Welcome to the Spring Tea Party hosted by Follow The Yellow Brick Home. As I write this post it seems that many in the world are awaiting the arrival of Baby Sussex. There has been much anticipation and speculation on the first child of Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex. As a devoted watcher of the British Royal Family, I too am eager to hear the birth announcement and celebrate with A Right Royal Tea Party.
UPDATE: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 5: 26 am. The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz. The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth.
A Right Royal Tea Party
If you are stopping by from Common Ground may I say “Welcome!” Debra always has the best vignettes.
A few months ago I spied a very sweet tablecloth at an estate sale. The Maypole theme is truly perfect for the season. As is the pastel pink and blue color palette.
As I have a deep fondness for all things English I couldn’t wait to bring this gem home.
The linen tablecloth features truly exquisite embroidery. Look at the French knots used for the sweet maid’s hair!
With the tablecloth in place, I selected white Johnson Bros. plates, my Grandma Mary’s pink damask napkins, and her cut-glass luncheon plates. The silver plate came from Green Stamps collected by my great grandmother Lenora. The wee cups, Double Phoenix Pink Flora ironstone, were given to me by dear Rita.
I have a small collection of precious antique baby spoons and decided they were the perfect accent on each plate.
The floral centerpiece is nestled in an antique tea tin that marks the silver jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary. They are the paternal great-great-great-grandparents of Baby Sussex.
A small mason jar sits inside the tin and holds roses and peonies grown in our garden. I prefer heritage roses as their scent is absolutely amazing. Since no pesticides are used on the Storybook Cottage flowers the petals that grace the table are perfectly food safe.
Tea for Two…or Four
Other cut glass dishes are used to hold fresh fruit, nuts, meats, and cheeses for this high tea. The small tureens hold Devonshire cream and lemon curd to accompany the scones. You can read about the differences between Cream Tea, Light Tea and Full (or High) Tea HERE.
My sweet friend Carol recently sent me this amazing dish that commemorates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
I used it on the sideboard to hold candied sweets.
The French bottle drying rack is also perfect to hold a collection of Royal family teacups.
Front and center is the loving cup marking the wedding of Baby Sussex’s paternal grandparents, Prince Charles and Lady Diana.
Although the tea originally in these canisters was enjoyed long ago I keep the canisters to hold other lovely teas. Can I offer you a cup?
I hope you have enjoyed A Right Royal Tea Party. Up next on the hop is my darling friend Cindy of County Road 407.
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Congratulations Duke and Duchess on your baby boy!