A Beautiful Tea Party Brunch for Girlfriends

overhead view of place setting for tea party brunch vintage handkerchief used for placemat white dinner plate topped with fluted edge white salad plate then white teacup and saucer on top fork and knife tied with ivory vintage handkerchief to left of plate teapot beside place setting and small white dish with lemon slices clear glass taper holder with white taper beside plate

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??

Stacy's Mother's Day Tea Party Tablescape

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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

long table covered with white tablecloth and lace table runner 6 place settings with vintage hankie for placemat white dinner plate topped with white fluted edge salad plate then white teacup and saucer silverware to left of plate tied with ivory vintage handkerchief 6 clear glass taper holders with white tapers down center of table white teapot sitting on 2 vintage books with flowers inside and 2 other white teapots one with tea in it 2 tea tins filled with teabags down center of tablesmall white dish beside each place setting with lemon slices for a tea party brunch for girlfriends

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

side view of long table covered with white tablecloth and lace table runner 6 place settings with vintage hankie for placemat white dinner plate topped with white fluted edge salad plate then white teacup and saucer silverware to left of plate tied with ivory vintage handkerchief 6 clear glass taper holders with white tapers down center of table white teapot sitting on 2 vintage books with flowers inside and 2 other white teapots one with tea in it 2 tea tins filled with teabags down center of tablesmall white dish beside each place setting with lemon slices for a tea party brunch for girlfriends

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

overhead view of place setting for tea party brunch vintage handkerchief used for placemat white dinner plate topped with fluted edge white salad plate then white teacup and saucer on top fork and knife tied with ivory vintage handkerchief to left of plate teapot beside place setting and small white dish with lemon slices clear glass taper holder with white taper beside plate

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.

over head view of place setting for tea party brunch vintage handkerchief used for placemat white dinner plate topped with fluted edge white salad plate then white teacup and saucer on top fork and knife tied with ivory vintage handkerchief to left of plate



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.

overhead view of place setting for tea party brunch white dinner plate stacked with white fluted edge salad plate with white crocheted vintage glove on top of plate white teacup and saucer to right of plate fork and knife tied with ivory vintage handkerchief to left of plate small white dish with lemon slices at top of plate

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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

top view of long table covered with white tablecloth and lace table runner 6 place settings with vintage hankie for placemat white dinner plate topped with white fluted edge salad plate then white teacup and saucer silverware to left of plate tied with ivory vintage handkerchief 6 clear glass taper holders with white tapers down center of table white teapot sitting on 2 vintage books with flowers inside and 2 other white teapots one with tea in it 2 tea tins filled with teabags down center of tablesmall white dish beside each place setting with lemon slices for a tea party brunch for girlfriends

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.

close up of white teapot filled with flower arrangement pink, white, purple flowers and greenery stacked on 2 vintage books



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.

over head view of place setting for tea party brunch vintage handkerchief used for placemat white dinner plate topped with fluted edge white salad plate then white teacup and saucer on top fork and knife tied with ivory vintage handkerchief to left of plate small white dish with lemon slices beside place setting and teapot beside place setting



I used one of them to actually serve the tea from.

close up of teapot filled with tea sitting beside teapot filled with flowers on top of 2 vintage books for centerpiece for tea party brunch


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.

top view of long table covered with white tablecloth and lace table runner 6 place settings with vintage hankie for placemat white dinner plate topped with white fluted edge salad plate then white teacup and saucer silverware to left of plate tied with ivory vintage handkerchief 6 clear glass taper holders with white tapers down center of table white teapot sitting on 2 vintage books with flowers inside and 2 other white teapots one with tea in it 2 tea tins filled with teabags down center of tablesmall white dish beside each place setting with lemon slices for a tea party brunch for girlfriends

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!

top view of long table covered with white tablecloth and lace table runner 6 place settings with vintage hankie for placemat white dinner plate topped with white fluted edge salad plate then white teacup and saucer silverware to left of plate tied with ivory vintage handkerchief 6 clear glass taper holders with white tapers down center of table white teapot sitting on 2 vintage books with flowers inside and 2 other white teapots one with tea in it 2 tea tins filled with teabags down center of tablesmall white dish beside each place setting with lemon slices for a tea party brunch for girlfriends


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!!

blessings,

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16 thoughts on “A Beautiful Tea Party Brunch for Girlfriends

  1. Michele,
    Your table is perfect as always. I loved the vintage tablecloth and doilies! It’s so special that they were your great grandmothers.
    I also loved that you used a teapot for the centerpiece! Great job.

    1. Thank you sweet friend! So glad you liked it, and I truly appreciate your kind words!

  2. Michele your tea party decor is beyond gorgeous! Pinned!

    1. Oh, thank you sweet friend! Loved the theme this month!

  3. Michele, your tablescape is absolutely stunning! I love all of the sweet vintage details. Hugs to you.

    1. Thank you Renae! This was a fun won to put together. Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Your table is so pretty, Michele! I love the teapot centerpiece with the gorgeous flower arrangement. And it’s so special that you could use some pieces that belonged to your great grandmother. Pinned!

    1. Thank you Jen! I loved being able to incorporate things that were my grandmother’s. Have a great weekend!

  5. This vintage setting is so beautiful Michele! I especially love the the vintage linens – I have a weak spot for vintage linens!

    1. Thank you sweet friend! I have quite a collection of the vintage linens myself. Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Very pretty! I am a huge fan of ivory so this is nice. The pansies are cute. All but the gloves…they look a little odd on the plates, but I would like them placed together under the teapot on top of the books.

    1. Thank you! Have a great weekend.

  7. Love your tea party-inspired tablescape and all the vintage touches! I have several of my Grandmother’s antique tea pots that would be perfect for a tea party! Thanks for the inspiration! Donna

    1. Thanks so much Donna! And using your grandmother’s teapots would be so great!

  8. Michele,
    This is just LOVELY, friend! I am coming right on over 🙂
    Thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas, I pinned for future reference.

    I enjoyed so much joining you all for the April virtual supper club!

    Joyfully,
    Brendt

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words Brendt! And I am so glad you were able to join us this month!

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