Hello Spring, Goodby Winter. Celebrate the arrival of Spring by hosting a small gathering for a Spring Tea. Nothing really fancy, just friends, food and hot tea.
Winter has been wet this year with mild temperatures and lots of rain. We are excited to invite some friends over to celebrate the arrival of Spring with a nice little Tea party in the breakfast nook!
MORE SPRING TABLESCAPES
Join me along with a couple dozen of my talented table decorating friends who are giving us all a peek into their homes! You will see so many pretty and clever ideas you can use to decorate your own Spring tablescape!
Thanks to Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate for taking the time to coordinate these monthly Tablescape events! Links to all the other homes are near the bottom so keep going! If you are joining me from Life and Linda, isn’t she super talented!
A TABLESCAPE FOR EVERY SEASON
- Kid’s Easter Tablescape
- Red, White & Blue Tablescape
- Halloween Skeleton Tablescape
- Rustic Thanksgiving Tablescape
- Mixed Plaids Christmas Tablescape
- Simple Valentine’s Tablescape
PINK ROSE DISHES
My Spring Tea Tablescape afforded me the opportunity to create a small Tea Party using my pink rose Tea Set and dishes. The patterns on the dishes are different from the Tea Set but that just makes it more fun for me. There is a story to my dish collection.
When my Mom came to live with me after my Dad passed away, she saw my collection of pink rose dishes. She told me she had those exact dishes when I was a little girl. What a hoot. I started collecting them years prior from antique stores and thrift shops or anywhere I found a piece. I did not know Mom had them when she was younger. Hers came from the Dime store. Who remembers the Dime store? Those are long gone!
Of course those Pink rose dishes have a history of their own. The original pattern was copied many times over thus the many different patterns most of which have no name stamp on the bottom. They feature pretty little pastel flowers in pink and blue and generally the roses are pink.
My collection includes platters, serving plates and quite a few bowls in various sizes. I have even found a matching music box type Tea Pitcher which you can see here and a small table lamp in the pattern.
Most of the collections I have seen are a creme color with a gold rim. They all tend to have the flowers spaced out around the edges as seen here on this small platter.
This is one of the larger, small bowls and the only one of it’s kind I have. I did once make a deal with a Thrift shop owner to buy an entire stack of pink rose bowls at a really good price.
This pretty little vase is one of my favorite items in my collection. It is the perfect size for those Chocolate wafers. The colors on it are vibrant and the gold is still prominent. It isn’t tall enough to be a bud vase but it would be perfect on a dressing table holding makeup brushes.
TABLECLOTH & RUNNER
My Spring Tea Tablescape holds more memories for me. The white embroidered runner is tattered and stained but holds sweet memories for me. My Mom made it using an old white bed sheet. She did all of the embroidery herself and right now I’m sorry I didn’t show you the embroidery on the ends of it. She used it on her dresser for many years to protect the wood. I topped it in the center with a vintage knit scarf I found at an estate sale.
The tablecloth is actually a large piece of Toile fabric with a nursery rhyme print.
My plate stack begins with a simple light blue round placemat. The dish on the bottom is American Limoges Flowers pattern. Those were my Mom’s dishes and if memory serves me correctly, she purchased the entire set from the grocery store piece by piece.
A small square dessert dish is next and that is topped by a coffee cup and saucer set from my everyday dishes set. Each cup has a selection of 3 flavors of tea to choose from for each guest.
The napkin is tied in a loose knot. We only need a dessert fork and a spoon which I mismatched in keeping with the dishes being mismatched.
Creating a fun Tea Party to celebrate Spring helps us to bid farewell to our wet rainy winter! Looking forward to sunshine, the sound of the birds singing and soon the crickets chirping at night too!
I hope you found a tip you can use to create a Tea Party using what you have and invite a few friends over. You could do this for a Bible study too!
Before you go, please hop on over to First Day of Home and take a peek at her Spring Tablescape in a blue and green color scheme!
Please visit the homes of these tablescape stylist:
Home is Where the Boat Is
My Family Thyme
Red Cottage Chronicles
The Painted Apron
From My Carolina Home
Home and Gardening with Liz
Create With Cynthia
Bluesky at Home
Living With Thanksgiving
My Thrift Store Addiction
The Little Yellow Corner Store
Belle Blue Interiors
Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Life and Linda
First Day of Home
White Arrows Home
Calypso in the Country
Celebrate & Decorate
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