It’s dinner club time, and this month we’re hosting High Tea and you’re invited! I really enjoyed putting this table together and want to share how I created a beautiful tea party brunch for girlfriends.
If you’re coming over from Stacy at Bricks N Blooms, welcome, and I’m so glad you’re here.
Wasn’t her Mother’s Day Tea Party table so creative and pretty??
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In case you’re not familiar with my dinner club, I joined a few blogger friends early last year and we host a themed monthly dinner party every month.
Since then, I’ve learned that I LOVE creating tablescapes!
If you have missed them, here are a few of my latest ones. You can click on the link at the bottom of any photo to see the post.
my tea party inspiration
The inspiration for this tablescape was some vintage handkerchiefs of my great grandmothers.
Also, a collection of a few white teapots, and a set of teacups/saucers I found at a resale shop recently for $2 each.
I love creating a themed tablescape and starting with an inspiration piece is really helpful in setting the tone for your table.
Using some vintage handkerchiefs and doilies made it even more special since a lot of them belonged to my great grandmother.
table covering for my tea party brunch
I have a collection of a few white tablecloths that I’ve thrifted over the years. The imperfection of the tattered crocheted or lace borders, adds so much character.
My farm table was covered with one of the cloths, then I placed a vintage crocheted tablerunner down the center. And vintage doilies were placed randomly along the table, as well.
place settings for a tea party brunch
A floral vintage handkerchief was placed on a diagonal as the charger/placemat at each place setting.
A white dinner plate, then a scalloped edge salad plate, topped with a white teacup and saucer was at each place setting.
As I mentioned, I found these teacup/saucers recently at a resale shop and I love the sweet floral pattern in the bottom of each teacup.
Silverware was tied with a white vintage handkerchief at each place setting.
And an ironstone butter pat from my collection was the perfect size for holding lemon slices at each plate.
A vintage crocheted glove was placed on top of the plate at either end of the table, for a little something extra.
centerpiece decor for a tea party
The crocheted table runner was the perfect base for my vintage tea party centerpiece.
The crocheted doilies and table runner have been collected over the years. All of them have been purchased at thrift stores and flea markets at very little cost.
A stack of white vintage books that I got from Jamie at Books by color _ Jaysworld was used as a riser for a teapot. It was filled with fresh flowers in the center of my table.
A couple of inexpensive flower bundles from my local grocery store and pansies from my garden made the perfect arrangement.
Three other teapots were used as part of my centerpiece. My favorite is from my Emma Bridgewater collection. The others were thrift store finds.
I used one of them to actually serve the tea from.
Tea tins on either end of the table held an assortment of tea bags.
Lastly, I added a few clear glass candlesticks (also thrifted) with ivory tapers.
There’s just something about candles lit that make a meal and gathering more special.
a few other additions to my tea party tablescape
The back of white slipcovered parsons chairs were draped with a vintage crocheted doily to carry out the theme.
And a small vintage pitcher and sugar bowl filled with cream and sugar were easily accessible for the guests.
This was an easy tablescape to put together and would be fun for a Mother’s Day gathering, or a get together for girlfriends.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I created a beautiful tea party brunch for girlfriends.
The menu for our brunch is coming up on Saturday, so be sure and stop back by!
Brendt at She Gave It A Go, is up next on the tour. She is our guest host this month and we are so happy to have her joining us. You don’t want to miss her vintage dresser set up for a tea party!
Click on the link at the bottom of each photo to see each of my friends beautiful tables. So much inspiration here!!
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