What is not to like about this table?! Country cottage in all its charm. The motif on the hand-embroidered tablecloth is plates and no two are alike. Add real plates, fill them with flowers, cupcakes, and a couple of napkins and the party is nearly underway. Does summer get any better than this when it comes to having tea?
Chrysanthemums, or "mums," are quintessential autumn flowers. Mother Nature blooms them in many shades -- from white to bronze to deep orange-red. For an informal yet seasonally appropriate arrangement, empty a pumpkin or ghord, fill it water, and place a cluster of mums right inside. What a lovely centerpiece for a tea party, too!
It's 4th of July weekend for those who live in the U.S., and that means a 3-day weekend for some. The holiday falls on a Saturday this year. However you choose to spend it, there is much fun to be had this weekend!
Easter is a great theme for an afternoon tea. Creating a springtime theme of chicks, bunnies, and pastel eggs pays tribute to this special holiday. Whether the tea takes place outside or inside, greet your guests with festive garlands such as the one in this photograph. Pastel eggs are strung end to end, and the garland is hung by cheery yellow ribbons. A footed glass dish and glass hold more eggs. What a festive vignette!
Cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom! Celebrate the first promise of spring by setting your table with charming cherry blossom motifs and themes. These frosted votive candle shades make a lovely gift for guests, too!
Credit: Photo from American Bridal Originally published February 21, 2010