Tea Party – Tablescape Thursday

An incredibly creative blogger – Between Naps on the Porch – created a weekly event called Tablescape Thursday.  This week I decided to get my Marth Stewart on and participate.

I have been thinking about having a get together with all my girlfriends.  One where we aren’t celebrating anything or selling anything (candles, makeup, purses, etc.), just a lovely day to enjoy each others company.  While I was at Target enjoying the phenomenon that is Liberty of London followed by a viewing of Alice In Wonderland, the idea struck me – a ladies tea.

Here is my first Liberty of London purchase, isn't it adorable!

Another Liberty of London purchase, I am dying to bake some cupcakes to put on this cutie.

I incorporated some heirloom china that was passed down from my grandmother. I don't remember the exact story, but I believe my grandpa had this shipped back to her during WWII.

The centerpieces of my dining room table will revolve around my strawberry plants for the next month. They aren't quite ready to go outside, but they were a great deal.

A close up of the place setting, a small fiestaware plate, a teacup from the same set as the heirloom teapot and an antique teaspoon.

Here is a super closeup of the engraving on the teaspoon. These also have a story from my grandmother, I don't remember exactly what it is. I should probably get these straight so I have stories to tell during the party.

Here is the makers mark on the bottom of the china.

The tulips used in the centerpiece. Sadly, these aren't from my garden.

Mine still look like this. Don't critique my soil, it needs to be amended terribly - I have to try very hard to have any sort of a green thumb!

One more heirloom, a set of porcelain flowers. This always sat on an end table at my grandmothers house. Although it is much girlier than my usual style, I love having it around.

Along with strawberries, I also have a succulent that is waiting for the Colorado weather to be warm enough to move outside. I will get more of these, I didn't have a cart today when I was at the garden center.

My last Liberty of London purchase, a lovely dress to wear to my Ladies Tea!

I have some more ideas for tablescapes, keep checking back for more.  I hope you enjoyed this one!


About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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8 Responses to Tea Party – Tablescape Thursday

  1. Julie says:

    Love your Table…So Pretty

  2. Raina says:

    What a fantastic idea!

    I love your LoL purchases, especially that dress!

  3. Martha K says:

    Such a lovely table, such great colors. I was at Target on Monday, and my list of LoL pieces is very long! At the top of the list is the garden set and gardening gloves. I did purchase the cutest dress for Savi – so cute and the details are amazing!

  4. Marigene says:

    Pretty springlike table…where is spring?

  5. Sherry says:

    OH, WOW! When did Target get Liberty of London? I love that fabric. I taught myself to sew to copy Princess Diana’s Liberty of London dresses!!! Well I have to go see that.
    I love you tea party inspired table with a child’s touch it is divine. So pretty and so romantic! Every little girl should have a tea party!
    Love it!
    Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.

  6. Shine says:

    Lovely post…thanks for sharing!

  7. amanda says:


  8. Mom says:

    Thanks for posting my picture with the perm & the beer. I love your tea party pictures, so pretty! The tea sets were Maude & Norma’s, they gave them to me when they moved to Windsor Gardens. Might have been your great-great grandmother Sonne’s. Kruse was your Nana’s mother’s maiden name (I think)

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