Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Tea Table Setting for Mid-Morning Brunch!

I almost forgot to tell you. We always have a color or theme for our teas, and this time, while decorating in the cottage/shabby chic style for my home, I decided to have a Shabby Chic theme for the tea. I was quite curious what the ladies would wear, and they did a wonderful job of putting together elegant yet casual ensembles, just as they always do!

Also, I have always wanted white, shabby chic slipcovers for my dining chairs to be used only for summer teas. With only a week to go, I set out to get these slipcovers made in time.

Before & After

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The pictures below are of the table, prior to the food going on – I always forget to take pictures of the food !



I moved the kitchen table into the family room, directly under the ceiling fan. Those rose petals were the lucky ones. My table had to get out their little wooden fans to keep cool! And that’s WITH air conditioning on!


and more Rose Petals smiling for you!


My granddaughter, on the left, and her best friend enjoy going to tea, too!

Jess and lizzie


  1. Oh, Mary, your table looks just beautiful!

  2. What a lovely table, Mary! You did such a good job. I love how light and airy it all seems. Perfect for a lady's tea, and so many pretty dishes. You also did a GREAT job on your slipcovers, and the linens were pretty, too. I would have loved to have been celebrating with you!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...


    Sheila :-)

  3. Such a lovely table, Mary! Everything looks so delicate, dainty, and pink! The teacups are so beautiful! Everyone looked like they had a marvelous time!

    Thanks for sharing!


  4. How pretty. You did a great job and it looks like you had a great group of ladies there.

  5. It is so pretty and feminine. I love how you transformed the chair to match the table. Awesome!

  6. Oh how perfectly pretty! and the battenburg lace! Oh my, do you press that yourself? What devotion to your table!

  7. So beautiful and Chic! Love that table covering.. just stunning.

  8. Tea parties are so much fun! Your tablescape is very pretty. The Battenburg tablecloth is lovely and gives a nice Victorian look.

    Dining Delight

  9. Mary -
    I'm so happy you stopped by for a visit, otherwise I never would have found your BEAUTIFUL blog! Where do I start. . . .first, welcome to blogging! You are going to enjoy it! I warn you though, it can become addicting (in a good way)You will meet many, many wonderfully talented and inspirational women. Second, your slipcovers are gorgeous! I wish I could sew like that. Your tables are so beautiful and I LOVE your tea sets! It must have taken a while to collect all of them and I can imagine the fun in doing so. I will definitely be back to visit.

    Come by anytime,

  10. oh wow, how delightful, love a tea party!

    happy tablescaping


  11. Mary, I'm a tea fanatic and I love how you dressed the table for tea. The slip covers are lovely! I just had to follow you. Maybe we could have virtual tea sometime! :)

  12. What a beautiful tea table. Love the slipcovers -- certainly are the look you were going for.

    Welcome to TT --

  13. What fun tablescapes and I love the new slip covers for the chairs. Looks like all your family and friends were having a wonderful time. Your teacups and pots photo on the side bar are amazing. I collect tea pots also. Isn't having teas at your home so much fun:)

  14. Hi Mary, this is so lovely. Everything looks so elegant and pretty. Charming!!


  15. Who wouldn't have a memorable tea party there?! I love the chair covers. Blessings to you!

  16. Slipcovers dress up a table FAST... looks lovely!

  17. I love the slipcovers you made! I've thought about making some of those too! Everything looks so pretty!

  18. Love those slipcovers! Everything is so feminine and elegant. Perfect for tea with the gals. Beautiful tablescape!

  19. I saw that you said you are from Concord, on Cindy's blog. I live not far away. I live in Hercules. I like your blog.


  20. This is all very pretty!

    So nice that your daughter and her friend attended too!


  21. Absolutely beautiful! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  22. Hi Mary,
    Wow you have done an amazing job with your furniture and your home is beautiful!! Thanks for letting me know about your new blog and I will be adding you to my fav(;

  23. Happy first TTH! Your table is lovely, and it looks like everyone had fun!

  24. Welcome! I love your tea table. The tablecloth is so pretty and I am very partial to pink, so this just speaks to me.

    How often do you have teas? Love the photos in your sidebar, too.

  25. Welcome to Tablescape Thursday! I love your table all set for tea -- and it looks so cool and inviting, it's hard to believe it was as hot as you say!

    Pink and white -- so feminine and gracious looking. Love your granddaughter's face... she is just adorable, and looks so happy to be there!

    Lovely! thanks....

  26. Welcome to blogging. :)

    I came over from Tablescape Thursday. I always love to see what other people are doing with tea "stuff". :)

  27. love the old fashioned soft look of it!

  28. Hello Mary and welcome to blogland! I found you through Shari of My Cottage of Bliss. She is a sweetie isn't she? We met on Cindy's of My Romantic Home. Your blog is lovely, and I look forward to reading more of your posts!

    Debbie from NJ

  29. Hi Mary... It's so nice to meet you!! Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit and for leaving such a kind comment. I am so happy to have discovered your blog too. I love all things related to tea and I just know I will enjoy visiting your blog over and over again.

    I love your Shabby Chic themed tea party. I sure wish I could have been there. The tables settings are gorgeous and I spotted a few pieces in your collection of china that I also have in mine.. We really do have similar tastes.

    Come back and visit me again soon.

    Kim @ Shabby, Pink and Pretty