Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Join me?

Recently I've found some odds and end dishes
 that I've just washed and stacked in a pile. 

Roses, red transferware, plain white...
Some were found for just a few pennies because of broken ones in the set.

I'm not much of a "tablescaper",
and I don't entertain a lot,
but I still wanted to "play" tea party today.

Today was the perfect day to send an invitation for brunch and tea.

This is the lower level patio, usually shaded and quiet.
A place to feed the birds, chipmunks, and squirrels and watch the birdbath activity.

The little vintage iron garden set was just the place to have an impromptu setting.

Not only dishes, but mismatched old silver is part of the setting today.
Collecting bits and pieces this last few years has been something I've really enjoyed.

Hope you don't mind that I didn't follow protocol.
Limited space had me keep it all to the right.

White vintage embroidered tea towels are used as a placemat,
and a cherries luncheon cloth sits atop one of my wicker lunch "hampers".

This was my inspiration,
English ironstone salad plates.

I just cannot resist transferware.

And to make sure we're comfy,
settle back into some pillows with a vintage flair.

Chenille and old linens.

My neighbor had this concrete faux bois planter out for the trash truck.
Hmmm...it curiously ended up in my backyard. (?)

So, have a seat, let's relax, and I'll pour the tea.

I'm linking with

Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage

Faded Charm for White Wednesday

for Tablescape Thursday

for Show and Tell Friday

Hope you're having a wonderful week!
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