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