Deep Scarlet Red & Ivory White Tea

I love bright vibrant reds but, there is just something so gorgeous about deep rich scarlet reds. So, I thought I would try to put together a "scarlett' tea for you today.

I just love this teacup and saucer. The pretty details are wonderful. However, the teacup and the saucer are not a matched set. I still think they look lovely together. The teacup is Paragon by appointment to H.M The Queen & M.M. Queen Mary. Troy bought me this lovely teacup addition at an Estate Auction.

I wanted to add this pretty deep scarlett and silvery gray silk scarf I got for only a dime this past summer at a yard sale. It has such a lovely autumn feel to it with the maple leaf pattern.

Here is our tea for today.

I decided to use this sweet ivory cherub dish to hold sugar cubes. I have two of these and they normally sit on my dresser holding candles.

I think it is so pretty to use etched wineglasses for candles. The reflection glimmers and is just magical.

The beautiful cut glass creamer was a recent freebie. I got it at a resale shop that was going out of business and offered a lot of their items free for the taking. The teapot was a Christmas gift from Troy last year.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today and have a beatufiul day!

I am joining these fun ladies:

Tea For Two/Tea Time Tuesday/Teacup Tuesday/Lady Katherine's Tea/


White Wednesday


  1. Hello Diann,
    What a stunning teacup; love the colour of it! The saucer matches very well. I too like to use wine goblets for votives. They lend a lovely ambience to any setting. The scarlet scarf looks wonderful with your teascape and the teapot is gorgeous! It resembles my red toile one made by Skye McGhie! It looks like the same shape at least. Lovely tea, Diann! Thank you and have a beautiful day.


  2. Hi Diann, what a lovely teacup and saucer. And it's nice to see the sugar cubes, I use them too, I'm definitely a one lump or two girl.

  3. Hi Girlfriend...

    Ohhh...I love your new teacup! That Troy sure is a sweety to get that for you! You know, I wouldn't have even known that the saucer wasn't a really does look beautiful with the teacup! I love the scarlet red and the pretty pattern! And...your autumn scarf is gorgeous...couldn't have been more perfect to go with that pretty teacup! I love how you did your tea tray, my friend! It's just filled full of delicate and exquisite pretties! I love your etched goblet...looks like lace! Sooo pretty! Thank you for sharing your fabulous tea with us today!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  4. Diann that is lovely! The colors are so pretty and that deep scarlet always makes feel so decadent for some reason! The teacup is gorgeous and I love the saucer you have paired it with. You got lovely photos of the etched wine glass with the candle light. I am ready for a cuppa myself!

  5. Yay..super beautiful..i love the ambience of the candlelight...gorgeous lighting..and beautiful red colors! lovely tea set!lucky!!! enjoy your treasures!

  6. What a lovely tea party you did.
    I love the scarf you added, it was a nice touch.
    Have a great day and thanks for sharing.

  7. beautiful tea cup. fantastic ideas using the scarf. take care rose

  8. Diann your teacup is so beautiful!! I love it!!

  9. Deep red is always so regal! I love your tea scape ~~the scarf is awesome~~the idea to use goblets as votives had never come to mind, but love the idea...thanks

  10. How pretty, I love that pretty cherub dish!

  11. Your photos are exquisite, Diann! What a beautiful tea you have set today! Your teacup and saucer look fabulous together and are so very pretty. Nicely done, dear sweet lady! I enjoyed having tea with you today.
    Blessings, Beth

  12. Yr teacup is just gorgeous. I love it. It doesnt matter it does not has a match saucer. Mix and match is another art. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Your tea cup is just beautiful, Diann. I love the design and so nice that it is inside the cup too. Very pretty colors too....Christine

  14. Hi Diann,
    these Paragon tea cups are so lovely. I saw another in Marthas blog and both, yours and Marthas are so romantic and dainty. I have to look for some to buy them. All your vignettes are so nice. Love the pearls to the cup, this add so much shimmering gleam.
    Greetings, Johanna

  15. Had you not mentioned the cup and saucer were not a matched set I would not have known. I scrolled back up to see it a few times. They do go together.

    I like how you combine good deals to make lovely table settings.

  16. What a pretty setting for tea. Really like the tea light in the wine glass.

  17. Hi Diann - Love, love the colors on your teacup! Perfect for the holidays. And I adore the cherub dish you have. Happy Tea Tuesday!

  18. Me again!
    Believe me - I am no Martha and my home shows it! :-D Can't believe I went "junkin" 3 Saturdays in a roll - stocking up for Winter I guess. :-D

  19. Lovely vignette and bling! The color in the cup is gorgeous and love the candle light! Happy Tea Day!

  20. thanks for your comment on my post re horses. they are safe and will have food.have a good evening.rose

  21. Your teascape is lovely. I love your new cup it is just perfect for an autumn tea party.
    Thank you so much for sharing.


  22. I like the scarf you picked up with the leaves and it goes well with the cup and saucer that are a pretty good match.

  23. Amazing how the teacup and saucer so beautifully complement each other! And you paid just a dime for that gorgeous scarf???!?!! I am scarlet with envy! :-)

  24. That's a beautiful that price!!!


  25. The colors and roses on your teacup are gorgeous!

  26. Your table setting is very pretty. The Paragon tea cup and saucer is gorgeous, I love that color as well. Paragon makes such lovely china.
    Thank you so much for showing it to us.

  27. Everything looks incredible! I like the idea of using your cherub dish as a sugar holder.

  28. Hello there Diann,

    I just love, love, love your fabulous teascape this week!.., Wow!

    Every exquisite detail from the stunningly beautiful colours, crimson red, white and gold colours, to the pearls so artfully arranged and that darling cherub with the little sugar cubes..,

    Lovely beyond Diann!

    Thanks so much for sharing your tea time treasures and vignette with us!..,

    You are also always most warmly welcome to pop by for a tea visit in my little corner of, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland' anytime!~ The tea kettle is always at the ready!

    ..,(This week has marked my 53rd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', blog teaparty, my 44th, 'Wednesday Tea For You And You And Me')..,

    ~ Also with dear Pam, (of );she and I have celebrated our 25th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'..,


    ~ I guess you could truly say; 'I love Afternoon Tea' and most of all sharing the experience with my fellow bloggers!

    ..,Please do come by next week Diann and we'll delight once again in sharing yet another lovely a cup of tea!..,

    Have a marvelous week!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

    and also @

  29. Everything looks so dainty and delicate. (delightful!)
    I hope you link it up to Frosted Petunias tea this weekend.

  30. Hi Diann: I just have to tell that is the most beautiful Paragon tea cup I have ever seen. It is just stunning. I love it! Thank you so much for sharing it with us and for being a part of Tea Cup Tuesday. It is wonderful getting to know you. Blessings, Martha

  31. Oh Diann, what a beautiful tea you've set up! I love the way you styled your photos with the pretty jewelry. That tea cup is gorgeous, and it does look like the saucer goes with it. Your cherubs holding the sugar cube is the perfect addition to the tea party. laurie


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