Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tea on the Patio

I posted about our covered patio wicker furniture makeover yesterday.

It was a perfect segue to sharing a simple little tea with you
out here on the patio today!

We had milder temps a few days ago
making it tolerable enough for a lovely little respite.

Though it stays cooler & shadier back here behind the house
 until later in the afternoon, it's still been too hot mostly.

A tablecloth, a lace covered tray, tea, pound cake with
strawberries & cream - just delightful!

Antique silver & china always make things seem more special.

Add sweet lace vintage linens and we're set for a party!

This is one of my treasured tea sets.
I've the pot, sugar, 4 dessert plates, 4 teacups & 4 saucers.
This sweet antique china is truly paper thin and so delicate.

It is so thin that when held up to the light
 one can clearly see the marker's mark stamp on the bottom.

These sweet vintage silverplated sugar tongs
were a gift from my older sister.

I use them all the time.

(The tongs aren't tarnished, that's just a reflection.)

I left a little bit of tea in the bottom of my cup to show
the hexagonal shape at the base of the teacup.

The same shape is on the saucer, teapot & sugar bowl and their lids.

As always, thanks for visiting!
Teacup Tuesday - Terri and  Teacup Tuesday - Martha


  1. Michele,

    That would be my cup....then empty one :)

    What a beautiful place to have tea!

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. Oh my goodnes! Is that a classic tea setting or what! :) Your beautiful "new" wicker is just perfect. I love your tea set too! :)

    Thanks for all the great tips on re-doing wicker furniture.
    Hope you have a lovely week and enjoy your tea! :)


  3. Look at how great your new wicker chair looks next to the table and that tea set, Michele! The cushions worked out wonderfully, too. It looks like a perfect setting for an afternoon tea!

  4. Good morning Michele,
    What a lovely tea setting! The china is exquisite and pound with berries and cream; yum! Love the wicker makeover! Would so love to join you in that beautiful spot! Wouldn't we have lots to chat about? Thank you for joining me for tea and have a delightful day.


  5. Oh my, your tea set is truly exquisite. Such a lovely setting on the porch. Love the wicker and lace together. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  6. Michele, your tea set is gorgeous ... the decoration so dainty and delicate to match the thinness of the china. Lovely teascape in your garden with your beautiful wicker. Happy Tea Day

  7. What a beautiful tea set! It's very delicate looking & I love the hexagonal shape. This is such a prety setting for tea.

  8. How very lovely! That hexagonal shape in the bottom of the cup is unusual, I like it!

  9. What a beautiful tea set. I love the colors. The setting is perfect for tea!

  10. Oh how lovely! So beautiful, elegant, and delicate. Fit for a queen.
    Debbie :)

  11. Oh, Michele. What lovely china. I am captivated by the shape, being a retired math teacher. Hexagons rock! I agree that silver and china make everything extra special.

  12. Michele: This set is stunning. I just love it. How lucky are you? Every once in a while you see a set that just takes your breathe away. This is one of those set. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing set with us. Blessings, Martha

  13. Hello Michele, your patio re do is gorgeous! I read your previous post and saw the before and after. What a transformation! This outdoor setting looks quite romantic...as I am sure you were aiming for : ) Now you truly have a beautiful spot for tea!

    Your tea set makes me *swoon*! OMGosh! It is stunning in everyway, and I believe you when you say "paper thin". Those are the best!
    Thank you for sharing your tea with us today.

  14. Delightful tea on that wicker set again. I like the shape of your teacup and the pattern is a delicate, feminine one.
    Yummy looking strawberry shortcake, a classic summer dessert.

  15. Your wicker is lovely! And I absolutely love the neat shape of your teaset. Perfect! So very pretty. A perfect setting for a leisurely afternoon tea!

  16. Everything looks so beautiful! I love your tea set and the vintage linens.

  17. Hey there MS Finch! this is one of the most beautiful tea sets I have ever seen! Love your fresh wicker too! thanks for the tip about the air compressor. I have some pieces in storage i need to do someday. You definietly need some lavender love in your life too! SO nice that you stopped by! Hope you're real good. Stay cool!

  18. Michele, I saw your wicker makeover and love it! This tea service is just the sweetest set. I can see why it's a favorite of yours. It is so delicate and different. Thanks for sharing.

  19. What a unique set! Oh my, I just love the shape!!! I love everything about it and to hear it is paper thin-like Shelley's are. Wow. Gorgeous. I love the silverware and napkins too. You take beautiful pictures.
    The wicker turned out great. An amazing transformation.
    Must go back to the teaset. I am swooning.
    Thank you for the most enjoyable post, Ruthie from:http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com/

  20. Your china is gorgeous, Michele! What a lovely tea you have set, and the cake looks great. Enjoyed your notecards too, particularly the lovely tag you made with the little pink heart!

  21. What a lovely spot to have tea and just relax. stunning...

    Happy mid-week.
    /CC from Stockholm

  22. What a beautiful tea you set among your new wicker! Your tea set is gorgeous and I'm so glad it has a home that appreciates it! Your dessert looks so yummy, perfect for a hot summer day. You take beautiful photos!

  23. How beautiful Michele. I love it all, the wicker, the china, and the strawberry and pound cake. The pot with the silverware and flowers is so precious.

  24. Love what you did with that little teapot with roses and old silver spoons; thanks for the inspiration :)

  25. Your china pattern is beautiful. I've never seen that one before.

  26. I love this tea party :) I just got home from work a wee bit ago and clicked on your photo ( visiting from the cottage garden party ) and and I went into major relaxation mode just looking at your beautiful china and photos! I think my favorite is the one with the roses and silver in the teapot...just lovely

  27. Beautiful! I love your teaset! I wish I had a slice of pound cake and a comfy wicker chair right now :) Your blog is lovely!

  28. Yum! The only thing more delicious than the dessert were those vintage lacy linens!

  29. Love you tea set, so very pretty. I can so relate to not being able to enjoy being outside with our horribly hot weather. You vignette is so pretty and love peeking at it. I would of like a bite of your pound cake.

  30. I love that tea set, so pretty. And the wicker chair and the cushions are lovely. Such a delicious post. Thank you for sharing...

  31. thank you for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's Garden Party this week. I'm looking out my window again today and only see rain....Your tea party looks lovely! xoox, tracie

  32. Your tea set is beautiful. Beautiful photos!


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