Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tea for Two Tablescape!

Today I’d like to show you how to set up your table for tea.
In today’s world we often don’t take the time to honor our friends or family with a tea, but I think it’s high time we brought it back.

Here I have my table set for tea for two…..


You have to have a sweet treat when serving tea.   (well, I do at least! lol) Here I have cupcakes, petite fours and a lovely little cake.  You can buy the faux versions in my shop if you’d like to have some pretties sitting out all the time that won’t go bad! (or add to your waistline!)


You can’t have tea without the proper equipment, so a tea service is in order.   I have my tea pot, tea ball infuser, sugar and creamer in silver and of course a vintage sugar spoon, all resting on my antique silver tray.


I think real flowers are a must for tea time….there’s just something about an arrangement of roses that makes my heart swoon!


I received these roses from my love on Valentines Day.  They’re pink….does he know me or what?! 


When you set your table for tea, you should start out with your plate centered in front of you, knife to the right (with the blade towards your plate),  your spoon goes next to the knife, or can rest on your teacup’s saucer.  The napkin can go to the left or rest on the center of your plate and your fork always goes to the left of your plate.  Tea cups sits to the upper right. I have included a small sorbet glass for some ice cream, if my guests so desire.


The lovely tea set that I’m using was purchased for me by my hubby.   My love had been with his company for 15 years and they let him choose a gift for himself…instead, he chose this dessert set for me.  Talking about making a  girls heart melt!


Aren’t the flowers just lovely on each piece?!


What’s a tea party without white gloves! Smile


I hope you’ve enjoyed my tea for two tablescape, I know I enjoyed putting it together!


I hope you’ll take time out of your schedule to host  a tea for your family and friends..it’s nice to make them feel special.


I’m linking up my tea tablescape with
Laura’s High Tea Tablescapes at Decore to Adore,

Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday  and
Susan's Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch

If you have a teatime tablescape you should link up too!


Diann said...

Your tea is so pretty Missy! Love the teapot and teacup. All of the details are just lovely!

Angela Richardson said...

Can I please come over for tea. It would involve trains and planes and 1000,s of miles but it looks so inviting.
We have a 'Tea and Antiques' shop in Ashburton, a few miles from here, it looks just like your table maybe I'll go there and think of you.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Missy, this is just beautiful...OH I wish I was there to join you for tea! But your photos are the next best thing!! XO

Sherri said...

Missy, what a beautiful table set for tea!! I love the roses your hubby gave you-just gorgeous! That tea set is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your tablescape with us!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Missy,
You have set a beautiful tea table. Everything looks just lovely! Your roses are gorgeous too as are the cakes. Thanks for sharing.


Marilyn said...

I'd love to have you come for tea and enjoy time together! Your table is delightful and so pretty. ♥♫

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful. I liked the frosting. :) and the gorges roses and the tea setting also..


Lynn said...

Lovely setting, looks like a great way to relax and enjoy:@)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

How pretty Missy! Wish I could be there to share tea with you! Your home looks so pretty..love your living room in the background and your beautiful chandelier!~Hugs, Patti

xinex said...

Yep. I invited a friend to have tea with me this afternoon. Your tea table is very pretty. I love your silver pieces and the tea set is adorable. Lucky you for having such a sweet hubby!...Christine

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Missy,
your tea table is so inviting and nice. Unbelievable that those are faux muffins. They look yummy to die for. Really delicious and mouthwatering.
Greetings, Johanna

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Yum...I will take a big piece of that yummy cake!!

Lorrie said...

A very pretty table for tea.

Decor To Adore said...

Oh my friend I am overcome with all of the loveliness! Your table setting is just spectacular.

The sweet treats are just gorgeous!

I love your china and the touch of the gloves is nothing short of spectacular!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you SO very much for linking up.

Martha said...

A lovely tea for two -- just wish I was one of the two!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Missy...

My friend, your tea table is simply delicious! Everything looks sooo very pretty...from that gorgeous tea service...right down to all the sweet treats! Ohhh...and your pink roses are so perfect for a beautiful tea! How sweet of that honey of yours...pink roses and the gift of the tea service! That was a precious gift!

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful tea with us for the party today...as well as all the interesting "how to's" for setting the proper tea table! I really enjoyed it!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Unknown said...

I so agree with you on needing flowers. They are beautiful.

New follower from circle of bliss.

Terri Steffes said...

This is a lovely table. Just beautiful!! A new follower here, too!

morninglorycottage said...

Very lovely Missy. Don't mind if I do join you for tea. ;0) What a sweet hubby you have. Have a great day.
Hugs~ Amanda

Kelly said...

Oh my, such pretty pinks! I definitely want to have tea here. Those cupcakes are DIVINE!


Barbara said...

so pretty! I love your china and those cupcakes look divine!

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, this is so very pretty! Love your china, tiered tray, and cupcakes! Really pretty.

Phyllis said...

Oh, what a beautiful table you have prepared for tea. Your tea service is beautiful but the story of your husband choosing a gift "for you" is so romantic. I also adore your background for your blog....it is so "you"....pink roses!

Anonymous said...


What a wonderful tea party you host! Your table setting is simply beautiful, so feminine. Your hubby is a keeper for sure. Wish I were closer, I would join you, but no faux desserts! :)

Your Friend,

Marigene said...

Beautiful tea table...your cupcakes are adorable. Gorgeous silver, too!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Now this post has it all!!!!!! The prettiest set table for tea, the most beautiful cupcakes I have ever seen, silver and china, and great advice for a proper tea. But the touch I love the best are the white gloves. How lovely.
I agree with you, tea and real flowers are meant to go together! What a delightful viist!

Entertaining Women said...

You've created a beautiful teascape. I find that these days, every time a friend walks through my door, my first words are, "May I fix you a cup of tea?" Tea is such a catalyst for those special moments of caring conversation. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay

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