Sunday, September 5, 2010

Morning Tea

On this past crisp, fall like Saturday morning, my daughter and I had the pleasure of hosting a Morning Tea with my sister-in-law and niece.  I decided we would eat in the foyer for a bit of the unexpected! I snipped some greenery from a very old shrub we have out front and placed them at each setting. I used my French Inspired Clothespins (from my Etsy Shoppe) to hold each piece of greenery in place on white linen napkins. These Clothespins were given as favors along with tiny linen lavender sachets that I sewed up with gray linen and filled with lavender from my garden. I used my Coffee Stained Nest Tags for place cards and propped them up with miniature glass salt shakers. From each chair I hung vintage music papered cones I had made along with more greenery. Attached to each cone was a glittered chalkboard tag. I wrote a different word at each place setting...ex. Joy, Laugh, Sing. I used my favorite mugs that I purchased from AI ROOT Candle Company in Medina, Ohio (a bit of a splurge!) that say "City Bakery" on them! The brown striped embroidered linen napkin was also purchased at AI ROOT and is from DWELL Studios. Our menu (which I had written on one of my favorite chalkboards) included Earl Gray tea, homemade lemonade, fresh fruit, chocolate muffins, and ham and cheese crescent rolls.
We had a delightful time!

My sweet seven year old daughter Abigail said the table looked like it belonged in a magazine! That made my day!
I hope you are enjoying this long weekend!
I also want to give a big HUG and a big THANK YOU to all of the wonderful gals who take time to visit me and leave sweet comments! I look forward to the current and future friendships that are developing!


  1. What fun to put on a tea with yummy goodies. Your home looks so cozy and welcoming.


  2. What a beautiful table setting! I love the vintage music paper cones... gorgeous!
    ~ Jo :)

  3. So very very pretty! What a fun time you all must have had. You did such a beautiful job with that tablescape. LUV the Frenchy clothespins - and when I saw your piano, it brought back fond memories of the one I took lessons on when I was a child! :) Have a great holiday!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  4. What a wonderful day you must have had with your dear ones! The table looks so lovely and inviting. I love all of your special touches.

  5. Lisa,
    Thank you so much for your visit, You sign looks great in your home. It has taken on a look that I don't even think of it in the way that I created it, it is now all you! The table setting is set so beautiful and I will be right over. I am sure I would love taking a inperson little tour of your beautiful home, it is so charming, a home to love, and I am sure it loves you right back :)

  6. what a lovely setting for a tea party. The menu looks delish too! How fun.

  7. so when are you opening your bed and breakfast! ;) looks amazing! great inspiration!
    jen b

  8. What a stunning table setting and room. It looks like you are at a very fancy inn enjoying your tea! You are so talented!

  9. This looks so lovely and FUN! it is so much more special when you take the time to do something unexpected like this!
    I love it!
    Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  10. What a beautiful table the cones hanging on the chairs.

  11. The table setting is gorgeous!
    And so is the room!
    Thanks for the heads up on the party site..Lots of great ideas there..and just to let you know I'll be doing the tutorial on the tissue pom poms on wed!

  12. She's right, it DOES belong in a magazine!

    I need to give your Etsy shop a look, you seem to have some wonderful things. :-)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Everything is just gorgeous!


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