Technically, this should be titled “Brunch with a Tea Party theme and a nod to Valentine’s Day”.
Because tea is served mid afternoon. It didn’t even qualify for Elevenses. The invitation read 10 am. This affair was an American hybrid. Tea and nibbles served when it fit the schedule of those attending. But no matter, because the reason for getting together was to have fun and good food no matter the time of day. Or the weather; because it snowed — and snowed — and snowed!
I love using this beautiful white and gold china that belonged to Wheel’s mother.
The graceful shape of the pieces makes my heart sing. And so do the raised swirls and curls of the design, elegant white on white.
White damask napkins clasped with a ring topped with a silk gardenia.
Gold charger, chunky cut glass tumblers and stemmed juice glass and vintage flatware
A simple centerpiece with an elegant pearl angel candle under a cloche and surrounded with a hint-of-turquoise strands of pearl
It glows so beautifully at night — a sweet gift from one of the party people!
Just waiting for the guests to arrive.
And, while we wait, if you want to know how those napkin rings were made, here’s a look at the back —
A ring with a flat insignia (these featured sailboats), a silk flower and a glue gun. So easy. So pretty.
Tea Party invitations Tea Party Menu
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Jann Olson says
I wanted to thank you for sharing this with Share Your Cup!
That is so lovely!
Thank you so much for linking to Let’s Dish!
Jann Olson says
Hi, I hopped over from Bernideens Tea Time. Such an elegant teatime table. Love the invitations!
OOh what a beautiful table. The china is so precious. I too love the swirls. A really clever way to make the napkin ring you want! xo marlis
What a beautiful setting! It’s very eIegant and I would so enjoy having a cup of tea with you. I hope you will stop by sometime and say, “Hello.” I host tea parties too.
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog says
I am so excited to see your tea set and how ELEGANT. This is quite beautiful and I think you for linking to “Friends Sharing Tea”.
Alycia Nichols says
Well, hello, Charlene! I think this is my first visit to your blog from over at Tablescape Thursday. This setting really does have all the elements of brunch, a tea AND Valentine’s Day!!! That’s how we women roll…multitasking! 🙂 Your damask napkins are beautiful. They look really soft to the touch! Very pretty china, too, made prettier by the fact that it has sentimental attachments to it. I love the shape of the cup…so delicate and refined! Sorry about all the snow, although if your neck of the woods has been as adversely affected by this drought as here in Missouri, it will pay off come Spring! Have a warm and fun Super Bowl weekend!
Diane Strickland says
Love that napkin ring idea! Thanks for sharing that. Also, I see why you love that china. The shape of the teacup is beautiful.