Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Finds: Tea Time

Those who know me well, know I love having tea parties!  I love everything about them from the flavor of the tea, to the perfect tea pot and tea cup, to the fine linens, to the scrumptious food.  Of course, the very best part is the company of good friends!  I had a very hard time narrowing down these fabulous tea time finds.

The tea pot is the center of attention on the tea table.  This is a Vintage 1950's Rare England Johnson Brothers Rose Chintz Tea Pot from Serenity Mosaics

What would a tea party be without tea? Teaman has hand blended teas in every flavor you can imagine.  I ordered a custom sampler and love every one of them so far!

If you usually drink your tea from a mug, try just once, having tea in a delicate porcelain or china tea cup.  It's a whole different experience and one that I think you will enjoy. This hand painted Lefton cup and saucer is from Jape.

A must have at every tea party is beautiful cloth napkins like these floral tone on tone embroidered napkins from Natural Abundance.

Every tea party has a dazzling array of mouth watering foods to compliment the tea.  These sweet pumpkin spice scones by runnergirl15 would be perfect for the tea tble!

The tea party starts with an invitation.  The invitation sets the tone for the party.  Will it be formal, whimsical or themed?  You decide!  These invitations from Allison29 are a great place to start!
Well, now I want to have a tea party!  It's been way too long since I've had my friends over for a cup of tea and good conversation!  Maybe a Christmas tea..... 


  1. OMG! You won't believe how much I WANT that teapot & the teacup with the rose on it. I'm checking out those shops right NOW...
    Thanks :)

  2. Tea is a ritual in my family. All the ladies get together and eat themselves into a stupor and laugh until our sides split. Sounds very undignified but we have loads of fun and fond memories. Thank you so much for featuring my cup in such a lovely blog.

  3. That cup is positively stunning!

  4. I have recently started collecting China Tea Cups and wondered if older cups are safe to drink from. From my research on the internet lead glazing was used in the past that could leach into drink or food which is dangerous for children and pregnant women as they absorb a lot more lead. I'm not sure if this can only happen if the glazing process is not done properly and therefore may only apply to work made by individual crafters rather than big companies. I believe earthenware made in China can be a problem.


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