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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Spring Supper

I have had my collection of  bone china teacups for about 15 years. They are all different, but all have a flower pattern of some sort. I used to have a lot of tea parties when my children were younger. Every birthday party or festive occasion involved a plethora of moms staying for tea and I always used my "harlequin" tea set. I don't use them as often these days, but decided to use them in a different way when we had some friends for supper on Saturday evening.

I filled each cup with some pretty pink sprigs of geraldton wax.

Water jug and glasses laid out on a side table.

Cotton napkins that I have had forever match the spring theme.

Petal shaped tea light holders are placed amidst the cups.

Delicate embroidery on white linen runners.

On the menu, melanzane  parmigiana followed by seared tuna with wasabi mash and a green salad. For dessert, crepes with caramelised and slightly boozy pears and gooseberries. (I never remember to actually photograph the food!)

Silverware and more flowers


And now a few days later, a table filled with pretty flowers in teacups remind me of a lovely evening spent with good friends.

My boys start their school holidays tomorrow so I am going to take a little break from blogging to do some boystuff. See you soon.

Till next time

Sharon x


  1. Sharon... everything looks so lovely!! What a great way to use your pretty teacups. I love the water glass tray and the pretty table runner. Such a pretty table, and the menu sounds fabulous! Enjoy time with your boys :)

  2. Happpy spring Sharon and your table and flowers look beautiful what a great idea. I had to look to see where you're located because the spring thing threw Enjoy your time with your men since it goes all to quickly.

  3. I'm sure your company loved the festive and pretty table decor...very lovely..

  4. I will miss your posts but I am sure you will have some great stories when you return!
    The table is a breath of fresh air! So lovely!

  5. Beautiful as always Sharon! Have fun with your boys:) Martina

  6. Your table setting is divine Sharon! Love all those tea cups. The silverware and linens are lovely too!
    Enjoy your little vacation!
    XXX Ido

  7. LOVELY setting. Such indulged guests! I am with you though...I forget to take photos of dinner.

  8. Very elegant table setting Sharon!
    Your menu sounds wonderful and very unique! I would love to have seen photos!

    Enjoy your break!
    Pamela xo

  9. Everything looks so elegant yet inviting. I just love what you did with the sprigs of flowers and the tea cups. That is just exquisite. Enjoy your boys!


  10. What a sweet display! I also have those white candle holders, only in silver - I have really enjoyed them. I like yours in white too!

  11. Oh Sharon your table is so, so pretty! What a brilliant way to display flowers on a dining table and I do think the combination of colours you have used is just perfect. The menu sounds delicious too! Enjoy your break! Hugs from an old farmhouse in England - Glenda xxx

  12. great idea, everything looks so beautiful!

    Have a wonderful weekend ;-)

  13. What a lovely design idea...

    your table looks so lovely.

    I love your candle holders:)

  14. How Sweet, love your teacup flowers. Your menu sounds absolutely delicious too, sorry we missed the photos of that. Have a lovely time with your boys and I look forward to your next post. Leahxx

  15. sharon this is just divine; i’m coming over, even if i am way too late!

  16. So pretty. Tea cups make for so many ways to display. Food sounds yum too. Enjoy your holidays. Fiona

  17. Happy spring!
    So lovely images.
    Enioy your holidays.
    Bisou, Babi

  18. An inspiring picture in so many ways. Happy Spring !

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