Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A crowning achievement ... in decorating!

Since the Royal Wedding is so early, I decided to call my event a "Breakfast Tea." The plan is to have breakfast foods in the living room while viewing the wedding, and once we've spent a few hours discussing the nuptials we'll move to the dining room for scones, finger sandwiches and other typical teatime fare. I wasn't sure what sort of plates and dishes to use for the "breakfast" portion of the day, but fortunately my shop-owner friend Liz had pulled some great pieces for me and said not to feel obligated, but would I like to borrow them? YES! A teapot with a crown on it is absolutely perfect!

There's even a tiny crown on the spout!

The matching tea tray will be perfect for serving mini-muffins and breakfast breads.

Mugs can hold tea or coffee, which will both be served, and there are matching dessert-sized plates as well.

Liz also found some decorative crowns I'll be using. This will either be the cutest or the most over-the-top tea party I've ever hosted, but either way it's going to be fun!

9 comments:

  1. Oh, the crown china is perfect!!! Please take photos of your breakfast tea party and share them so I can feel as if I were there!!!

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  2. Love the china, Angela! You have such good taste.
    Happy Royal Week, Joanie

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  3. Perfect dishes for your Royal Tea!

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  4. Wow...can't wait to see the final photos!

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  5. I'm sure this will be the cutest tea you've ever hosted.

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  6. Your Royal Wedding "Breakfast Tea" sounds wonderful. The pieces Liz is sharing will be perfect for the event.

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  7. You will not know how much I enjoyed reading about your Royal Wedding Day teatime........I cannot believe how creative you made the day for your friends. I loved the Kate and Will teabags. At first I was uncertain as to what exactly they were......different and useful.

    I do enjoy all that you share about tea and enjoying the fine art of liesure that tea brings to all us ladies...

    I grew up in Virginia but spent some of my life in West Va. and N. Carolina. I love the joy of having grown up Southern.

    My husband is French decent, Canadian that is and a friend of his sent a most marvelous attachment of the best of the best pictures of the whole of the Royal Wedding Day and evening. They are truly magnificent. If it is something you would like to share with your dear friends let me know and I will email it to you. I thought of you immediatly after viewing all the pictures because of all the effort and love you put into the Royal Wedding Day itself.

    With gratitude,
    Sylvia Faye

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