Monday, September 10, 2007

Welcome to my Tea Party

Welcome to my Tea Party

Welcome to my tea party. Make Mine Pink is sponsoring tea parties for those that would like to participate. Click here to visit more beautiful blogs that are also hosting tea parties this week.

Today I am featuring our wedding china demitasse cup & saucer & a sterling demitasse roses spoon. The china is Sheffield Classic Rose. Also featured is my mother-in-law's silver tea set. The underplate is not an exact match but I think it looks very pretty with it. All items are placed on my grandmother's Eastlake window table that is in the same original shabby condition I received it from her in. It is one of my very favorite tables and has been used in so many different rooms in my home ~ in a guest bedroom, hallway, & now in a corner of our dining room. We also have pastel teapot sugar cookies to go with our tea. Do you like sugar with your tea? I prefer two lumps.
I love using pink damask napkins & have attached a small 1950's rhinestone pin to the napkin for a little added sparkle.

Sitting nearby are one of my favorite cut glass cherub compotes, a gift from my parents for my birthday several Christmases ago, full of handpainted rose ornaments & other vintage Christmas balls. And of course my darling "Spoonful of Sugar" Birds from Laurie of Charming Designs are also nearby.
Thanks so much for stopping by to have tea with me today. Please visit again soon, & please stop by other beautiful blogs that are also hosting tea parties this week for wonderful decorating ideas & lots of pretty eye candy!


Hugs,
Stephanie

41 comments:

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Stephanie what beautiful things and arranged so beautifully too! I love the teapot cookies....I have a teapot cookie cutter too but , well I had two too many helpers and just couldn't get them done.
Thank you for such a lovely tea

(( ))
Francie

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Well all one can do is smile gleefully whilst one sips tea at ones Tea Party today :)
ha ha that was my attempt at being posh, which i so obviously am not LOL

A beautiful Tea Setting from a beautiful gal.

pretty pretty pretty

oh but for the record i dont even drink tea...perhaps a hot chocolate? Two lumps please !

xxoo
Shann

Sharon said...

Just gorgeous~ I could stay for days. I am so glad you joined us for tea.It is going to be so nice to get to know you.Sharon@C'est Chouette

Natasha Burns said...

You always have the prettiest displays Stephanie!!!

Vicki Palmer (Pink Pearl Girl) said...

Hi Stephanie,
Thank you for visiting my tea and your sweet compliments. I love your tea too. I especially love the spoonful of sugar birds! The teapot cookies are cute too. That is so wonderful to have things at your tea that are so very sentimental like your wedding china & your grandmothers table. Very sweet indeed!
Vicki

GardenGoose said...

very pretty items. so very nice. lovely setting.

Lori said...

your tea party is just lovely, you have beautiful things and they are displayed so wonderfully! this was gorgeous...i take two lumps also...

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a lovely tea, and how wonderful that the pieces have such special meaning. Love the little teapot cookies!!
Oh, and those little birdies are just the sweetest!
Thanks so much for having us to tea, and thank you for visiting my tea as well!
:)

Sharon said...

Steph, your tea setting is just beautiful as is everything in your home. Love the tea cookies, so pretty.

ellen b said...

I love your tea setting. The teapot shaped cookies are adorable and decorated so wonderfully. I'm so glad I stopped by.

Sweet Remembrance said...

So lovely! I especially love the cookies...
Priscilla

Diana at Chloe's Chic Boutique said...

Stephanie,
Your tea display looks so pretty, and I love the silver teapot,and cherub compote!!
The teapot cookies look so yummy... I'm so glad I stopped by.

vickie said...

Just beautiful, Miss Steph! Love your tea set and table. Great pic with the lighting!

hugs, Vickie

celestina marie said...

Steph, Just love your tea party and the silver set is gorgeous!! Your setting is lovely, but I am not surprised.
hugs, celestina

ShabbyInTheCity said...

You know how to do it! I love this one :)

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful setting Steph!!! I have those cookies :) Dont you just love them? I knew you would have a gorgeous display Steph!

Hugs,
Amy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Looks beautiful! I couldn't see all the pictures (the little annoying red x's were there instead!) I'll come back though! Save me a cookie! Loved what I did see!

Katherine

Melissa said...

So lovely! Thank you for sharing your photos.
Please stop by and visit the Christian Ladies Victorian Society on Yahoo! Groups. We are always looking for cute sites like yours!

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Stephanie- Very pretty tea party. I love the teapot cookies! & all the PINK, Pink, pink! Thank you for the wonderful teaparty filled with lots of goodies...
Stephanie

Lori said...

Stephanie, How precious!!! i was thinking that if you and I did your daughters wedding we really would go over the top in cute-ness (bride accepting that is!) Can you imagine if mine ever gets married? I have been planning it forever in my mind! She wants a fall wedding one day with a deep garnet red attendants attire! Fall leaves glittery and those yellow and cream red edged roses!! Oh, yes Lori would have fun!! Your project I'm making is really looking cute!! Later, Love, Lori

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Stephanie, The party was just beautiful. That photo belongs in a magazine.

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

OHHHHH Stephanie!! What a gorgeous tea you have served!! I hope there is still some left for me?? lol

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous is all I can say!

Connie said...

Oh, Steph, how gorgeous! Leave it to the "Queen of Bling"! LOL I just love your red walls also. Plus I just love YOU, sister!!
Connie

Tracy P. said...

Stephanie,

Ahh...what elegance! The extra touch of the frosted sugar lumps is beautiful. I think I'll just look at them and take my tea without.

Thanks for visiting at my place today!

Alison Gibbs said...

Stephanie what a wonderful Tea party. Just love the teapot cookies and petty sugar cubes.
Alison

La Tea Dah said...

What beautiful and inventive ideas you have shared for the tea table. Thanks for the inspiration! I love the broach napkin ring especially, although ALL is lovely!!!

LaTeaDah
http://www.gracioushospitality.blogspot.com

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a lovely tea party. I love the silver tea set. Thanks for the tea. Karen

Charmingdesigns said...

Stephnie! You have out done yourself...It is just gorgous!! Love the little birdies (lol) they look so charming and happy on your table scape!! Thank you for inviting them to your sweet party!Laurie

Joyce said...

what a stunning tea party, thankyou for sharing

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Your teaparty is so pretty, the silver looks elegant against the dramatic red!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Steph, it is so pretty..but I knew it would be. You are the queen of bling. I love the silver tea set, so classic, so beautiful.

Paula said...

What a lovely tea! Thank you so much for sharing! I especially LOVE those tea pot cookies!!!

Vicki Palmer (Pink Pearl Girl) said...

Hi Stephanie,
Thank you for visiting my latest tea. I can't wait to see your bridal tea too. It is one of my favorite kind of teas to do.
Vicki

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

Hi Stephanie,
What a gorgeous, gorgeous tea party!! Everything looks beautiful!
Kathy :)

the glitter fairy said...

Absolutely beautiful! Can I please come over? Thanks for stopping by mine!
Cheers!
Laurie

Miss Rhea said...

What a beautiful Tea Set, and of course Laurie's birds are too adorable. I want one !! Thank you for sharing. :)

Lana G! said...

Oh my how lovely! :)

Twinkle Pink said...

Thanks for coming by my blog and for the invite:)

You've put on a beautiful display there. Those birdies fit in just great!!

best wishes Ginny

IsabellaCloset said...

Stephanie, Oh how very beautiful everything looks.. I love it! ~Mary~ :-}

DreamsInPink said...

I just discovered your Blog and I LOVE it, it's totally beautiful. I will be back often to visit. Elizabeth.

DreamsInPink said...

I really enjoyed your Blog, how lovely and inspiring. Just beautiful! Elizabeth