Come with me as I build the tablescape. The foundation was this beautiful ecru table runner with blue and white teapots. I bought it years ago; I think from Heritage Lace.
Here's a close-up of the three teapots that repeat twice in the runner. I wish I had real teapots like these. Aren't they gorgeous?
Oh, and this is my centerpiece, a teapot with faux dried roses. My very first tablescaping book; it sparked my table styling passion and inspired this centerpiece. Have you guessed it yet? Well, none other than "Tabletops" by Barbara Milo Ohrbach.
Did you notice the adorable little angels at the base of the teapot? Since my daughters and the sweet little girls that attended the tea party are like precious angels, I thought this centerpiece was well suited. If you have little girls, I know you agree, LOL. Mine are little busy bodies. My MIL says, "They are busier than a cat on a hot tin roof."
I bought this teapot from a craft store.
On another Tablescaping Escapade, I spotted these two little angels at a craft walk in the mall. I inquired if the crafter made the teapot that I purchased at a different craft store - no. However, the crafter agreed to affix them to salt and pepper shakers for me. One angel said to the other, A penny for your thoughts?
Tea was served in this apple teapot. A butterfly landed on its handle.
Here is the whole set (from Bombay Company Outlet). Love those little butterfly tea cups. There were six little darling little girls and only four butterfly tea cups, so we did not use these tea cups.
On a recent excursion to HomeGoods, I swiped this blue and white pineapple dish.
Whimsical, isn't it?
Ta da! You should have heard the little girls chattering. "Darrr-ling" this and "darrr-ling" that. How sweet.
My daughter, Sweet Pea made the place card holders. Dum dum lollipop stuck in a marshmallow. This idea came from "Fancy Nancy Tea Parties" by Jane O'Connor.
Do you recognize the plates, cup and saucer. Of course, Claremont by Gibson. Oooh la la, the blue and white dessert plates are from my blue and white collection from Bombay Company.
Blue San Remo flatware from Horchow.
Alternating light blue and dark blue glasses from Tuesday Morning.
My miniature teapot collection.
We dined on chicken tarragon salad, hosted by the whimsical pineapple dish.
This blue and white, tile serving tray from Bombay Company displayed tea sandwiches. The girls dined on ants on a log. My niece said, "I don't like celery, but I like ants on a log." LOL. Parmesan yeast rolls, apple cinnamon scones; English scones; banana bread with cream cheese and banana slices/raisins; and strawberry lemonade punch made with Simply Lemondade, fresh strawberries, lemon sorbet and Sierra Mist.
I saved some tea for you.
We have come full circle. The candles are lit in my tea set from Partylite.
It's time to snuff out the candles.
I hope you enjoyed my blue and white tablescape. Now hop on over to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and check out the other beautiful tablescapes for Tablescape Thursday.