It is near zero in Illinois today, the perfect weather for a steaming cup of tea with friends. The inspiration for my table was a tablecloth and napkin set that I found when I cleaned out my mom's things this summer. It still had the tags on it and all it said was "hand-embroidered". I have no idea where she got it, but it had to come home with me! It is a smaller cloth, so I opted to use it on my coffee table today.
As you can see, it is gorgeous. There are bells and bows embroidered all around the center of the cloth.
For plates, I used Crate and Barrel white with a red "ruffle" as a background for new ornament plates that I found at a Tuesday Morning store in Florida. Each plate is different.
I turned this one the opposite direction because it looked so much like a Christmas tree.
Silver-plate spoons are the only flatware on the table.
You've seen this pattern (Enchanted Rose) many times.
This is my favorite of the plates!
The cups are Sango Silent Night. I'm showing you the saucers,
but there wasn't room on the table for them.
This precious teapot was arrived in a Christmas Giveaway
from Gloria @ Happy To Be last year. I couldn't
wait to get it out and use it!
The cookies are called Snowballs. They are so easy to make...
2 ingredients (Vanilla Oreos and Cream Cheese)
and whatever you want to dip/roll them in.
I almost forgot to show you the napkins!
I am joining Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
I'm also joining Lady Katherine@ Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor
for Tea Time Tuesday