Today, I’m sharing an Afternoon Tea in the Spring as I join a wonderful group of bloggers for a Spring Tea Party Blog Hop!
Before we get started, I want to thank Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home for hosting! If you don’t already follow Amber, be sure to swing by and visit her gorgeous blog!
If you are just arriving from Virginia Sweet Pea …Welcome! Paula is a dear blogger friend and she always decorates her home so beautifully.
At the end of this post, you will find a list of all the participants in the blog hop. Be sure to visit as many as you can for some creative Spring Tea Party ideas!
Afternoon Tea in the Spring:
For my spring tea post, I decorated a living room table in a spring garden style. With all the flowers and trees blooming, it made sense to use nature as my inspiration. Although, I must admit, I do not have a green thumb. I am working on it, though. To play it safe, I used faux greenery and flowers for my spring tea table.
Since my table is situated near the window, I do have a view of all the green grass and trees outside. Too bad it has been raining for the millionth day in a row! With all the precipitation we’ve been getting, I am expecting some amazing flowers!
Spring Color Inspiration:
To decorate my tea table, I tried to bring the outside in with greens and blues. Then I accented those colors with lots of white from the flowers to the dishes and containers. To me, bright white just feel so fresh for the spring season!
To go along with my color scheme, I even matched the tea bags! Of course, I have tons of those since I am a tea drinker. Even though I love the smell of coffee, I drink tea every morning for my caffeine fix. Then I usually have an iced tea or two during the day.
In order to really pull the colors together, I used this colorful “tablecloth”. Actually, it’s a Monet printed scarf that my mom bought me a few years ago. Scarfs can be great for adding splashes of color and I use them often in my vignettes.
Most of the time, I use white dishes as well. Even though I love decorating a table with my blue and white dishes, I feel the white is just so classic…and it goes with everything!
With all our busy schedules, it’s relaxing to sit down time for a cup of tea! Maybe I will start adding an afternoon tea to my routine!
Afternoon Tea vs. High Tea:
Just in case you were wondering, afternoon tea is generally served on a “low table” with lighter food selections such as sandwiches and scones. Usually, it’s served in the late afternoon around 4:00 p.m. Traditionally, high tea is served a little later at a “higher” table such as a dining room table. For the high tea, a heavier supper is generally served.
Tiered Tray of Tea Snacks:
What is afternoon tea without the fun snacks to go along with it? Traditionally, you would use a 3 tiered tray for the 3 “courses”. The bottom tray would hold the tea sandwiches, the middle would hold the scones and jams and the top would be for the sweets.
Unfortunately, I could only find my two tiered tray…so I just went with all sweets. I don’t hear anyone complaining…
Even though I used mostly blues and greens for my tea table, I brought in some bright pinks for the coffee table.
Obviously with all the rain, I am craving some color!
I hope you enjoyed my afternoon tea in the spring!
**Next, be sure to visit Coco at The Crowned Goat for more creative ideas for spring tea!
Also remember to visit each of participants on the tour for tons of spring tea inspiration!
Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy the tour!
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