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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

TEA PARTY TABLESCAPE

Springtime Tea Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I'm having a little tea party with my grandchildren.

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What do you do when the weather looks like this, and rain is predicted every day for a week?

Springtime Tea Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

You just have to create your own sunshine. So, I'm going to do that with my grands this weekend. Of course, they always create sunshine for me.

Springtime Tea Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I bought this little Alice in Wonderland tea set at Tuesday Morning when it went on sale a few years ago.

Springtime Tea Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I'm using the tea cup for sugar cubes.

Springtime Tea Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I'll serve cream, and
 
Springtime Tea Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

lemon slices.

Springtime Tea Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

For this post, I used faux cupcakes, but I'll be serving the real thing when the grands visit.

Springtime Tea Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

They'll drink from polka dot cups (Classic Coffee Tea).
 
Springtime Tea Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

They'll stir their tea with our wedding pattern spoons (Towle, Old Master)

Springtime Tea Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Polka dot plates (Bistro Collection by Amici) for cookies and cupcakes. (You know their parents are going to be thrilled when they come home with sugar highs. It's just one of the advantages of being a grandparent.)
 
Springtime Tea Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I'll serve chocolate covered cherries on this tiered server.
 
Springtime Tea Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I'd be worried about using such dainty napkins (these came from a long-ago estate sale), but my grandchildren don't ever remember to dab crumbs from their faces or fingers.
 
Springtime Tea Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie 
Springtime Tea Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I bravely went out in the rain to cut some miniature jonquils for our table. 

Springtime Tea Party-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Remember, if it's raining on you, you just have to create your own sunshine. Thank you for visiting me today.

12 comments:

Sarah said...

The grands are going to love this party! Rainy days here too. Have fun!

Molly patterson said...

I would love to be your grandchild!! Molly P

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, your grands are going to love this tea party. Such a pretty table and I love anything with dots. Your plates are darling. Raining here too!!
Enjoy the day and weekend ahead. xo

Sharon Collins said...

This is all just adorable. Your grandchildren are so lucky to have such a creative grandmother who can create such a wonderland for them. When I talked to my mom last night, she said that the weatherman was predicting that the rain should end around noon today. I certainly hope so!

thepaintedapron.com said...

So adorable Laurie! What a sweet idea!
Jenna

Ginger said...

How cute..wish I was one of your grands. Lol

The French Hutch said...

How perfect for your grandchildren, they will be thrilled. I love it too, the little tea set and all of your pretty plates and silver. Just perfect!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

You certainly did create your own sunshine! What a cute table- love the polka dots and the Alice and Wonderland tea set. The bright striped tablecloth adds the perfect touch and keeps things cheerful! I bet the grandkids loved it.

Lulu said...

Delightful table! I especially like your mix of patterns and, of course, the way you did your runner.

Lulu said...

Delightful table! I especially like the mix of patterns and, of course, the unflattened runner.

Karen Aber Ploransky said...

How sweet is that! Every little girls dream!

Bonnie said...

Oh, Your grandchildren will be jumping up and down when they see your table. I was planning a little tea party for mine but after seeing yours I'd better not plan on blogging about it. Your polka dot plates and cups are so darling. I love your linens too. Just yesterday I discovered my petite daffodils blooming that I had forgotten I had. Yours look so nice in your teapots flanking the cute bunny hat.
Enjoy your grands.