Wednesday, February 23, 2011

High Tea

High Tea with Union Jack: The Charm of Home
Today I am joining Laura at Decor to Adore for High Tea.   I believe the theme is "Fit for a Queen," because we are celebrating the royal wedding between Prince William & Kate Middleton.  So, in keeping with that, I created a Union Jack table covering to set my tea on.  You can click on the link to see how I made it.

High Tea with Union Jack: The Charm of Home
Tea cups, plates, sugar, creamer, and dessert bowls are Johnson Brothers Coaching Scenes.

High Tea with Union Jack: The Charm of Home
High Tea with Union Jack: The Charm of Home
High Tea with Union Jack: The Charm of Home
Tea pot is Johnson Brother's Blue Denmark. 

High Tea with Union Jack: The Charm of Home
The strawberries are Olga's recipe of Olga's Home and Garden Blog, click here for recipe. The strawberries were a hit at my house.  They were filled with cream cheese and whip cream piped into the strawberries.

Cream filled strawberries: The Charm of Home
The savory sandwiches are pimento cheese homemade from a Paula Deen recipe.  Probably not very English but, the teens eat them better than cucumber tea sandwiches.  The scones were a recipe from Lynn at Happier Than a Pig in Mud, click here for recipe.
That is a really good scone recipe.  The dough is easy to work and has the perfect texture.

High Tea with Union Jack: The Charm of Home
It has been cloudy all day long and then for a brief moment the sun shines so brightly on this table.  May this mean a bright and happy future to Prince William and Kate!
Thank you for joining me for this fun party.
I will also link to this week's tea parties:
 Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Tea for Two at The Plumed Pen
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday at Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tablescape Thursday  at Between Naps on the Porch
Go and visit these lovely ladies.


Lynn said...

Such a pretty setting Sherry! Very nice sentiment at the end! Lovin' the great tablecloth and look, yet another J-Bro china pattern to love:@)

Debbie said...

Sherry, I have been looking forward to this since yesterday. I love it. That tablecloth that you made just sets the whole thing off, and I love the china pieces.

Toodle Pip!
(That's what some Brit friends of ours like to say, and you have me feeling all Bristish now...)

Kristen said...

I am so impressed with your Union Jack tablecloth! So pretty. And love the blue and white china. =)

Rose M. Rodriguez said...

Hi Sherry, your tea pot and table accessories in blue look beautiful! Yummi strawberry jelly! and snacks to Paula Deen ', fabulous accessories!, Greetings Rose Marie

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a fantastic job, Sherry. Those stawberries look fit for a prince and princess!! Love your pretty dishes and the tablecloth. Very nice!


Mom in High Heels said...

Are you kidding me with that table cloth??? It is ADORABLE!!!! And your strawberries look delicious.
Off to check out your tute on the table cloth. Seriously, it's ridiculously cute. :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sherry, Your Union Jack tablecloth is perfect for the English Transferware. I just love the blues with the tartan!
The 3 tiered stand gives your table lovely height and the goodies on it makes my mouth water.
What a beautiful and fitting tribute to our Royal friends!
xo Yvonne

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Sherry,
that tablecloth tuned out so beautiful with the blue transferware - very British. The food looks scromptious, I really want to try those strawberries.
Greetings, Johanna

A Whole Lotta Magic said...

Sherry, I have those very same dishes; love how you mixed it up with the t-pot. It's sooooo beautiful. May I ask where you found it?


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

The blues are so pretty and the tablecloth...that is very fitting.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a beautiful high tea! The food is gorgeous!

Jocelyn said...

Everything is so beautiful! Love the blue and white. And the strawberries look SO delicious.


Decor To Adore said...

Oh my goodness I am overcome with all of the loveliness! The table setting is just spectacular.

I cannot say enough about your Union Jack tablecloth. It is just gorgeous!

The china is in one of my favorites palettes: blue. The strawberries have me licking my computer screen. :)

From the bottom of my heart, thank you SO very much for linking up.

Olga Poltava said...

Very beautiful tea setting! And I'm so glad your family liked the strawberries ;-)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such a lovely tea table, Sherry! Love your blue and white JB china and the stuffed berries look delish! Thanks for sharing and Happy Tea to you!


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your table setting is very elegant Sherry! I love the strawberry idea!

Martha said...

Such a lovely tea table and I love that tea cloth -- what a brilliant idea -- simple brilliant. Of course you know I love blue and white -- your tea setting is fabulous!

xinex said...

Oh how pretty! I really like your table topper, Sherry and those strawberries are mouth watering...Christine

Sue said...

Oh this is so pretty! Your last photo is so perfect with the way the sunlight is filtering in. I love the dishes, the food looks fabulous and your table covering is perfect. Very nice!

Debbiedoos said...

Just gorgeous...those strawberries looked amazing. I like this tea time...I wish I would have joined in. I have so many beautiful tea sets, that I just do not use anymore:(

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a beautiful table you have set. I just love the blue tea set you have. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. You always make Tuesday so special. Blessings, Martha

Kelly said...

Too pretty! You did a great job of getting your "theme" across, b/c I was thinking about the Union Jack right when I saw this! The food looks delightful too!


Anonymous said...


I LOVE your tablescape!! It is so cohesive and beautiful.

The Union Jack tablecloth is amazing!! What a clever idea!

I just love everything about this post! Thanks for sharing!

--"The Royal PEAculiar"

Unknown said...

Dear Sherry,
I knew the table setting would be beautiful. With the table linen you created how could it not be?

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

My friend, you went "all out" for High Tea!!! I just adore your Union Jack's stunning and sooo very appropriate for the occasion! I had to go and take a peek at how you made turned out beautifully! What a talented lady you are, my friend! Well my dear, your tea table is sooo beautiful! I love the blue and white transferware and the Blue Denmark is one of my favorite "blue" patterns! Okay...your cream filled strawberries...look absolutely divine! I'm going to have to give those a try!

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful tea with us today for the party, my friend! Your photos are fabulous! I always love what you do!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous, Sherry. I always love seeing a blue and white table and yours is fabulous!

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there Sherry,

What a fabulously beautiful, blue and white table you have set for this week's tea parties!.., Wow!~ So utterly lovely in every exquisite detail!

I adore blue and white tablescapes and dishes!

Thanks for joining in with us for the fun of this week's TTTT and also with my 71st,'Tuesday Tea For Two'..,

P.S.~ As an aside:

..,I must say that when I began in my little 'corner of blogland', with what I lovingly refer to as, 'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland', 71 teatime blog posts ago;(with my little,'Tuesday Tea For Two', blog parties); I never could have dreamt..,

.., that with our fellow tea 'memers' and all of you delightful fellow bloggers, that we would all have so much fun, 'blog hopping' and checking our each others delightful tea parties each week!

Fun!.., I do so love the shared experience!

Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

Marlis said...

Love the table covering.. so perfect for your tea. Your dishes are always perfect. Blue and white is eternal. Thanks for sharing.

Terri Steffes said...

I love your tea party! I love the strawberries and the color scheme. It is beautiful!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Yummy and luscious tea! Seems like the place to be this week! I'm seeing so much blue transferware this time around. You have a lovely pattern. Tropics sounds pretty good!

Lori Lucas said...

I do not think the Queen would sit at this table...BECAUSE it is WAY too cute for her. She never looks like she has any style and this has 'first class' written all over it. Love it! Lori L

Barbara said...

Sherry, this is just wonderful! I love your gorgeous tea set. Your tablecloth is so pretty. Those strawberries look delicious!

bj said...

ahhh, this just takes my breath away. So so pretty.

See you a little later for linking. :))

Meredith said...

LOVE your dishes...may have to go search TJMaxx for a teapot to match my dishes. The Johnson Brothers dishes compliment each other very well...that's probably why I like them so much!

Marigene said...

I love the transferware with your gorgeous Union Jack...great table!

debi said...

What a lovely tea. The food looks delish! And, I will definitely have to try those strawberries.


Hi Sherry...I'm your newest follower, I love your post! Beautiful hight tea table, I like the way you fixed it with the table topper, the china transfer is just gorgeous! The recipes look and are probably delicious, I'll be making the strawberries for my granddaughters. Everything is just so lovely. Come visit me, I'd love to have you.

Tess said...

Wonderful table!!! I love your Union Jack...very clever! Your whole tea table is so pretty. I love your 3 tiered tray and everything on it!!!

Leslie said...

Very pretty. I like you mixed the patterns...and even the food! The sandwiches don't seem out of place, and really, you want to please your guests, right?
So nice. Makes me want to have a tea party!


Love the tablecloth, there must be a union jack thing in the air, I recently made a UJ pillow. Have you tried coronation chicken sandwiches, it is a very english recipe and tastes delicious.

BonjourRomance said...

You have set a beautiful royal tea. Your blue and white dishes are lovely. Just found your beautiful blog via Laura @ Decor to Adore. i'm a new follower.

Kimberly said...

This is just darling! Well done!