Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Black and White Afternoon Tea

This is a rather simple tablescape, I am still finding my way here, but I hope it will bring a smile. The footstool is in front of my sofa, the wooden tray was a gift from a friend, as were the tea cups and saucers. The tray is set up for an afternoon tea with a friend. Tablescape Thursday is hosted by Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ Just a note on the footstool, it was a garage sale find that another friend upholstered. The green velvet on the top was a remnant that just matched the decorator print. They go so good together. A better picture of the china and the treats. I am a fan of the lace doilies, and use them when ever I can.

The cups and saucers the tea pot and the cream and sugar all have chickens on them, it reminds me of a toile pattern. I always try to add an edible flower to my treat tray, I think it is pretty as well as a conversation piece.

I do teas like this on many occasions, my friends and I enjoy it, informal but still with the air of a proper tea.


I really had to scrape for flowers we don't have much blooming now. But I found these charming grape hyacinths and the pink hyacinths. They were rather short so I used a salt shaker for a vase. I do that quite often to display short stemmed blooms like pansies and short stemmed roses.



24 comments:

Really Rainey said...

I love your black and white tea set!

~Really Rainey

abeachcottage sarah said...

i think the simple ones are the best!

nice tea set, hmmm, white and black together always classy, right?

beautiful flower too...

Sarah
ABeachCottage

xinex said...

Love your toile dinnerware and the teaset. Very pretty!...Christine

Just be happy! said...

I love the way you had everything set up. Like I read in another blog, the flowers are food for the soul.
I bet your friend was very flattered to have tea with you in such nice environment.
:)

prof en retraite said...

I love the black and white! Such a pretty tea service! Your floweres are so pretty, too! Good idea to use a salt shaker!! Cute!...Debbie

Sandra said...

Very pretty! I love your tea set!

Ivy Bend said...

Oooh! Lovely. The flowers are beautiful. It's too early here for anything to bloom. It gives me something to look forward to, though.

The Muse said...

I love the way the floral colors "pop" against the black and white china pieces...

Nicely done...and Romantic!

Domestic Designer said...

I love the black and white tea set and your flowers are just lovely! Have a great day!

Christi at A Southern Life said...

What a pretty tea set - so classic.

Janie's World said...

The black and white tea set is so unique and different! I love it!

Mama said...

I too am in love with your black and white tea set and I love Hyacinths, Happy TT, Kathy

Bo said...

Hi Wanda...thanks for your nice comments on my tablescape...I am a big fan of black & white toile & I think your tea set is so pretty!The fresh flowers add a nice touch... & the footstool looks so good with the sofas. ;-) Bo

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Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Kim Chalfant said...

I love your tea set!!!

Dream Mom said...

I just love the black and white. It reminds me of a toile pattern too! Everything looked just great for a proper tea!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Your black and white scheme is gorgeous -- I love it. Great job!
Cass

Linda said...

That is a beautiful black and white tea set. It's one of my favorite combinations. Linda

Celly B said...

What a treat! Your black and white toile tea set is so pretty!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

This is sooo sweet...love it! Lady Katherine Tea Parlor is having a tea party on April 5th...this would be perfect to link to her party! :-) Her blog is listed on my blogroll if you have trouble finding it and want to link your lovely tablescape. Thanks for a great TT! Susan

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I never would have thought to use a salt shaker for short stemmed flowers...how clever. And i love your black and white pieces especially with the chickens on them. ~ Lynn

ann said...

Your black an white tea set is darling...Ann

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

Lovely tea set! How much fun to have special parties with the china!

Your blog header is gorgeous!

Best,
Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm