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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tea and Beignets



I find that deep winter goes a little better with deep-frying! Make it a beignet, even better. A beignet is a doughnut with a little refined culture to go with the refined sugar, and so I've gathered a table to match.





A touch of pink lends kindness to the cold. And paper lace makes things downright festive. I've never gotten past the pleasure of a fourth grade Valentine!





Maybe I'll make paper valentines. Maybe not. But I like paper hearts just strewn on the table. And wouldn't they be sweet with a pink iced heart cookie served on top?






I've gotten out a few lacy napkins and my lacy Wedgewood china too. It all just spells out LOVE to me. . . .













New Italian lace tea napkins over vintage pink damask. What could be more romantic?



















































I hope you're finding some cozy in your winter day!

Jacqueline




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55 comments:

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

So lovely!

Pamela Gordon said...

I just found my pretty! Lovely photos of a lovely table. I think that Wedgewood is one of the prettiest white china patterns. And I also still like paper lace hearts. It has been foggy and very mild here today so our snow is melting and the water is running over the frozen ground and filling the ditches. The driveway is a sheet of ice too. Thanks for brightening my afternoon. :)

Bliss said...

Pre-tea!

I just made a fellow bloggers cookie recipe, I'll bring mine over and we'll share mine and yours over tea.

~Bliss~

Bente said...

Very beautiful.

Hugs Bente

Claudia said...

The Wedgewood is so beautiful!

My husband fell hard for Beignets when he was working in New Orleans on a film. I don't know if I've ever had one!

xo
Claudia

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful linens and your dishes are just gorgeous. Such a lovely setting. I love the tablecloth also. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Julie Harward said...

So pretty...I love the pink and all the delicate edges of the lace and the dishes! ;D

Deb said...

That is the prettiest china I have ever seen. I want a doughnut now.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You have done it again, this is just lovely!

I too love grade school paper Valentines!

Just beautiful tea, thank you!

Olive Cooper said...

The Wedgewood could not be prettier.

Victorian1885 said...

Yummy! What a pretty post!

Johanna said...

Hello,
you have set a very romantic table for this tea time. Love the white and lacy setting and the beigenets looks great, too. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

don't you just love paper doilies? I am almost out and need to get some more. Love your table setting and sentiments. That white china is so gorgeous. I am just a little partial to cream and white! xoxo
P.S. Yeah....there was a wee bit of yelling....ha!

Linda M. said...

Gorgeous table, I'll be right over. The pattern on your Wedgewood is beautiful but I love the napins! Joyous Wishes, Linda

Sharing Shadymont said...

Beautiful! I love the white dishware. It's so pretty.

Gypsy Brocante said...

How yummy everything looks ... you've done a great job styling your photoshoot ... pretty enough for any magazine ; )
xo
Jill

Nancy said...

Such beautiful dishes and using the paper hearts does bring back those grade school days. Your dessert looks so yummy, perfect with a cup of tea.
Blessings to you,
Nancy @ Two Cottages And Tea

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, your dishes look as yummy as that beignet. What a delightful way to spend a winter afternoon. ~ Sarah

WhyCuzICan said...

Darling table you sat!! Just sweet as all get out :)

Thanks so much for sharing with all of us today :D

Visiting from Wow US Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style,
~Smiles, Suzanne in NW IL

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

I can only think of one phrase...Shame on you! For making me drool over those yummy pics. I had brown rice with flax seed for dinner...:P

Beautiful tablescape!
♥Linsey

Bella said...

Hi J,
Well this is all about yummy!! Yummy new napkins, and the china... delicious, paper doilies, how can you not love them! A yummy dessert is just what my heart desires tonight, you are evil for tempting me HAHA:-)
Have a sweet night!
Hugs,
Bella

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Such a pretty tablescape - just what we need during the winter. I really would like to pull up a chair and have a cup of tea with you.

On Crooked Creek said...

Jaqueline,
This lacy Wedgewood China is elegantly romantic! I adore the exquisite detailing on your tea pot ~ especially the embossed design on the spout! Such a lovely tablescape!
Fondly,
Pat

Danielle said...

I love the white on white tea cup and saucer. So pretty.
Another beautiful post!!!
Thanks for sharing : )

Danielle

Susy said...

I'm always enjoy, equally, the beautiful words describing wonderful photographs of your exquisite collections. I puts me in mind of the beauty that was captured in the original Victoria magazine.

Candylei said...

So many beautiful photographs for us to enjoy!!!! Live your china and lacy napkins!!

Tricia said...

What a pretty table setting. It seems so soft and sweet...perfect for Valentine's day :)

Willow said...

You did it again. You set such a beautiful table.

Scribbler said...

Beautiful white china -- Wedgewood?

The beignets looks delectable.

A Super Dilettante said...

Cake, Tea, paper hearts and Cake stand with Domed Glass...oh so romantic and very English. It reminds me of a little tea shop I went to visit in Dorest (a perfect picture postcard English village)!! This post took my breath away. Thanks for sharing!!

Anne said...

Those dishes are so pretty.And those beignets look delicious.

kate said...

Got a great look, your photos are always so beautiful!! And makes me hungry for beignets...
kate

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Jacqueline, I am loving your white! The china is just gorgeous. {swooning here!} I like paper valentines too and I'll be bringing mine out very shortly. Thank you so much for sharing this pretty post with Tea Time. Your presence has made my TTT's 2nd Birthday celebration all the more lovely.

Blessings,
Sandi

Marlis said...

Jacqueline, this is the best set up for indulging in decadent beignets ever! I do love your new napkins. Every piece goes so well with the next. Calm, peaceful and indulgent. aaah. xo marlis

Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

Jacqueline, your post looks so Yummy!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a gorgeous table! The china is divine and the beignets look yummy!
Eye candy.
Hugs,
Patti
We'd love to have you link it to WIW.

once in a blue moon said...

so fresh and pretty~

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! Love the whites! Thanks for sharing Joann

Victoria said...

Oh I love your china! The table looks so lovely and very Valentiney!

Diann said...

What a lvely ea you set for us today! Everything looks so pretty. I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Susan said...

SO romantic indeed! I love your Wedgewood china here. And I agree about those heart doilies - they'll always be classic!

dizzyizzy said...

This is so lovely. It looks just like a spread for Victoria magazine. I love it!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful! I love those lacy white plates.

Marigene said...

Beautiful...I know I have told you before, your linens are gorgeous.
I love beignets!

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, wow...it has been years since I've had a beignet! That was the main reason for my wanting to go to New Orleans on my honeymoon! Lazy mornings (and sometimes early afternoons!) at Cafe du Monde...can't beat it with a stick! I know they would taste even better (if that's possible) served on these incredibly beautiful dishes!!! I love the design! It reminds me of everything feminine and delicate and gentle and beautiful. Just gorgeous!!!

Marti McClure said...

Your tea party is so inviting and beautiful! And your photos are wonderful. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Maria said...

What a pretty tea set! I love the teapot! So pretty!

Linens and Laurel said...

Beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday!

Antiques And Teacups said...

A wonderful post! I haven't had a beignet since New Orleans several years ago. LOVE the Wedgwood Queen's Ware...always a favorite. Such a beautiful post!
Ruth

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

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I am your new follower..

Light and Voices said...

Over the top post this week....crisp white linen napkins, pink table cloth and me oh my those beignets look mighty tasty.
HPS!
Joyce M

Katherines Corner said...

I absolutely love this post. Truth is I love my visits to your beautiful blog.. your photos are always so pretty.Hugs and Happy Pink Saturday xo

Tess said...

This is simply gorgeous!! These are some of my favorite patterns...the Wedgwood dishes and the Rosepoint silver! What a beautiful setting!

Texas Tea Party said...

Love Beignets! The tea party with white lacy Wedgwood and lovely linens is so festive. The photos are just wonderful for a winter day of picturing yourself relaxing with a cup of tea and pastry. Please pass me a beignet and we will speak of Valentine's Day and beautiful vintage china and linens. Happy Tablescaping! Pam

Texas Tea Party said...

Love Beignets! The tea party with white lacy Wedgwood and lovely linens is so festive. The photos are just wonderful for a winter day of picturing yourself relaxing with a cup of tea and pastry. Please pass me a beignet and we will speak of Valentine's Day and beautiful vintage china and linens. Happy Tablescaping! Pam

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