Thursday, July 12, 2012

Birthday Tea

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Welcome to The Tablescaper.

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My friend Debbie recently held a tea…

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…in honor of her sister-in-law Maria’s birthday.

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What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday and…

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Debbie pulled out a set of her grandmother’s china…

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Along with some of her grandmother’s silver plate.

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Debbie has…

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…the most amazing collection of …

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…vintage serving pieces.

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Along with our tea, we sipped proseco with a raspberry floating about…

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…and lemon water from her also inherited pink and green Depression glasses.

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We dined on scones (in a pink Depression glass bowl) and…

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…tea sandwiches.

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Of course a bit of cream for those scones.

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Debbie makes the best quiche.

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Lots of goodies in this salad.

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The ambrosia made me think of my grandmother.

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Our party favors were Maria’s favorite candies!

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What a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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I’m joining the following parties:

Let’s Dish at Kathleen’s along with Ivy and Elephants for What’s it Wednesday;Uncommonly Yours at Uncommon Designs;Open House Party at No Minimalist Here; Katherine of Katherine’s Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop; Kathy of A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday;Sheri at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home; Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday;Courtney of French Country Cottage for Feather Your Nest Friday;Alison of Stuff and Nonsense for Fridays Unfold; Imparting Grace for Grace at Home; At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday; Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

- The Tablescaper


sweet violets said...

What a delicious table!!! Love the stemware, so very pretty!!!

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing Debbie's tea party. Beautiful table with gorgeous china and delicious looking food.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What an amazing tea party- a perfect table, food, refreshments, well done - what a treat to be invited to a tea.

Lovely, just lovely and your pics are to die for beautiful!!!

Chubby Chieque said...

What a sweet present to Maria.

Grandmother's china is so beautiful. Yeah! Hope one day, Tablescapers must visit Czech Republic. PRAGUE is our heaven and you ladies, will faint- so cheap, §:-) and it's one of a kind. I promise.

Deb, I know your collection and when you visit Prague, you will sent a containter back to the US.

Unfortunately, I can't link to Susan's meme I visit my fave ladies, one by one, instead.

Happy TS,

Joyness Sparkles said...

Oh my goodness...beautiful seems to be an understatment...enchanting perhaps? You were very fortunate to work with those pieces!

***Stopping by from the hop, have a great day!

Barbara F. said...

I love tea parties. Your friend's china and silver ware are beautiful. Menu sounds so good, too. xo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful tea! That china is pretty and very interesting! The food looks great! Hugs, Linda

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a beautiful tea party for the birthday girl...gorgeous china and glassware...Looks like a good time was had by all....!
Have a great weekend!!

Tricia said...

What stunning china! I hope Debbie will use it more often now that she sees what a pretty table it makes! I had to go look it up on Replacements -- Rosari is the pattern name. Love it!

Maureen said...

What a gorgeous table! I'm swooning. The food looks pretty terrific too.

Babs said...

Beautiful and so many lovely details. Love her mix of patterns with the linens and china and mix of silver patterns. Thanks for sharing Debbie's tea party.

Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron said...

Consider bringing back your button with the HTML for people like me who can only put html on the side bar because I have used my limit up on photos.

This table is lovely and like that china a lot.

Judy Bigg said...

Oh what fun everyone must have had at the tea party and the table is beautiful. Love her grandmother's china and the pink depression glass. The food looked yummy, would have been excited to be sitting at the table.

Kate said...

What a lovely tea. That is a very nice way to celebrate a birthday....very elegant!

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...and that china is just gorgeous. Pretty silver serving pieces, too!

Kathleen said...

Debbie 's party looks lovely! I love the cloth, and the china and glassware are beautiful!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Pattie T. said...

A beautiful table and yummy looking food. My birthday is October 7th. Just sayin'. ;-)

Katherines Corner said...

Wow, wow, and wow, depression glass, gorgeous china an silver. A wonderful table setting and a great way to celebrate and make happy memories! xo P.S. See you at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This is a gorgeous tablescape - I love the pattern of the dishes, tablecloth and the depression glassware! All beautifully put together! The food looks so inviting! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Richella said...

How beautiful! What a wonderful way to celebrate a loved one's birthday. Thank you for sharing these goodies with us!