Saturday, October 18, 2008

Tea Table Theme: Queen's Golden Jubilee Tea

Tea Time with the Berea Health Ministry was a successful fundraiser and a fun event today. There were 22 hosted tables decorated to a theme of the hostesses choice. My theme was planned around my Royal Worcerster Francesca china purchased at the factory in 1998 and the Golden Jubilee teapot I purchased in Stratford in 2002 during the official celebration. My guests above are having fun with their tiaras and the "queen's wave." My duties included being the guest speaker. My topic was "Take Time for Tea."
During our visits to Balmoral and Windsor this summer, I noticed the dining tables were decorated with a lot of gold so I incorporated gold into my table.
The crown napkin rings represented the queen's crown jewels. A teatime calendar and a cell phone charm were gifts to my guests. My daughter, Melissa, made the cell phone charms with beads to match my color scheme and with a crown charm. They are difficult to see in the photos, but they are tied to the clear bag with a gold ribbon.
My Golden Jubilee Teapot in the bottom photo sat on a gold pedestal and was surrounded by photos of the queen in jeweled gold frames.
I will share photos of the other tables and the menu soon!

11 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

Linda, your table is beautiful! I love the way you incorporated photos of Queen Elizabeth into your table centerpiece. And your teapot --- totally awesome! I'm so glad thing went well and that your tea was a success. Great job!

LaTeaDah

Marilyn Miller, the Marmalady said...

I agree your table is beautiful and I love the gold accents. Charms of any kind are always a special party favor.

Congratulations on a job well done. I can't wait to hear and see more.

Marilyn

Rosemary said...

Such elegance! Beautiful! Congratulations on accomplishing such a wonderful mission. Can't wait to see the rest of photos and the menu.
Nancy

bennie and patsy said...

What a wonderful Tea party. You and your daughter did a fanatic job. Congratulations
Patsy

chloeandrudy said...

It's lovely, Linda. Your table is truly regal. I would have been very pleased to sit with you and the Queen.
Val-ATAA

mjenningsdesigns said...

It was beautiful! It was a great event! You did a great job Mom!

Love,
Melissa

martha said...

Classic style and elegance....every detail, just perfect! Long live the *Queen's Golden Jubilee Tea* memories!

Linda said...

Thank you! I will continue to post photos of the other table themes, including the winning table and runner up.

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

Just perfect, Linda! Very well done. I *love* the sparkly crown napkin holders...and white roses have always been my favorite. It's all beautiful ~ but I know you are glad it's over! These things are a lot of work! Congratulations!

alinville said...

Linda, I think the tea was great, and I realy had a great time at your table. I look foward to our next tea adventure!!!!!!
Lady Alice

Steph said...

The golden theme is perfect - just perfect! Your table looks great.

 

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