Sunday, September 8, 2013

Set Your Table With Flair--Sweet Afternoon Tea

Who doesn't love the idea of a private reverie, book in hand, feet propped?  I deeply enjoy a lazy, quiet afternoon; a relaxing half-hour spent engrossed in the pages of my choice.  While I do this, I love to have a small snack. Tea with cookies is one of my favorite things to nibble on.  I have such an affinity for tea that oftentimes, I don't drink anything else.  This post is how I would set a sweet tea-for-one.  This also could be an adorable idea if you wanted to serve someone in bed.

First, choose a tray to your liking.  

When serving tea, you really can't go wrong with sweet, delicate doilies, which I placed next.  

A color scheme is really not required; just as long as the colors meld well.  Place a favorite teacup and saucer. Nothing compares to fine English bone china!  Next, cookies and flowers....all set!  

A closer look. 

From my collection: 



1.  Vintage Teapot, Oneida Wm. Rogers & Son Collection
2.  Teacup and Saucer, Royal Albert fine bone china, Moonlight Rose Collection
     Tray, Godinger Hotel Collection, Horchow/Neiman Marcus

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  1. Ooooh, I wish that lovely and yummy looking tray were for me! Great match of the tray with that beautiful teapot. I love trayscapes, I've done a couple myself. Thanks for sharing this at my History & Home link party, take care. -Dawn @ We Call It

    1. Thank you so much for the invite, and the post about repurposing windows had a lot of great ideas! ❤❤

  2. Oooooh I want that tea cup and saucer, I love it. So pretty. I dont have tea any more. I gave that up after I moved from England but I am collecting Cups and saucers again now. I have quite a few. Some day I will have a better way of displaying them I hope.

    1. So fun to collect! I hope you'll share one day. Thanks for your visit! ❤

  3. Lovely tea for one. Your silver is beautiful. Love the doilies. The beautiful blue roses on the RA Moonlight rose teacup really stands out on the silver and white background. Happy Tea Day!

  4. What a beautiful teapot and your blue china looks so elegant on your silver tray. A lovely tea tray set for one. Thanks for sharing and coming to tea. Happy Easter!


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    1. Thank you, Beth! The sewing machine you found is wonderful!

  6. I am drooling with your teapost.

    TY for sharing.

  7. Simple, but so elegant and lovely. Love that cup and saucer.

  8. I like this idea of spoiling yourself. We're all so conditioned to spoil others. And this is a truly lovely way to spend some quiet, nourishing time.