Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tea Is Liquid Wisdom (author unknown)

     With the heat blanketing 40 states, I thought my tablescape this week should be light and airy. I decided to set the table for a simple tea with the girls. The vase is filled with herbs and flowers from my yard. I almost wilted while picking them. The house smells of fresh mint, perfect to add to a cup of tea.

     The tea set came home with me from our recent Michigan trip. It was in an upscale consignment shop and I was drawn to the black and white. I aslo couldn't help but think that I should be inviting bj @ sweet nothings for tea...I can't see black and white dishes without thinking of her.

     I love bright green as an accent color for black and white. I started this table with a black runner and napkins, round green placemats and charcoal flatware.

     Keeping things simple, we have a black dinner plate from Walmart as a charger under the dessert plates that match the tea set. I didn't look at the brand of dishes until I got them back to the hotel room (I must have really liked this set) and I was surprised to find that they are Marie by Giftcraft. I didn't know that Marie Osmond had a line of dishes. I paid $50 for the entire set and I found out that I did get a good deal!

I love the assorted tea bag holders.

     The teapot can be used alone as I am doing today, or it came with a very large handled cup that it can sit on for a single serve tea set. It was the butterfly perched on the top of the teapot and the sugar bowl that caught my eye.

The milk glass vase was my mother-in-law's.

I found the white china berry basket at Kohls.

I will share the cookie recipe tomorrow, it is odd.

I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday.


Pondside said...

I love the black and white with the splash of colour from the fresh fruit. Tea is the ultimate beverage - hot or iced or even lukewarm - right anytime!

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful teascape. The crispness of the b&w looks cooling to me! I love a good tea party any time, summer too. Your flowers are so gorgeous, what is the name? Looking forward to the cookie recipe! xo,

Linda said...

The table looks wonderful...the black and white is wonderful!I couldn't help but notice all the details on those dises...the dragonfly and butterflies are perfect! I heard about the heat wave hitting all of the isn't bad here...supposed to be 94 today...but it is dry and this is very normal summer weather for us...the nights are cool. Drink lots of water and try and stay cool!

Lynn said...

Very pretty Sue! I love your new black and white dishes and I'm looking forward to hearing about the cookies:@)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I like your new dishes and the green used with them.
101 heat index here now and I have to get out this afternoon. :(

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Sue! I commend you for going out in this computer says it is 100 degrees. Ugh! I love your dishes and thought of BJ, too. I WANT that cherry basket!! Did you buy it recently?


Patrice said...

Wow...I want that china!

Alycia Nichols said...

Marie Osmond??? Really??? Wow! I didn't know that, either. It's beautiful! I really love the dragonfly in the center of the dinner plate. Fabulous! You set a lovely table!!!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Beautiful setting. I love tea.

koralee said...

Oh no ...stay cool my friend. Love the black and white dishes today. Happy weekend. xo

bj said...

OOOOOO...these are just BEAUTIFUL, Suz....I've never, in my entire looog life, seen such pretty black and whites. Just love them. No wonder you bought them so quickly. I, too, didn't know she had a line of dishes. She sure knows what's pretty....and so do you. :))
Now, I am very curious about those cookies...:)
xoxo bj

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sue, Your tea set and dishes are beautiful! They are perfect with the green placemats.

Marigene said...

Surprisingly the black/white/green table is very light and airy...I had always thought it to be more on the warmer side. Your dishes are very pretty...I didn't know that MO designed dishes, either.
Have a great weekend, Sue!

Anonymous said...

There is something about black and white that really pleases the eye. This is a beautiful tea set; well done! I like the green accents, too. It does add to the "coolness" of the look. Lovely!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty this is -- I have fallen in love with this color combination. Love those pretty didshes, have not seen that particular pattern before. Thanks for your sweet visit too.