Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fairy Tale Pink Tea Party






 I like the fanciful world you can create on a table. And nothing lends itself more to fancy than Christmas! I also like tablescapes because you don't have to commit yourself to anything. Putting a table together is not like painting a wall, or buying furniture. You can create a whole world for a single occasion, try things on like you do with a costume box, and decide what you may want to keep more of in your life.





My sugar plum sweet tooth seems to need feeding at least once in the wintry season. This time it's pink flavored, and all set for tea.
  




A few flocked trees make for a small forest centerpiece, and scattered tea lights add to the glow. 





 A snowy cloth is the only table cover that will do here. A vintage French linen sheet drapes the table underneath, and a vintage damask cloth with a deep hand made lacy border is laid over.






 The gifts are wrapped in the same paper used for the vintage printed bundles at each place. The scene is set with delicate Limoges plates, and mixed vintage silver and crystal.











 A supply of traditional New Mexican anise sugar cookies called biscochitos fills my recent vintage biscuit jar find.





 A few silver and pink balls are stewn along the center too.

  

















 A small vintage lace-trimmed linen round anchors the center and adds a bit more detail. I love the look of layered white linen!
















 The ruffled linen napkins (Pottery Barn) are bundled together in my vintage pink enamel French tin to resemble a rose bouquet.





 A little coarse sparkling sugar, and a bit of tinsel on the base of my bottle tree forest finishes it off. White tissue fills in between the cake stand and a large ironstone basin. All we need now are a few tidbits and the fairies!





























 



 











 
















So that's festive pink as promised!
And it's not even December yet!
I hope everything stays in the pink for you . . . .
So much still to do.

Carry on, my friends!

Jacqueline








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54 comments:

Shingle Cottage said...

Oh my!!!!
I adore pink so i have to tell you i loved this post! so beautiful and so pretty,oh i think i shall have to scroll up and take another peek xxx

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Everything looks so pretty... love the pink and sparkles...
Ciao for now...

Salmagundi said...

I have two linen sheets that were my great grandmother's - they have been folded away for years and years. Thanks for your inspiration -I'm going to get them out and see how they fit on our table! Sally

Infuse With Liz said...

Love Love Love it! You have the nicest way of saying things and I love how you put this together. I couldn't agree more about creating a tablescape and it being like trying things on from a costume box! Your petite white church is adorable and I love your pink accented table. I love red but I think pink is my other secret love!
Such a joy to view!
Hugs,
Liz

Lady of the Woods said...

The words in the title of this post can be in any combination and still conjure up the magical whimsies! :D:D:D I'm one of those people from New York who says things like "this is disgusting" "you are making me ill" and these are the highest compliments believe it or not LOL so I'm going to say this post makes me ill LOL....and loving it! I'm going pink too for the first time in my life and I'm having to make my own pink ornaments, found a few, and the rest is silver. I'm just loving that combination and is what I've painted my room with whites. I'm very happy in there now! This post is beautiful I will have to visit it often. I hope you enjoy the Fairy Tea Party!

Donna Heber said...

Most definitely pretty in pink! You have created a magical fairytale Jacqueline - everything sparkles!

Pat said...

A good and Happy day to you, Jacqueline!!! Love this post...have searched and no pink ornaments here at our local flea markets...or anywhere else. But, thanks to you, I can enjoy your pink ornaments and look at the photos as long as I wish!
I always love your posts and enjoy them very much! Now, about that biscuit jar....I've been lusting over it since you first showed it....so wonderful. I can tell you also love setting up the photos for your blog...loving what you do always shines through. Thank you so much for showing me PINK!!!! A Happy Holiday season to you, dear friend....stay safe, warm and cozy....pat

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So lovely and inviting!! I love the pink!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love the glitter church. So perfect with your white trees, linens, and pink ornaments and china.

Curtains in My Tree said...


Oh I love it all , everything there I would love to have , love the pink dishes and that old monogrammed knife handle, I love old silverware and just bought some tomato spoons ( again)
you always have such soft beautiful things to show

GinaBVictorian said...

I like the look of layered linens too! Especially yours! The pink balls look beautiful glistening to the light of the candles.

Dewena Callis said...

I love all your pretty pinks! A beautiful job of using them.

Cynthia said...

This is so beautiful and magical. I love the pink and white. . .so very, very pretty together.

Haworth said...

Beautiful! Fit for a faery.

Bella said...

Hi J,
Oh lovely lovely... I am ready to get my sparkle on too:-) I just love everything here, pink sparkly goodness:-)
Hugs,
Bella

Sharon said...

I love it ! it's all so girly ! Pretty pretty !

Sherry said...

How pretty! Love how it all glows! :)
Sherry

Amy Kinser said...

Your table looks beautiful. I love the pink, white and sparkles.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

simply beautiful Jacqueline... as always.

Olive said...

I could get lost in that forest of snowy trees and let's not forget the pinks. Is it blush or bashful?

Vintage Gal said...

Jacqueline ~ this table scape is just pinkalicious ~ I love everything that you have created. Absolutely adore everything ~ so beautiful ~

SizzleandZoom said...

Sweet and precious pink Christmas!

Marlis said...

I always lose myself in your posts and this one is no exception. It's a magical, wonderful masterpiece. I love the pink balls. I have some shiny bright turquoise ones that I would ship you, but they are so fragile they would never make it in one piece.. The dishes are so pretty and the church is just eye catching. I would give an eye tooth for one of those cookies.. xo marlis

Shelia said...

Oh, how beautiful is your white and pink! So lovely! Your snaps are always so pretty and your really do set up the most gorgeous vignettes and tables.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

So feminine and pretty. I have to share this with my daughter ... she LOVES pink!

Robin said...

Beautiful table setting. I love all the linen and sparkle. I'm drooling over your glitter house and the bottle brush forest arranged on your cake plate. I can't get enough of glitter houses and bottle brush trees it seems.

Town and Country Gals said...

Jacqueline,
the pink and white is so lovely, the glitter house and flocked Christmas trees are my favorites! The whole setting is so delicate and magical! You did an amazing job on putting it together!
Rebecca

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I just kept going OH,Oh,OH! you so have me at soft pink and those plates...Oh my! I sooooooo love it all!!

Carol

June said...

What a beautiful tablescape Jacqueline! So soft and lovely. Your pink Christmas balls are such a pretty addition to your china and table linens.
sending hugs...

Mary Ellen said...

What a lovely lovely table setting with your beautiful dishes and linens. The pink packages on the plates and the snow trees- just magical!

bee blessed
mary

Mom E. said...

Jacqueline,
It is just breathtakingly beautiful...We love tea or hot chocolate parties here at our house.
We have since my kids were little. My youngest is 16 and her friends still want to come for a hot chocolate party now and then during the winter months...
If only we could transport ourselves to your Pink Tea Party, they would LOVE it! Thanks so much for showing us your beautiful things....
Betsy

Custom Comforts said...

Love your beautiful pink tablescape. Everything is so delicate and sweet, yet full of Christmas charm and warmth. It looks so inviting - wish I could come right over and join you.
Cindy

Cynthia said...

What a lovely setting for tea so festive and whimsical. I love your tea set it is so pretty in pink.

Cynthia

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

Magical, indeed, and so very beautiful!

Nook and Cranny said...

So fantastic...
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Lady Pamela said...

Totally beautiful!
*Smiles*

Linda said...

There are no words...
I am drooling on my keyboard...
You are incredible!!!!

Enjoy your weekend...
Bit of snow happening here...

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Chubby Chieque said...

I seems wandering in fairyland...

So beautiful. I am so girly so, this settings is the best this week so far.

Have a great w/end.

Greetings from a cold Stockholm,
/CC

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, Jacqueline, this is so very girly and pretty! I adore soft pink and white with a little silver and lace. Such a beautiful tea set and your ruffled napkin bouquet looks scrumptious in your pretty tin container. Would love to sit and sip tea at your delightful table! Thank you for sharing and have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

JP said...

Love all the gorgeous, silver and pink...wish I could incorporate it, but it just won't work in my home. I especially LOVE that beautiful church!

Simone said...

Your sugar plum fairy themed decor is just magical!
I just love how the silver and pink softens the setting, just delightful!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

What a fairy tale tea party! Just inspiring!

PJ Harrison said...

I so look forward to your posts --- you always provide us with magic. I love the little church and am now on the hunt for one!!

Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas and beautiful photos.

Pam

Cindy said...

Oh, you KNOW i loved this post. Be still my heart. I am working on a pink and white Christmas here too. The vintage pink book is the prettiest thing ever ... Your table is a feast for the eyes, luscious!

Cindy

Eleanor said...

Simply gorgeous!

chateau chic said...

Jacqueline, your table looks SOOO LOVELY!! I love the soft pinks alongside the white. It would be every little and big girl's dream to come to a tea party like that.
Just beautiful!
Mary Alice

Betty Sneeringer said...

Beautiful! And, beguiling!

Betty

Pamela Gordon said...

Almost missed this one!! What a gorgeous table! It looks so soft and romantic with the candles, pinks and white. Love it all!!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline, your photos are all so very frame worthy. Nobody puts beautiful things together like you. It's all so good for the eyes and the spirit..Happy Monday..Judy

Ann said...

Oh the pinks are yummy and soft, perfect for a beautiful tabletop.

Ann

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

So much eye candy in this post, Jacqueline--I love the vintage linens and lace, the napkins folded into roses, and the gorgeous pink teapot set! I enjoyed hearing from you over at my blog, and am so glad that you enjoyed my holiday mantel--thank you, and I hope your day today is wonderful!

Bente said...

This is so gorgeous. LOVE the tablesetting.

Have a nice weekend

Hugs

Mom E. said...

Jacqueline,
I have loooked at this post multiple times and I just love it every time! I really want to make one of those little houses. I have seen the kits for sale, and now I see I NEED to make one!!1 and the lovely white bottle brush trees, so fun and sweet....
Thanks for making my heart happy with your creative talents!
Hugs,
Betsy

Tonita said...

OH my... I am loving your pink tea party. All the lovely decorations and detail are so sweet. I did a pink tea party post as well as a pink themed Christmas party post. Such a beautiful color, adding fun and charm when brought to a table.

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