Today’s setting was inspired yesterday as I ironed a set of pink and white place mats with matching doilies. They were an Ebay find from a couple years back. As soon as they arrived I soaked and washed them; but they remained unpressed in a drawer till I took them out yesterday.
They are handmade of pink cotton or linen with white tape lace in the Battenburg style. I thought such dainty linens needed some pretty pink china and settled on Royal Albert “Lady Carlyle.” I am using the teapot, creamer and sugar, cake plate, dessert and bread & butter plates, cups and saucers.
The living room coffee table is just large enough for this afternoon tea setting for two.
The place settings have a dessert plate topped by a doily, then by a bread and butter plate.
The dessert forks and teaspoons are from a gold set with embossed floral pattern, A pale pink napkin is held in a cherub napkin ring.
The teapot rests on a round pierced brass stand topped by another doily.
Note that both the linen and china are adorned with roses. There are tiny crocheted white roses as the center of the floral decoration around the edge of the placemats and doilies.
An off-white compote is for sweet treats, while the cake plate is for savories.
Accents include a tiny white procelain teapot with a pink bow:
Also, a porcelain ball decorated in white and pink:
Isn't this a pretty setting for a damp, wet day?
I am glad to join Tablescape Thursday again this week. Visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for more Tablescape Thursday posts.
I just learned about Teacup Thursday at Miss Spenser’s Blog. (Related to Miss Spenser’s Special Teas, a tearoom in of Des Moines, Iowa.) I’ll link to that event, as well as Tea Cup Tuesday, co-hosted by Martha at Martha’s Favorites and Terri at Artful Affirmations.