Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Green Transferware~Tea and cupcake tablescape

 Tea today is being served in a coffee pot...is that breaking etiquette rules big time?   My teascape today began with these great, reversible chair cushions from Creations by Me

Mary Anne is an Etsy shop owner who makes these darling chair pads with ties and big ruffles.   And the best part, besides being adorable, is that they are reversible from one ivy print to another.   Look at each chair pad in the pic below and you can see how it looks each way!  Isn't this wonderful?  I love it!  I love ruffles too!

Let the layerig begin!!!

I wanted to set a table with green so I brought out some of these green transferware dessert plates by Grindley.  AVAILABLE HERE
My little wired songbird holders are available at Simply Abundant...and abundant is no joke.  Eileen carries over three thousand home decor items!  She sent me these metal, leaf motif napkin rings to.  They are from her Nature Walk line and have an oil rubbed finish.  I love that type of finish on just about anything!  It's so popular right now.  Simply Abundant has about 40 items in this line, lots of table linens, wall hooks and candle holders.  Wish I had some more of these...they are so pretty.  I doubled up my napkins and used some brown cotton under green jacquard my Mom in law gave me at Christmas.

I first set up in my breakfast nook and laid out a pretty lace tablecloth that I bought in the Cayman islands years ago. I think the checked pattern of solid white and white lace is so pretty. Next I added a tapestry table topper I bought in Galveston, TX long ago. It had just the right amount of green, plus shades of orange which were in my flowers I'd purchased and some little canape plates from Steinmart.

I used square rattan chargers (you can get these at Walmart for under $5 a piece) and then added these gorgeous, English plates by Crown Ducal. They have a stunning embossed border of apples and roses and wonderful Spring/Summer colors of yellow, green, blue and rust. I topped them with the green plates because I wanted the floral border to show and then topped each with the canape plate. The canape plates each have different designs on them. Bird, dragonfly, butterfly and flower.

I mixed my fresh flowers of Dahlia, Calibracha...I think these are little mini petunias...does anyone know?... and some vinca vine and put them in one of my favorite pieces which is a soup tureen minus it's lid by Adams in the Italian pattern.
I found a bag of tiny sliced logs and scattered them all around the table, onto the chargers and my cupcake server which is an antiqued iron stand with three leaf shaped holders.  My flatware is Spode Woodland.

My coffee pot is in the English Scenery Pattern by Enoch Woods.  I love the floral border and pastoral scene.  It's available HERE

The cups and saucers are simply title Fruit.  They are also English transferware, by Wood & Sons.  Available HERE.

And something I absolutely, absolutely think is so, so cool is this hand flatware carrier.  This was also made by Mary Ellen at Creations by Me.  It matches the chair pads and holds eight complete sets of flatware.  There are eight individually sewn compartment.  Just put your silverware in, roll it up and tie.  So cute!


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Linking up to:

Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Diane at A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words for Second Time Around Tuesday
and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee at Silken Purse 
Sachiko @ Tea Rose Home  
Wanda @ The Plumed Pen
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations 
Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor
Tempt my Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday


  1. Nice Nancy, a fresh change with the green and orange!

  2. Well now I see where the money really goes. That Spode flatwear is beautiful.
    This table is beautiful!! I love the colors and the blend of different plates and table covers. The texture of the rattan chargers with everything is wonderful.

  3. Lovely tea! Nice outdoor feel to it all!! Thanks for inviting us!
    Hugs, Lisa

  4. Nancy,
    WOW! What a gorgeous tablescape! The colors are beautiful and I love the green transferware! I love the chair cushions with the ruffles!!

  5. Oh Nancy, your green look is just fabulous! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

    Come see me sometime!

    Nancy too.

  6. Nancy, YOur table and colors are beautiful! I love the greens, browns and the softened oranges.
    Your canape dishes are the perfect compliment to the green transferware. Very different but they play so nicely together! I do love those reversible chair pads. They have a generous ruffle that makes them look so rich.
    And they are reversible, so clever. It was such a brilliant idea to casually toss those branch cross sections around, they give you table a little fun feel.
    Lovely job! So so well done!

  7. Wow! I have never seen so many green and white transferware pieces-so very pretty.


  8. I can't blame you for falling in love, these items are awesome! I especially like the silverware holder. My grandmother passed down to me a place setting of 35 = I'd love to have something like that to keep them in. Hmmmm....:)
    Have a wonderful week.

  9. Nancy, your tea table is charming. I love the fruit pattern of the tea cups. Your chair cushions and the flatware holder are both lovely designs. This certainly makes a lovely setting. Great job!

  10. Hello Nancy your tea table is gorgeous, great color orange and green. Love your dishes!!!

    Beautiful, beautiful!!!!


  11. Nancy, I love this table! Very fresh, natural and elegant. Those plates are stunning- I keep staring! Gorgeous table
    xoxo Pattie

  12. Oh my, this is just so pretty. I love your colors and your dishes are just stunning. So beautiful. The tea vignette is just gorgeous too. The mix of plates that you have used is just gorgeous. Each one is perfect. I really love it all. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  13. Nancy, Such a pretty table! Love the skirted chair cushions and the spode flatware is my favorite. You always set such a lovely table.

  14. Hi Nancy! Everything looks beautiful, and I LOVE all the greens! I love the flatware holder!! I have been thinking of making one of somekind myself, but have not yet settled on exactly how to make one.. This fan shape was a very interesting style for such a thing as this! LOVE it! ~tina

  15. Very lovely tablescape! The colors are exquisite. Very nice combinations and great photos! Please stop by to visit anytime. Sincerely, Susan

  16. Nancy, you have a real way with putting things together beautifully! What a gorgeous setting!
    That tureen in the middle is really special. I loved seeing all your photos.
    Thank you for joining in again today. It is so nice to visit you.

  17. I am really starting to love green! And those ruffles!!!

  18. Very pretty---beautiful would be a better word. How come I've never heard of the phrase transferware before? What is it exactly?

  19. Gorgeous! You do have a way with dishes! Come see me for a give-away!

  20. Nancy:

    Great post as usual. I've never been a green person, but lately I'm loving green transferware. the chair covers and silverware holder are so interesting. I've got to check out her shop.

    - The Tablescaper

  21. I love the soft green of the green transferware! And I am drawn to the fruit pattern on the cups and saucers. The fan shaped silverware roll is really nice!! So many interesting sites for me to go visit now.

  22. Just beautiful! I love the chair pads and the silverware carrier. Everything looks so much like spring ~ the colors and your dishes are exquisite. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Brightest blessings,

  23. your transferware collection are too die for! you are Queen of transferware! all your collection are so beautiful and unique! love them all.. thanks for sharing.. have a good week!

  24. Your table is perfect! I will jump on all of your links and take a look! The flatware server is such a nice idea...even to have at the end of a buffet table!
    Love the green!

  25. Nancy, I love the green and orange together - so beautiful! The little bird votive holders are adorable and your transferware cups and plates are great. Love the canape plates too. Beautiful tablescape, Nancy!
    Hugs, Beth

  26. I never considered Stein Mart as source but you've shown me otherwise. Beautiful combination of greens and oranges.

  27. OMGosh...I just love those PRETTY chair cushions. Thanks for coming to NTT!


  28. Pretty china , pretty flatware, pretty planter, pretty cupcakes, pretty chair covers, pretty, pretty, pretty!

  29. Nancy, I love your transferware and all the tablecloth, napkins and napkin rings. This green and orange are just perfect together.
    Great work.
    Greetings, Johanna

  30. Stunning! Absolutely stunning!!

  31. Your blog is so unbelievably lovely and informative. I'm much more peaceful just seeing your afternoon tea arrangement. Thank you.

  32. Hi Nancy, that's a beautiful table! The dishes are great. I'm so glad you stopped by so I could enjoy your beautiful treasures! Thanks, Donna...the 3rd sister

  33. Nancy, this is just too wonderful for words. I'm so glad I found your blog!

  34. What a wonderful setting of your tranferware! Just Beautiful! How I love the soup tureen of flowers! I love each plate with the different scenes! The orange cupcakes, adore the butterfly stand with the cupcake! All the layers! A lot of thought and special touches are on this wonderful Tea setting. I love all the textures! I know your excited about the pretty chair cushions! I adore the round table with the bird cage it is a wonderful Tea, yet you made such a beautiful Teascape Table! The bird candles! So many treasures you have shown. I love seeing your Tea with your wonderful Tranferware! Thank you for showing your beautiful Teas with me for Tea Time Tuesday. I always enjoy seeing your Teas for I know I going to see some lovely Tranferware each week!

  35. Your table is stunning. I love the green cups. Thank you so much for sharing on Tea Cup Tuesday. I can't wait to see what you will share next week. Blessings, Martha

  36. You don't see green transferware everyday... it's really lovely!


  37. A beautiful, beautiful table. Different with the orange and green. Love your green transfer ware. The skirted chair cushions are perfect here. I'd just love to come to tea!

  38. What a gorgeous tea!! I love your use of color - - greens & oranges -- BEAUTIFUL!!


  39. Okay Nancy...now you're just showin off....I'm now going to try to stop sobbing. Two different tables with different Green transferware patterns and Spode silverware..........


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