If there's one thing I have always known, it is that I am full of contradiction. I flip-flop back and forth in my tastes, and that influences several aspects of my life.....be it the European hodgepodge that is my décor aesthetic, the range of music genres I enjoy (of which there are several!), or what I choose to wear. Although I do have an affinity for the very refined, sometimes it is the imperfect that catches my eye. When setting a table, I typically like things very specific, with a theme; perfectly polished silver, matched linens and china. For teatime today, I am stepping away from that regimen. Combining mismatched china, linens, serveware, and using items not for their intended purpose lends itself to a certain romantic and whimsical vibe perfect for Spring. I hope you enjoy the post!
The foundation for my tea began with a slightly tarnished antique silver tray.
Sweet little saucers of delicate grey, white, and soft cornflower blue
are joined by teacups of depression glass
and dainty little teaspoons.
Mismatched antique tea towels
play sweetly with premade tea sachets.
A depression glass compote makes a lovely makeshift vase,
next to bunnies of soft blue who look on in curiosity.
A twiggy little wreath is the perfect nesting place for extra dishes and spoons that don't fit on the tray.