Genevieve | @beesandbubbles

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Chinoiserie Chic Tea Table

Chinoiserie Chic Tea Table

This past weekend was one of my favorite events of the year — a lovely ladies' tea benefitting world hunger relief. The table I decorated for this year’s tea was inspired by my collection of blue and white chinoiserie pottery. I wanted a pop of color to contrast against the blue and when the redbud tree in my yard was just starting to bloom, I knew how to plan my flowers! I created a redbud “tree” in the center of my table, filled in with purple irises, and in the low containers, filled with pops of magenta roses and carnations. I kept my dishes and napkins plain, opting for white. The teacups have just a subtle accent of pink and gold. Down the center of the table, I used a round blue and white tablecloth of mine (from Ikea) folded into a runner. The pattern is actually dotted with teapots and teacups! The favors were from a kit and I filled with blue-wrapped chocolate truffles. I wrote the names of my guests on paper banners, which I attached to the favor boxes, along with a pretty “tea pyramid” so each guest could enjoy a cup of tea with chocolate well after the event!

Teapot with a vintage blue toile tea towel

Teapot with a vintage blue toile tea towel

A mass of flowers

A mass of flowers

Tea favors

Tea favors

Overhead view

Overhead view

The menu

The menu

Pink and blue

Pink and blue

Seasonal guests of honor, Mr. and Mrs. Koi

Seasonal guests of honor, Mr. and Mrs. Koi

Tea sweets

Tea sweets

Tea selfie!

Tea selfie!

Nathan generously spent his Saturday morning escorting tea guests to their tables :)

Nathan generously spent his Saturday morning escorting tea guests to their tables :)


Shop favors here:

May Day

May Day

Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes