Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tea Time

I love hosting Victorian Teas . . . yesterday it was my pleasure to host some friends from church for an Autumn Victorian Tea.  I always decorate the tables with fun 'tea quotes' . . . this one is one of my favorites! 

I love collecting old tea cups and plates . . . and I found these old, silver teaspoons at an antique shop in Iowa this summer -- each is unique and so pretty!

I display them in my kitchen on racks but use them frequently too -- no sense in just letting them collect dust!
I also love to decorate with vintage books, jewelry, etc.
There's so much great information out there on the internet about teas -- it truly is a great way to enjoy the company of friends and slow down the hectic pace of our lives. Whether it's a tea party or just setting aside time to visit with a friend over a cup of coffee  . . . make time this week to slow down and enjoy the company of a friend or friends.
 

14 comments:

  1. Your tea table looks lovely. Using books, jewelry, gloves, etc. really adds a lot of interest to the entire look.

    One day I will be able to host a tea. I'm so looking forward to that day. What fun and a great way to use our teacup collections.

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  2. What a romantic and beautiful tablescape

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  3. Oh what a lovely tea party, you are inspiring me to have one soon!!

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  4. I always host a Widows Christmas Tea for my church, you've given me some wonderful ideas on how to make it even better this year! Gorgeous pictures! You got my creative juices flowing this morning... I better fuel them with a cup of tea! Thanks for the great post! Jules

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  5. Oh, and YES... a printed on paint chip would make the BEST Christmas present tag! I am so going to do that!!! jules

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  6. Your table is so pretty. I love mismatched tea cups and saucers. How can you choose just one pattern?

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  7. I've learned so much about tea from my blog friends! Your tea cups are gorgeous and so are those spoons! Enjoy your day! I think it's tea time now! ♥

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  8. My friends tease me about inventing reasons to have tea parties-my last was when the prince got married and we had a royal tea-Love your ideals on using jewerly-

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  9. SO lovely! Makes me regret that I sold all my teacups and saucers in my thrift sale last February. Maybe you will take pity on me and invite me to your table?

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  10. Hi: What a lovely tea you served. I love all the vintage tea cups. Thank you so much for joining us this Tea Cup Tuesday. It is wonderful to see all those beautiful tea cups. Have a great day and hope to visit next week. Blessings, Martha

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  11. Oh what a lovely romantic looking tea setting! Your tea cups are really pretty. I love the blue footed cup. Very nice. The cameo cup too is sweet!
    So glad you had time to spend with friends.
    Thank you for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  12. We have a mother daughter tea party every February. It's one of my favorite things each year!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your beautiful vintage tea cups! I'm trying to grow my collection!!! I'll be checking back often!!! I'm your newest follower!!!

    Hugs, Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.com

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  13. Thank you so much for linking up to last weeks show and share. Make sure to come back and link up this week with your latest project.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of yellow
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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