With Easter fast approaching, I thought I'd better get on the ball with displaying a little Easter finery on the tea trolley. I'm pretty sure it was tea blogger Bernideen who influenced me to start changing up my trolley's decor on a regular basis. It's sort of like playing with paper dolls, only much more fun, in this tea lover's opinion!
And I KNOW it was Bernideen who influenced me to use my vintage linens more often. I had actually forgotten I had this vintage yellow tablecloth with teapots on it until I started scavenging around in the linen closet!
I love the sunny, cheerful colors of springtime. And I must tell you I am delighted that I have finally coaxed this African violet into blooming again. I just killed another mini violet (pausing for a moment of silence), so I'm extra glad this larger one is still with us.
But even if I kill every bloom on the property, I will always have flowers in my home courtesy of teawares, like my beloved Royal Winton Welbeck teacup. (If you haven't read the backstory of my Welbeck collection and are interested, it's here.)
Another Welbeck teacup: this Summertime patterned one. It's old and crackledy and may fall apart one day when I'm using it, but I think it's just lovely.
I also used a few of my vintage Easter postcards featuring teapots.
I don't know whether the tea trolley appreciates all the new outfits I've been giving her lately, but they sure make me feel better!