Monday, August 25, 2014

A Southern Summer Tea Party

I'm really excited to share this week's tea party, which is one I hosted for my neighbors a couple of weeks ago.  This tea's theme is "southern flare"--which has been my obsession this summer ever since my trip further south in June.  This is also the first party where I used the hats my mom and I made.

My mother saw a picture on pinterest that had hats hung on the back of chairs like this and we thought it was a great way to great the guests as they entered my house.

Each hat was paired with a place setting (including menu and favor) that matched the hat.

First, Royal Albert's Cheeky Pink with the pink hat at the end of the table:

To the left, Shelley's Harebell with the blue hat,

and Hammersley's Victorian Violets with the green hat.

On the right side of the table, with the orange lily hat is my Aynsley Chelsea Gold pattern with orange azaleas:

and, with the yellow hat, there is my Elizabethan daffodil set.

Here is a closer look at the menu:

Each place setting had mixed fresh fruit in my little crystal shell cups.

The savories:

The scones:

and dessert.

As I mentioned earlier, I made favors and placed them at each place setting for the guests to take with them after the party. 

Check back for more about this tea, including recipes, the tea served, and crafty ideas all this week!

Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
 Bernideen's Tea in the Garden


  1. Oh how truly lovely - your attention to detail is so wonderful!

    Your guests were made to feel truly special. What a pretty tea party!

  2. I love the hat idea. Your table looks amazing. Your are a couple of cleaver ladies. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  3. Wow! you put a lot of effort into that lovely looking tea party. Each place setting is so nice.

  4. What a fabulous job! But I was expecting that after your wonderful hat post! Those ladies must have been amazed! And had a fab time. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  5. What a wonderful tea ... from the hats on the chairs to the matching place settings! You made your guests feel special, I'm sure. You've made me smile! Happy Tea Day!

  6. Your guests must have felt so special! Your treat tray with its savories looks so yummy, that I simply had to pin it to my Tea Cup Tuesday Pinterest Board, linking directly to your blog post. It was is so nice sharing Tea Cup Tuesday with you. My blog is stop by for tea cup fun, and say "hi".

  7. Oh Carrie, I want to be a guest at your lovely tea party! All of your attention to detail is just wonderful. The menu sounds perfect for all your lucky guests. I love the matching hats with each tablesetting. How special each guest must've felt to sit at your table. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Your attention to detail is wonderful, Carrie! I love the hats and the favours; very cute. The food looks amazing and that teapot is adorable! What a lovely tea time you all must have had. Thank you for joining me for tea and have a beautiful day.


  9. What a great idea to set a table with different place setting in coordinating colors. Your hats with the matching colors is so special. The tea food looks beautiful and delicious. Your guests were treated to a marvelous party!

    Thanks for sharing,

  10. Such an elegant tea table Carrie, and the hats on the back of the chairs was a fabulous idea. The coordinated menus and table gifts are nice and I hope I can remember to check back for the recap of the event. I'm in the garden for most of the day and have not been blogging so much - of course that changes for me like everyone else when the weather turns colder. :-)

  11. Oh Carrie, this is gorgeous! I sure would have liked to have attended this tea! Such beautiful attention to detail. all of it is lovely. Your guests must have felt so special. The food looks so delicious too. And that teapot is so pretty.

  12. Love how you used different color flowers to match each place setting. The menus look great. What fun. That pink depression glass sugar and creamer sure is pretty too.
    Super tea party! Ruthie

    1. Thanks for stopping by and the really nice review, Ruthie! Have a great weekend :)

  13. Your table setting, hats and the food look wonderful! Very nice tea time! So glad you shared at Tea In The Garden.

  14. This is gorgeous! How fun. I haven't hosted a year for a few years...this is inspiring. I love all of your themed teas - Mardi Gras, Halloween - very neat.


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