Tuesday, February 22, 2011

High Tea

It's high tea time! Let's all go to our gracious hostess Laura's site at http://decortoadore.blogspot.com/ and join the party!
I set the tea on the little buffet table in the formal living room.
I used my silver plated teapot with lions and served Cheryl's cookies and some chocolate almond clusters. Have you ever tried Cheryl's cookies? They are yummy. I found out about them when I was visiting my daughter in Florida the other week. Her boss felt bad because they were having a special event at work that she could not leave work on time and he knew I was there visiting. So, he gave her a box of Cheryl cookies. She let me try some and I was hooked. I went on line right away and ordered a box to be delivered for Valentine's day for hubby and then set up an automatic delivery to the house 6 times a year, lol. We had a box delivered on Valentine's day and then the first auto delivery came the day after. Good thing they are wrapped individually so they stay fresh longer. I used the 24 karat gold coated rose that I got on Valentine's Day and placed it in a Viennese vase.

Love the lions on the pot.

The crystal candelabra is Villeroy & Boch that I bought from their outlet store in Destin.

The ruffly glass vase with a pewter hummingbird base is from Ebay.

Tha napkins are from an antique store in Seattle. I bought them when I was antiquiing with Vanna of http://www.delusionsofgrandeurblog.com/ . Have you seen her blog? If you haven't, you are missing out cause she has so many lovely antiques that she shares with us. So better run over there right away and check it out.

The butler has your tea cups. He will pour the tea for you:-)

Thank you so much for hosting this fun event, Laura. I was going to create a tea table in the gazebo and then I realized high tea might need to be more formal so I moved to the living room and changed the tea elements to a more formal one. I hope I was able to live up to your event name.
Thanks to all who visited!


Laura Wilkerson said...

How beautiful...I really love your silver pieces.....well actually everything is so special!
Hope you're having a wonderful week and staying warm

bj said...

OMYGOODNESS, Christine...this is an absolutely beautiful tea. I am so impressed with how many beautiful things you have...and you surely know how to use them in beautiful ways.
Now, I am pretty sure I need to know about these special cookies. :)

Designs By Pinky said...

Christine, first, thanks so much for coming to my blog and your sweet comment. Now, your tea table is just beautiful! I love that teapot too! And the rose you got id so beautiful! Have a wonderful week, I am off tomorrow for vacation with 3 girlfriends! XO, Pinky

Rebecca said...

Always beautiful settings with you!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a pretty setting Christine! The candelabra is just amazing-enjoy:@)

My Cottage Charm said...

Hello! :) I'm so glad you liked my tea for two tablescape..it was SO much fun! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your teapot and those napkins too! Looks like we both had some fun!
Have a great day

mississippi artist said...

Very pretty and romantic looking. The cookies do look yummy.I especially like the hummingbird vase.

Debbie said...

Oh, I love yours, Christine. I didn't do one so I'm just enjoying the tea parties all over blog land. That candlabra (sp?) is my favorite part of yours. Plus, I'm loving that food...

Queenie said...

Absolutely stunning... and beautiful Christine! That little lamp is darling :)
Big hugs,

Johanna said...

Hello Christine,
this tea time is just wonderful with all the silver and the sweet treats. Love the beautiful teapot.
Greetings, Johanna

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A very pretty setting - you did a great job.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Girl...lets face it. You just have the most beautiful and ornate objects. That tea pot is beyond beautiful and I love the napkins!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful silver and linens add such richness to your table.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness I am overcome with all of the loveliness! The vase is just spectacular.

But that teapot truly is gorgeous!

I found the image of the china just by googling "Royal Wedding China". There are several sites that are selling it. You MUST buy yourself at least one place setting. It is perfect for you.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you SO very much for linking up.

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a beautiful job with your tea. I love the pretty teapot and linens. I didn't get a chance to see the rose before now, I love it! And the ruffly vase is beautiful!

I have never heard of Cheryl's cookies before, they must be delicious!


Martha said...

A lovely tea -- what a beautiful teapot!!! And such wonderful linens!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I can't take my eyes off those napkins...they are beautiful! Everything looks lovely, please pass the cookies!

Dining Delight said...

Very pretty! I love that candelabra with the crystals! Those cookies look so yummy too!


Richard Cottrell said...

I wish I could come for Tea, Fondly, Richard

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christine...

My friend, your tea table is exquisite! Ohhh...you know how I love that fabulous silver teapot...you're right, the lions are awesome! Is this the same silver tea service that you put on top of your new frenchy cabinet? I'm thinking that you have more than one silver tea service but don't remember for sure. Christine, I love, love, LOVE your new crystal candelabra! It's fabulous!!! I have been searching for one for quite some time. I finally settled on two very pretty crystal candelabras that match my pedestal cake plate. I'll have to do a post about them. Well my friend, everything is sooo very beautiful! I love that you used your Valentine rose from John...it looks so pretty in the Viennese vase! By the way...I need that pretty tassel! You know that it would be perfect in my tea rose bedroom! Hehe! It really is pretty! Thank you for sharing all of your pretties with us today for the High Tea party! So glad that you stopped by for a visit today as well!

Warmest wishes,

Terri said...

So pretty! I love the silver and the sparkle!

Diann said...

Hi Christine!
What a lovely tea! i love your silver server! The details are beautiful. And that candleabra is just gorgeous!! Everything looks so pretty!

Shelia said...

HI Christine! Oh, what a beautiful and elegant tea setting! I'm in love with the coffee server. It's so gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You certainly have set a royal table! Everything is oppulent! I am totally enthralled by your Lion Tea Post. It is one of the most beautiful silver pieces I have ever seen! Mix that with lace edged napkins and a gold dipped rose and this tea time table is over-the-top beautiful!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The linens are beautiful, the whole table setting is gorgeous. I thought those were Cheryl's cookies, I'm hooked too!

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