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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Gracious Hospital-i-Tea Blog-A-Thon--Week 8


Here are the instructions for this week's contribution to the tea Blogathon:
"Share a creative afternoon tea table setting. Linens, serving pieces, teapots and teacup, tea accoutrement's and accessories, centerpieces, tea trays or three-tiers, and more. Show one way you enjoy creating a memorable tea experience. This is your opportunity to show the world the fun you have when you create your own special tea experience. Then. . .invite over a friend or neighbor and share some tea together. That way all your work is not for ought."
I set up my tea party for a Mother/Daughter afternoon tea using one of my favorite tea sets in a rose chintz pattern. Vintage-looking pink candleholders gave the setting a nostalgic feel. I served Royal Albert English Afternoon Tea with a decadent chocolate mousse tart. Delicious! The sugar bowl and creamer were my grandmother's. Napkins were linen with crochet lace edging. The silver-plate demi spoons were a find on one of my antique mall outings with my daughter. Oh, so much fun!

24 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

Your tea table is so elegant and beautiful. I love it's softness and the romantic look you have created. It's lovely!

LaTeaDah

Rosemary said...

Everything looked pretty in pink, and that chocolate mousse does indeed look decadent!
Nancy

Cori G. said...

Your tea table looks so inviting! I love all the soft colors with the lace and don't you just LOVE CHINTZ?

Charli and me said...

Your tea set is beautiful. I like the way you have something from your grandmother on the table. I love your candles too. I think they look lovely. Nice post.

Kathy said...

Your tea set is so beautiful and the tart looks wonderful!...Kathy

La Tea Dah said...

A P.S. to my prevous comment: I simply LOVE your pink candlesticks. So beautiful and perfect for a romantic table. I have a set of pink depression glass dishware that I enjoy serving tea with, and candlesticks like yours would be perfect. Do you sell them in your shop? I will have to look for some.

LaTeaDah

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

How pretty it all looks. You did a great job of decorating!

Mississippi Songbird said...

How gorgeous! I found your blog thru Alice's blog.. Thanks for sharing..

gail said...

Hi Karen, what a beautiful tea service, and that chocolate mousse tart, WOW. Everything is sooo pretty. Everything you do is so elegant.pink hugs, gail

ellen b said...

Ahh, very beautiful. I want to be there beside that lovely service. And that mousse tart looks devine!!

Linda said...

What a beautiful tea set! Your table is lovely.

sita said...

Can I come over? I love chocolate and tea and a sweet host! Just lovely!!!!!!

Cathy said...

Hi Karen, would it be o.k. if I just took the chocolate mousse tart? It looks decadent.

And your daughter is the spitting image of you and just gorgeous.

I love how you set your beautiful tea table. Love it all sweet pea!

xoxo
Cathy

marye said...

That is just beautiful.

ceekay said...

Your table is beautiful and the chocolate mousse dessert is divine! I wish we had computer tasting available! I love those pink candlesticks. They are so pretty and I haven't seen anything like them. Thanks for the wonderful post!

Trisha said...

Karen,
You always inspire! Beautiful table settings! Beautiful china!

Trisha
my2roses

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

So feminine and beautiful...what a lovely way to spend some time with your mother and daughter!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Just beautiful! And the chocolate tart looks both pretty and delicious! ~Rhonda :)

Cori G. said...

AAAHHHH! Yours is the prettiest indoor tea table.

Susie said...

Very ladylike, delicate and delightful ~ That is what your tea tables look like!
Susie ~ The Polka Dot Rose

Grace Yaskovic said...

elegantly breathtaking!!!

Steph said...

Oh, I love the china and the candelabra!

Bonita said...

Decadent, elegant, and so inspiring!

Denise said...

What a beuatiful and nostalgic te setting! Isn't it fun to tie in meaningful things like your Grandmother's sugar bowl and creamer? I bet they could tell some very interesting tea stories of teas they've been to throughout the years, couldn't they?

Have a blessed Mother's Day weekend!