We are currently enjoying lilac season around here and I thought it would be fun to set an afternoon tea party table in celebration of this wonderful flower.
This striped Turkish beach towel turned tablecloth (from Dollar Store) provided the perfect backdrop.
I had these purple metal butterflies on hand so added them to the theme for the table decor.
Lemon tea seemed like a good choice.
Creamy lemon yogurt was served in purple compote dishes.
A single lilac bloom added a delicate embellishment.
Here's an overhead view of a place setting with some baked treats in nearby reach.
Butter tarts, shortbread and chocolate chip cookies along with chocolate bark were all wonderfully provided by my mom who is an excellent baker. (I did not inherit that gene!)
By now, you might have noticed that my lilac arrangement is faux. While I love lilacs, I have a hard time arranging them so prefer this option for indoors.
Of course, with the faux version, there is none of the amazing lilac scent...
...so I am very thankful to have discovered this "Lilac Blooms" scented candle by Homestead Candle Company.
It smells just like fresh lilacs but isn't overpowering - perfect for an afternoon tea table.
Other decor on the table included this purple ceramic watering can that I filled with spoons and a white napkin.
You will have noticed a few birdies on the table as well and this one is resting in his cage.
Tealights were also placed in a few spots to add some ambiance.
Lilacs have such a short season which might be part of what makes them so special. It was fun to set a tea table and celebrate their beauty while they're still around.
Here is a look at a lilac vignette I created while setting out the items I used for this tea tablescape.
How about tea parties?
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