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!

The setting.

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. 

Close up. 

From my collection:

Butterfly dinnerware from Horchow
Ralph Lauren Glen Plaid barware
Generic stemware
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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  1. Love the butterfly dishes, great job, thanks for sharing. Janice

  2. I love your beautiful setting. The dishes the flowers the seating, everything is so lovely. Thanks for sharing such beauty especially on such a chilly, gloomy day.