Friday, July 19, 2013
Set Your Table with Flair--Spring Tea
I've always loved the idea of the English high tea. Perhaps it has to do with my love for Lewis Carroll as a child. Nevertheless, here is how I incorporated some adorable finds into a lovely setting for a tea brunch in the garden. Here are a few shots of the table, sans linen.
Centerpiece. I chose blooms of soft green and white; these colors epitomize garden for me.
Closeup of the plates. I just love these butterfly dishes, I think they are darling for springtime!
To give an outdoor setting a more rustic feel, you can add unironed linen. Not ironing the linen provides an antique feel for this setting.
From my collection:
Butterfly dinnerware from Horchow
Ralph Lauren Glen Plaid barware
Shoe and Handbag cake service, Neiman Marcus
Tea service, Godinger Hotel Collection, Horchow/Neiman Marcus
Faux Snapdragons and blue apothecary jars used as vases, Tai Pan Trading
Green Faux hydrangeas, Walmart
Peony napkin holders, Bed, Bath and Beyond
Tea Cart, antique
Bench, hand-built by yours truly ☺
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