2/23/2011

A Royal Tea...for Royalty!

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Today, Laura over at Decor To Adore is hosting a High Tea Tablescape party. How exciting! I just can't wait to see all of the fabulous teascapes! You'll have to head over to the party and check it all out! You'll find the credits to this lovely party at the end of my post.
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An English High Tea
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Ohhh my...an English High Tea! It's a pretty "swanky" deal you know...the kind of tea that one would expect to be served in the sitting room of the Queen of England's castle! I can only imagine...a sparkling silver tea service, the finest English linens, and the robust selection of food and sweets...not to mention the tea! It makes me want to go out and buy a fine ladies' tea hat for such an occasion!
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Well...today I would like to invite you to High Tea...my style! It won't be quite as "swanky" as the Queen's...so please don't fret! No fine ladies tea hat is required...unless you would like! Hehe! I would just love to spend a leizurely afternoon visiting with you...over tea! You ARE a very special guest so I did polish up my silver tea service and I set our tea table with a few pretties...after all...you are always "Royalty" in my book! I hope that you enjoy, my sweet friend!
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A Royal Tea...for Royalty!

A High Tea set in my french country dining room.
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Yes, please do come in and have a seat! We have the entire afternoon to just enjoy a warm cup of tea or two. There is nothing like whiling away the hours with the sweet fellowship of a dear friend!
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Glimmering, shimmering silver and sparkling white is the color theme for this High Tea.
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I have always found the pairing of white and silver to be so elegant and I love how it looks against my red dining room walls!
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A tea table filled with "pretties"!
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Besides polishing the silver tea service, I wanted to decorate our table with all kinds of pretties! A tall apothecary jar, that stands a stately 22 ins. tall, is filled with mercury glass orbs. If you look closely, you will see that a few of the glass orbs are decorated with rhinestone jewels. They really do sparkle with the light shining on them!
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A jeweled mercury glass orb in your tea cup...just for you, my sweet friend! It's almost like wearing a jeweled tiara...so befitting for a royal friend!
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A beautiful white porcelain figurine of a "royal" lady.

She reminds me of a very famous french Queen...Marie Antoinette...with her long ringlets of hair and flowers for adornment!
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A mercury glass heart under glass.
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Just a bit more silver...

A hand-blown mercury glass heart ornament tied with a white organza ribbon can be seen under glass. It is sitting atop a silver beaded rope garland...so sweetly under a cloche that is resting upon a silver pedestal plate. A silver charger plate with its rim of embossed roses is paired with a white dessert plate that has a beautiful decorative silver ringed border...perfect for the sweet cakes and tea cookies that we will enjoy with our tea this afternoon.
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A silver tea service "in wait" for our pleasure.
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A white tea napkin edged in lace is dressed with a little silver teapot napkin ring. A second mercury glass heart tied up with a swirly-twirly white organza ribbon decorates the tea tray.
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" A Royal Tea...for Royalty"
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Well my sweet friend...I am sooo glad that you could come and spend a leizurely afternoon at tea with me today! I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did!

PS...This teascape is one that I did in February, 2010. For those of you who have already seen it...I really do appreciate your forbearance! I sooo wanted to join in with the High Tea Tablescape party today and maybe there are a few who have never viewed it! Thank you, friends!
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I am joining this fabulous party today...

High Tea Tablescapes...hosted by Laura over at Decor To Adore.
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Thank you, Laura for hosting this fabulous tea party for us!
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Thank you so much for coming by for a visit today, my friends! Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here...I would love to visit with you!
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Warmest Wishes!

40 comments:

podso said...

We seem to think of silver when we consider royalty. And this tea looks very regal! Nice!

Karen said...

Your tablescape is fabulous! I had not seen it before so I am viewing it for the first time. You did a wonderful job. Lovely!!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty Chari! Lovin' all the sparkle of the white and silver:@)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Chari,
This is certainly fit for a queen!
I adore your silver tea set, that is a beauty!
I love the white's with it, those napkins are so special!
So sorry I am behind on my blogging.
It's been crazy busy right now with the baby, Katie and the other stuff going on in this state.
Miss you friend,
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Martha said...

A lovely table -- love the silver and white against the red of the dining room!

xinex said...

This looks very elegant and on the high end for sure, Chari. It's definitely fit for royalty in my opinion. I love it!...Christine

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
This is still one of the most elegantly exquisite tablescapes ever! Each time I see that photo of the mercury heart with the swirling ribbon and the fanned folded napkin in the teapot napkin ring, my heart nearly stops! Thank you, dear friend, for sharing this gorgeous post with us again. For me, once was never enough!
Fondly,
Pat

Shelia said...

Hi Chari! Oh, Dear One what a beautiful table! Look at all of your gorgeous silver! Your tea table looks very inviting and I would love to be there! You always decorate so beautifully!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tricia said...

Oh, spending an afternoon enjoying tea and chatting sounds wonderful! Maybe when I'm retired? Your table is lovely -- all that gleaming silver is fabulous!

Olive Cooper said...

Chari, I think it was very swanky and quite lovely. ♥O

Johanna said...

Hello Chari,
your glimmering, shimmering silver and sparkling white table is just perfect for a Royal tea time. It is so glamorously Great job.
Greetings, Johanna

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I see we went with the same color scheme! Love all the mercury glass!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very, very pretty, Chari. Definitely fit for royalty! You did a gorgeous job!

XO,
Jane

Lorrie said...

Lots of pretty sparkle - and the conversation around the table would be equally bright!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness I am overcome with all of the loveliness! What a beautiful setting.

Your white and silver palette is nothing short of spectacular!

I love the Royal lady sculpture.

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

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your tea table is fabulous, Chari! Lots of sparkle!

Blessings,
Sandi

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Such a beautiful silver set! And paired with such lovely accessories. Elegant and wonderfully put together. Love the "royal" lady she is a perfect addition.

shannon i olson said...

very rich and elegant!

bj said...

This is indeed, a beautiful table.
I love your silver and white..and the tea service is stunning.
xoxo bj

I left another comment but it vanished...sooo you just may get two.:))

Dining Delight said...

I never tire of seeing your tablescapes and so am glad you posted this tea-scape again! So gorgeous! I love the white with the silver and that silver heart is fabulous! The apothecary jar filled with glitz is the perfect addition to the table. I'd feel "royal" sitting down to tea with you here!

DD

My Cottage Charm said...

Hi Chari! :) Thank you SO much for your absolutely SWEET comment on my tea for two! I had a lot of fun participating in the high tea linky...Laura is a sweetheart!
Your tea is lovely too..I'm glad you pulled it out of the archives to enter, I LOVE it all! (especially the glass orbs in your apothecary jar...so pretty!)
Hope you have a wonderful, blessed day!
Missy

Natasha said...

Wow, that is very special indeed, Chari. You sure do know how to make your make your guests feel very special! Thank you so much for having me to your beautiful high tea party!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

TRay said...

Hi!

I love your silver and white motif. The mercury glass is stunning and is a great addition to the table. I also love the tiny teapot napkin ring!!

A beautiful royal tea!!

"The Royal PEAculiar"

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Chari, What a gorgeous and sparkling High Tea Table!
Your attention to detail and brilliantly put together elements make this a treat for all of us! I love your use of the Apothacary Jar, it brings such drama to your table.Such grand height!!!!!

Your plates must be such treasures. They are oppulent and so unique. I have never seen any like them. Beautiful.

I am particularily fond of you restrain in using color. White and silver make this table exceptional! It really does look regal.
Thank you for bringing us this table. I can see that time and though went into it... and I appreciate all of your beautiful work!
xo Yvonn

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
That is definitely fit for a Queen-you always set the most elegant tables!

Carolyn

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Chari, This is truly the most elegant tea I have ever seen. Had I been personally invited I feel I must wear the most queenliest hat ever, :)

It's so nice to meet another Belle Inspiration writer and I love your country French red dining room. Mine is red too with white trim. I have a big old country table in it that lately I have found myself thinking I would like to replace the chairs that are there now with white ones...maybe with some gold trim. I guess it depends on what I find on my treasure hunts....something to look forward to. Thank you for sharing your beautiful tea with us. xo

Terri said...

Whoa. I am very impressed with the silver and white. Definitely fit for a queen.

Mary Ellen said...

Woo Hoo Chari! You win the prize for a true Royal Tea with all that Silver girl!! It is stunning! The Royal family would feel right at home at this table!!

You always do such a fabulous job Chari- you really do have the gift!

bee blessed
mary

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

This is a beautiful post. Thanks so much for sharing the glistening white ... and silver. So pretty together. Enjoyed my visit!

lvroftiques said...

What a cute play on words! And what a lovely tea-scape! It certainly bore repeating *winks* Vanna

Diann said...

Hi Chari!
I would love to sit down and have some tea and girly gab time! And this tea setting would be perfect to do that with! It is all so lovely. And don't us girls deserve some glimmer, sparkle and "swank" now and again? of course we do. Loved my visit today my friend!
Hugs,
Diann :)

Lori E said...

I like it when a blogger reposts something from the past. We often forget where we have seen something and the like magic that special post is back.
This is one of those special posts for sure. So sparkly and elegant.

Sherry said...

Chari,
That is beautiful! I love the use of the silver. Just so gorgeous and girly all rolled into one.
Sherry

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey Sis, I'm all booked for the 2nd my friend.he 8th for Co. YIPPEE!! we'll have to talk about motels etc. I can't hardly wait girl to see your sweet face once again..
Love your Royal tea you did..all your photos are just beautiful here you put all these great tables together and I'm lucky I can dust mine anymore...Love ya Sis, Hugs and smiles Gloria

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Chari, so lovely. I just adore your silver....so elegant and the perfect touch.

Such a gracious table!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Barb

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Chari, Oh my! My heart is going pitter patter. I so love your silver. This is such an elegant tea party setting. I do think the Queen would approve as well! :) You always do a great job with anything you touch. Just beautiful.
Donna

Deanna said...

What a dreamy tablescape! I love the white and silver scheme. The ornaments in the jar are so lovely!

Deanna :D

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely, totally gorgeous! Can I come and live with you? :-) You have the most beautiful and elegant tablescapes...love them.

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

xoxo
Pat

Sarah said...

Beautiful table with all your silver. I'd love to have tea at this table. Happy Silver Sunday! ~ Sarah

Beverly said...

How gorgeous is your table!