Monday, May 5, 2014

Kentucky Derby Tea Cart

I couldn't figure out what I should do for the tea parties this week...and then I turned on the Kentucky Derby.  First look at the fancy hats, and I knew what this week's theme would be.

For a derby tea, you have to have red roses, pretty hats, and horses, of course!  I'll put my hat back on as soon as I have a seat...but first, let me tell you a bit about the cart.

Roses are, of course, the main theme of the cart, with my Old Country Roses tea pot in the back, New Country roses in the front, and a little crystal vase of red roses in the background.
 I found the entire 5 piece place setting of Royal Albert's New Country Roses at Homegoods a couple of weeks ago, which was definitely an exciting find for me.  My heart sped up and everything thing :).  In this picture the salad plate is on top of the dinner plate, with the matching cup and saucer to the right.

Thanks for stopping by!  This week I'll be sharing a couple recipes inspired by my UK trip, so check back in if you are interested.

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  1. I love how you tied everything into your theme for this week, Carrie... the hat, horses, roses.. everything's perfect. What a wonderful find at Homegooods, too.

  2. Hi Carrie,
    I love your Derby tea with the horses and OCR china. Your find at Homegoods is just lovely. As I am a lover of hats, I enjoyed seeig your hat too. Wonderful tea table! Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Have a wonderful day.


  3. What a fun idea for a tea! Great find at Homegoods! Love that store and your lovely finds!

  4. You created a nice tea setting for the derby, nice hat too.

  5. Such a lovely Kentucky Derby tea! What a great idea! Your dishes are beautiful!
    Blessings, Nancy


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