Maritime Rose by Spode. Placemats and paper napkins are from HomeSense.
I have just a few pieces of these beautiful dishes from my grandmother's home.
There are 4 dessert plates, cups and saucers in perfect shape and 2 other cups
that have cracks but their saucers are still good.
Last week was my friend's birthday so I invited her and another dear friend for tea and cake.
Close up of the beautiful rose in the center. The white trim on the edge is raised. I love
the soft mauvy blue band and the pink roses in the center.
I purchased these beautiful purple tulips at SuperStore in the 1/2 off bucket. I knew I was using these dishes so thought this colour of tulip
would go rather nicely. I love the ironstone pitcher and the old platter. They are on my
table most of the time with real or artificial blooms in the pitcher. The white dresser scarf was my
great aunt's ~ "D" for Douglas.
Do you see that beautiful pink geranium in the background? It's from Michael's.
Yes, it's faux! Never dies. Always in bloom. :-)
So pretty in the center with the bluey mauve like in the dishes.
In case you're wondering, the cake is Chocolate Fudge with real butter icing. :-)
My best friends who came to visit now live in the city and we don't have our tea parties
as often. It's so nice to gather on a special occasion and I think they enjoyed
their trip to the country for the afternoon.
I hope you enjoyed your visit today and that you will leave a comment so I will know you were here.
I am joining Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday at
Kathy for A Return to Lovliness at
Please follow me over to visit these two lovely ladies. I always enjoy
their posts and I think you will too, especially if you like china, tea, and desserts.