It's Tablescape Thursday! Our favorite day of the week, when Susan gives us all permission to indulge our passion for plates! I didn't have much time this week and actually didn't think we'd have anything ready. As it happens, I've been asked to plan a ladies Tea and I've been experimenting with recipes. The downside to this is,,, well, there really isn't a downside! I get to cook and create, which I love, and I get to play with dishes. And since I certainly DON'T want all the extra goodies sitting around here, it's always a perfect opportunity to have a dear friend over for "Tea (or coffee) for Two". I get valued feedback on the recipes and we get to catch up on our weeks' activities. And hubby gets to have some alone time to do, well, whatever it is he does when I'm not standing there with a honey-do list for him. So it's a win-win situation!
Even though my friend and I might be in our "Mommy attire"- comfy jeans and tees- we can indulge ourselves in a bit of linen, lace, silver, and beautiful china. We Mommies need to feel special sometimes.
It was a simple setting in our living room
The late afternoon sun casts it's shadows over the setting
I love this small cake plate. The all white color scheme gives a simple elegance to the elaborate garlands of flowers and birds
A simple orange puff pastry is perfect in the sunlight. It absolutely glistens
Coconut hazelnut scones served with thick cream are a perfect accompaniment to either tea or coffee
The sterling spreaders belonged to my Grandmother. I LOVE the little "star" pattern at the base of the blade.
The plates are an old Syracuse China pattern called Symphony
The sun starts to set...
Every table should have crystal and candles
Buttery, sugary, full of the flavor of coconut and toasted hazelnuts
These tea napkins are a showcase for the intricate hand-done Appenzel and lace work
One of my favorite white pots
It is extremely difficult to photograph the lustreware cups. The fragile porcelain is almost thin enough to see through and the interior reminds me of Mother-of-Pearl
Time for tea and friendship..
Thank you so much for visiting. Make sure to wander over to Between Naps on the Porch, sit with a cup of tea, and enjoy! Thank you, Susan, for hosting this wonderful event.
Join us Friday as we participate in Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum. The recipes for the scones and Orange Puff will be posted
Enjoy your day and be sure to make some time for a special friend
xoxo Allie and Pattie