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An Early Spring Tea Tray & Tea

Welcome to my Spring Teatime on a Tray, dear friends! I was joining a wonderful group of ladies who are sharing their beautiful spring tea trays with you… But, I blew it, so I thought I’d share this double-header post with you nevertheless. 😉

My Inspiration

{Sophie’s tea tray}

I began my spring tea tray with ironing a tatted tablecloth I purchased in 2005 from an antiques faire in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. My kids and I were visiting my brother and his family over spring break that year.

I love its vines and Morning Glories!

Next, I picked out a metal tray I painted white back when I was in a tea group in California (see 2014 posts) , a choice of two different dessert plates, chintz tea pot and accoutrements.

Last week I whipped up some mock Devonshire cream, so this was a perfect time to bring the remainder out for this tea tray. This sweet double pot is wonderful to fill with jams and honey or lemon curd.

I enjoyed looking in the linen closet and choosing these sweet napkins… I found these at another antiques and crafts fair.

And here is the beginning of my spring tea tray…

Here is a first look at our freshly painted dining room. It has gone from coffee-colored to a soft French grey.

Perfect to share this first tea tray and table!

And then I realized I had forgotten the teacups (it’s been a week, friends!)…

A lovely table but still needs those cups. 😉 I brought out some leftover heart-shaped scones, too.

Here is the finished spring tea tray! My favorite colors are shared here ~ pinks and whites.

With the finished tea table… Finally with teacups! I am really pleased with this table.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you will check out Katherine from Katherine’s Corner and the main tea tray tour!

Wednesday Tea ~ Peacocks & Pink Roses — one of the first teas I shared here on my blog (2014)

I love how this table and tea tray turned out. It’s nice to come full-circle back to where French Ethereal started ~ with tea tables and tea trays.

Spring blessings to you,

Barb 🙂

16 thoughts on “An Early Spring Tea Tray & Tea”

    1. Thank you, Jeanie! I found this Royal Doulton cream and sugar years ago at the outlet center in Lake Elsinore, California. It was when tea was having a renaissance back in the early 2000’s I think. The Royal Winton teapot was sold by a woman (Gail Clairidge) who asked RW to remake their vintage pattern teapot. The pattern is Summertime, if I remember correctly. I have Victoria Magazine’s Royal Winton’s yellow Welbeck teapot (more upright, like a coffee pot), too. I love bringing them out for spring tea tables!!

      Hope you are getting some spring-like weather up your way! Today is a beautiful 75 deg. outside after the crazy cold rain and high winds of a couple of nights ago.

      Barb 🙂

  1. Barb,
    Sorry that you were not able to join the Blog Tour so I added a link to this post to my post about my Tea Time Home Decor Tray to include you!!! I love your Teascape and that is a stunning Tea Set!! I also think your newly painted Dining Room is so charming!! What a delightful post!! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thank you so much, Debbie!! I blew it by not re-reading Katherine’s original post and then I never saw her pleasing emails for the photo until Sunday evening… It was all my fault. But I really appreciate your adding my post to yours. I worked hard to make it beautiful for everyone. ♥️

  2. Barb, I love how your tea tray came out! So beautiful and a perfect flare of vintage. Well done my friend.-Meagan

  3. The tablecloth is beautiful! Such workmanship! It’s the perfect start to your charming tea tray — with and without cups 😉 I’m glad you shared this — hope you enjoyed those goodies.

  4. Oh! I love this Barb. Regardless of making the tour or not it’s lovely by all means. I really love the double pot. That’s a stunning piece. Well done sweet friend! XO- MaryJo

  5. Tea with you is lovely, Barb. I’m glad you posted even if you didn’t get to join the hop. I never could get the linky to work on my post. It keeps giving me an error message.

    1. Hi Leanna! Nice to hear from you. I am glad I found this sweet tablecloth. It’s a keepsake I hope to pass onto my daughter or son and his wife someday. Thank you so much for stopping by! ♥️

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