Welcome to a tea party!!! This was on a cold dark wet day in Kilchberg, Zurich.. Early arrival of fall as you can imagine was the unwanted party crasher..hehehehe.. Anyway that should not stop people from partying .. actually I would say that is the occasion for partying .. get together with friends..chit chat .. play cards or something!! This table setting is for 6.
In small terracotta pots I kept different flavors of tea.. I
On one side I placed some flowers candles.. I love to collect pretty candles..and if I like a pattern I buy them so many as if there is going to be shortage of candles in this world..:)) I painted the small bowl with ceramic colors a year back..I am glad it has retained its color and gloss even after regular usage...:)
The small tea set is a souvenir from buckingham palace.I placed a handmade ribbon around the center to create harmony and continuity in decoration pieces with star aniseed in between. This tip will help in making all your table vignettes look like a part of one centerpiece - no matter how apart they are from each other!!
To leave ample space in between for small plates, glasses, cards etc I used cork coasters as an alternative for charger plates ..I covered it with hand made crocheted doilies.. Looked much prettier than the picture..all the whites are reflecting light in this picture!!
The centerpiece is a 3 tier serving stand which I made with plates from a local store .. On the center of the top plate is a pretty blue berry candle in a small bucket!! I baked muffins that day.. The aroma of cakes can wade off blues easily..
I have made a tutorial of how I made the serving stand ..Its pretty neat , easy, sturdy and with a mystery edible glue ..I can use the plates again!! Check it out here.
Creative ideas..imagination .. and (some obsessions like candle collection etc) can turn your table decor instantly into a refreshing decor which will turn all the weather blues away..!!! A clutter free and well decorated table can lead happiness and stress free life at home;)
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