Sunday, March 29, 2015

Celebrating Easter


Please join me for a morning Easter Tea alfresco to celebrate new beginnings, the welcoming of spring and many other blessings.

Since the weather has been so warm, we'll have the tea in my backyard. The word "alfresco" sounds more appealing than backyard. (In reality the weather was too warm and I had to move the tea inside.)

The table is full of tea, food and Easter decor. I get so much happiness from setting holiday and themed tables. Don't you?

Here is your seat...place card holder filled with jelly beans.


Vintage porcelain bunny napkin ring 


Painted paper mache carrots in a Mason jar

Easter Egg Vase from Villeroy and Bach

Today's featured teacup is a brand new Royal Patrician from England. The pattern is Aurora. 





















The soft pastel flowers on the teacup are perfect for an Easter tea.



Images on the Pottery Barn table runner


Orange Beehouse teapot made by Zero Japan



(courtesy of Republic of Tea's website)

The Republic of Tea's Downton Estate Blend will be served. I prefer loose tea over bagged tea, but have to say this is one of my favorite black teas. The vanilla softens the bergamot in the early grey for a unique taste. This tea can be purchased at Cost Plus World Market stores and unfortunately not online. This tea is also a fun conversation starter for Downton Abbey recaps.



Scones and croissants along with fruit salad will be served. I like to add golden raisins to my buttery scones.




" 'Twas Easter-Sunday.
The full blossomed trees filled all the air with fragrance and with joy."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Have a beautiful Easter weekend and thank you for joining me for tea.
~Nora










21 comments:

  1. Alfesco or outside...beautiful! Love your cute eggs and bunnies! The teacup pattern is called Aurora by Royal Patrician. They went out of business in 2007 and I DO miss them! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  2. A lovely cup to sip our tea from today. Very pretty.

    Diana

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  3. Easter blessings to you. Such pretty colors/pattern on your new tea cup. I love the table runner and all the special Easter décor. I hope you have a lovely Monday.

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  4. I would love to have tea outdoors with you,Nora. Everything looks so good and your menu sounds so yummy! Love, Love your new tea cup. Thanks for the invite!

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  5. Hi Nora, what a beautiful Easter tea. Cute table runner, pretty teacup and I always like the look of colorful candy in a glass container.
    Thanks so much for your recent visit and comment on my Easter Collections and Vignettes post.
    Have a wonderful holy week,
    Gina

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  6. Hi Nora, what a beautiful Easter tea. Cute table runner, pretty teacup and I always like the look of colorful candy in a glass container.
    Thanks so much for your recent visit and comment on my Easter Collections and Vignettes post.
    Have a wonderful holy week,
    Gina

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  7. Oh my, it would be so lovely to have tea outdoors. That won't happen here for quite a while. Nora, your RP teacup is gorgeous and the flowers are perfect for an Easter tea! The runner is very sweet. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time and Happy Easter to you and your family!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. How nice to have tea outside! I could have tea on the balcony, but the pollen is horrible. It's covered everything. So I will have to enjoy your outdoor tea! Your teacup is lovely and the flowers beautiful. Happy Tea Day and Happy Easter!

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  9. Hi Nora!
    I'm ready to sit at my spot at your pretty table, and I'd love a scone with my Downton Abbey tea blend. Hey, I'll bring the quiche and we can have that with our scone. Your eater decor is so charming and yes, I love themed tables, too.
    I read your profile and we are tea sisters, I do believe. I start my day with a pot of tea and end it with a cup. I indulge myself and sip it while taking a bath at night.
    Happy Easter!

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  10. Beautiful. I like the bunny napkin holders. I have similar but I am not at home this year to blog them. The embroidery is beautiful. A nice inspiring Easter table.

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  11. so lovely, can't believe it is too warm to be outside. It's bitter cold here in Southern Ontario.

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  12. Your alfresco tea is the perfect idea for an Easter party. Your darling table runner is just the right touch for the table. You are so correct about tablescapes for creating happiness in my life and I always enjoy a holiday theme. Have a great Easter!

    Pam

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  13. What a lovely alfresco tea! The bunny napkin holders are too cute! I also have a Beehouse teapot--a black 2-cup teapot for everyday use (another thrift store find!).

    The Downton Estate Blend contains 2 of my favourite things--Downton Abbey and Earl Grey! It's too bad that the selection of DA teas are so limited in my neck of the woods. I've only had the English Rose (herbal) tea which I quite enjoy!

    Happy Easter!

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  14. Your teacup Aurora is lovely and much sought after! I sold them for years until they closed. The company was called Herman Dodge - the man who owned it. I so loved that you shared at Friends Sharing Tea!

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  15. Hi: Your tea cup is perfect. I have not seen one before. I too love to set holiday tables. Have a blessed Easter. Hugs, Martha

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  16. Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Easter. I have enjoyed seeing your decorations you have set together for your Tea Party. You have a beautiful Tea Cup.

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  17. Your outdoor Easter tea table is just adorable with all the decor. I have some metal napkin rings similar to your bunnies but the hole is so small I can only get paper napkins inside.
    Love the teacup, a pretty pattern that says spring.
    Happy Easter.

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  18. Hi Nora,
    I love all of your Easter pretties and your new teacup is gorgeous! Such pretty spring pastel tones in it's flower pattern. Have a wonderful Easter! Karen

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  19. Hi Nora, Happy Easter. I loved seeing all the special Easter things you have brought together for this very special occasion.

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  20. Hi Nora! I LOVE holiday tables...and yours is terrific! I really liked the bunny napkin rings, and really all the other Easter touches. Your new teacup is very pretty too. Happy Easter!

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  21. What a lovely tea...adore those napkin rings!! The scones look wonderful, too!

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Thank you for visiting my blog today. I really look forward to reading your comments. Have a nice day! ~Nora