2/24/2010

A Tea Luncheon

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*Hello my friends...I'm so happy that you came by for a visit today!
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*You are cordially invited to a special tea luncheon...I hope
 that you are able to accept my invitation! I would just love to spend
 some time chatting with you over a cup of tea and lunch!
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A Tea Luncheon
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*Ohhh good! I'm so happy to see that you could make it!
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*Our little Tea Luncheon is taking place in my French Country
 dining room. I have prepared a table just for you and me!
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Ohhh yes...please do have a seat!
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*Today our tea/luncheon table has been set in
 "creamy white and sparkling crystal".
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The crystal pieces that you see here...
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The candleholders, pedestal cake plate and cover, and spoon dish
 are all recent thrifty treasure finds. I found this pair of pretty crystal
 candleholders at a new thrift store for just $1...can't beat that price!
 I also found the crystal spoon dish for just $1!
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The crystal pedestal cake plate is one of my most
 awesome treasure finds of late!
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 It is Godinger Shannon Crystal made in Poland and measures 18 in.
 tall...it really is gorgeous (the photos do not do it justice). I found this at an
 "after Christmas" sale at Dillards for just $19...it was originally $139.00!
 Ohhh boy, I was really doin' the happy dance with this
 thrifty treasure find!
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*The Place Setting....
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A creamy white ironstone dinner plate.
A white ironstone salad/dessert plate with a fruit motif.
A small crystal berry bowl.
A metal lacy charger plate.
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The flatware is "Brahms" by Oneida.*
White lace trimmed dinner napkins.
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*I just love these pretty ironstone salad/dessert plates with
 the fruit motif...they're just perfect for our tea luncheon!
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*Salad/Dessert Plates...
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"Strawberries"
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These pretty ironstone plates are called "Snowhite Regency"
 and are manufactured by Johnson Bros. made in England.

 I found a set of six on ebay for $12. I just fell in love with them and
 had to have them! Hehe! I love the beautiful fruit pattern in the center of
 the plates. The rim of the plate has a swirled pattern...trimmed
 with a silver band.
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There are five different fruit patterns....
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*Strawberries (pictured above), Peaches, Oranges, Pears, and Grapes.
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I love that each plate has a different fruit displayed! Oooh...so pretty!
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The Beverages...
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A white ironstone tea cup and saucer from the same set of
 dishes as the dinner plate.
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Would you care for a cup of raspberry tea?
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*A crystal champagne glass.
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This pretty etched champagne glass is from a set that I
 inherited from my late mother-in-law!
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Mmmm...I was thinking that just a little glass of bubbly
 with our lunch sounds good!
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The Teapot...
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I just love my new little teapot! It's another thrifty treasure
 find...just $9.99 from TJ Maxx. Don't you just adore those delicate
 little roses that stand up off of the teapot? Sooo pretty! The teapot is sitting
 upon an ironstone platter that has an embossed border of fruit. They
 make for a pretty combo...the white ironstone tray and teapot!
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A close-up of the teapot.
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*Would you like a tea cookie to go with your tea?
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Mmmm...little heart shaped tea cookies with raspberry jam filling!
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The pedestal cookie plate is another thrifty treasure find from
 TJ Maxx...just $5.99! This is my first time to use it. It came with the prettiest
 red & white polka dotted ribbon but I changed it out for a white organdy ribbon
 for today's tea/luncheon table. I love the cut work pattern around the edge...
I can change the ribbon out to go with whatever I would like!
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*Ohhh yes...please do have a tea cookie! Mmm...I love raspberry!
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I do hope that you enjoyed our visit today!

I enjoyed your company immensely!


Well my friends, thank you so much for coming by today!
 Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were
 here...I'd love to visit with you!
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68 comments:

Braley Mama said...

Thanks for having me Chari! It was delightful :O) I love the lace chargers!! Where did u get those?

Kimberly said...

Thanks for having me for tea! I enjoyed it! :>)

Lenore said...

That was a WONDERFUL virtual tea party but would LOVE to share in the real life tea!
What gorgeous thrifty finds you have acquired....amazing!!!
Especially love the tea pot and the crystal cake plate...you always have the loveliest and interesting posts.

The Muse said...

Chari! so sooothing...picturesque and elegant!

Beth said...

This is a beautiful tablescape, Chari! I love the fruit plates and the white teapot! The cookies look yummy and very pretty too. You have a knack both for shopping and finding just the right item, and for putting together an exquisite setting. This is gorgeous!
Blessings - Beth

Diva Kreszl said...

Oh sweetie, you've just out done yourself! The table looks so pretty and everything is delightful. It's obvious to me that I must have been away from TJ Max for far too long because I adore all your finds and don't recall seeing anything like that lately. I'm just going to hop over to our local store right after I have some or your delicious tea!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, I so enjoyed tea. What a lovely setting. I love your gorgeous cake stand and just drool every time I see it. Your teapot is just gorgeous. I love it. The cookies are so pretty on your gorgeous new cake stand too. Your plates with the fruit are fabulous, what a great find also. You definitely do have the neatest dishes and set the most wonderful table. Thanks for tea, I loved it. Hugs, Marty

Jane said...

Chari,
Your tablescape is lovely as always!!! What a find on that cake plate...what an unbelievable price.
Jane

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I enjoyed our tea this afternoon. The little tea pot is precious and those plates with the fruit design are most elegant! I have finally discovered TJ Maxx and have gone to 2 different stores this week! heehee! Aren't blogs the best for introducing you to great stores! Thanks for the lovely post! ♥

Blondie's Journal said...

Chari~~

This is just one of your best tablescapes I have seen. I love everything. I am in awe of the deal you got on the crystal cake plate...it's gorgeous! Your china is beautiful as well and I love the teapot, another great bargain.

I just heard that Rhondi from Rose Colored Glasses is having a Tea Party event on Tuesdays. You may want to check on this at her blog.

xoxo
Janie

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

This is so pretty! I especially love your strawberry plate. I'll be over for tea shortly! :) Thanks for sharing.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Chari,
Lovely sparkling table! I love your tea pot! And those lace chargers; beautiful!! Thanks for inviting me; tea was delicious as were the cookies. Have a wonderful evening.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sharon said...

Thank you so much for the lovely table setting and the good tea. What a warm and inviting place to sit, say hi and enjoy you home

Kim said...

Oh Chari, what a BEE-u-tiful tablescape you have created using all white - so dainty and delicate. Perfect for a tea luncheon. I enjoyed this post so much!
xoxo,
Kim

Kathleen said...

That is so pretty...what a lovely teapot. Everything looks beautiful..I took 2 cookies, they're small! :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything is so pretty! I really like all the white. I was good and ate all my dinner - May I have a cookie please? :-) Hope you are having a great week.

Atelier de Charo said...

Thanks for your invitation. Your table looks so elegant!!!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Your table is so elegant.. I adore your teapot.

Nancy said...

Oh, the teapot is simply beautiful!

Dining Delight said...

The whiteness of your 'scape looks wonderful with the little plates with the different designs. The champagne flutes are so pretty! Love that teapot too!


DD

Lady Katherine said...

How fun I had today when I arrived to find TEA! I love the cake plate,and all the other lovelies! I just adore napkin holder! Wonderful Chari!
Save this one, for me, I going to start doing a Tea on line Soon!

Barbara said...

I love your tea pot.

Barbara said...

Chari, The teapot is wonderful, but then so is everything. I will flip you for those chargers, I have been looking for those for a year and can't find them.

Barbara

Mimi said...

Oh, so elegant...love the crystal pedestal cake plate, it is gorgeous. Cute little teapot...the flowers on it are adorable.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, Chari, I just love that tea pot. It is so pretty. Everything you do turns out so rich and beautiful. I'd sure like to go shopping with you some time. You find the best bargains! You go girl! Rosie

podso said...

It's all so pretty, Chari. Would love to sit at your tea table. As well as sharing the same stainless, we have the same little glass fruit bowls. :-) My!

xinex said...

I accept! I accept! Who wouldn't accept an invitation to this tea party with a beautifulsetting such as this? Every element is amazing....Christine

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl look how Pretty this is...Oh where do I start Love that tea pot and you did steal that girl..All the crystal and white just looks so great together and that cake dish is to die 4 but I already told you that before...I want it, I need it, ha ha!!
I love the way the fruit plates match your painting on your lovely wall...Another great Chari job well done my friend...Lots of thought put into this...
Oh girl I just got your email glad you liked the cloth and its so you my Dear friend...Hope all is well in your world...Thanks for the spot of tea girl...can't wait until April when we can really do tea in person...VIVA Las Vegas hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Beautiful table. love the white and that cake plate is to die for!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!

Lovely table! Thank you so much for inviting us in for tea. Those chargers are wonderful. And your dessert plates are so pretty.

Always a pleasure to stop by.

Hae a terrific Day!

Hugs,
Diann :)

Carol said...

You do know how to shop, Chari! Your table scape is, as always divine! BTW, I mailed out your little birdies today, trying to beat yet ANOTHER New Jersey nor'easter.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous! Come see me sometime! Would love to have you visit!

Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful tea party! I love tea parties, I'll show up anytime for tea! The tea pot with 3-D petals is so pretty! Love it all!

I'm also having a tea party, you are invited!

Katherine

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow chari, this is such a beautiful post, love the tea pot, love the salad plates, love the Cake plate, and I reallly love the photography, so clear and perfect, wow I am so impressed your makin me want to go out and buy a new camera, stop that....lol Phyllis

Allie and Pattie said...

Chari, I love this table. I have the same teapot and some matching pieces and use them all the time. Gorgeous!
xoxo Pattie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I mentioned you on my post this morning! I LOVE your blog! ♥

paperbutterfly said...

Hi Chari,
Lunch was delicious! You set the table fit for royalty!( I'm a daughter of the King) Wish I was there to really chat with you. I have fruit plates similar to yours, they were a wedding gift. I must get them out soon and share with friends. I will include you, of course!

Blessings,
Pam

Vicci @theplaidbasket said...

VERY pretty tablescape! Love the cake stand, fruit plates and the fruit picture on your wall.

Theresa said...

Well Chari, I am not a fan of tea... so can I please just have the pot:) Love all of your pretties but that teapot is OMG gorgeous! Enjoy your day my friend, and thanks for having me:)

Shelia said...

HI Chari! Oh, this is delightful! How gorgeous! Love all your pretty dishes. I have a teapot very similar to yours with the raised flowers and I think I found mine years ago at Marshalls! Don't you love it.
Those chargers are beautiful.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Hi Chari, the tea was great, I enjoyed sharing all your little treasure. Girl that teapot is fantastic. I love it. I wish we had a TJ MAXX close by.
Thank you for stopping by my blog, I so love to hear from my friends.
Molly

Judy said...

Oh my, everything about your table is just gorgeous. What a sweet tea luncheon you've prepared, I'll have my tea with cream please...
{{{sweetiepie hugs}}}

Scribbler said...

I would so love to be your guest at this tea party! You got a fabulous deal on that crystal cake stand and cover -- I remember their after Christmas sales well from my Texas days. We don't have Dillard's here -- too bad, I say.

Scribbler

Maria@ChicaBellaCrafts said...

your table is beautiful. I love the little teapot and the cookies sure look tempting.

Bill said...

Hi Chari,
You've definitely found some beautiful things at really affordable prices ... congratulations! Your table setting is lovely. It looks like a great place to sit with close friends and while away the afternoon talking, sipping tea (and/or bubbly!), and laughing.

Nicely done!
Bill

kim said...

Chari, I love all the white on the table against the red background. Those white metal lacy chargers are to die for. I love them.

Sherry said...

Such a lovely table. I just love your whites!!!

Cindy said...

Chari, Everything is sooo pretty, so delicate and so fine. Love it!
Hugs, Cindy S.

silk purse said...

Precious Cheri!..,

I simply cannot tell you the unexplainable "rivers and cascades of joy and sheer deligth",that I have been experienceing lately despite my 'trippings' and faux pas!..,

Visiting your lovely blog today for your fabulous "ladies tea lunchion", was the proverbial, "icing on the cake" experience for me!~ I was transfixed with delight!~ Oooh my!..,

You are in no small part a part of that rich "mosaic", that joy my sweet friend; part of that oh- so rich, "rich tapestrty of delights"!

I do hope you fuly realize how much joy you bring to all of us; (your fellow bloggers that is)!..,

Just when I think you could not possibly "outdo youself"..,, "Be still my heart"!~

My, oh my, I love, love, love what you've created!~ I do believe you are a true creative genious my dear! ..,

Kudos to you!

(Just as an aside Cheri, I do so hope that you know how much I delighted in your taking part with our 'slightly wobbly' tea this week; better days ahead!..,

(I also do hope you realize that I was 'in jest', my dear friend with regard to your 'taking part yet again'; as you already had in spades!!~ That's why I mentioned,..,"but of course you already have"..,(Just felt to clarify that)!

Overall, although I do get confused and almost hopelessly be fuddled and muddled at times with the simplest computer technology 'stuff'; I am slowly but SURELY emerging most happily from our good ol' Maritime, Nova Scotian fog! (BOTH METAPHORICALLY AND LITERALY)!~ He he!..,

Hugs, Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Patriotic Mom said...

Chari, I love all the white against the back drop of your red walls! That cake pedestal that you found at a thrift store is criminal! How gorgeous! Joan

Hootin' Anni said...

Everything is so elegant. Gives me the feeling of being in the Deep South and calling for tea at the nearest plantation.

I captured a bit of the Irish Lore today in my SHOW N TELL. Do stop by for a wee bit o' the Irish Luck if you can!

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a lovely tea setting. I just love the tea pot! What an unbelievably fantastic deal on the cake plate!

It all looks very elegant!

~ Tracy

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Nice to meet you! I found you through Jane. Such a lovely tea party. The cookies look delicious!

Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh My Goodness Chari, what gorgeous bargains! I cannot believe you got that stunning crystal cake stand for that price! And your salad plates are so pretty with the fruit in the center and the lovely edges. Such a beautiful table you've set for tea! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. laurie

Petite Little Bee said...

This is so lovely. Love the teapot and cookies. Thanks for sharing with us. Cheers, Lia

Pat said...

Such a delightful experience ~ thank you so much! I adore that tea pot and the cake pedestal is divine. Great finds, my friend!

I really need that glass of bubbly ~ :-)

xoxo
Pat

GardenofDaisies said...

Your pedestal cake and cookie plates are so pretty! As are those fruit dishes! Really lovely!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It was lovely, Chari! Your dishes blended just beautifully! I loved the spooner and what a deal!
Thank you for such a sweet invitation on such a cloudy and damp day! Hugs,
Mona

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

lovely table setting.. food must look yummy on white setting..

tales from an oc cottage said...

What a dreamy teapot!

m ^..^

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour dear Chari,
What a gorgeous tea you have invited us to. Love that rose teapot and the cookies of course. I've told you before but your photography is so good, your shots loook so professional. Do you shoot without the flash? I have trouble getting my inside shots to look like yours.
Hope you are having a fabulous week-end my sweet friend.

lvroftiques said...

Hi Chari! *waves* What a beautiful tea party! I sure wish I could climb right onto the pictures. That sweet little teapot is adorable! You've gotta love TJ Maxx! And the reticulated pedestal is dreamy too!.....But $19 for that crystal cake display??? I'm green over that one my friend!
May I have another cookie please? *winks*
Vanna

Debbie said...

Beautiful table setting! Everything looks so crisp and pretty...The teapot was my favorite! I grabbed a cookie before I left...come and visit me on the front porch!

Proper Prim said...

Oh how beautiful... could you pass the cookies please... I love that tea pot and your cake plate is absolutely gorgeous.

Hugs, Deb

Keetha Broyles said...

Chari! I missed this post the other day when you posted it. THAT WHITE TEAPOT IS EXQUISITE!!!! I just adore it!

Christi Williams said...

I love your teapot and the whole table setting!! Wonderful!!

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