Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Set Your Table With Flair--Spring Tea

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Ok, so the secret is out....if you have seen any of my previous posts, by now you realize I am a bit of an Anglophile.  I love the idea of old(e) English traditions, and one of my favorites is to take tea.  The tradition of English tea (meaning as a meal) has been around since the 1600s, when it was introduced by Charles II of England's wife Catherine. 

The corner of my backyard is one of my favorite places to be.  In this small corner, the hubby and I decided to plant grapevines which bear beautiful fruit in the summer.  This winter has not been as harsh as some previous have been, thank goodness, and finally, I have some full foliage on my vines.  I decided it would be a lovely place to set up.  I hope you enjoy this post. 

This setting is really rather simple.  I wanted colors that were indicative of Spring, and for me pastels are perfect.  I mixed china, tea service, and added them all to my little tea cart I picked up in a antique shop a couple of years ago.  

In these three pictures, I am featuring a faux floral arrangement (tutorial here) along with my handmade tea sachets in pastel colors (tutorial here).   Using a faux arrangement sometimes works in a pinch if fresh are out of season, or if you want a more inexpensive option.  

However, if fresh is more your taste, you may like to use a fresh arrangement instead (tutorial here).

Isn't this charming? I love roses mixed with delicate baby's breath!

A few more...

This sweet Spring palette of fresh color could also be used for a Mother's Day brunch as well!  

From my collection:

White plates, Ralph Lauren Club Collection
Nesting teapot and cup, Royal Albert 
Cups, Ralph Lauren Whipstitch Collection 

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  1. Oh what a beautiful setting - I'd love to have tea there. Thanks too for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comment.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous setting my dear. Fabulous, elegant, and inviting. Thank so much for sharing your fabulousness!

    Ivy & Elephants

  3. What a lovely setting in the corner of your garden! The teapot and cup my Royal Albert is so beautiful. Your beautiful tea cart is perfect for your tea time. Have a fabulous week!


  4. So happy that we can be outside and your garden looks lovely!!

  5. Thank you, Diane! Nice to finally have some warm weather!! ❤

  6. I love your pretty cart, and you've got it set up so nicely! Both floral arrangements look good, nothing wrong with artificial in my book. Thank you so much for sharing this at History & Home this week. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

  7. What a wonderful setting for tea. The tea cart is lovely. It is so good to see the green leaves again after this long cold Winter.

  8. Lovely...wonderful teapot and flowers.

  9. Such a welcoming cart.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  10. Oh, such pretty colours! Love the RA polka dot set! I like your tea cart too. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea.


  11. This is a beautiful yard teacart! Love the single serve blue teacup and saucer :) Thanks for sharing.

  12. Your teacart is nicely set up for tea in the garden, thank you for inviting us.