Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tea For Margaret ~ Redux

Margaret is a Survivor!
This weekend, after a visit with my sweet friend Margaret, I decided to repost this tea setting again.

You see, since Margaret's knee replacement last year, she was in a serious auto accident. She was hit by a police cruiser participating in a car chase. I won't bother you about what I think about police chases. You can guess, I'm sure.

She had to have another knee replacement. The first replacement was destroyed in the auto accident.  That was in April. Just about the time she recovered  she fell and broke her foot. At last, she is up and about without assistance. We will be playing Bunco, at my house, this Monday. Margaret will be here!

I am so thankful she is feeling well. Love you Margaret!


Tea for Margaret

I am preparing, in advance, a "Tea for Two" for my sweet friend Margaret.
Margaret is a dear neighbor who had knee replacement surgery two weeks ago.
 I might set up for her tea a little early. Yes, that is what I will do.  She won't be able come for tea right now but I will be ready for her.

You can get a sneak peek before she gets here.

This will be Margaret's first view.
I think she will love the vintage tablecloth. It is a favorite of mine.
The crochet napkins are a recent purchase (you can see them better in a different shot).

I had to scour the yard for a few late blooms. I placed them in this little gold sugar bowl. It is an odd piece but I think it works well for this little table. What do you think?

Perhaps we will have currant scones, lemon biscuits, clotted cream, jam and a little fruit. I will place the treats on this milk glass cake plate.  Does the cover make this a cloche?  Does that mean I can use it later for a Cloche Party?

I think she will love these vintage dessert plates. They have a beautiful gold border with flowers in the center.  I think the bouquet looks a little like my garden find.You will notice we have a gold theme.  That's because her friendship is GOLDEN!

Margaret likes green tea.  We will have green tea but perhaps she will like a cup of Earl Gray with pomegranate. Earlier this year, while touring Charleston Tea Plantation, we were told that the only difference in teas is the length of time the leaves are allowed to oxidize before drying. Green tea has no oxidization time.

The tea service is part of my Sunday BEST china.
I am using it because Margaret is the BEST!

We will be using beautiful sterling flatware with a 24 karat gold basket weave.
I think it goes will with the gold theme.

Now, I'll just wait for Margaret's arrival

Just in case you are wondering, Margaret is a real person. She will be coming for tea.
In the near future I hope!

Milk glass cake plate:  Hobby Lobby several years ago
Tea service:  Royal Gold by Royal Doulton (retired)
Silver flatware:  Golden Aegean Weave by Wallace
Dessert Plates:  Vintage Homer Laughlin
Odd sugar bowl:  Vintage pattern unknown
Tablecloth:  Vintage ebay purchase

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If you didn't, leave one anyway. Might make you feel better.
Sure makes me happy!


Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi ginger... What a dignified Teascape... love the china... this design is one of my fav... And the table cover is master piece...
Can I come too with Margret?
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Debbie said...

Ah! I love that china! I want some elegant and simple stuff just like that. It's just a lovely tea table.

And I loathe those car chases. I have always worried about the INNOCENT bystander or driver being hit.

Coloradolady said...

What a beautiful table!! I love the china and it all looks so wonderful, all ready for tea. Happy VTT!

Vintage Whimsy said...

Your table setup looks fantastic. How lucky is Margaret to have such a wonderful friend like you!! I hope you have a wonderful time visiting and catching up and I hope that Margaret is fully recuperated soon!!

Chatty Crone said...

Well as a recipient of a new knee this past December - I know she will love the tea party - the beauty of it will please her. And what a hero -two weeks after! Knee replacements are not for sissies!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Ginger Sweetie...
What a gorgeous share this morning. I love this tea table setting. It is absolutely breathtaking. Fit for a Queen. Queen Margaret in fact. I know she will love it, and I can just hear the chatter and laughter now. What a lovely time for two friends.

Your china and silver is just gorgeous sweetie. Love that tablecloth as well. It is so pretty, especially with those gorgeous draperies in the background. You have a beautiful home.

Thank you for bringing me along for tea this morning. You and Margaret have a wonderful tea. Wish I could be there as well.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

P.S. I don't have anything good to say about police chases as well. To many innocent people always get hurt in the cross fire. Proven fact. I hope they are paying for all of this dearly.

Miss Char said...

Ginger, this is a beautiful table and I'm sure Margaret will be thrilled.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a lovely table Ginger and what a good friend you are to Margaret!

LV said...

Sorry your friend has had such a streak of bad times. I am sure with a setting like this and tea, she will feel much better.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

What a beautiful table you've set for tea. How wonderful that your friend will be able to join you for Bunco. I play Bunco, too. It's so much fun and it will be good for your friend to resume normal activities.

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

What a beautiful tea set for lovely sharing and a beautiful friendship to celebrate! I'm sure Margaret is delighted to have you as a special friend, Ginger.

Mom Walds Place said...

What a lovely table. Your china is precious. You certainly know how to make someone feel special.

Nice to meet you at Vintage Thingy Thursday!

NanaDiana said...

What a lovely way to welcome your friend! It is just beautiful and I am sure she will be thrilled! xo Diana

JudyBug said...

Beautiful table! I love the tablecloth!

rnpurcell said...

What a lovely setting for your friend Margaret. I hope she has enjoyed her time with you. I love the tablecloth and your fine china.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
This table with her percious china is so Beautiful !!! She much be so Happy and to make her feel so specal. You are so sweet lady to do this for her.
XXOO Diane

afternoon tea said...

What a lovely setting. I would probably break out in tears if someone set the table with that much care for me.

My thoughts and sympathy go out to your friend Margaret.

Babs said...

Oh, Ginger, Your china and table linens are so pretty. You've set such a special table for Margaret, I'm sure she will be thrilled and honored. What a sweet friend you are to treat her to a this beautiful tea.

Veronica said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Just love the name of your blog!Your friend will feel so special being treated with such care.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty setting! Lovely china. Poor Margaret! I hope she's well mended soon and can come to tea again.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Such a beautiful setting.

Have a good weekend

Karin Şen Cankan

Scribbler said...

Poor Margaret! But she is so lucky to have a friend like you. Let's hope that's all the bad luck she'll have forever. and that it will all be golden from now on.

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, for heaven's sake!!! Poor Margaret! That is just awful!!! I feel for her in every way! I am not a huge fan of those infamous police chases. They are (legally) breaking every law on the books while putting innocent people in danger. We have had many horrible accidents to occur here in the Kansas City area due to police chases. I understand they want to catch their suspect, but they have GOT to figure out a safer way to do it without putting so many lives in peril. Please give my best to dear Margaret. Your beautiful salute to her surely had to warm her heart. Take care!

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

What a lovely tea setting for receiving a dear friend! If you run out of those little napkins; I do have the very same from Neiman Marcus... Funny! You see we really turn out to be neighbors!
Love to you,


Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Ginger,

Wow, that is a very quick exchange of 'back links - or business cards' for the blog world. It is super for getting straight onto ones blog instead of clicking through the profile... More efficient for reading more blogs!
Love to you and I'm so proud of you neighbor and role model. Hope I will be in ten years as spunky as you are now!


classic • casual • home said...

Simply stunning. Hooray for Margaret!!

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