Tea Party

I have a love of pretty vintage dishes.  I’ve inherited several sets and purchased a few of my own. Sad thing is I never use but one day I decided to get rid of my ugly everyday dishes and start using the pretty ones.  I loved creating a pretty table setting but I never have dinner parties.  The problem is I don’t like to cook and CAN’T!!!!

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My life was very busy and wasn’t being very social.  So I wanted to invite a small group over to my place for a tea party.  What a wonderful way to visit with friends and not as intimidating as a diner party since I could make finger sandwiches and cookies.  A quick trip to the library and many hours online and I came up with a menu.  I was happy to see the library had books on hosting a tea party.  Of course I started daydreaming how wonderful it would be to have a tea party every month with a different theme.  This way I would use all of my dishes and get to spend time with my friends.

I started setting the table days before.  I went thru all of my grandmothers linens, napkins and doilies and decided to go with the pink and blue theme.  I also used my collection of grandfathers vintage bottles.  I added some bling and rose to each one and placed it in front of each table setting.

PVL - Tea Party Roses

I even got use these name tags that I probably purchased about 15 years ago and have never used them.  I surprisingly didn’t take any pictures of the event and not one of the food.  Next time I will have to do better.

PVL - Tea Party Name Tags

Oh…guess how many tea parties I had last year?  ONE!

PVL - Tea Party table

 

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