Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Taking Tea

I decided to try my hand at tablescaping and join in the fun at Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch.

I thought I would start out slowly with a simple afternoon tea and work my way up to a fully set table...someday! 

I inherited the Wedgwood, Bianca China from my parents. 

The table runner is April Cornell.

I love the pretty little handles on the teacups.

The china is delicately trimmed in gold.  I love the floral motif, it goes with so many different colors.

I thought this tiny heart would be perfect on the tiered server.

The sugar bowl is my favorite piece, I just need to get the matching creamer!

The silver is Towle, Chippendale pattern which we selected for our wedding.

I've been on the hunt for either the matching creamer or a pretty little cut crystal one, but this little pitcher is special as it was given to us by my husband's grandmother when we were first married, so it will always hold a special place in my heart!

Now I know that "afternoon" tea doesn't usually involve candlelight, but it was late by the time I got home today, so this will be a "late" afternoon tea and these floral votives I bought from Cold Water Creek a few years ago,  were too pretty to NOT light!

These two pretty pink glass plates came from the Dollar Store, years ago and I still love them and use them often!

Wouldn't it be wonderful if these peonies were "real" and not silk?  They are a lovely imitation though and came from Pier 1 Imports.

The white battenburg lace napkins were a gift.

Thanks for stopping by to take tea with me and for letting me "play" in the dishes!  Don't forget to stop by and visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see lots more tablescapes!


  1. The china is just beautiful, I love the plate stand with the setting, it all looks lovely...

  2. Wow -- I wouldn't call that starting out slowly! Everything looks lovely. Far more sophisticated than my mug and tea bag on a napkin!

  3. I'm so glad you joined the party! I love your tea setting. The china and the silk peonies are beautiful. It's okay that you don't have the creamer--I don't care for cream in my tea :)

  4. Now that's my idea of a lovely afternoon tea - your tablescape is gorgeous. Leigh

  5. That is a lovey tablescape to celebrate a cozy winter meal.

  6. Oh my....your china is just exquisite & I would have loved to inherit something like that.
    I've made myself a note to look for a similar heart to hang in the center of my tiered plate holder. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Great first time TT!!

  7. A lovely tea table! Love the china. Welcome to TT! And I love teas as well!

  8. I've been sitting here pouring over all the photos of your gorgeous tea time table setting! Nice eye candy for me this morning. --Lili

  9. Love your afternoon tea tablescape. Your china is beautiful. Have a great day!

  10. Kat, thanks so much for reminding me of John Denver's song "Calypso"..., I just added it (and a mention of your blog).

    Have a great day!!

  11. Very pretty. What a great inheritance. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a Blessed Day,

  12. Your china is soooo pretty...lovin that mixing bowl too!


  13. Thanks everyone!

    Megan you're not fooling anyone, everything you pull together looks amazing!

    Susan, thank you for letting me participate in my first TT. I don't put cream or sugar in my tea...I'm a purist at heart!

    Leigh, your tuberose post today had me longing for the scent of fresh pretty!

    Linda and Lili, nice to see both of you as always!

    To everyone else, thank you for posting and I've enjoyed popping over for a visit to all of your amazing blogs!

    Kat :)

  14. Lovely. I'm such a fan of this china. It's the one I would have chosen when I was married (22 years ago), but I went with the one my husband like instead. LOL. Who would think all these years later I would have countless sets of china, but not this one...

    - The Tablescaper

  15. How inviting! I would love to sit and have a "cuppa" with you at your lovely setting! Your china is very pretty and the teacup handles are unique. It is never too early in the day for candles, in my opinion! They create instant ambiance. Great job on your first TT post! Hope you'll join in again!


  16. love the teacups, I have tea partys for my granddaughters on different occasions, your settings are beautiful!


  17. Lovely table, beautiful china! Love the table runner. Thank you for sharing.

  18. What a pretty tea setting -- perfect to warm me up on a cold winter afternoon.

  19. I love this setting...would love to come have tea. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me the nice message.

  20. Your tablescape is serene. I enjoyed looking at each photo tonight. Clearly, you have a gift for color and texture!

  21. What a beautiful setting for tea-time. Your inherited china is so delicate and pretty!


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