Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Summer Vintage Tea Party

                                                                 
                                                                        Hello everyone,
                                                     Last week I hosted a Vintage Tea Party on
                                                    our porch as many of you know.
                                                      It was a cloudy day but warm and no rain.So,here are
                                                    some of the guests arriving in all their finery!
                                                 
                                                           My friend Snow and I spent
                                                           several hours doing the fun vintage
                                                           touches.
                                                            The cabinet above was an old radio cupboard
                                                            that I bought at a yardsale a couple of weeks ago.
                                                                           

                                         We displayed Snow's (from Paraska's Place
                              beautiful collection of Vintage linens.
                                                         We also used Snow's vintage tablecloths
                                                         on all the tables.

                                                                    A vintage table for two?

                                                                The banner was a pretty touch. .

                                                              The vintage aqua table.

                                                           It was kind of busy at serving time and so
                                                          I didn't get photos of the desserts on the tables.

                                                                         Charming guests.
                                                                Elegant guest enjoying a garden tour.
                                                        It was fun giving the porch a vintage look.



                                                             
                                                                        Since I didn't get photos during the
                                                                        tea I had to do my own little tea
                                                                        with the leftover Sticky Date Pudding
                                                                        caramel sauce and whipped cream and
                                                                         a cup of tea.
                                                                     




         Lastly, a little recap of some of the
vintage china with bouquets.

                   Thank you Snow and Jen for all your help!

             Well,that's it for this year but hopefully
            we can do one again next year.....hm,
     what will our theme be next year?

               If you would like to see more of my
         teas you can preview or buy my
                       Afternoon Tea  @ Aiken House & Gardens
at Magcloud .here

Publication preview.
    It is another beautiful day here and we are off
to enjoy some time out and about!

for Tablescape Thursday.

       Thank you for visiting,

             Carolyn

18 comments:

Bernideen said...

It is so nice that you shared more photos of your recent tea. This was lovely!

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks lovely. I like all the pretty tables and the vintage quilts and table cloths.

Art and Sand said...

I am in love with the pinwheel (I think that is the pattern) quilt hanging on a wall.

Everything is beautiful!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Absolutely charming. Glad so many ladies donned hats. The sticky pudding dessert looks heavenly.

Everything is beautiful, Carolyn.

angie said...

wunderschöne bilder!!! und die tische sind soooo liebevoll gedeckt!!! alles liebe von angie

Victorian1885 said...

So elegant and charming Carolyn... I just know all your guests will be talking about your vintage tea for many weeks.

Wanda

Mom Wald said...

After seeing the "preview" for your tea party at Tea Cup Tuesday, I simply had to come see more photos. Your guests must have felt very pampered. Your cabinet has a beautiful new life full of candy colored quilts! Thank you for sharing the lovely day with us.

Lulu said...

Delightful and you have all the just right things for a vintage party. This would have been a very fun party to attend, and I have the perfect hat!

Nancy Reinke said...

I'm crushing on that old radio cabinet, Carolyn. Brilliant! ~ Nancy @ A Joyful Cottage

Christine Graves said...

It looks like everyone had such a wonderfully romantic day! and everything looks so beautiful....

Marrianna said...

Everything and everybody look lovely. What a beautiful porch setting for a vintage tea.

podso said...

Loved seeing how the ladies dressed as well as your table settings!

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Kathryn Bechen Ink said...

How sweet this is Carolyn, and so generous of you to do! Love how everyone dressed up for the party. :)

mariondee-designs said...

Just beautiful Carolyn.. I wish I could have been there! take care, Maryann

mariondee-designs said...

Just beautiful Carolyn.. I wish I could have been there! take care, Maryann

Daniela said...

What a charming atmosphere, my dear Carolyn, with your posts you always make me dream !!
Thank you so much with all my heart, have a wonderful weekend
xo
Dany

Lounging with a Latte said...

Simply beautiful