27 April 2010

TEA ANYONE?

Hi EveRyoNe,

Its my first e-tea party!   I'm very excited about the weather here in Montreal.  Its so beautiful that I could probably entertain every one dans le jardin (in the garden)!  At the moment my home is undergoing extensive renovations and I cannot access my dining room where I keep all my good china.  So I went shopping on the internet trying to find beautiful cups, saucers and linens that would help create the best TEA PARTY.  

So here goes!  I hope you enjoy my first TEA PARTY hosted by Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage and Inspirations



1.  CHOOSE A GOOD LOCATION:


  This lovely garden party picture is one that I found while exploring on Country Living's website!

2.  BE MINDFUL OF THE CHINA YOU WILL BE
      USING: 
 


 
I found this photo of these lovely dainty duos on the flickr account of nhearon2003.  They are all different and special in their own way!


This  pretty cup is from the website of Fine European Antiques and Accessories. My favorite tea cups have flowers and gold details just like this one! :)


 
Isn't this a beautiful shade of blue for a tea cup?! Its oh so pretty! I found this beauty on the wonderful flickr account of fleamarketstudio.



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These pretty pink cups and saucers are from the wonderful flickr account of Damselfly58. She is a fabulous photographer and more of her work can be found here.


 
This Victorian style teapot is from the flickr account of The ParTea Planner.

 I love simple table settings that stick with white, gold, and an accent color. So, for tea parties I will stick with this color palette and add pink as our accent color!
 
This golden cup and saucer were found on Fine European Antiques and Accessories.


 
This fancy teapot was something that I came across and fell in love with on the flickr account of togrbil2.  At first, I thought it was a coffee pot but its a more stylish, elongated tea pot.  I love it!


 
I'm in love with Moroccan tea glasses and wouldn't these look lovely at a tea party! I was living in Qatar last year and bought similar glasses as well as a full Arabian Tea set.  As soon as the renovations are finished I will show you how glamorous it looks. My next tea party will consist on serving mint tea which is very popular in the Middle East.  Men are in charge of serving it....

 
These plates are from Royal Crown Derby collection and in their Gold  collection. they can be found online at Small Islander.

3.  CHOOSE ACCENT COLORS WELL:


 
And now for our accent color PINK! i thought that this girly lace tablecloth would give the perfect pink touch to a table! you can find it online at Rocket St. George.   J'adore!


 
For an extra pink sparkle try adding a lovely bouquet of pink flowers (peonies are my current favorite!). this lovely arrangement came from Elegant Creation by Mily!


4.  HAVE A VARIETY OF TREATS AVAILABLE:

Scrumptious Treats!

 
As far as food goes for a tea party I like to go simple. An afternoon tea party may consist of little finger foods such as little sandwiches.  Instead of listing off more ideas I will go straight to the best part, dessert! When I was little my mom threw me a birthday tea party and we had petits fours like the ones pictured above! They are so simple and add a fun touch to any kind of party! I found these pretty petits fours on the great website of Adorn Magazine!


 
Another fun idea would be to serve fancy cupcakes like this one! for more inspiring cupcake images visit the oh so talented Zalita on her fickr account!


 
This metal lace cake pedestal would be an amazing  decoration for serving either cupcakes or petits fours! You can purchase this one online at amazon.com, just search Metal Lace Cake Pedestal.  I really like the glass insert that  comes out easily.  Its very easy to wash!

5.  BE THE HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST:



Tea Party Fashion!


For fun I added a few dresses that any tea hostess would want to wear.  They are very cute and feminine!  Finally, warmer days are here!  These cute dresses are very tempting!


This gorgeous eyelet sundress can be found on the Delias website. its called the Helena Eyelet Dress.

 
My second  dress of choice is this gorgeous pink lace dress that I found on Alloy.
I love the satin ribbon around the waist.  Its so feminine!


Tea Party Art!

 
I found this Victorian illustration on Fashion Era.  They look so beautiful, charming and well-mannered!


I hope You have enjoyed this spring TeA  ParTy! 

Merci de votre visite !











18 comments:

  1. Simply GORGEOUS post!!! I used to collect teacups and we seem to have the same taste! BRAVO!!!!

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  2. Anne-Marie, your tea party is totally awesome. I love the beautiful vintage items you found to share. We only need to go to our computer for the loveliest things to enjoy. Thank you for a very sweet post. Happy tea time.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  3. Good morning Anne-Marie,
    Thank you for joining my Tea Time party today. You didn't miss a thing. All the teacups were lovely and the food was good too! It was fun! Hope you have a wonderful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  4. Truly lovely! So glad you get to go to Paris!
    Blessings, Beth

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  5. This looks like a lovely tea party to attend. I shall wear the white eyelet dress :-)

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  6. This is an absolute darling tea party! Love the pink teacups!

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  7. Oh, my goodness, that above is just what this lady in a house of 4 men needed.

    Thank you so very very much.

    Lovely to meet you. Thank you for stopping over!!

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  8. Bon Jour SITSta! Merci for the lovely tea party! I don't know if I could have chosen a favorite cup from the beautiful sets you have shown, but I do like the gold and white, very much. Come visit when you can. Would love to have you.

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  9. Those are all ADORABLE little cups!

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  10. You were busy to find those photos for your tea party and they were all wonderful.

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  11. @ Jeannie
    I guess we both have good taste! LOL

    @ Jeanne,
    Thank you for your nice comments.

    @Sandi,
    Thanks Sandi, I'm happy you like it!

    @Beth,
    Thank you. I cant wait!

    @Maggi,
    I love them too. Must be left some left over effects from my Barbie years LOL

    @The Empress
    Thanks for visiting. 4 men? You must stop by more often? You have to let your inner girl out more LOL

    @Sharlene,
    I went to visit your blog. I'm still thinking about that radish and cucumber salad!

    @AK
    Thank you. I wish they were really mine...

    @Lavender Cottage,
    Thanks for visiting Canadian Cousin! Will go by your blog soon!

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  12. I just couldn't have loved that tea party more! Now I feel as if I need to attend one in person ASAP!

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  13. Hi blueviolet,

    Wish I could to LOL. I lived in Australia for a while and they actually had afternoon tea parties. It was so much fun and delicious. I gained so much weight living there eating Pavlovas. I hope your toe feels better...

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  14. I will never outgrow tea parties! Beautiful post and all of the beautiful tea cups - wonderful. =) And what is it with cupcakes and tea? It is quite true however, they must be enjoyed together.

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  15. Hi Simply Luxurious,

    I agree. Wherever I travel, especially in Europe where there is a tradition of afternoon teas I make it a point to stop and enjoy local teas and desserts!

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  16. What a totally delightful post! I loved your tea party! It was so much fun!
    I really like the metal cake plate stand and I am now going to amazon to check it out!
    Debbie

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  17. Anne-Marie,

    I've never heard of an e-tea party. How fun is that?! Such a cute and inspiring post! Thanks for inviting us along!
    Mandy

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  18. That pink lacy dress is just perfect for a tea party!! I love all the pretty teacups you found!

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