Just when I think I've said all I have to say about tea and I'm wondering how many blog posts I could possibly have left in me, a spark of inspiration always, always arrives in a most unexpected fashion. A few days ago, it came in the form of this utterly charming, new-to-me vintage tablecloth from tea friend Margie in California. Isn't this adorable!
This is a printed design that simulates old-fashioned embroidery, and I absolutely love it because I don't have one like it at all! I have a few embroidered tea-themed tablecloths, but the embroidery is no longer in good condition, and while I don't necessarily mind that, I do love the pristine shape this tablecloth is in.
Here's a detail of one of the teacups, and the same design is repeated in all four corners. Because of the red in this tablecloth, I was also inspired to start thinking about this year's teatime Valentine's Week display. I think I've found the perfect tablecloth to use as my backdrop this year, don't you?