This week I'm doing a Mother-Daughter Tea with a spring theme.
I also have a special announcement ~ A SUPER give-away!
(More information at the end of this post.)
I love this time of year when the early blooms are coming into their own ~ it's so convenient to step into the garden to snip some stems for an instant casual arrangement.
I'm using this Royal Winton Chintz pattern ~ it's not vintage (yet)
it's a reproduction, made in England in 1995.
Meyer lemon slices from one of my potted shrubs.
Of course we must have sugar and cream for those who like it in their tea.
The fragrance is heavenly!
(In fact, too heavily scented for a dining table, but they are perfect for the tea table.)
Antique sugar shaker ~ I'm not sure of it's age.
I always plant a few more bulbs in the flower garden each autumn, and this year I actually bought these inexpensive deep rose-colored, double blossom tulips from Walmart. I wasn't expecting much, but I must say I've been really impressed at their performance so far.
The crystal vase is Waterford, a wedding gift, many years ago.
The sterling flatware is circa 1925, an heirloom from one of my aunts~
Candlelight by Towle. The two glasses (which I've put into service as 'spooners') are French by La Rochere in the Perigord pattern.
I love it as much now as when I was 17 years old. :)
A peek at the detail of the china.
A shot of a very old framed print (1920's) of which I'm very fond.
A little silver plated "TussieMussie" filled with pansies from the garden.
A big thank you for our dear host of Tablescape Thursday, Susan
on her blog "Between Naps on the Porch". Please click the logo above to see Susan's amazing tablescapes, and all of this weeks' participants!
Special Announcement ~
Please check back in the next couple of days for details on my biggest give-away yet! I think you're going to love it, as you will be able to select your own prize from my hand-picked selection of quality gifts.
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