Nothing says "Spring has arrived!" more than butterflies and flowers. Why not include both as the theme for a tea party? Including a draped green napkin, fluted champagne glass, and small green nest at each guest's place adds to the whimsy of the day. Consider accessorizing a side table with more spring blossoms, dishes with colorful flowers, and a lamb. This setting is perfect for delightful conversation.
Simple, festive, and elegant, a tabletop poinsettia Christmas tree is the perfect way to crown the table. Add a few favorite treasures and you have a charming centerpiece that will last throughout the holiday season.
Using cheerful and favorite China dishes is a great way to set the color scheme for afternoon tea. In the photograph above, even the colors in the China patter and the thumbprint cookies compliment each other! Note how the plate is placed on stemware to give height and dimension to the tablescape.
Garlands of delicate glass tiles are chosen to match the colors of the dishes. Although the pattern in the plate does not match the cup, nor does the cup match the saucer, the color red pulls the entire theme together. Further, it evokes a contemporary atmosphere and marries it to the tradition of afternoon tea. Charming!