Thursday, August 9, 2012
Olympic Victory Tea
I have set the table this week for a tea to celebrate all of the athletes who participated in the summer Olympics in England. They may not be taking home the gold, silver or bronze, but they have taken our hearts and respect for their determination and persistence.
My Victory Garden quilt of Union Jacks was used in place of a tablecloth. I made it using Cabbages & Roses Northcote Range line of fabric from Moda which features a fresh, faded fabric for a vintage look. I love their fabric lines and their books are filled with lots of beautiful imsges.
I polished up my silver tea service this morning, so you could see yourself in its shine. I purchased it from a favorite antique store that closed over 15 years ago. It is quadruple plate, but unfortunately I can’t remember what year it was produced.
Picked a few cups and saucers from my collection. Some are from my teacup wedding shower when I got married, all of the guests brought a teacup as a gift.
Others are from antique stores, gifts from friends a
nd a few were purchased in Canada and are the Provincial Flowers. The cup below is the Alberta Rose.
Antique teaspoons are lines all lined up. Do I have a spoon with your initial?
The cake plate is waiting for something yummy to slice, I’m sure that one of you had asked if you could bring something. Until it gets here I’ve put three cups and saucers up on the podium.
Some Lotus Biscoff cookies can hold us over till a cake arrives. The pink cherry blossom plates have been set out in anticipation.
The embroidered napkins were purchased on a long ago trip to Hong Kong. I left Hong Kong with a suitcase stuffed with linens.
After the pictures were all shot I remembered these dessert plates with roses. Which do you think we should use?
Roses are a perfect addition to any tea, I use these year round in my house as they are silk. Don’t they look fabulous. I thought about spritzing them with a little mist to try and fool you.
Let’s raise our teacups in honor of all the athletes, thank them for enriching our lives and wish them a safe trip home.
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