ic Kathe With an E: An Afternoon Tea Party

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

An Afternoon Tea Party

An Afternoon Tea Party Centerpiece
Not long ago my mother-in-law and I went to a big furniture store just to browse around.  I love this place because, not only do they have sofas, chairs, tables, etc., they also have decor pieces.  When I saw this vintage repro tea crate, I knew I had to get it and to stage it as an afternoon tea party centerpiece for the dining table.
An Afternoon Tea Party Centerpiece
I started with a vintage lacy trimmed doily from Mr. B's grandmother.
An Afternoon Tea Party Centerpiece with Vintage Hazel Atlas Luncheon Plates and Cups
I have been wanting to use my collection of Hazel Atlas luncheon plates and cups forever and this seemed to be the perfect vignette for them to be out on display.
An Afternoon Tea Party Centerpiece with Vintage Hazel Atlas Luncheon Plates and Cups
The crystal clear beads on the plates fool many into thinking they are from the Candlewick collection.
An Afternoon Tea Party Centerpiece with Vintage Hazel Atlas Luncheon Plates and Cups
Even the cups fool many with the beaded handles.
An Afternoon Tea Party Centerpiece
My newly shined up silver plated sugar bowl holds sweet sugar cubes for your tea.
An Afternoon Tea Party Centerpiece
My new to me silver tea pot is perfectly at home in this setting.
An Afternoon Tea Party Centerpiece
No afternoon tea is complete without some finger sandwiches.
An Afternoon Tea Party Centerpiece
Little tastes of egg salad and cucumber sandwiches with ripe red strawberries for pops of color.
An Afternoon Tea Party Centerpiece
I received this beautiful red canning jar from a dear blogging friend some time ago and it was such a pretty addition to my centerpiece. Especially filled with marked down flowers from the grocery store!
An Afternoon Tea Party Centerpiece
Why they were marked down I don't know!  Look how sweet they are!
An Afternoon Tea Party Centerpiece
They make me long for Spring!
An Afternoon Tea Party Centerpiece
A feminine setting for an afternoon tea party.  All that is missing is you! Tell me, one lump or two?

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21 comments:

  1. Love this! Those sandwiches look so yummy too and pretty with fresh strawberries.

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  2. So sweet !
    Love your table setting and the fresh flowers are beautiful. The little sandwiches look so delicious and I love egg salad. In the 1950s/1960s those little luncheon plates and cups were a must for showers or parties. Lovely set. I passed up at set with box this morning at a Thrift sale. Just do not have a use for them anymore. Thanks for setting a pretty table for us.

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  3. So pretty, Kathe. Love your tea service. I have never seen a tea crate - love yours. Enjoy your tea party. Cathy.

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  4. One lump and several of those delicious looking sandwiches! This is so pretty and I love the flowers!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  5. That would be three lumps of sugar please! I must have one of those delicious looking egg salad sandwiches too (I have wanted egg salad all week). You set such a lovely table for tea dear, your Hazel Atlas luncheon plates are simply divine and the silver is just fabulous. Thank you so much for inviting me for tea, it does get lonely for me stuck in the house all day with only my husband to talk to. Truly we must do this again sometime.

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  6. What a lovely little tea you have set up, Kath. I have your macaron for it - come on by and see! : - )

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  7. Love those little luncheon plates with their matching cups!! Your party looks fabulous, makes me miss the days when I would have host a tea Valentine Tea Party for my kids and their cousins. :) I wish I was there.
    Denise

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  8. Hello Kathy...Everything looks very elegant. So lovely. Great job. susan

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  9. Two lumps and a splash of Jack for me, please! :-)

    What a pretty setting! You went all out! The dishes are absolutely lovely and perfect for tea. What a nice collection to have! I like that red canning jar, too. I've never seen them in red. Slick!!! This would be the perfect Valentine's Day tea party decor and food with those beautiful red strawberries!!!

    Well done! Congratulations on your find at the furniture store! That tea caddy is terific!

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  10. Beautiful, what lovely tea things and nice sandwiches too! it is such a pleasure to share tea with friends! Your glass luncheon plate are pretty and that tea box is cool! A lovely post!

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  11. Looks like a great time! Thanks for linking up at The Creative Circle!

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  12. a beautiful setting for a lovely tea with friends. thank you for sharing this yumminess at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop my sweet friend xo

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  13. Beautiful setting on your table Kathe! Nothing like an afternoon tea with mini sandwiches and fresh fruit. I often see those cute cups with the bubble handles at our thrift. Love them and have been tempted to pick them up, but I made myself refrain. lol! Not an easy thing to do. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  14. Such a sweet table for Tea...I love the dishes you used. And you are so right, at first I thought they might be candlewick too...LOL

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  15. Hi Kathe, I have one of these vintage plates too but had no idea that it belonged to a set. I imagine I picked it up as a thrift store many years ago. Since I only have one, I use it for a relish tray with pickles, olives etc at the Holidays. So I found your Afternoon tea party very interesting indeed! Thank you for stopping in and linking up with us this week on #TheWeekendSocial. We love your ideas and hope to see you again this weekend on KitchenDreaming.com. We have pinned, stumbled & added your link into yummly.

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  16. What great pieces! I would love to join you for tea. Thanks for linking up with us at The Creative Circle! Hope to see you there this week.

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  17. This is such a lovely tea setting you have created. I can hardly wait to taste those yummy sandwiches! And your glass plates and cups are beautiful.

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  18. Perfectly girly and elegant! I have a collection of those luncheon plates and have almost tossed them a couple of times. After seeing this lovely post I'm so happy that I didn't!

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  19. Kathe,
    I love the sweet setting of your table. It reminds me of a simpler time in life when what you did to show people you care about them was make a special effort to feel welcome. I'd love to come by and have lunch in your lovely home.
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie

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  20. So pretty! I'm hosting a tea next weekend and this post is getting me even more excited. I LOVE your tea crate - it's a great addition!

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  21. The arrangement is looking fabulous. You can get drawing table to serve properly to everyone. You can gather all and have a great time hanging together and gossiping. You can have other relaxing accessories for your room.

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