We’re going to have a tea party today! It’s not unbearably hot in the mornings. Let’s head out to the table.
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.
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.
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!
I don’t have a Rose Chintz teapot so I’m using the coffee pot. I hope Emily Post isn’t rolling over somewhere.
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.
Let’s take a closer look at my Royal Doulton miniature ladies. Aren’t they just the cutest thing?
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.
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).
I must mention that Boudreaux has been complaining about this blogging taking too much time. Poor baby…this is how pitiful he can look:
I promised I would try to blog during his nap time and I would try to include him in the blog. And I thought OnlySon was spoiled!
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Whatever Goes Wed
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Strut Your Stuff Thursday
Boost My Blog Friday
Flaunt It Friday
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Feathered Nest Friday
Vintage Inspiration Friday