Taking a leap back to the 18th century for an exquisite French tea party!

Have you ever thought about a virtual time travel machine  back to Marie Aintoinette for a delectable sip of tea in the gardens of Versailles Palace, home of the most tragicly famous 18th century queen consort of France? We might be far from invention of such device but here at The Tea Party Company, I tried to convey the feeling of it with a beautiful French inspired photoshoot.

From details such as the antique detailing of gold rococo elements, the inclusion of vintage imperial fine english china portraying courting scenes, luxurious gold cutlery and gorgeous teapots depicting elements according to the theme, once all the right elements are gather together, it’s almost as you can feel how magnificent the atmosphere of the Royals was.

For the dessert table, I picked my most treasured cake stands: the ones heavily ornate with lots of crystals chandelier style from Opulent Treasures ,  and with the help of 3 tiered food stands, luscios sugar confections were displayed to please the most exigent of crowds.

Taking this pictures would not be possible without the help of my friend Melissa with her outstanding collection of increible furniture & props and her son George, an incredible artist that with his life size oil paintings gave this shooting a real feeling of that era I wanted to achieve.The Tea Party Company French Marie Aintoinette Tea Party (2)The Tea Party Company French Marie Aintoinette Tea Party (3)The Tea Party Company French Marie Aintoinette Tea Party (4)The Tea Party Company French Marie Aintoinette Tea Party (5)The Tea Party Company French Marie Aintoinette Tea Party (6)The Tea Party Company French Marie Aintoinette Tea Party (7)The Tea Party Company French Marie Aintoinette Tea Party (8)The Tea Party Company French Marie Aintoinette Tea Party (9)The Tea Party Company French Marie Aintoinette Tea Party

 

The Cozies Collection

Some gorgeous client of mine wanted to have a country, shabby chic type of thing bridal shower. For that purpose I created this pretty collection of cozys that really brough that feeling into the party. With so many fabulous prints it was hard to pick just a few for this project. Im so in love with them that I see myself sewing tons more of them!!

Floral fabric vintage print cozy teapot cover

floral fabric vintage print cozy teapot cover

blue toile cozy teapot cover

 

floral print cozy teapot cover

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Flora lyellow fabric butterflies cozy teaspot cover

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The Worcester Hop

About a month ago, I was lucky enough to be at the right time/right place combination! The Salvation Army of course!Somehow I managed to find what is nowadays my all time favorite!!. I did not know then what I know know. I was just in awe with the beauty of the colors and the pattern design, and like I said it was my lucky day, had a white ticket wich happened to be the color for the 50% off deal!!! so without much more of the thinking process I bough it,  Once at home with the help of quintessential Google  I realized that I was able to aquire a VERY expensive set of fine bone china, in this case from The Royal Worcester Company under the name of Hop Mathon .Now Im the proud owner of 9 dinner plates, 12 salad plates,6 teacup & saucer sets,creamer, sugar bowl(no lid tough) and 6 soup bowls…..heaven…Iim in heaven….the plan is start looking very patiently to complete my china with the missing pieces( the replacement parts are WAYYYYY to expensive on line) buy I love this pattern so much that its so worth it to be on the haunt till  I cand find them .This one Im planning on keeping for my personal use. As a matter of fact Thanksgiving Dinner gave me the perfect excuse ( as if  I needed one!!!)to use my new vintage adition-adiction!!!  What do you think? do you share my love for it?

The Tea Party Company Royal Worcester Mathon Vintage 1965

Vintage Royal Worcester China Hop Mathon

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