White Tea and Hot Pink Roses:

Christmas is just behind us and New Years Eve is a day away, and I'm in the mood for a cup of tea with a few close friends. I wanted a serene setting away from the hustle and bustle to regroup and calm down, before the second wave of family arrives for a Rockin' New Year's Eve!

The inspiration for this buffet tablescape were these hot house roses.  I wanted to showcase them by keeping the rest of the decor soft and white and light.

These roses are bright little blooms! Spilling over a Mikasa cream pitcher, they take center stage in this tablescape.


Draping a white tablecloth on the mahogany buffet keeps the background subdued and unnoticed. Using elements of the same color but different values gives subtle depth and interest to this snowy white tablescape...it also let's the roses POP!

One white goodie stands out along with the roses. Who could resist these miles-of-whipped- frosting cupcakes? And yes, this frosting is as light and delicious as it looks. One for each of us having tea!
They deserve to be put on a pedestal, don't you think?

Tea is poured from a Mikasa Italian Countryside tea pot.  Perched on a worn white pedestal, it is ready to give us a spot of tea.

Another pot of tea is hot and ready when needed under this white-on-white, handmade tea cozy.

Antique silver keepers, bought long ago at an auction, with gold fleur de lis and edging, hold silver spoons and dessert forks.

White Artichokes fit the color scheme.

A cup of tea and a demure vintage napking awaits a guest.

Tea, cupcakes and girl-talk... come, join us. There's room for 1 more!

I am joining Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday- it's like a "dish parade".
Go see!

I am participating in Pink Saturday hosted by a Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. This is a wonderful community, full of pink attitude! Go see...


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