This morning's tea makes yesterday distant. ~Author Unknown
Today I'm sharing a breakfast tea inspired by the beautiful day we had on Saturday and my pretty newest set of china. I invited my parents over for a small tea on Sunday morning, which turned out to be cold and overcast--so it was the perfect day for a cheery sunshine tea!
I set the table in my breakfast nook for three in oranges and yellows, including a golden yellow glass two tiered tray and yellow and orange stemmed dessert glasses. The three piece set on this side of the table is one I've shown on the blog before by Elizabethan. It has no name.
The set on this side is Queen's Fine Bone China, Rosina China Co. Ltd., and is from the Special Flowers collection, Daffodil, which I featured on the blog last week. Which brings us to the middle set and the inspiration for the tea...
My new, first, and only set of Aynsley china! This set is in the Chelsea gold pattern and the flowers are peachy/ orange azaleas. I haven't seen many sets (or any others really) with azaleas and thought they were different and the gold border pretty. I also thought the price was wonderful...just $11.40 for the three piece set!
I really liked the way these yellow and orange tulips in an orange Harney and Sons tin looked with the new china.
The last pieces of the tablescape are below all the china and are the yellow blossom placemats that I bought a couple of years ago on sale, and have never really used until now and a brass pineapple trivet:
Now on to the food!
I served Teavana's Orange Oolong tea in my Gracie China lacy pot below:
In the little dish near the flowers are some of the sausage balls on the menu.
In the bottom of the tiered tray are mini bacon and cheese quiches. The top level has vanilla bean scones...served with a selection of lemon curd, clotted cream, or marmalade (to match the yellow and orange theme).
And for the breakfast "dessert" we have chrysanthemum tea scented mandarin orange parfaits with pecans:
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my sunshine tea! Later this week I will share recipes from the tea and tell you more about the tea served.
I am sharing this tea on:
Tea Time Today @ http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ http://www.antiquesandteacups.info/