Monday, August 16, 2010

Tea & Victoria

One of my favorite August Victoria covers shows a vintage shoe bag mounted on a country blue vintage garden trellis. I love all the cards and flowers in the pockets!

It's impossible to relate just how many fun ideas Victoria has given me over the years. And beautiful tea settings tops the list.

Today I'm showing more of my vintage Whitechapel Rose pattern china on my table. I almost never set a dinner table with coffee/tea cups, but reserve them for a tea or dessert table instead. The small butter plates are the perfect size for savories or small sweets.

I tend to like a more subtle pattern in china, and the creamy white of this set plays as big a part as the tiny roses.

A small tea is a good place to use my odd gatherings of vintage silverplate teaspoons as well.

I'm using just the teapot from my silver tea set along with the creamer and sugar from my china pattern, instead of the silver creamer and sugar. I tend not to use the silver set much otherwise. It seems too formal for a simple offering.

A bit of vintage white linen always finds it way to the table too!

I'm wishing you a lovely vintage teatime this Tuesday!

Thanks for stopping by! Ciao! for now!


I'm linking up to A Delightsome Life for Victoria A Return to Loveliness

Martha's Favorites, and Artful Affirmations for Teacup Tuesday

and The Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday


Bella said...

Hi Jacqueline... Oh how fun a post with lots of your gorgeous linens peaking about!! The monogramed napkins with the scalloped trim are gorgeous!!

Kathy said...

Goodmorning! I love that cover too! I have to admit there are favorites and I love all of them...but, the colors and the display on this one is very eye pleasing.
You have a very lovely tea set - I love the simplicity of the roses and how you've combined the silver teapot with it.
Once again, you did a terrific job -
Thanks so much for joining me, it means quite a lot.
Hope you have a fantastic day.

A Cottage Muse said...

The set you are using today is simply the sweetest I've seen!

The Blackwood Cottage said...

So beautiful, the tiny roses are very sweet.

Debra@Common Ground said...

I don't know if I mentioned this, but I had had every issue of Victoria up until we moved 7 years ago. My husband complained so much I just gave in and threw them out, and I have regretted it since. They were and are stunning bits of inspiration! Love your table as always, can I come for tea?
love ya,

mary beth said...

So very lovely! I would love to beam myself up to your's a long drive from Kansas! thanks for sharing such beautiful images with us today!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I remember that magazine cover! I probably have it somewhere, seeing it makes me want to find it. I have them filed by years, I'll go back and see if I can see the date on your picture of it.

Lovely post, you do have the "Victoria" touch! Pretty china!


Anonymous said...

A very pretty post... and thank you giving the name of the china set. I especially like the hints you share as well. ~Karen

Snap said...

Fun post with my all time favorite magazine! You are correct -- such wonderful ideas between the covers. Lovely china and your linens are gorgeous.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Jacqueline :) This was such a lovely post; beautiful little rose patterned china & lovely silver charming :) Enjoyed my visit!

Happy Tea Tuesday!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

AshTreeCottage said...

I love that Whitechapel Rose pattern. So precious!!

Susan and Bentley

Msartist said...

Oh how I love Victoria Magazine! What a lovely tea! Happy Tea Tuesday to you~ If you can drop by for a visit and there is still time to enter a lovely giveaway I am having!
All my best,
Msartist Sew Crafty, Theresa

Terri said...

Very beautiful tea setting! I love your little flower cups. They are truly pretty. The silver pot really sets off the vignette.
Thank you so much for sharing in Tea Cup Tuesday today.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Very beautiful! The white lace-edged napkins with monogram are delicious!
I really like that china pattern too; the pattern is so sweet and simple, yet so elegant. Love it!

Lavender Cottage said...

Your china is pretty and a good choice for tea today.
I don't have the issue you are featuring but they're all nice.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

That next to last photo just captured my heart! Wish I could be there in person to have tea.

Carolyn said...

Always love your posts-I can definitely see the Victoria influence here.


parTea lady said...

Your tea setting is beautiful. I love that china with the dainty roses and your lovely monogram linens.

Martha said...

A lovely table! I love your things!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Jacqueline: What a beautiful table you set. Every week is getting more beautiful, if that is possible. Thank you so much for being a part of Tea Cup Tuesday. You are teaching us alot. Blessings, Martha

Marlis said...

I fell in love with the beautiful monogrammed napkins. I loved your set up, it's beautiful

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Such a beautiful post for VTT. Those napkins are beautiful too. Great post.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your tea things! They are beautiful.


Miri said...


Your cool white tea setting table is just perfect for a hot August day.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Jacqueline,

Nice to meet you! I am visiting from colorado Lady. This china is absolutely beautiful! Can you tell I like roses and teacups? I love that cover of Victoria too. You table is so pretty with the china and vintage monogram napkins. Just lovely.


Sarah said...

beautiful! You have such a pretty little blog :) Thanks for sharing!

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Anna said...

What a lovely post. Your things are so charming.

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