A bountiful basket of nature's beauty (wink wink)
is the perfect compliment to ultra-feminine pretties.
A topper of pretty pinks and sweet subtle greens begins the setting.
Simple plates of celadon,
pretty china on which roses dance merrily,
and demitasse cups of intricate detail. I love the scalloped pattern, and soft gild; so darling!!
The matching chocolate pot plays gracefully
with a delightful hand-painted creamer and sugar with nesting plate and
pretty pink hemstitched serviettes.
To add a bit more elegance, each tea serviette is outfitted with pretty petals fresh from my garden.
Such a pretty selection. There's nothing more charming than that!!
I started each napkin with a stem of Senecio Silver Dust,
followed by a pretty Petunia Surfinia Purple Vein,
a Guara Lindheimeri Gaudi Red (Whirling Butterflies),
and finally, a pink Mexican Petunia (Pink Ruellia Brittoniana)
all tied together with a bit of raffia.
The flowers really compliment and showcase the details of the china!
A rustic antique silver champagne bucket makes for a wonderful smaller centerpiece better suited for guests.
Oh, it's the simple things...
such as dainty pastry forks and teaspoons...
that make my heart sing!
A perfect way to enjoy a wonderful Summer's day, especially during Afternoon Tea Week!
Until next time...
From my collection:
Floral topper, local vintage
Hemstitched tea serviettes, local vintage
Demitasse cups, saucers, and chocolate pot, hand painted Malmaison Rosenthal Bavaria, Alice pattern, local antique shoppe
Hand-painted creamer, sugar, and nesting plate, Lois White's CreARTive Treasures, you may visit the website here, but I found mine via a local antique.
Saucers, Princess House Hammersley for Spode
Champagne bucket, Pilgrim Silver, P705, antique.
Celadon plates, thrifted
If you are a tea enthusiast like I am, please join me and other lovely bloggers at Bernideen's Tea Time Cottage and Garden for a blog hop in honor of Afternoon Tea Week. The Celebration will begin on August 16, and we would love to see you there!