One of you mentioned having tea around my breakfast room table after I scooted the arm chairs in from other rooms. That one comment totally inspired today’s tablescape. Do you see how much you inspire me?
After prepping some keyed canning jars for a center collection, I brought in several fine china tea cups and saucers for enjoying our tea.
You may notice the shelf on the wall has a collection of filled canning jars, as well as some various china pieces and dishware.
Shelves filled with canned food in jars reminds me of pantries back in the day – and many of you still today do your canning each year before winter. Muscadine grape juice, strawberry fig preserves, or pear relish, anyone?
I kept the CHOCOLATE UNDERSTANDS sign to commemorate my self-proclaimed Chocolate Month. See it resting on the side table?
On the shelf, HH’s grandmother’s Piggly Wiggly china from years ago combines with the lavender china that’s the same as my grandmother’s pattern. (Lost Lavender China Lives tells that discovery story.)
For the place settings, there are several things combined, old and “new-ish”. The cereal bowl on top is the same pattern as the lavender china on the French Country Plate Shelf. It’s Sheffield by Salem.
I used 80’s era green dinner plates over DIY Burlap Chargers. Even though they’re not old, they have a vintage-y feel. The salad plates are our everyday china (Mikasa Antique White).
Each place setting has a different piece of the bread and butter (or dessert) Botanic Garden Terrace set by Portmeirion.
This first tea-cup set isn’t fine china. It has no name, no signature. I just like it.
This next set is from Norcrest Fine China, and PAM’s father bought it for her a long time ago because she loved it so much. Aren’t the roses beautiful?
This set is PAM’s Meadow Breeze by Syracuse fine china that she’s passing down to Spunky Daughter.
SD is decorating her apartment now that “the brother” is out of the picture. She’s adding her own taste to things. I told her she could physically have her china when she’s out of school and settled and has a china cabinet to hold the china!
You’ll see pictures of her apartment updates as she pulls it all together. She’s majoring in Interior Design in college. (Why does that surprise me so much?)
This final cup and saucer is Botanic Garden by Portmeirion, which coordinates with the set of bread and butter plates.
After taking tablescape pictures, I finally got around to filling the keyed jars.
What’s CHOCOLATE MONTH without chocolate on the table? Ha!
Don’t we enjoy chocolate any time? Which cup and saucer would be your choice as we sit down for tea?