Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Rosey Afternoon Tea

Thanks to Susan at www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com , our hostess  for Tablescape Thursday!  Be sure to visit her to see some beautiful table settings that will inspire you!

I have family visiting from Arizona for a couple of days, so didn’t have time to play with my dishes this week.  My pictures are from a tea that I gave for some friends last February.  I wasn’t blogging at the time, so I was just taking pictures for my scrapbook, and didn’t pay too much attention to proper “tablescaping”!

  I have one teacup and salad plate from the different series that Royal Albert produced, all of which are compatible with the Old Country Roses teapots.  I only took close ups of two of the teacups, so I could show the teapot place card holders and the menus.  I found some clip art that had long stem red roses, with the saying “A rose a day keeps the blues away”, and thought it was perfect, so I did the place cards and the menus to match.

Ordinarily, I would have had two Old Country Roses three tiered trays on the table, but  they were in the kitchen, waiting to be served, when I was taking  these pictures.   I ALWAYS forget to take pictures of the food!

100_2316 a rose a day  teapot and roses


tablescape in Feb

tablescape in march2




rose damask 


 A rosey afternoon tea3



I’m so glad you stopped by today, and hope you will come back soon!   Remember to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for more tablescapes, and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses every day. They’ll keep those blues away! 

AND…don’t forget to keep “living in the pink”!  God bless you all!




  1. A great tablesetting for tea -- of course, I love English china! Love your little teapot placecard holders. And the menus are so nice --

  2. Wish I could be there. Nothing I love better than a lovely table set for tea!

  3. What a lovely tea setting!
    I especially love the glassware! So unique!
    All the best,

  4. Mary....A very pretty tablesetting for tea! I wish I could have been there! Thanks for the info on the Krusteaz....I'll let you know if I find it!
    ~Hugs, Patti

  5. Oh Mary, How beautiful is your table. I love the pattern with the roses, and your place cards and everything. You have made the table so magical. Oh I am tickled to hear that someone from Arizona got out of here and away from our heat. I hope they see some beautiful weather while they are visiting. Have a wonderful day. Beautiful table, just beautiful. Country Hugs, Sherry

  6. This is so lovely ~ a perfect table set for an elegant tea!

    I adore this rose theme, and such perfect attention to detail. Very nice!

  7. Such a gorgeous tea setting! I especially love the menus and placecards.

  8. Love all the different settings-a special design for each guest.

  9. That is so pretty. I want to return to the beauty of simple teas.

  10. Mary, such an elegant and lovely tea tablescape! I love your English china, so beautiful! The little teapot place card holders are so charming! Just a spot of lemon please ;)


  11. very nice job. Love the warmers under the teapots. Love all the rose dishes and cups.

  12. What an elegant dining scene! Surely you must have invited the ladies in the neighborhood over for tea?

  13. That's the sweetest table setting...everything is just beautiful! I love those teacups...and your creativity with the placecards and the menu...you are amazing girl!
    I hope you have a great day!
    Big Hugs,

  14. Lovely English china on a beautifully set tea table! Gorgeous... love the roses especially. SO pretty -- Cass

  15. Hi Mary! I am just a visitor who aspires to play along someday! Your tablescape is beautiful, and I LOVE the teapot placecard holders! ~tina

  16. Darling the tablescape is stunning, the crystal water glasses are a classy touch and I just adore the place cards, so feminine and the sweet lemon dish so adorable. You certainly are talented my dear and a wonderful hosts.

    Thanks for stopping by!!

    Duchess xx

  17. As usual, your tablescapes are stunningly beautiful. Sure wish I could be sitting there right now sipping some tea out of those lovely cups and unwinding after a long and busy day at work.

  18. What a lovely tea table Mary. I'd love for it to be cool enough to sip some Earl Grey at a nice setting like this :0)

  19. This is wonderful! My kind of table - lots of variety with OCR tea cups! The lemons are in a dish like my yellow one!



  20. Your collection makes a lovely table!


  21. Hi Mary,
    Just wanted to thank you for your visit and comment at A Petite Cottage...hope you enjoyed your visit. Cute place card holders.

    Have a wonderful evening.

    ♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

  22. I love Royal Albert china. Your tea party tablescape is just lovely. Have fun with the company.

  23. Absolutely lovely. Can I come for tea?