Guest Picks: You are Invited to High Tea
Create a table worthy of the high tea tradition with fine linen, porcelain and pretty accents
FROM THE RIGHT BANK September 30, 2011
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High tea is one of my favorite indulgences, and hosting one at home is in my (very) long-term plans. Since high tea is all about ritual, decadent treats and, of course, the best tea, a beautiful setting is a must. Here are my picks for creating a table worthy of the high tea tradition.
— Ally of FROM THE RIGHT BANK
— Ally of FROM THE RIGHT BANK
This gold-dotted espresso cup and saucer are completely modern in design but made in a traditional batch production method in England.
This sleek white cup and saucer rimmed in gold is a work of art.
Gorgeous blue floral pattern in genuine cobalt and accented with 24k gold. Befitting of high tea, don't you think?
There's a nice zen quality about the simplicity of this tea set from Bodum.
Tea just has to taste better poured from this beautiful teapot. The cherry blossom pattern and the deep blue shade are gorgeous.
Set an exotic mood with these jewel tone glasses with pretty silver leaf arabesque patterns.
A natural cotton tablecloth is trimmed with a perfect gray stripe. It's a great foundation for a beautiful tabletop.
The finest pure linen with three embroidered lines in blue. It doesn't get more classic or luxurious than that.
These petite pastry forks decorated with scenes of Italy are the perfect way to serve dessert. The porcelain handles are in classic Spode blue.
I'm in love with the simple design and shape of these dessert forks. Paired with a pretty plate, it would make a really elegant dessert presentation.
Give any tabletop instant style with these animal print plates in bold colors.
These porcelain ramekins are an elegant way to serve crème brûlée or any other dessert.
You can put anything in a mint julep cup and it'll look pretty. They're my go-to vessels for flowers on tables.
Pretty cakes will look even prettier on this cake stand with a frilly edge.
It's always good to have different heights on a buffet. This set of three stands is perfect for small cakes and pastries.
The colorful hand-embroidered loops are too cute. And they're 100 percent linen, which means they feel as good as they look.
A pretty napkin like this can make a tabletop. I'd love to see these paired with plain white dishes.
This design is subtle but the purple color gives it pop. It's screen-printed by hand and sewn in California.
This is the perfect bar table. It's constructed of wood, the mirrored tray is removable, the legs fold for easy storage and, most importantly, the openwork design is very elegant.