Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Vintage Tea Party Vignette

I have sweet memories of the times when my two girlies were young, that our church would host a Spring Tea Party or luncheon in honor of Mother's Day. Moms and daughters would dress up in their best Springtime dresses to come and celebrate with teas, cookies, cakes and tiny tea sandwiches. Surrounded with flowers, ferns and fun pastel accessories, antique tea sets and china were part of the festive decor.

Today I'm joining a talented group of bloggers who still love a beautiful tea party and want to share our ideas and inspiration with all of you. So welcome to the Spring Tea Party, hosted by Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home. If you're coming from Christy's at Our Southern Home, then Hello, I'm so glad you're here.

I'm still opening and sorting boxes of vintage dishes and decor from our recent move, but I have a few things to bring together a fun and nostalgic Tea Party Vignette. I collect old floral teapots, and this is one of my favorites in a sweet pastel floral trim with pink borders from Staffordshire, England. 

I have bits and pieces of floral china, with several pairings of antique cups and saucers. Today I'm using an old "Mother" large teacup and saucer from Homer Laughlin, creamy white with a gold gilt font. I have the "Father" cup also, but no saucer to match.

I don't have a lot of floral china, but this lovely little covered tureen 
and platter from Homer Laughlin, "The Angelus" pattern, is one of my favorites.

I have a small collection of hatboxes and a few hats that I keep in my office, and this yellow just seemed the right one for this occasion. I think the summer hat with roses was probably from the 40's. It's so very feminine, with small pieces of netting still attached to the band. And every lady had her white gloves to finish off the look.

This little tea vignette includes an antique set of green depression glass sugar and creamer,
and an old small cake stand that elevates the florals in an English Breakfast tea canister.

The delicate vintage luncheon cloth with cross stitch florals 
gives it all just the right setting, here in the Garden Room.

As you can see, I have most of my transferware placed in the Kitchen China Cupboard. It's looking a little "full", so I may have to edit a bit soon, and send it to the China Closet. Thank goodness for the space, things are filling up fast. I'll be sharing more of the Kitchen China Cupboard this week.
Thanks so much for coming to visit, I hope you'll continue the Tea Party with Laura from Decor to Adore, who knows how to throw the most beautiful parties!

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  1. Debra your tea party table looks perfect in your new sunroom! I adore your vintage hat box, hat and gloves and the memories of church tea parties that you shared.The tureen is beautiful and I have to say I love the china cabinet crammed full. You always seem to have the perfect dishes for every occasion.

    Thank you so much for joining the hop! I hope you have a blessed Mother's Day!

  2. I love your teapot. It's gorgeous. You do have the best bits and bobs for sure. I love Mother mug. Precious. Your garden room hutch is coming along. I can't wait to see your other hutch.

  3. I love, love, love the hat, gloves and hat box which remind me of my grandmother. I'm sure I still have pictures of her wearing a hat like that. So lovely and perfect with your pretty table.

  4. Oh I remember too those days at church with the lovely tea parties. So much fun. Seems none of the younger women today like to do these things. But I love me a good tea party. Everything is beautiful. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. I remember my daughter and I going to those. Such sweet memories. Love your tea party table. Love the details you added to the table.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  6. The tea container as a vase for your floral centerpiece was a brilliant idea and what a lovely addition to your table is the vintage hat box and gloves! You have certainly unboxed enough to set a pretty and welcoming party table!

  7. How fun to see your pretty tea party vignette. Looks super sweet. Have a great week.

  8. Your vintage tea party has the perfect setting in your new sunroom. I love your beautiful tea pot and your neat "mother" tea cup and saucer. Seeing that spurred a memory and I know some relative of mine had one displayed in a china cabinet long ago. The hat, gloves, and hat box are perfect props for a tea party. I can imagine a lady wearing these things long ago and looking so elegant at church or maybe even a tea party. Everything looks beautiful!

  9. I love the fact you can say "Garden Room". I'm so jealous. You always have it decorated so nicely and your vintage tea table vignette is no exception. So cute! Especially love that green depression glass cream and sugar set. ;)

  10. What a gorgeous garden room! I'm jealous too! I love how you mixed and matched the patterns in your tea table vignette. The hat box with the hat and gloves on top is a wonderful finishing touch!

  11. Your room is so beautiful!! I love your teapot with the flowers! The mother tea cup is perfect for the occasion!

  12. What a pretty tea party vignette! I love your china along with the addition of the hat boxes. Sounds like you have nice memories of tea with your girls. I have two boys and unfortunately, I don't think I can get them interested!

  13. Debra, this is such a pretty vignette. I love the Depression Glass sugar and cream set! Happy to be joining you for the tea party hop this week. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  14. Debra, I love that sweet floral arrangement in the tea can. Such a charming accent!!! And I enjoy seeing your lovely collection of transferware. The teapot is beautiful as well as your collection of vintage china. You have a lovely home.

    Happy Mother's Day to you... It was fun joining you on this fun and inspiring "Spring Tea Blog Hop"..

    Rosemary & Thyme

  15. You have such a pretty collection of goodies, Debra. I love anything with flowers on it and your Mother tea cup is fabulous too. It sounds like you have such special memories with your girls. I remember dressing up with my Mom and sisters as well and we always had the best time. Hugs and Happy Mother's Day, CoCo

  16. Debra, you have such beautiful items: the china, the hat box, the gloves, the tins. All make for a very special tea party venue. What a wonderful memory with your daughters. Dressing up for a tea party is such fun. Happy Mother's Day.

  17. Debra, What beautiful china you have. That mother tea cup is so pretty!!

  18. Love your sunroom and the tea party vignette you created is so pretty. I love the cup with Mother.

  19. That beautiful tureen ... the sweet tablecloth ... the teapot on the pedestal. What lovely treasures you have.

  20. Debra,
    What a wonderful way to show off your new sunroom with a tea party. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your china cupboard in here. Your party brought back memories of my grandmothers and aunts who always wore hats and gloves to church and special parties.


  21. Oh, Debra, you brought back great memories of when I was on the church tea party coordinating team! Each table hostess would bring her own china and then I made sure every table had a cake plate and a silver tea pot (and a lot were from my house;). Fun to see how you're getting settled in your new home, and some of your pretty collections. That tureen is awesome!

  22. Such pretty vintage elements! Love the special little touches, like the gloves! Very inspiring!


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