A Yellow Tea Party!

Woohoo! Hi everyone! I am so excited to post a tea party today. It has been a couple of weeks and I was having serious withdrawals!

I decided to use my new pretty vintage mirror I just got this past weekend at the flea market (for $2.00!!) as a place to create my setting.



I wanted to set a yellow tea party for you. Yellow is a tough color for me to find in pretty dishware. But, when I found this yellow teapot a couple of weeks ago at the flea market, I just had to try and pull together a yellow tea setting for you!




Isn't this an awesome teapot? I look at it and it reminds me of Aladdin's Lamp. I have no idea who made it it. The bottom stamp simply says, "Guaranteed 22 Karate Gold, U.S.A.". I paid $3.00 for it and was very happy with my bargain!

At the same flea market vendor, I bought this pretty yellow saucer. I thought the color was beautiful and the design was interesting. It was made in Germany. although the picture almost looks like lustre ware, it is a pale creamy yellow color with a lustre finish. Very soft looking in person.




The Teacup I am featuring today is this pretty yellow and deep wine rose pattern one. It is a "Royal Dover" teacup.





All of the other items in this tea setting were all thrift finds.

I thought since it had been a couple of weeks since you have joined me for a tea party, it seemed fitting to invite you over for a light afternoon lunch. I made ham salad finger sandwiches and cut up a fresh sweet ripe plum and added a dollop of whipped cream for you.

My ham salad recipe is pretty easy and basic.

Grind up ham, dill pickle and pickled pearl onions. Mix in equal parts mayo and miracle whip. That's it.

A little tea sandwich info for you:

A tea sandwich is a small prepared sandwich meant to be eaten at afternoon teatime to stave off hunger until the main meal.

The tea sandwich may take a number of different forms, but should be easy to handle, and should be capable of being eaten in two bites. It may be a long, narrow sandwich, a triangular half-sandwich, or a small biscuit. It may also be cut into other decorative shapes with a cookie cutter.

The bread is traditionally white, thinly sliced, and buttered. The bread crust is cut away cleanly from the sandwich after the sandwich has been prepared but before serving. Modern bread variations might include wheat, pumpernickel, sour dough or rye bread.

Fillings are light, and are "dainty" or "delicate" in proportion to the amount of bread. Spreads might include cream cheese or mayonnaise mixtures, and the sandwiches often feature fresh vegetables such as radishes, cucumber, asparagus, or watercress. The cucumber tea sandwich in particular is considered the quintessential tea sandwich. Other popular tea sandwich fillings include pimento cheese, smoked salmon, fruit jam, curried chicken, and egg salad.

Source: wikipedia

I hope you will sit down, pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy a sandwich and some fruit!



















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32 comments :

  1. What a lovely tea party! I love your new teapot and mirror! The tea pot does remind me of Aladdin’s lamp!

    ~ Tracy

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  2. I love that teapot it is really pretty. You set such a nice tea party today and using such nice yellows! The sandwiches look so dainty and nice. What kind of tea are you serving? I'm on my way over because I think that fruit has my name on it!

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  3. So inviting, pretty and delicious looking!

    What a lovely tea party.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  4. Seriously jealous of the Mirror for only $2! What a great find. I love the display too and the food looks really yummy.

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  5. Diann
    The tea was delicious and the sandwiches hummm! wonderful!
    Beautiful teapot ...
    I have the day of the tea in my blog too, is Tuesday.
    Tomorrow will be celebrated here on the Brasil, Friend's day
    A hug for you
    God bless
    Tina (Sonhar e Realizar)

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  6. Eu nem gosto de chás, mas diante de uma mesa tão linda como essa, lógico que tomaria chá. Você me convida?

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  7. LOVE your little sherbet glasses, I've never seen them with yellow bottoms before-too fun!

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  8. I love your tea party!! The mirror is so beautiful! Love the sherbet glasses!

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  9. thanks for setting such a beautiful table for us...I enjoyed it sooo much!

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  10. Diann, this is so pretty. Love that mirror, and aren't you smart to use it as a tray for your tea party. What a beautiful little compote your dessert is in. Such pretty soft yellows in your tea pot and plate. I'd love to have a chicken salad sandwich. laurie

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  11. Diann, did you try rubbing that teapot to see if there is a genie in there? I love the shape and color...I know what you mean about how hard it is finding yellow dishes, who would have guessed they are few and far between. The pretty coreopsis adds just the right amount of yellow to your adorable setting, though.

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  12. What a delicious and elegant tea party!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  13. Your tea party is very sweet an that tea pot is a pretty yellow. olive♥

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  14. I enjoyed your tea party with all the lovely dishes and tea accessories and the delicious food, Diann!...Christine

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  15. Diann, this is just soo pretty... I love every element...starting with that great mirror, what a find... Lezlee

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  16. Wow! What a stunning tea pot! All your tea things are so pretty this week. I am so glad you are back. We missed the beauty you always share. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  17. Your new tea pot is perfect for this magical tea party -- Aladdin's lamp for sure! I LOVE yellow. The sandwiches look so good. Thanks for inviting us (love the candle holder).

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  18. So inviting and very pretty.
    Love it!
    Sweet Blessings,
    Virginia

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  19. This tea is beautiful, Diann. I love the yellow teapot. The sandwiches are pretty and your photography stunning. Very pretty tea setting.
    Beth

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  20. Oh this is just stunning. I love your new teapot, so pretty and the cup, saucer, candleholder and vase are all beautiful on your gorgeous mirror. Lunch looks fabulous too. Sure wish I was there. Very pretty. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  21. A Sunny Yellow Tea Party was just what I was needing on this gloomy rainy morning. Thank you so much for inviting me.
    Your teapot certainly does remind me of a magic lamp. OOOOOOOOOhhh and I loved your teacup - so vibrant.
    Well I hate to eat and run - but I must be off.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  22. Yummm, what a delightful tea, Diann! Love the mirror and the teapot! What a unique shaped teapot; love the colour of it too! The saucer is gorgeous; I love lusterware. Sandwiches look wonderful and everything is displayed so nicely. Would love to join you for tea. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  23. Hi Diann
    Today here in Brazil is the day of his friend ...
    I just stopped by to give you a hug!
    God bless you, my friend!
    kisses
    Tina (Sonhar e Realizar)

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  24. You set an awfully pretty area for tea. One of my very favourtie sandwiches when I was growing up was minced bologna with pickle relish and mayo mixed together on white bread. Looked delicious.

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  25. Wow! You can sure put a beautiful table together! I love your yellow theme. The Dover cup and saucer are beautiful. I love the vintage look it has. Thank you for sharing your pretty cup with us today.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  26. I love your vaseline Candlewick dessert glass! I collect Candlewick, although not the vaseline series. The teapot is to die for as is the cup and saucer. I enjoyed having tea with you very much :)
    Kath

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  27. Wow...such a gorgeous and dazzling post...what a feast for the eyes and senses...just beautiful! AWesome!!
    Kiki~

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  28. looks just wonderful. the food items are a bonus to your arrangement

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  29. Love the Aladdin lamp teapot! And plums with whipped cream and ham sandwiches... looks delicious!

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  30. I stopped by to thank you for your lovely comments on my cloches...much appreciated! And then, I had to check out your great thrift finds and projects...good job. I have ended up here, much enjoying the dainty finger sandwiches and tea from that spectacular teapot! Few things in the world are as delightful as afternoon tea, wouldn't you say?

    Thanks for a lovely visit!

    Lynette

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  31. That is seriously gorgeous! I collect tea pots and tea cups...well I used to, have too many to speak of now:) I have never seen anything like this!

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  32. The teacups and saucers are lovely and the food looks delectable...such a perfect tea setting!

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