Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tablescape Thursday Bonus: A Royal Spot of Tea

God set Him on high at His side, PRINCE and Savior, to give Israel the gift of a changed life and sins forgiven.
Acts 5:31 (The Message)

Where you among those who woke up at the crack of dawn to watch the royal wedding?
I have to admit, I like my sleep way too much to do that!
But I did DVR it.  And Saturday afternoon, while my hubby was playing in a golf tournament, I took a little time to fix myself a treat & sat down to watch the wedding.

Taking my color cues from Union Jack, I chose a mix of ROYAL blue, REGAL red, & WEDDING white.  Throw in a few gold crowns, and you have the perfect representation of British royalty, don't you think?

A gold tray and a ROYAL blue napkin, working as a small tablecloth, serve as a backdrop for this British-inspired trayscape.

A white plate with a gold CROWN design sits atop a slightly larger red plate.

A coordinating mug sits close by for tea or your beverage of choice. 
{I have to admit, I'm not really much of a tea drinker myself.  If I'm having something sweet, some ice cold milk is more "my cup of tea".}

A teapot is elevated to its place of HONOR on a glass pedastal.

A red rose, picked fresh from the garden, adds a bit of ROMANCE.
A small gold crown, borrowed from a group of crowns in my bedroom, and a votive holder, add to the ROYAL feel.

Anyone care to join me for a spot of tea milk?

blue napkin - Pier 1
red salad plate - "Kick It Up a Notch" by Emeril/Dillards (years ago)
crown plate, mug, & teapot - "King's Road Redux" by Rosanna/Amazon

{I'll be linking with Tablescape Thursday at BNOTP, Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, & Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.}


  1. Since I did not get to attend the wedding festivities I now feel as if I participated!I think the tea tray and all the items are so fun and special. Cheers

  2. What a cute little treat for one you made while you watched the royals.

  3. Oh Just beautiful, elegant and so colorful a tea scape!Our oldest daughter and our youngest daughter and I woke up at the crack of dawn to watch live coverage. We had cream cheese tea sandwiches, homemade chocolate chip scones , homemade sponge cake and hot sweet tea. It was a lot of fun and a nice memory with my girls. I used our Butterfly Meadow Lenox tea service and dishes and linens passed down....napkins and breakfast cloth. When Diana was married I watched it on a tiny TV up in an attic bedroom .I was a nanny to wealthy 2 little girls in Asheville, NC.The job was not a glamorous position and it was humbling....Thank you for the lovely setting you documented! Emelia.

  4. What a perfect way to watchh the Royal wedding. I love your dishes!

  5. Love it! An entirely different direction than the way I went for the RW, (far earlier than the crack of dawn here...) I'm enjoying the bold colors and clean design.

    I love this "mood" and may use it for the next one ;0)

    I'm visiting from BNOTP.


  6. I was up well before dawn to see the wedding in real time too. I love your crown dishes. What a hoot.

  7. What a regal setting! I love the "Kings Road Redux" pieces. Very different and very elegant.

    I was invited to attend a wedding breakfast the day of the Royal Wedding. I just couldn't bring myself to leave my house at 5:30 a.m. or earlier, even for a party, and still have to go to work! So I did what you did. Dvr'd the wedding and watched is later in the weekend! I thoroughly enjoyed it then.

  8. There seem to be lots of us blogging about Royal things this last week, and I do love your "Royal" setting! ...especially that plate..

  9. Love, love, love your Royal teaset. It is gorgeous and I love your traysetting. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  10. I will confess, I did get up to watch the Royal Wedding. I made scones the night before and before I knew it, my hubby was watching with me. He was up for work, but he enjoyed having his English breakfast tea and a scone too. I love the little setting you created for yourself, and the crown is a wonderful touch! I've enjoyed my visit today!


  11. This is SO FUN. I must have been so wrapped up in my own Royal Wedding celerations that I missed this one. Love all of the royal touches.

    - The Tablescaper