Setting the Scene ~ Relaxed Tea For Two

Home baked cupcakes taste even more delicious when served on pretty china don't you agree??.  From delicate vintage-styled pieces to elegant classic white.    Your collected treasures or thrift store finds are what sets your table apart.  And for me, taking the time to create a pretty scene, is what makes the tea ritual even more special.    

I begin by selecting my main characters.  The tablecloth playing one of the main roles and I love to dress up my table with a floor-length tablecloth for added drama.  I often use a topper to give it a bit of texture and added color but for this table, I decided to keep it simple because I wanted the cheery pastel yellow to be the main focus.  Then I bring in the supporting characters such as china, flatware and napkins.

Since I wanted to keep things simple and relaxed, I used this timeless pattern by Lenox called Classic White on top of a powdery blue charger.  I accessorized the table with gold flatware from Target and napkins in a shade of pale yellow with handmade napkin rings from our own design.  (Which are available for purchase if anyone is interested.)  But the pièce de ré·sis·tance are these incredibly delicious cupcakes that I baked for our low key tea.  They are filled with lemon curd and topped with whip cream.  Oh my sweet friends..  So sinful but so so good.  "I promise to share the recipe on my next post."
























 I hope you enjoyed the little photo tour.  Wishing you a wonderful week.

Janet


Comments

  1. Oh, how I love your photos, sweet friend. I always wish I could jump into them and have tea in the garden with you {{smiles}}

    I hope you are well and enjoying these last days of summer. Hugs to you!

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  2. Dear Janet:
    What a totally lovely setting and it all looks like "sunshine" with the pretty yellow and blue! Your table is a delight and your cupcakes are darling!

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  3. Dearest Janet,
    after this period of 'interlude' which I had to allow myself due to work reasons - the Short Lets I manage here at Tenuta Geremia, the speech about the Empress of Austria I had to prepare and to perform at the conference which was held last Saturday at Madonna di Campiglio, in our Dolomiti, some works of restoration here and the family to join and follow took me far from the pc for more than a month and a half - I'm so glad to enjoy your artistry again, I've been missing you so, so much, sweetest friend of mine !

    With this post of yours you've really made my day, what a joy and what a talent you always share, thank you !

    Hope you're having the best of weeks,
    I'm wishing you most beautiful days to come
    sending my dearest love to you

    Xx Dany

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  4. Such a lovely tea you are having. I adore that white teapot and cups. It looks so cool and inviting to sit down for a cup of tea. I am hoping for cooler temps so we can sit outside and enjoy a cup of tea soon.

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  5. Janet, how darling! I love the cups and teapot. Girl, wish I had one of those cupcakes right about now! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  6. Beautiful! Looove the colors you have here. That tea set is gorgeous. I would love to get a tea set for 4 people similar to what you have. Where do you recommend I should look ? Have a wonderful weekend Janet!

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  7. Beautiful and so inspiring! I am planning a St. Therese of Lisieux tea party and you gave me some wonderful visuals. Thank you!

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  8. Janet, what a lovely setting for tea and oh my, I know the cupcakes are delicious! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  9. Janet,
    What a lovely and inviting "tea for two!"
    Have a great weekend!
    Kathleen

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    1. Hello Kathleen,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me your sweet comment.

      Come back to visit soon.

      Janet

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  10. Once again Janet:
    Thank you for sharing your sweet table and delicious cupcakes!

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  11. Janet, how perfectly lovely. I would feel right at home with your yellow linens, white china and touches of blue. Suits me to a T!

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  12. Yellow is one of my favourite colours so I'm loving your pretty outdoor tea vignette! Your lemon cupcakes are the perfect treat for tea time!

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  13. Hello Janet, your table setting with the white, blue and yellow is beautiful!!! :)
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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  14. This is so cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  15. How lovely is this tablescape. I would sit for hours because it's so beautiful and relaxing. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

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  16. Relaxed tea is my favorite! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  17. Beautiful Tea Table all setup for us, love it!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving me your kind words. Please come back to visit soon.

      Janet

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  18. Oh, Janet!

    How beautifully arranged, and how lovely are the colours---like an intimate, elegant party in a secluded French garden. Monet would have cheerfully left his easel and followed his eyes to this charming scene, and when he tasted those lemony sweets! Oh. My.

    Simply perfect.

    rachel

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    1. Hello Rachel,

      Sorry for my delayed response. I am extremely flattered and touched by your beautiful words. You are too kind. Thank you so much. You truly made my day.

      Please come back to visit soon.

      Fondly,

      Janet
      rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  19. Thanks for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story. Have a wonderful holiday!

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    1. You are welcome Sandra. It was my pleasure.

      Janet
      rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  20. Your photos are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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