Sunday, April 12, 2015

Set Your Table With Flair--Perfectly Imperfect Sunday Tea

Hello, and happy Sunday!  I hope you have been enjoying your weekend.

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.


A stout pitcher with pretty damask detail will pour rather than a kettle today.



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.


A perfectly imperfect tea.










From my collection:

Tray, FB Rogers Silver Company, Local Antique
Damask "Corrine" Pitcher, Horchow/Neiman Marcus Exclusive
Saucers, Plant Tuscan Fine Bone China, England, Local Thrift
Depression glass Teacups, KIG Malaysia Old Sandwich Pattern, Salvation Army
Depression glass compote, Indiana Glass Company, Sandwich Pattern, Salvation Army
Vintage tea towels and twiggy wreath, Local Consignment Shops
Bunnies, Takahashi Japan, thrifted
Teaspoons, Grace Teaware, HomeGoods


If you would like to view the tutorial to make these pastel tea sachets, you may visit the post on my blog The Crafting Table by clicking here.



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26 comments:

  1. This is perfection! I'm always on the lookout for new tea tablescapes and theme ideas. Your table is so elegant. I absolutely love the depression glass and your vintage tea towels. Thank you for including the tutorial for the tea sachets. I'm pinning that! I'm planning a late spring tea and want to give my guests a small tea parting gift.

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  2. I love tea parties! And this one looks very nice indeed.
    Amalia
    xo

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  3. Your tea is so perfect. I wish I was there to join you...Christine

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  4. Very Pretty and love the tea towels!

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  5. Stunning table! Love the pitcher and those dreamy depression glassware.

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  6. Such a beautiful vignette for a lovely tea, You have some beautiful pieces. I adore the pitcher. Happy Thursday.

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  7. Mismatched or not it is all beautiful! I love it! I am the same way.......I love all matching, but do love mixing too! I love your saucers, bunnies and pitcher paired with the delicate flower arrangement. Stunning!
    Blessings My Friend,

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  8. You have managed to set the loveliest tea time setting. It is delicate and very elegant. I always love to mismatch my china, It always creates a little fun.

    The saucers are gorgeous.

    Have a great weekend.

    Janet

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  9. Beautiful table...love those saucers! Lovely sachets.

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    1. Thank you, Bev! So nice to hear from you. :)

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  10. This is just lovely! I do love depression glass in any colour and your tea vignette is very soft and inviting. Thank you for sharing it with us and joining me for tea.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. How pretty! You did a fabulous job of creating a lovely tea setting out of mismatched pieces.

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  12. I just love how you've created this look by mixing and matching. Everything goes beautifully together. I especially love how you put those beautiful saucers with the depression glass cups. Truly inspired! The bunnies are adorable.

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  13. I adore tarnished silver and mismatched tablescape!. They just have a fun style of their own. Love what you have put together. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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