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.

Stitch at you Soon,
Linking to:
Cuisine Kathleen’s – Let's Dish

Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch - Tablescape Thursday


  1. So many pretty things and such a lovely table. I love the assortment of teacups.

  2. Gorgeous tea party table! I love the british flag quilt with the muted shades used as the tablecloth. You are so creative to bring together the lovely array of tea accessories. The cup and saucers are so beautiful with the different patterns. I like the idea of your receiving some when you married. The silver teaspoons are perfect to stir your tea. The wonderful silver tea service is the piece de resistance. May I come to your tea party for it is just so wonderful and I will choose a pink plate. I just love it all! Please, pop over and view my vacation tablescape using some finds from our trip.

  3. How fun to have a tea party in honor of the Olympic athletes. So lovely.

    - The Tablescaper

  4. Your lovely setting gets a gold medal for sure!

  5. Dawna,
    Hi! I'm visiting from BNOTP! This tablescape is so~o~o romantic! I adore the pink palette you've chosen with the Union Jack pattern! Your tea cups and saucers are exquisite! You have a great talent with your quilting! Thanks for sharing this lovely tablescape!

  6. What a great idea. It is beautifully arranged!

  7. What a lovely tea table. this is really stunning. I love all your tea elements...Christine

  8. What a beautiful quilt, it makes a perfect tablecloth for a tea party.

  9. First of all, I LOVE your quilt!!!!! What a wonderful, special backdrop for your tea. I'm sure there's a spoon with my initial and I love to visit.

  10. That is one fabulous quilt. I love it. The tea cups are pretty too.

  11. Gorgeous tribute! You're definitely on the podium!

  12. Just added you to my "follow" list! As I mentioned on Paula's site....I'm in love with your creativity! I'll be 'checking in' regularly to see what little "tid bits" can freshen up my place! Hugs, Dawna

  13. The quilt is fabulous and a great tribute to the Olimpics. I just watched the end of it and I'm a lttle sad..they were great!! I love your tea table, it is gorgeous and every teacup is beautiful! A GOLD medal here for you my friend.
    Visiting from Let's Dish.

  14. This is so pretty! The quilt is just lovely!


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