Monday, March 22, 2010

Let's Have Tea in the Formal Living Room

Here is another triple posts. Make sure you all visit our gracious hostesses:
Marty hosts Tabletop Tues. and you can visit her at http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Lady Katherine hosts TeaTime Tuesday and you can visit her at http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com
Wanda Lee hosts Tuesday Tea For Two and you can visit her at http://theplumedpen/blogspot.com



Let's have tea and coconut cake in the living room!
Tea set came with a complete set of servings for 8 dishes, made in England in Warvel pattern. I won it on Ebay while I was in Florida, another package waiting for me in the garage when I got home a few weeks ago. The set does not look like it has even been used.

I bought a coconut icing from a candy making shop in Florida. Then I baked a yellow cake from a store bought box and iced it and sprinkled coconut on top. Hubby has been eating the icing, scraping it off the cake, lol. He is a coconut addict.
Showing below are Meissen figures of a man and woman and a Sevres compote with cherubs.
The plate is another one (I won 6 of them) I got from Ebay while in FL. They are Limoges porcelain plates from the A. Lanternier factory, circa 1891. I like the gilded gold and scalloped rims.





Here's a peek of the dining room from the living room. (foyer in between them). I got the tea candlestick holder from an antique shop downtown a few months ago. I have a pair of them but I only used one here.
The fork has a lion head. I bought the set from Horchow or Neiman Marcus months ago.
Again, this was posted in advance. I thank you for visiting and commenting. I'll get back to you upon return.
Thanks to our lovely hosts!

32 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, this is just gorgeous. YOur tea set is stunning. What a fabulous find. You have set the most beautiful table. The cake looks devine too. I can see why DH is picking at the icing. Hope you are having a wonderfu cruise. Thanks for joining the party. Hugs, Marty P. S. I have you linked up.

kim said...

Christine everything is just beautiful and so well displayed as usual. I love that tea set.

Sue said...

Christine, I just adore that tea set! Wow, but the table is set so pretty. I would be scarfing down that coconut frosted cake, too. *grin* I'm sure you are having a grand ol' time right now. :-)
hugs, Sue

Lady Katherine said...

Your Low Tea is lovely!!! I adore the Tea candle stick! Oh, the Tea set and dishes are beautiful! What a lovely package to come home too! I just love the sevres compote! The trays! This is just a lovely setting Christine! I know John love his cake, or rather Coconut! lol It looks so delicious in the Cake Compote dish! Have a great time while you are gone! I also loved your post on Fort Myers! I will have to show Terry as I trying to get him to go down that way. Lovely Tea! Thank You for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Again C/X it's all just beautiful...girl I hope your having a fun cruise...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Dolores said...

Christine..... Wow, the table looks fabulous! I love the tea set......and the dessert looks scrumptious!
Hugs,

Debbie said...

Gorgeous tea set and such a wonderful setting! Those pastries look good, I stole one!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine, what a lovely teaset, I would love to have tea with you in the formal living room anytime,.
hugs ~lynne~

Barb~Bella Vista said...

So beautiful, Christine. Just lovely....so refined!!

Barb ♥

nannykim said...

So beautiful!! AND that coconut stuff looks like it is to die for--love the way you have displayed that and everything else too!

nannykim/spindlecottage at

http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com

Beth said...

Christine, You have a knack for putting together a beautiful table! I love your tea set and the plates. The cake looks super pretty in the cloche - so refined, so elegant - great job!!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Christine...when I come and visit your blog...I am always glad there is NO contest...because I would be intimidated beyond belief! You have things and can make tablescapes that I can only dream about! It is so much fun to enlarge the photos, go back for a second peek, and check out the tiny details of everything!
You put it all together so beautifully...sooo beautifully...

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Christine, this is such beautiful setting, just perfect for tea! Your china is stunning and those teapot candle holders are unlike any I've seen. Thanks for letting me have tea with you today.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Dear christine,

My oh my!~ I do believe that this Afternoon Tea tablescape is a veritable masterpiece of warm inviting and ever so elegant tablescape artistry!.., Simply everything from the colours, the elegant teaset, the beautiful footed glass dish with the cloche topper, the flowers, the cookies and macarons,to the overall ambience; just pure delight beyond and then some dear lady!

Thanks ever so much for also partaking with my 23rd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', tea party this week. ~I do hope you'll also join me again and again!

Have a marvelous week!

Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Mimi said...

Christine, I love seeing what eye candy you will be showcasing each week...beautiful table, as always. Very pretty tea service.

Kathysue said...

Hi C, I would love to be sitting there having a cup of tea with you and that cake has me drooling. Such lovely pieces on your table, I am always in awe at your beautiful pieces, Kathysue

vignette design said...

What a lovely tea set Christine! That cake looks delicious too!

Patriotic Mom said...

Christine, this tea service is breathtaking. Congratulations on your win on Ebay! You're a fierce competitor I bet! Joan

Dining Delight said...

I'd love to sit down and enjoy this tea setting you've created! So pretty!

DD

Bella said...

What a lovely tea set.. but that cake caught my attenetion.. Mmm coconut! Bella

Michelle said...

Beautiful tea set! The cake looks very delicious. I saw your post before on hiding the pool equipment. That was a great job and your backyard is gorgeous!

PAT said...

Christine this is so pretty! Love it!

Kathleen said...

What a beautiful tea set! You sure are a traveling gal!

Denise Marie said...

Fancy girlie!! I need to hostess a tea party here in my backyard.

Kiki said...

Super fabulous...super enchanting..what a wonderful talent and creative spirit you are..beauty in every corner! Wonderful tea post!!
Kiki~

Nancy's Notes said...

Stunning and beautiful tea set! Your photographs are remarkable, just truly beautiful! Love your posts.

Just Breathe said...

What a beautiful set. Love the way you set the table.

The Tablescaper said...

what a beautiful tea set and just a lovely table. I don't blame your husband for picking at the coconut. I would too!

- The Tablescaper

GrannySue said...

How beautiful. Makes me want to curl up with a cup of tea. Congrats on the Ebay 'win'.

Mary Ellen said...

What a lovely tea for 2 setting Christine!! You have so many gorgeous things!!

Sorry I haven't been around much- so much going on right now but it is good!
bee blessed
mary

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a lovely tea party! You did a great job!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful tea table! Very elegant! That coconut cake looks yummy!

Katherine

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