Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June Tea Party w/Lefton Rose Chintz

We’re going to have a tea party today! It’s not unbearably hot in the mornings. Let’s head out to the table.
lefton chintz full view
Have a seat…I’ll turn on the ceiling fan just in case you get warm. The table is set with my Lefton Rose Chintz dishes. Made by Lefton starting in the 1960’s, this is one of my favorite Lefton patterns.

lefton chintz plates
I’m using the Lefton snack plates. Some call them “Tea and Toast” plates and I really like that better.

Love the little bone dishes. Yes, I realize we have no bones at a tea party but I wanted to use them. They will serve as individual “wastebaskets” for the paper from the petit fours.
lefton bone plate
The vintage wicker tea cart was a find at Round Top, TX Antique show. Gosh, I love that place!! If you haven’t been, you are missing out!

wicker teacart
I don’t have a Rose Chintz teapot so I’m using the coffee pot. I hope Emily Post isn’t rolling over somewhere.

lefton chintz teapot
lefton teacart 1
Notice the yoyo table topper? I made that! Yes, I really did. One day, I’ll show you some of my yoyo crafts. I’m working on some pillow covers now for a wicker settee….easy peasy I tell you.
For the center of the table today, I used a vintage Plateau, cake plate and some silk flowers from Raz. I love almost everything Raz makes! I found these in Canton, TX…another place I adore to shop.
lefton flowerslefton table front 2
Let’s take a closer look at my Royal Doulton miniature ladies. Aren’t they just the cutest thing?
rd bonnet ladyrd pink ladyrd red ladyrd southern bell
We should be having cucumber sandwiches. I really do love them but, eh, well, I ate the cucumbers yesterday. (blush) So, we will  have coconut cake and  petit fours and tea.
lefton petits
pink cake
The delicate crocheted napkins also came from Canton. I’m using some of the mother-of-pearl flatware and mother-of-pearl napkin rings (eBay). mother pearl napkin
I must mention that Boudreaux has been complaining about this blogging taking too much time. Poor baby…this is how pitiful he can look:
boo head on tabl
I promised I would try to blog during his nap time and I would try to include him in the blog. Winking smile  And I thought OnlySon was spoiled!

Some of the Parties I usually share with:

Tuesday TableTop
Outdoor Wed
Wed Wow Us 
TeaPot Tuesday 
Linkin with Lil Luna
Whatever Goes Wed 
Tablescape Thursday
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Strut Your Stuff Thursday
Boost My Blog Friday
Flaunt It Friday 
Show and Tell Friday 
Feathered Nest Friday
Vintage Inspiration Friday


Louise Thaxton said... Best Blogger Tips

Girlfriend - I Love, Love Love this! And I want to come to your party!

Debbie said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, it's BEAUTIFUL!! I love everything about it, especially the RD ladies dancing across the tray.

I would love to be a guest at this tea.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said... Best Blogger Tips

What a gorgeous post! Loved everything here! Flowers,cake, beautiful tea set and RD ladies...just stunning! Thanks for sharing such a lovely space.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

What a sweet tablescape! I love the cake and the petie fours. YUM! So wonderful.

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

I especially like the way the Royal Doulton ladies are reflected in the mirror. And I've got to know where you got those petit fours and that cake!! GORGEOUS!!!

JudyBug said... Best Blogger Tips

@NancyLOL...those goodies came from Canton,TX...faux food. :) I do appreciate your encouragement and comments on the blog!!

FABBY'S LIVING said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, how I wish I went to your tea...this is gorgeous, with the beautiful tea set and the tea and toast set. Stunning. I love the figurines and all the wonderful elements you've put together to stage such amazing table! Drooling over the cake and all those yumminess! Have a great 4th. of July weekend. Hugs, FABBY

The French Hutch said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness, this is a beautiful tea tablescape. The roses are breathtaking, and such a lovely yard in the background. Your chintz with the RD ladies are perfect together. The sweets look just delicious. I am so happy to meet you......
Happy fourth of July

Ann from On Sutton Place said... Best Blogger Tips

I would seriously love a piece of that cake! How delightful...thanks for sharing, visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely breathtaking post! Loved every minute of it... thanks for visiting me so I could find you. I never knew they were Lefton Chintz, now I do... and how lovingly you took pictures of those gorgeous plates. I saw my plates while antiquing one day and had to have them... they were only 75 cent each, 4 of them... and the pattern and price just beckoned me. I love all rose pattern dishes, especially Royal Doulton,"Old Country Roses".Also I love your mirrored plate-cake stand and those yummy looking coconut cake and petit fours made me drool.... Thanks for sharing this amazingly beautiful tea party with us. We have very similar likes and I would love you to follow me so we can visit each other often. Happy 4th to you, your newest follower~Poppy

Babs said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug. Oh what a lovely way to start the morning. I love everything!...and don't tell me you made the petit fours and cake..please don't. :) They are gorgeous.
I love the transferware in your header but don't recognize the pattern. It's so pretty. I'm a transferware lover too.
Poor Boudreaux, he looks so pitiful. Bless his heart.
Thanks for sharing a lovely tea and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment.

High Street Cottage said... Best Blogger Tips

What a delightful Tea Party! Erm...the Cake....I do believe I could eat it all by myself hehe
Love all your red and white transferware,not to mention the chintz! hope you had a chance to check out a couple of my pieces in my previous post, hugs tami

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we three dogs and me said... Best Blogger Tips

Its 3 o'clock am and my doggies got me up. Talk about being spoilt. Your dog is so sweet. Would love to be at your tea party in person. You are making me hungry. How about some cake. yum. Beautiful dishes love any thing with roses. Save a petit fours hee hee

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said... Best Blogger Tips

Good morning Judybug,
Oh my, I don't need to tell you how much I love your tea table, being a lover of all things tea and tea related. What a lovely setting and the petit fours are darling! My Rose Chintz is different than yours and it's interesting how many patterns of Rose Chintz there are. I love it! Your little china ladies are beautiful and add such charm to your table. I would love to have you join me anytime for Tea Time. Thanks for your visit and I'm your newest follower. Enjoy your weekend.


Southwest Cottage Designs said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I love those dishes. I don't have that set, but I'm always paying attention to them especially when I see them in antique stores. So pretty.

Katherines Corner said... Best Blogger Tips

1. this is lovely
2. I love that you are using your bones dishes even when there are no bones
3. cucumber sandwiches are my absolute favorite!
4. I have Royal Doulton teacups, but love the figurines.
5. I always enjoy my visits to your lovely blog
6. your rose chintz is gorgeous
7. please scratch Boudreaux behind the ears for me
8. I have those same napkin rings :-)
9. the delicate crocheted napkins are gorgeous
10. Hugs!

Designs on 47th Street said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my! Everything is so pretty, and such gorgeous dishes! I just love your Blog Header! Thanks for sharing all your eye candy! :)


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