Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Tea Party by the Pool for 2

Tina, my daughter from next door asked me to watch my granddaughter in the morning since she has to take pictures for a local magazine. Of course, I am always happy to do that. Reese is so well behaved. I watched her yesterday too and she did ask me then if we could have a tea party.

This morning, she came in all dressed up. Her mom said she did not know why Reese wanted to dress up to come here, then I realized she wanted to have a tea party, lol.

And so the ritual of setting up the table and picking what tea items to use began. She loves doing that with me and she knows exactly what we need.



We picked a hand painted Lefton green and pink tea set that was made in Japan. It is one of my favorites and it is not too big, so perfect just for the 2 of us.

We used tea cups by Gracie China. Because the tea set has pink roses on them, I thought of using my Meissen napkin rings too for the roses.
 We set the coffee table on the back porch by the pool.


 I also thought we would use these individual footed sweets server. I got them on clearance in a TJ Maxx store when we went to Park City, UT a few weeks ago. We had little butter pound cakes. Reese loves Oreo cookies so I added some of them too.
 They have a pink rose and other flowers too. I know I don't need to buy anymore tableware but I could not resist this sweet design and the colors and the price, $8 for all 4, I think.




And there's my little tea party goer with her dainty little fingers in her beautiful purple gown.

 She is always so happy and it is such a pleasure to have her around!






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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Ooh La La! I love Paris!

Presenting my Parisian table creation!
I set it in the breakfast nook because I only have a service for 4 set. I have a bigger set in black and white that has a slightly different pattern but still with Paris theme but I still have not located them in the garage.

 I really like the color of this set with pink and green. Here is a stack of dinner, salad and a dessert plate.
 I added some floral place card holders in terracotta pots.
 I love these flatware set with fleur de lis handles. I got them from Horchow many years ago. I love anything with fleur de lis because it was our insignia in high school. And it is Frenchy so it will blend with my theme here. You will notice a fleur de lis finial on my centerpiece too.

 Eiffel Tower salt and pepper shakers.

 I bought this glass Eiffel Tower from a flea market in Paris. And to the right is my fleur de lis finial!
 I think this embroidered table topper with lace edging is so pretty. I bought it from Rothenberg, Germany during one of our travels.
 The tall Eiffel tower structure was from Ross in Baton Rouge, LA, from a long time ago.








I managed to find a Frenchy tea/coffee pot from my collection.




 I thought I would add a picture of me and hubby taken while we were having dinner on the Eiffel Tower a few years ago. It is one of my favorites!
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Sunday, July 3, 2016

I love America!

Happy 4th of July to all! I hope you all enjoy the holiday but stay safe, especially if you are traveling.

I set a Memorial Day patriotic table on the back porch but decided to set another patriotic table for the 4th of July in the formal dining room.
 I used a Polish pottery soup tureen for my centerpiece and added a few PP vases with stars and stripes.
 I mixed real flowers particularly the santan from the garden with some faux, red, blue and white flowers.
 Most of the items on the table are from my Polish pottery collection. I hope you enjoy browsing and I won't say much.



 I think white crocheted tablecloths look very Americana, don't you?


Red flatware set from Target from a long time ago


 A Polish pottery duck lidded box I use to serve butter.

 Isn't this little trio saucer cute?


 Another Polish pottery tea set.

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