Monday, December 23, 2013

A Favorite Tablescape!

M e r r y  C h r i s t m a s !

The day I treasure all year through 
has finally arrived On Crooked Creektt!

Christmas Day, with its celebrations of Christ Birth 
shared with family and friends, has arrived at last!





Because of all the busyness, we in The Land of Blog experience,
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch
suggested that we share a favorite tablescape created during 2013. 

This Gray Trayscape came to mind.




It is my personal favorite tablescape of 2013!

After updating my creative space, Studio One,
I set up this trayscape to enjoy a cup 'o tea in the afternoon.





I began with a monogrammed Aqua linen tea towel
gently draped over a box made by "Mr. Ed" 
and changed into a tray by me (here).

Then, 
I added this beautifully hand crocheted vintage doily.




Next, 
I added a petite white tea pot for one.




Followed by a short stack of dessert plates and saucers 
in my Gold Crown Semi~Vitreous China from Alliance, Ohio.




Still on the hunt for the matching cups in this China pattern,
I "shopped the house" for a suitable tea cup.







Since Studio One, is my creative and designing space,
I added a three~arm candelabra for inspiration with an air of romance.




Vintage embroidered luncheon napkins
add another layer of softness to the trayscape.



As you can see by the duplicates of dessert plates, napkins and saucers,
I can share with a guest or "Mr. Ed" as I take time for tea.




But, 
my favorite tablescape, served upon a gray trayscape,
is perfect to take tea for one, as well!



Until next time. . .


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8 comments:

Alycia Nichols said...

A favorite with good reason! Thank you for sharing, and have a joyous, blessed Christmas!!!

bj said...

Very pretty...:)
Have a blessed Christmas, Pat.
Love, bj

tablescapesbybev said...

I agree with your trayscape choice...just beautiful! Love the HL dishes; I have few pieces also and love them.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

What a beautiful trayscape for a relaxing cup of tea. I feel relaxed just looking at it. Lovely.

Crystal Grandeur said...

Beautiful...Very soothing scape.have a lovely season...Merry Christmas..:):)

Chubby Chieque said...

So adorable Pat?

Subtle and clean, very elegant and that matter here.

Happy New Year.

Greetings,
/CC girl

Parsimonious Perfection said...

What special plates you have there. Blue is my absolute favorite color....love it! Love the doilies and the vintage feel the evoke.

Cathy said...

Lovely! My mother had this pattern and when I see them in the antique store I think I may need to purchase, but haven't yet. Love the added doily.
Happy New Year!