Tea for the Bride-to-be

In another twist of the question, Where Does Time Go?, my long-time friend and fellow thrifter, S, is celebrating the upcoming marriage of her youngest child. Since it seems like yesterday that she and I were celebrating our own new marriages, it feels as if I’m in a weird warp of time.

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The adorable bride-to-be and her sweet momma decided on a Tea Party theme for her bridal shower.


For months, S has been collecting tea cups and saucers, plates, mason jars, flatware and serving pieces during her thrifting adventures. Many of these pieces were brought out to play at the tea.



For those who preferred a cold beverage, mason jars were fancied up and loaded with fun straws.


Iced tea and lemonade were available to quench thirsts.


Each table was set with a mix of plates and tea cups.


Mason jars were utilized again as vases for beautiful floral displays on each table.


A fine selection of tea was provided at each table. The teapots are not shown as they were warming in the kitchen awaiting their turn at the table.

A lovely assortment of goodies was beautifully displayed on the food table.



At each place setting a burlap bag favor was left for the guests. Inside the bag was a teabag. The beribboned label reads “The Perfect Blend” with the happy couple’s names and marriage date. What s cute idea!

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We also enjoyed a piece of this beautiful cake as a sweet ending to our tea.

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This tea was a true labor of love. All the components were toted from S’s home to the site of the tea – a local treasure – a recently renovated old school house used as a community center. Food, dishes, table settings, tea pots and more were carried to the site. It was quite a whirlwind setting up for the tea with bridesmaids, parents, friends, grandmothers, aunts and uncles participating. It turned out beautifully, don’t you think? We all had such a wonderful time.

I wish for my friend S’s daughter the most loving and happy of marriages.

I hope to visit the parties at Knick of Time’s Knick of Time Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove, and The Penny Worthy Project at Hey, What’s for Dinner Mom?



About tammylovesdishes

I love searching for dishes for tablescaping. That leads me to yard sales and thrift shops and fun, fun, fun.
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4 Responses to Tea for the Bride-to-be

  1. Pinky says:

    How sweet and a great shower idea! Everything looked wonderful and I am sure she appreciated it all. XO,m Pinky

  2. Oh, wow!!! That must have been quite a job to carry all of that over to the venue! But SO worth it!!! All of your friend’s collecting over the months paid off with plenty of nice dishes for everyone to enjoy! That food table is LOADED!!! What a great selection! Nice favors, too!!!

  3. Everything looks totally amazing, It sounds like quite the ordeal to get all set up, but it was beautiful and I am sure the Bride to Be was thrilled. The food looked amazing also.

    Thanks for the visit, I really appreciate your comment about CK’s lovely home. Hugs, Marty

  4. racheld says:

    How charming and perfect for a new beginning!! I’m intrigued by the little cracker-things on sticks—what are they? It all looks divine and welcoming and such a good start to the festivities.


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