Thursday, June 10, 2010

Blue and White, Mommy and Daughter Tea Party Part 2

Welcome to Tablescaping Escapades.  Today, I have recreated the Blue and White tablescape that I styled for the sweet little girls that attended our Mommy and Daughter Tea Party at the end of May.  The tablescape for the Mom's is in my first post HERE. This cute tea set with a couple of Stash Coconut Mango Oolong Teabags greeted the little darlings.

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."  LOLParmesan 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.


Nancy's Notes said...

Oh your blue and white tablescape is stunning! I love blue and white, so crisp and just lovely! I am happy you saved some tea for me! I enjoyed my visit.


Barbara said...

I really enjoyed reading your post. Loved your teapot "rack" and your angel salt and pepper shakers.

Mimi said...

Beautiful blue and white table....those tea cup handles are adorable.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Blue and white is such a beautiful combination! I love your gorgeous blue and white dishes and teapot!
And those little name cards are adorable!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful tea table. I miss Bombay Co,'s blue china...Yours is so pretty!
Very nice to meet you!

Tricia said...

How charming! I enjoyed reading both of your posts about the mother-daughter tea, and I'm happy you've joined the Tablescape Thursday gang! Both tables are just gorgeous, with wonderful attention to detail. I especially love the blue and white tea set on the daughters' table! Darling, indeed!

Barbara said...

I love your teapots and watching you build this pretty tablescape.

Sue said...

You have some gorgeous blue and white dishes! Both this and one of your newer posts show them off beautifully. I can tell you really enjoy setting the scene for your tablescapes. Love the commentaries!
:-) Sue