Monday, March 5, 2012

Tea and Lunch With Jane...



"You must drink tea with us tonight."
Jane Austen -- Sense & Sensibility



This didn't start out as a Jane Austen theme...


But that's how it ended up!


This is where it started... with these pretty little mugs from Home Goods.


Each lady will take one home filled with pretty macaroons.
So I used the colors in the mug to inspire me.


The round topper is a Rachel Ashwell table cloth from Target ... years ago.
The lavender is a flat sheet that I found at Home Goods.


My Grandmothers luncheon plates and my mom's silverware.
White doilies, soft yellow napkins and round, green place mates.


The books I added when I realized that they matched my colors so well.
Nothing matching...
but everything coordinating.


And of course after the books came the next most obvious addition
... our guest of honor!

“I could not tell whether you would be for some meat, or only a dish of tea, after your journey, or else I would have got something ready… . Perhaps you would like some tea, as soon as it can be got.” They both declared they should prefer it to anything.
–Mrs. Price to Fanny and William in Mansfield Park

Shall I pour or will you?


I'll be joining Marty for Table Top Tuesday!

31 comments:

acorn hollow said...

I would love to sit at the wonderful table and have tea.
Cathy

Marydon said...

We'd chat forever sitting at your beautiful tea ... may I pour?

Have a great week.
TTFN ~
Marydon

Lisa said...

Love it! Jane is the perfect guest.:)

Olive Cooper said...

sweet, the table setting, bust, pearls are all telling the story...

Custom Comforts said...

Lovely table. What lucky friends to be invited.
Cindy

Shirley said...

I love your table linen..and your table setting..so beautiful..enjoy your tea..
~Shirley

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Everything is so beautiful. It is very ethereal.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a lovely tea. Everything looks so sweet. Wish I could join you!
Nancy

Aledia said...

Looks and sounds like a fabulous tea party and I'd love to join you!

Such a gracious hostess you are...
Have a wonderful night!

Aledia

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I need a cup of tea to revive me from my swooning! It's too lovely!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

SO SO beautiful!

I actually squealed!

JA is my favvie fav favorite!!!!

Your table - all your blog- is so gorgeous, you sure are a talented artist photographer!

Pamela Gordon said...

Pretty table, sweet mugs and plates and Jane. Lovely!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a sweet table and I know this is just what Jane had in mind as she wrote!

XO,
Jane

xinex said...

Your setting is very charming and romantic. The teapot is gorgeous!...Christine

Debbie Booth said...

Love the theme, she is one of my favorite authors. And I love those cups...very very pretty. I need to go to Home Goods and see all the goodness there!
Beautiful post.
Blessings,
Debbie

Busy As Can Be said...

First of all I love tea time and your table looks so inviting! You pictures are as always Beautiful!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Lovely theme -- lovely pics.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Lovely table setting. Anyone would be happy to join you for tea.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Such a charming tablescape!! I love the pastel colors!!

Beautiful!

Hugs,
Debbie

Zinnia said...

Thanks for a nice testund. It is nice to use crocheted materials placemats. Self-cloths I almost always my cup of tea on a silvery saucer with a matching fabric. Have you seen the new film of Jane Eyre? Certainly not Jane Austen as you in this blog has as its theme, but I can recommend it. I wish you a wonderful week! Zinnia

April said...

I love this, Liz! I've been nearly absent from blogland the last three weeks because my daughter reserved ALL the Jane Austen movies from the library, and I've been watching those in my spare time!
It makes me sigh and smile all at once, and coming back to reality is NOT FUN.
Your little tea table is just delightful in every way.
~april

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Liz, this is so beautiful. I love your teascape and your Jane Austin theme. Perfect and so lovely. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Rosie said...

Oh, so pretty.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

How lovely. I love the bust with pearls. Simply precious!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your table linen..and your table setting..so beautiful..How lucky to be Invited to have Tea with you enjoy your tea sweet lady. I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my St.Patrick's Day Tablescape. I also hope you have a wonderful week with your family. Im your newest Linky follow now hope you come over and follow me."
XXOO Diane

Mrs.Rabe said...

Beautiful table!

Deanna

Melissa said...

I would love to come to tea!!

Love the pearls on the statuette...

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I would LOVE to pour!! This is a beautiful table...what a great idea and use of items....

The 2 Seasons said...

This is so pretty and classy. Also reading this post makes me want to pick up a book by Jane Austin and start reading to have an escape.

Paula said...

You set such an inviting table. I'd love to sit for hours to enjoy tea and a chat.

injoyinmylife said...

What a lovely table setting. I can just imagine having tea there with you. So much fun.