Saturday, June 14, 2014

Roses and Butterflies

Happy Saturday everyone!  I will be taking a break starting tomorrow from the blog, but I will be back next weekend.  I'm really sad that I will miss the tea parties on Tuesday, but I'm posting my mini party today.

Everything's coming up roses and butterflies!  Starting on the bottom, I found this beautiful runner in Epcot's China when I was in Disney World a couple of weeks ago. 

Overlaid on top of the pink roses and other flowers in yellow and blue are embroidered fanciful birds in silvery white and chrysanthemums in gold.  I was having a difficult time picking out the runner I wanted and my father chose this one out of the selection.  I think he has good taste ;).

On top we have my newest set that I just purchased from Homegoods (I know, I really need to stay out of that store).  These are Gracie China and were a great deal.  Gracie China is made in China, so these are the perfect compliment to my Chinese runner.

Even the design is a good match with its thick ring of pink with gold accents and even pink roses like in the runner. 
I also loved the butterflies in all different jewel tones.  I picture walking through a garden in full bloom with butterflies flitting from one flower to another.  None of my other sets have butterflies like these, so I was instantly hooked. 

  Since we have a bit of a Chinese vibe going, I have a special dessert to go with this tea.

These are red bean bun pasties.  The design of these little desserts is very attractive--I think they would be a pretty addition to any tea party, and could have all different sorts of fillings!  Now I just need to figure out how to make them. 

 I purchased these desserts from a local Thai place after a delicious dinner--which is cheating on my Chinese theme,  but red bean paste is used in Chinese desserts as well, so let's just pretend that it was a Chinese restaurant :).  They were delicious with just the right amount of sweetness, and would go perfectly with a nice black tea. 
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a terrific week!  

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous plate with the butterflies Carrie, wish I could join you in person for tea to see it.
    I see you went to Ireland, I'm heading there this evening for a garden tour. I'll try and stay clear of the fat rascals. :-)


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