Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tuesday Tea Time Again

Once again Tuesday has sprung up on us! I am home from work today with a nasty cold so have had a bit of time this morning to set a 'Tea Table for Tuesday'. I wanted to use the top of my vintage Singer sewing machine to set today's table. This is a family heirloom- I received it about 15 years ago but before me it belonged to my mum's aunt. It is one of my most treasured possessions and makes a great little table for two.

I saw this beautiful little rose bud just waiting to be picked... it is a pretty peach colour so I had to shop the house to find china with the right tonings to match.

I have many teapots but not one to match this pretty colour so I have used my silver teaset I received for my 21st birthday (just a few years ago LOL!). The milk jug looks to be scratched but it is just a little frosty from the cold milk.

I love to use different cups when I create a table so I found this pretty peach toned one then I matched it to a lovely rosebud one.

The little teaspoons with the crystal on the end came from a cute giftware shop in Perth a couple of months ago - they were $3 each so I don't think they are really silver or crystal!!!

No cuppa is complete without somehing yummy to eat - shortbread should hit the spot!!

Once again I didn't have napkins that looked just right so I resorted to raiding my quilting cupboard and found this pretty piece of fabric I cut up - I just tucked a crocheted doiley inside to soften the look a little.

Hope you stop by for a cuppa!!


I'm joining -  Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
Teatime Tuesday@Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor
Teacup Tuesday@Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Tea for Two@The Plumed Pen


kimberly shaw said...

It all looks so pretty on your antique sewing machine. Love the silver tea set!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such lovely setting and the shortbread fingers look so yummy! thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Denise@alloverroses said...

Your display on your antique sewing machine is lovely! Both tea cups are beautiful too! The shortbread cookies look yummy! Thank you for sharing.

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hello, you have set such a lovely & inviting table. I love the Antique sewing machine! I so want to own one of them someday :) I've enjoyed my visit with you, and I hope if you get the chance, you will come and visit me :) I'm having a giveaway, and would love to have you enter it:)

Warmest, Brenda

Beth said...

Gorgeous linens, especially your "napkins." Love those two gorgeous teacups, too! Wow! How unique to set up your tea on the sewing machine cabinet - do you actually use the machine to sew? Pretty, pretty setting!

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a pretty setting! I love your tea things and I have my grandmother's sewing machine and it looks almost just like yours.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Suzyq,
Your tea post is lovely and I love shortbread! Your napkins are wonderful; love how you made them with the doilies tucked in; very cute! Hope you're feeling better. Please add my link to your post so that others can find their way back to my participants. http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/
Wishing you a beautiful day.


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

Such a beautiful tea scape!! Just lovely!

I love your antique sewing machine!! I have my hubby's grandmothers and I have it displayed in my Craft/Sewing room!! It is one of my most cherished pieces!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful table setting! My Granny had a sewing machine just like that. I loved digging around in the drawers for buttons, when I was a youngster.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good morning Suzy, Love the Singer how fun that you now have this...and all your tea setting is wonderful and I only ate one cookie...Thanks for sharing this..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Pellie / Penny said...

thank you for sharing your teacups, even though you are home sick.
Your display is just wonderful. Although both tea cups are stunning I just love the second on with the pink rosebuds.
MMMMMMMM shortbread. Yummy.
Got to Run.

paperbutterfly said...

Setting tea on the vintage sewing machine is wonderful! A nice use for such a dear heirloom. I like to re purpose things too.
You might be interested in where I set up tea today @ Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday.
I am now a new follower!!
Blessings, Pam

Terri said...

I love your sewing machine. And the way you dressed it for tea is beautiful! Your tea cups are very lovely. I have wanted to find a silver tea set myself, the right one just hasn't shown up yet. Yours is very very nice!

Theresa said...

Lovely display~ I really enjoyed popping in today the peach rosebud is divine! Your cups are so cute Suzy~ Lovely Happy Tuesday, Theresa

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I just adore all this! Beautiful pics. The old sewing machine is such a lovely table top for your beauties! Thanks for sharing. Be blessed. Cindy

Bunnym said...

Your vignette is so cute and inviting. What a treasure it is to inherit this sewing machine and let's not forget those short bread cookies...yummm! Have a wonderful week.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh, I love the sewing machine and then setting it up as a tea service. How beautiful is that. Love your gorgeous china and stunning linens. This is just so pretty and so welcoming. Love it. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Olivia said...

Oh my sweetness the napkins are sooooo perfect, I love the whole mix! Excellent and the treats hit the spot!

nannykim said...

Love the rose! Such a shiny silver set! All these tea parties are so tempting with their goodies!!

nannykim at http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/

Lynn said...

Just lovely! I have one of those Singers, it was my G-Mom-B's and I love it! I keep a handcrafted feather tree on it that gets decorated for the seasons.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. I especially love those teacups. Wow are they gorgeous.

Thank you for linking this post to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and sharing with us. We have fun and I'm so glad that you could join us. I hope you are feeling better very soon.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh how lovely! The rose is perfection and your dishes...well...gorgeous!

The perfect tea table...love it!


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Everything looks so beautiful. You reminded me about my Silver Tea set. Yours is so much prettier than mine. I try to remember to share it for next week. Thank you for sharing your stunning tea cups and beautiful table setting. Very creative to use a sewing machine. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Jane said...

Very pretty, the sewing machine, the doilies and the tea cups. Thank you for taking the time to share.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Precious! Love your tea party setting! I have my grandmothers vintage Singer! I must have a tea party for 2 with it! Thanks for the inspiration! ~Maryjane

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You set a wonderful table! The antique sewing machine looks so pretty, and especially so with the nice tea setting.

Unknown said...

A lovely tea -- love your cups! And what a cute idea for a napkin!

Unknown said...

So beautiful tea setting, love your napkins.


Unknown said...

What a GORGEOUS tea you have set. I may have to *borrow* the idea of using the sewing machine top as your tablescape. Mine sits in my entry way :)


Marigene said...

Beautiful "table" for a tea party!

Jocelyn said...

Love your tea serving. It all looks so delightful and inviting.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a perfect spot for tea! Love your antique sewing machine.