Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Tea...Table Top Tuesday

     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


Drawn to The Sea said...

So festive & happy. My grandmother always created special tables at the holidays; I bet those cute boys love this & will recall it always :-)

Happy Day!

Donnie said...

Such a beautiful table for Tea. Everything really compliments your mothers lovely tablecloth.

Sophie said...

Oh, like! I am obsessed with Early Grey with Pomegranate right now. Went through a whole box in two days-- girls are obsessed with it too!

One of these days the twins and I are going to invite ourselves down there for a tea or garden party. Our friends just don't get it, lol!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh this post just took me back,my Mom loved all these things and always set a lovely,festive table....I am soooooooooo glad I came by! I wanted to tell you too that your note just made my day,your awesome! x0x0

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So pretty and festive!
So cold here - off to make a cup of hot cider.

Marigene said...

Sue, what a cute tea table. The little Christmas plates look so nice on the Crate & Barrel plates, which I do ♥! Lovely linens.

Sue said...

That is one pretty tablecloth to set off your dishes, Sue. Those ornament plates are so darn cute, but those C and B plates with the ruffle detail are so pretty! You are experiencing colder weather than us in OH right now, but I'm sure we'll get your cold weather soon. I want a dusting of snow for Christmas, but the white stuff can stay away for a little longer! Hope you're enjoying the holidays! hugs, Sue

Blondie's Journal said...

The tablecloth and napkins are beautiful treasures! How lucky you are! I love your dishes and that cute teapot, too! If I lived just a tiny bit closer, I'd pop in for tea! It's so cold!!


Sandra said...

Hi Ms Sue! Oh my goodness! I love your tablesetting! Everything is beautiful!

xinex said...

Your mom's tablecloth and napkins are so pretty, Sue. Love your plates too and the teapot. Pretty tablescape!...Christine

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, such a cheerful table. Love the tablecloth and that teapot you won is too cute!

Mystica said...

Such a pretty table.

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Jacqueline said...

What a fabulous combination! I love your table. Those ruffled plates are amazing and they pair so perfectly with the ornament plates. What a fun giveaway, you lucky girl! That tea pot is just wonderful. You are going to love that forever and your snowballs sound so fun and easy and really make the table festive. Just loved everything.

Rettabug said...

How PRETTY! I collect teapots, ya' know & that one from Gloria is..well...GLORIOUS!! LOL

Very sweet displays with creative combinations of the Crate and Barrel white with a red "ruffles" & those great ornament plates! CUTE!!!

Unknown said...

I love the ornament plates. Everything you did compliments your mother's beautiful hand stitched treasure. Thank you for sharing.

dee dee said...

I've finally had the chance to catch up with your blog, everytime i've tried at home my internet only allows me to see your beautiful photos, but not your sweet words. I'm at mom's today and she has great interent access allowing me to both see and read! Your cloches are just stunning! It looks like the blizzard really allowed you to soak in some precious family time with both the grandsons and your son! They are such handsome boys!
I love your holiday tablescape! Hope you are thawing out... we are about to be hit again tonight! stay warm....
Dee Dee

Shellbelle said...

Well now honey, you done your momma proud by incorporating her sweet tablecloth into your festive tablescape today. I love it all and I'm wondering if the Tuesday Morning less than a mile away might just still have some of those plates hanging around, they are so cute!

Lovely as always and I could sure go for some hot tea myself right now. We are slowly starting to warm up a bit and I know it will be all better before you get here! (Positive thinking, I'm going with the positive thinking method today.)