Spring Tablescapes ~ A Tulip Tea

Last week’s trip  to the Texas Tulip Farm was a
step back in time and also an inspiration to redecorate
a bit and share a new way to set your tea table…

I love redecorating  the window every couple of weeks
and adding the bouquet of candy striped tulips to the
windowscape really inspired me to get creative!
The striping on these ruffled tulips and the deep pink color
spoke to me saying, “Bring out the pink transferware!”
I think this is my absolute favorite photograph from
this day’s photoshoot ~ I love the toile like bowl set on a
stand I rescued from when we were cleaning out a
closet at the Odd Fellows and Rebekah’s hall.
Plus I love bringing out the teapot with its bulbous
shaped bottom and the little creamer which mimics
that shape.
Kinda like those tulip bulbs I pulled up when picking
these tulips!
There’s something about tulips and playing with decor
that just really says springtime to me!
When I was taking these photos it was such a pretty
spring day outside.
For this step back in time tulip tea add some decorating
accessories that look antique or vintage to your
tablesetting along with your china pieces.
Here I’ve used a vintage white ironstone sugar bowl with
light pink faux roses and a couple of other ironstone
pitchers and one of my “Girls” to add to the
vintage feel.
I also added in the little Shabby Chic mugs I used in a
bridal shower tea at our California camp host site ~
a Target find from a couple of years ago.
Bringing in the little “Annette” sugar bowl by Theodore Haviland keeps the J. Broadhurst “Constable Series:
Bicentennial 1776-1976 set from getting
a little too twee.
I love layering china for each course during a meal and this
tea setting is no different!
Little bread plates for the first course of scones are set on top
with a white ironstone salad plate next for the
salad fresh from the garden.
The vintage Limoges plate for the main course of
tea sandwiches and fruit is the final plate
and also acts as a charger.
Today’s tablesetting  was the first time I’ve played with
creating a different napkin style and this little
napkin pocket is fun and perfect for our spring tea table
and yours.
I’ll share more from this little napkin folding book and
a lot more about creating the perfect napkin creation
for your upcoming tablesetting
in a couple of weeks.
Sharing with these link parties ~
Feathered Nest Friday
Sweet Inspiration
Thursday Favorite Things
Over the Moon
Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Titanic China ~ Antiques and Teacups
Hearth and Soul ~ April J. Harris

Happy tea to you,
Barb 🙂

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