Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lovin' a little girl's tea party!!!

I have always loved anything  heirloom or vintage!  Combine it with a tea party and I am in heaven.  For many years, I have collected magazine clippings that inspire me.  Here is one from Victoria magazine, 2000.  So perfect for spring!!

It is a southern belle birthday party complete with heirloom dresses, parasols, ribbons. lace and daisies. Be still my southern heritage heart!!!!
Each  table is covered in a yellow gingham seersucker tablecloth topped by a flower-sprigged cotton tablecloth. Each placesetting has a bunny themed plate and a napkin ring made to look like a baby bracelet along with daisies.  Tucked in next to the napkin are little white gloves.


Every little girl is dressed in her heirloom dress and given a flower halo and a battenburg parasol!

The patio chairs are gussied up with tulle and ribbons!

Royal Dalton Brambly Hedge plates are used for sandwiches and cake.  Cake is made in a domed cake pan and the hat rim edge is the upturned portion of a paper plate.  It is then placed on a vintage hat stand.

Bite sized flower shaped sandwiches are served.

A Victorian-styled carriage is the perfect place to receive the birthday presents.

Party favors are little limoge boxes filled with a miniature ceramic birthday cake.

One day, I  would love to open a children's shop that has everything from heirloom dresses, party dresses, party favors etc. along with a children's design studio plus a tea shop next door!  Designing for children is so fun since I can let my whimsical imagination run free! 

Au Revoir for now!