Monday, July 23, 2012

The Vintage Table - Afternoon Tea

With the Olympic games in London fast approaching (only a few days away!), everything British seems to be "in". And what could be more British than an Afternoon Tea?

If you didn't know, there is an entire etiquette around having Afternoon Tea. For example, you should ask for a new saucer if you spill tea on yours, but it is ok to just place a napkin on it if it is a more informal occasion. Also, you should stir your tea without touching the cup with the spoon and therefore making noise.

But what really matters, besides the delicious food and drink, is having the table set with beautiful china, silverware, teapots and trays! And there is no better way to set a beautiful table than with vintage items!

China tea set from InspiritVintage


Silverplate teapot from HilltopCottage


Serving tray from 4EnvisioningVintage

White linen napkins from RosaMeyerCollection


Hammered Aluminum tray from 86ForTheHome

Milk jug from lefrenchshop

Silverplate spoons from epochco

13 comments:

Miss Farfalla said...

Just beautiful! What a lovely time... tea time! I have to remember to do that more often. Wish I had some of these beauties to use... lovely things!

HilltopTimes said...

Tea, British style, and with vintage items. One could not want anything more! Lovely post! Great selections, thank you.

Wendy said...

Wonderful post!! Thanks so much for featuring my teapot!

TheInspiredTrader said...

The only thing nicer than having tea is being invited for tea. High tea is a lovely event. Wonderful post!

Whimzy Thyme said...

I love serving and participating in Tea. When I lived in Texas I worked part time (mostly for fun) at an Antique Mall where we served afternoon tea. It was so fun.

Callooh Callay said...

Nothing so cultured as high tea--love your choices here! Thank you.

3 Wren Street said...

tea was my favorite part of a cruise we took- yum!

Mothra Sue said...

Tea is my favorite! I love this post, such beautiful pieces!

Marie said...

So many pretty things!

tracy said...

Beautiful things for any table at tea time~great post!

Rachel@rhapsodyattic said...

I must say I do not know the etiquette for tea, I'm a coffee girl, but I SO love vintage teacups!! Great post, lovely finds here:) That china set is gorgeous!!

Niftic Vintage said...

What beauties you have showcased!Terrific Post!

Traci Moody said...

I took my mother and daughters to tea on a vacation a couple of years ago...it is one of my favorite memories.

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