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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pink and Roses Tea Setting

Outside it is wet, wet, wet. I so wish I could use some pretty pink Rose of Sharon blossoms for todays tablescape, but it is really, really soggy outside.

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.


Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Carrie !
thank you for stopping by to see me,I love visitors.
Oh how I wish I had your beautiful pink china. I almost started that set, now I wished I had . Everything looks so gorgeous ! I am off to see Miss Spencer's blog.
I joined up to follow you .

Terri said...

Oh my! Your Royal Albert china looks amazing on your beautiful lace doilies! The china pattern is one of my favorites. What a lovely setting to have tea!

The Barnett Family said...

I love your china pattern.....the pink hues are sooo romantic! Your tablescape is so royal .....perfect for a princess! Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

Judi said...

Beautiful tea table setting. That is prettiest china and such a gorgeous pink.

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

My favorite color and perfect for a wet and "icky" day....I adore this pattern!


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: This is so beautiful. I love it. I thought I was the only one who would pay things and not use them for a year or two. I love think everything is perfect. Thank you for sharing this setting with us. Blessings, Martha

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, my! Your china is absolutely beautiful!!! There's nothing like a picture-perfect pink tea setting!

Marigene said...

Beautiful china!

Zaa said...

OMG..Your china is divine.. Fit for a grand lady ( ha Ha)... and friends... You've displayed everything so beautifully... Thank You for sharing ...Hugs

Ellen said...

What a perfect spot for a cozy tea for two. Your placemats and doilies are so lovely. I just have a special love for linens and lace. The china is so pretty. I can vision sitting and having tea and conversation.