I actually prefer blue hydrangeas, but these are so bright and cheery on this overcast and gloomy day that I decided having a tea break in front of this window would be restful, and a great way to appreciate the beauty and blessings I have all around me.
I know most people starch their linens so they are crisp, but I really like the soft feel of linen that has been well loved and well used. I do iron it, but I don't starch very often.
The teapot is a one I've had for many, many years, and I think it's made by Hall;
the tablecloth and napkins are some vintage linen that I've had;
the flatware is some silverplate I've picked up over the years;
the cream and sugar are two pieces of silver I found at a thrift store and polished;
the cups are from my Syracuse Nimbus Platinum set, and;
the tray is from Lillian Vernon several months ago.
Thanks so much for visiting me today. I am joining a few of the Tuesday tea party blogs that are out there. I am sure I missed one or two, and certainly mean no offense to anyone. Please make sure to visit these wonderful blog parties for some incredibly beautiful and inspiring settings.
The Plumed Pen for 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime in Blogland'!
Lady Katherine at Teatime Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday with Martha http://www.marthasfavorites.com/ and Teri http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/