"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

-Hans Christian Andersen

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tea-time Table

I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine's day celebrations.  I have never been one to plan anything ahead to celebrate Valentine's day but this year I decided to prepare an afternoon tea for my husband (it actually ended up being an evening tea).  Would you like to see the table setting?  Take a look.

When I initially set the table we had a bit of sunshine (so welcomed after so many grey, snowy days) I really liked the crystal candle holders on the table for the way the light reflected off of them.  Around 3:30 p.m. the clouds began to take over and so I replaced the crystal with the antique bronze and rose candlesticks.  I love the colour of the bronze against the ecru lace.  Last year I made pink votives and I'd stored them away until I had just the right setting (almost forgot where I hid put them) they made their debut here.  It took a little searching but I'm glad I found them, they're such a nice soft shade of pink.  I have four more that I'm now planning to use when I host my springtime tea.  I made sure that I stored them in an obvious location this time.

My husband enjoyed his special tea so much that we're going to try our best to do this more often; a mini version of this, a chance to take a break from schedules and the normal day to day "to do" lists.  The only thing I'll have to adjust is making sure there's a tea mug for him...He was ok with the pretty china teacups for this time but I think I'll need some alternatives for him in the future :-)

Have a great day today and an even better tomorrow.


Wanda Lee said...

What loveliness Lady V.., I enjoyed each and every exquisite detail!

Happy Valentines to you!

Thanks for joining us for 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' and also for my 70th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

paperbutterfly said...

Having tea even in a mug is a lovely tradition to start. Your table was perfectly set.

Hope to see you soon at Teapots and Tea Things Tuesday.
Blessings, Pam

Betty Stapleton said...

what a lovely tea and idea. Every evening we have a cup of tea and I have china mugs for the tea. It has to be china and the mug makes it easier for the mens thumbs. Lovely dishes, what was the pattern of the plates? and the teapot was also gorgeous, is it the same pattern? So enjoyed your blog, going to look at more of yours

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