Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tablescape Queen of Hearts Tea Table

Tablescape Thursday 100th post Celebration!

Over the years, I have volunteered to host a table at our church’s annual Ladies’ Tea.  I was thinking about the different tables I have set over the years.  I haven’t always taken photos (bad) and many of the photos I have taken haven’t been the best of images.

2004 Ladies Tea (7)

I don’t even have a recollection of doing this table.  My mom must have helped me because the roses are so beautiful.  The roses at each setting are writing pens and I still have a couple of them.  Fortunately, this is a digital picture and it is time stamped 2004.  Why I don’t recall this event, I can’t say.  I suppose the years just start blending.

2004 Ladies Tea (8)

Pick a card, any card!

2004 Ladies Tea cutout  Just the right treats- scones, fruits and cucumber sandwiches.

 Tablescape dishes 001

Olde English Countryside, made in England by Johnson Bros- a genuine hand engraving Ironstone.  These are my designated Thanksgiving dishes.

Tablescape dishes 002

My mother gave me this beautiful teapot, either for my birthday or for Mother’s Day; the holiday is not important.  She is always giving me such nice things.  Part of our inspiration for this table must have come from this teapot.  Crown Dorset, Staffordshire Fine Ceramics, Staffordshire England.    See, isn’t my mom so sweet?


Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

that is a beautiful table. I love the red and white combination colors. Your mom sounds like she is so sweet take good care of her.

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a great theme! Love the way you tied the chairs with the cards in the back. Very cute.


Jacqueline said...

What fun! I have done similar dinners where we each decorated a table and I too wish I had taken photos of it.

Caceres Family~ said...

that post made me VERY hungry! nothing better than an afternoon tea! your table is beautiful
love katrina

Parsley said...

Stopping by for the first time. I recently joined the Bloggerette Sorority and wanted to meet some of the 'sisters'.

My blog door is always open for new friends. Drop by, help yourself to some tea and cookies and meet my 6 dogs.

God bless.

Nancy's Notes said...

What a pretty table setting! Oh my goodness that little teapot is gorgeous!

Isn't it fun to play with dishes? I am happy I found your blog!


Boogieboard Cottage said...

What a beautiful table, so elegant! I really like the dishes, you did a really great job. Take care, Mary

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

I can't believe you'd forget such a great table! Thanks for the closeup of the Olde English Countryside china -- that's a pattern I've never seen. It works great with your color scheme!

xinex said...

The table is beautiful and those dishes and the teapot are gorgeous...Christine

Barbara said...

Those brown dishes are just gorgeous! I can see why you use them for Thanksgiving. Is it bad that I am already thinking of my Thanksgiving table?

Johanna said...

What a fun to choose a card and then to find the seat. So you are sure to make new friends. What a pretty table and nice idea to use this rose writing pens. Thank yu so much for sharing this beautiful table. I am sure, your church’s annual Ladies’ Tea was a delightful event.
Greetings, Johanna

Entertaining Women said...

Your rose topiaries really make your table jump out from the others at the tea. I love that you did the table with your mom. Those are precious moments and treasured memories. Thank you for sharing your delightful table. Cherry Kay

Debbie said...

Those roses are just gorgeous! I love them,and I love the card theme carried throughout. I'm such a theme person. Love it.

Mimi said...

Beautiful tables, gorgeous roses. Love the teapot.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty and what a thoughtful mom!

emptynester3 said...

Very nice to take your tablescaping to share with others!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful table! I love how you dressed the chairs! So neat that you and your Mom could do it together. :) Lovely teapot!
Happy 100th glad you joined in for the celebration!