I had grand plans as you might guess by my Pinterest board, but then I agreed to host a group of friends. They were all friends of a parishioner who passed away since the last high tea, and she loved birds, so my table design took a certain focus. You can see that focus change on the same Pinterest board as the pins go from various ideas to a bird theme. I mixed a bunch of elements from different photos together.
I also got to reuse certain elements from last year's table too, so the only thing I had to buy were the flowers (and they were from Vons)!
|Royal Doulton blue & white china, Noritake china, |
bird's nest chargers from Pottery Barn (might have finally gotten money's worth!)
|teapot from Ebay, little birds nests from Pottery Barn (eggs bought at an etsy shop)|
|recognize the bird cage? (ivy is from my garden and there are ferns in there somewhere...)|
|close up of bird's nest -- hint of embroidery on tea cloth...|
Can't wait for next year!