Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tea for Three

I invited my mom over for tea.
She doesn't get out as much as she would like to
since my dad's heart surgery
so I thought she would enjoy an afternoon out.
We love going to a little teahouse in the city
but that wasn't an option right now
so I thought we'd have a tea at my house.

I received a dozen beautiful roses for Mother's Day
so I thought roses would be the theme.

This is one of my favorite tablecloths.
I just love the color of the roses
and the cutwork around the middle and edges.

This rose dish my mom gave to me awhile back.
It served the Rhubarb Crumble for our tea.

And this little dish I found at a Thrift store.
It served the Cream Puffs.

I set out the teacups and plates.

These belonged to my Grandmother.

I just love the roses inside the cups.

And then I added little flower candles
and used a napkin ring as a candle holder.

These little rose plates I found at a yard sale.
They are an exact match to the roses on the tablecloth.

I placed the rose teapot on a cake stand
and covered it with a pink crochet doilie.
I added two of my daughter's rose teacups for interest.
The jug in the background holds
Iced Canadian Berry Herbal tea.
 I also served Saskatoon Berry Herbal tea.

It was such a relaxing, enjoyable afternoon
as my mom, myself and my daughter
enjoyed our tea.

~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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  1. It is all beautiful! What a special time and great memories. Tea parties make things so special. And don't you just love using something that belonged to your grandmother. I have that yellow rose teacup too :)

  2. Isn't it wonderful how something so simple like teacups and tea can make things that much more special! Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Your table settings are always so beautiful and inviting! I just love how you make them so special.

  4. Your table is so pretty and it must have been nice to have a girls day. I am looking forward to my daughter and adult grand daughter visiting in a week or so and you have inspired me to plan a tea party!

  5. Beautiful tea table, Alana. I love the roses.

  6. So so pretty! I just love your china. How wonderful that you got to spend some time with your mother. I am sure she appreciated the time too, sitting down to such a lovely table.

  7. Oh Alana, how beautiful everything looks! Just perfect for a nice time of sharing and enjoying each other's company :)

    Thank you for sharing...


  8. What a lovely idea to have your Mom and daughter for tea. I like your thrift store and yard sale finds. The table looked really pretty.
    P.S. Great makeovers in your last post!

  9. It's always a good time to spend time with Mom. Your tea table reminds me very much of what my mother would have enjoyed. Take advantage of your minutes with her and your daughter.

  10. What a lovely table for three -- love the rose theme -- roses always make everything special.

  11. How wonderful to spend time with your mom. I am sure she had a wonderful time. Love your pretty cups and plates from your grandmother. what a treasure. have a blessed week and weekend. xo marlis

  12. How wonderful to spend an afternoon with your mother. I just love all of your pretty dishes and that tablecloth is so lovely.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  13. What could be better than tea with your Mother!

    - The Tablescaper

  14. Beautiful setting, Alana.
    Your mother must have felt so blessed!
    It's lovey to be able to use family heirlooms- especially when they are as pretty as yours!

  15. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. We had such a lovely time visiting over tea :)

  16. What a beautiful table...and spending time with your Mom I am sure made it even more special. What a treat for you both. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Oh, that's just lovely! Such pretty treasures on your tea table, and what a lovely way for three generations to spend an afternoon.

  18. I love that table, everything is so beautiful here. Very inviting!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  19. Beautiful, gorgeous, lovely and amazing!!! You've got to have the more beautyiful things shown here, my friend! Your table is awesome, I just love it all! Enjoy a great holiday weekend.

  20. Thank you everyone for your wonderfully kind comments!

  21. Lovely tea table. I love teas and tea sets, teapots, all of it. We are just starting a monthly women's tea at our church. So excited.

  22. What a good daughter you are to make tea for mom, and set such a rose-inspired table. Love the different rose themed plates and linens. Thanks for sharing. Happy Memorial Weekend. ~CJ

  23. Sweet tea time for your mother and daughter, and your thrifty finds are lovely.

  24. Lovely! Just lovely! I have collected some misc. china just need to "clean out" my life enough that I can relax and host for tea, LOL! I'm on my way...

    So sweet of you to host your mom, I'm sure you were both blessed!

    God Bless,

  25. Hi Alana,
    thanks for linking this lovely post up to Heart & Home.
    You have a true gift for setting a beautiful table :-)
    A sweet blessing for your honoured guests!

  26. Thank you Trish for your kind comment :) I love creating table settings for my friends and family!

  27. i LOVE This post and all the treats of tablecloth, cake stand for the teapot, and then i got to Saskatoon Berry tea and my mouth just about dropped open!
    i grew up picking saskatoons on our farm & remains one of my fave flavours of Summer!
    TY for sharing ~ would love to know where you found the tea?...

  28. Cherrytea - Thank you! I found the Saskatoon Tea at the Berry Barn in Saskatoon, SK. I couldn't find a direct link for them but if you go to there is information about the Berry Barn :)

  29. Such beautiful detail!

    Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  30. Thank you and thanks for hosting Seasonal Sundays each week :)


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