there!
Hugs,
Terri