Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bride~To~Be Tea. . .

While working diligently to finalize design plans
for reception tables of my friends daughters upcoming Wedding. . .
I surprised Mother ~of ~the ~Bride and the honoree 
with a Bride~to~be~Tea! 

Since this was to be a "work~day" On Crooked Creektt,
I set up my beloved maternal grandmother's folding tea cart
and draped it with my MoMa's white eyelet circular tablecloth.

Studio One, my creative space,
is located in the lower level living areas On Crooked Creektt
and is adjacent to the Family Room,
a perfect place for a spot of Tea!

Since we met mid~morning, I kept our refreshments light.

Sweet Strawberry Sorbet
filled my vintage Gold Crown Alliance, Ohio China bowls. . .

while the saucers were filled with Lemon Crinkle Cookies.

I chose delicate vintage luncheon white linen napkins 
embossed with dainty blue embroidery and scalloped edging, 
intricate silver serving spoons combined with my Homer Laughlin 
cups and saucers for our tea service.

Our Pomegranate White Tea 
containing lemon grass paired perfectly with the Lemon Cookies.
The dried pomegranate and African hibiscus gives this tea 
a fuchsia pink robust hue which coordinated with the sorbet.

Fresh strawberries, used to garnish our sorbet,
are elegantly displayed within an heirloom blue compote.
Swirl depression glass creamer and sugar compliment the teascape.

A Prairie bouquet from On Crooked Creektt's Heirloom Garden
includes Purple Cone Flower and Shasta Daisies. 
Two snips of Bouquet Dill and a few sprigs of fresh Rosemary,
from The Herb Garden, made this a fragrant packed petite bouquet.

With the rapidly approaching Wedding,
I feel great strides were made on this Bride~to~be~Tea "work day".

Plans are finalized, "to~do" lists are being checked off!
Soon, very soon. . .we'll all be "Going to the Chapel"!!!

Until next time. . .

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Pat, what a wonderful thing to do, your teascape is so pretty and I am sure they enjoyed having time to relax a minute and enjoy it all. Such a sweet gesture. Hugs, Marty

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You are so thoughtful Pat...what a lovely "work" day (and delicious too)!!

Martha said...

A lovely table! Love the blue dishes and that special tablecloth!

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful tea, Pat!

I've done a few reception centerpieces over the years. I know they have a tendency to keep one busy!

Lulu said...

What a lovely and thoughtful surprise for bothe the mom and the bride. I would say that makes you a very special friend.

Designs By Pinky said...

How sweet of you to host the bride and her Mother for a tea. The dishes arer all beautiful and so precious to you I am sure. Love that you have so many family heirlooms. And USE them! Have a wonderful time at the wedding!!!~!XO

Sarah said...

Pat, you are very thoughtful to surprise the bride and her mother with this pretty tea. I know they appreciate all that you are doing to help. Beautiful details!

Marlis said...

Pat, you are so thoughtful and generous!! This is a brilliant idea. I think your sweet blues in the napkins and homer laughlin pieces paired with the depression glass is so elegant and stunning. Just an overall great look. Glad you were able to get a lot completed. I'm sure the mom and bride were relieved! xo marlis

Alycia Nichols said...

I keep studying the shape of those cups, especially the handle. How pretty! The color is gorgeous, but for some reason the shape of the handle just catches my eye and yanks it right out! (Whoa! That's quite a visual!)

What a nice tea set up! You made it look extra special with the pretty gathering of flowers and rosemary. Very sweet!

Have fun as you continue planning, and have a great weekend!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Our how lovely!

I love a reason like that to get together for a wonderful and beautiful tea.

You have the prettiest blue china.

I bet elegant fun was had by all!

Beeutiful by Design said...

I love that china! I'm sure you had a great time hosting. Jennifer

kitty said...

What a thoughtful, caring friend you are, Pat! I know the bride-to-be and her mom so appreciated what you did. I love your beautiful china. Isn't it the prettiest color?

Sharlotte said...

What a great idea ... and your dishes are beautiful! I love the blue china pattern, Homer Laughlin! It's GORGEOUS! I know you must have had a wonderful time.
Thanks so much for sharing!