Join Me For Some Tea and Lunch

Hi everyone!

Today we are taking advantage of all the yummy fresh garden tomatoes and having BLT sandwiches for lunch. We are also having tea and warm gingerbread with walnuts cake. I hope you can stay for lunch.

Lunch tea 001  Pretty new clearanced (CTS) plates and mugs are being used for today’s lunch and tea.

Lunch tea 009   Lunch tea 004Lunch tea 007I love being able to buy pretty clearanced dishes as nice as these at the Christmas Tree Shops for the same price or lower than the dollar stores!

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Lunch tea 005I started with a dark sage table runner (bought years ago at Walmart on clearance). I used my pink seashell shaped placemats (CTS) and thrifted green napkins. The lovely off white velvety napkin rings were bought at a thrift store. they were still in the box and never used.

Lunch tea 006A little clearance gold basket holds some sweetener. 

Lunch tea 010Lunch tea 011This green and gold teapot is one of my favorite thrifted treasures. The details are so pretty.

Lunch tea 012Lunch tea 014Lunch tea 016Thank you for stopping by for some lunch and tea.

Lunch tea 015I’m joining:

Table Top Tuesday

Tea for Two 

Tea Time Tuesday With Sandi

Return to Loveliness

Open House Thursday

Tablescape Thursday

Tickled Pink

Home Sweet Home

Feathered Nest Friday

Pink Saturday


  1. Beautiful pink and green setting, great CTS dishes. xo,

  2. Pretty dishes Diann, I haven't been to CTS in way too long. Happy Monday:@)

  3. What glorious summer dishes! I'd love to come for lunch. :)


  4. What a pretty combination for your table setting, pink and green so good together.

  5. What a lovely lunch setting. Everything is beautiful! I would love to join you :-)

    Jocelyn @

  6. Diane you make some gorgeous table scapes!! This one is very very pretty! I love the pinks!

  7. Those plates are sooooo pretty!! I love the pink and sage green together! Wonderful table!

  8. Your new plates and mugs are adorable! Love that teapot too, Diann. You are such a good shopper. Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs, Beth

  9. Hi Diann,
    This setting is so pretty! Love the teapot! Beautiful! Your lunch sounds wonderful too!


  10. I love the pink flowers on the plates and matching mugs. You did well getting them on clearance!

  11. Hi Diann
    Fun plates and mugs. I like the pink place mats and the tea pot is a pretty one.

  12. I just discovered CTS last winter! There's one in Augusta - a little over an hour away! I try to visit as often as I am in that direction - amazing, beautiful stuff! Love your dishes - the BLT sounds terrific right now!
    Thank you for sharing this beautifully, thrifty post with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  13. Hello Diann,
    a fabulous set with the sqare saucers and the pretty pink flowers. You created a wonderful table with that set and the placemats. Thank you for having me for thzis wonderful tea.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  14. Oh my dearest Diann!

    What fabulously charming and pretty photos of this weeks teatime tableaux; what exceptional square saucer shapes, darling placemats, lovely flowers and pretty pink colours! ~ Love it all!

    Happy Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland!

    Please always feel most welcome to visit me. This week marks my 98th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' and also the '69th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'.~ YOU ARE ALWAYS MOST WELCOME TO PARTAKE!

    Hugs, Wanda Lee

  15. Hi Diann,
    What a pretty teapot and the green glasses are pretty too. I love pink and green together; charming. You find the best deals! Thanks for joining me for tea and have a lovely week.


  16. Hi Diann,
    What a darling set and sounds like a yummy right over!
    Happy Tea,

  17. I love your tea party and the pink and green! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Those gold baskets are darling! Never heard of CTS?? Ohhhhhhh, could it be Christmas Tree Shops, yeah been there (too much)

  19. Hold lunch, i'll be right there.. Love those napkin rings.. wow they are pretty. I also like your dishes.. so fresh and cheerful.. great table and great teapot! xo marlis

  20. I love bacon and tomato on toast sandwiches...mayo, please. I'll be there as soon as I and green is always a winner in my book. Thank you for sharing your darling design. Cherry Kay

  21. How pretty those dishes and cups are. Perfect for your luncheon menu -- I love gingerbread. Your pinks and greens are my favorite combination.

  22. Love, love, love those plates and mugs.

  23. Your thrifted tea pot is so pretty! LOVE the colors! We have an abundance of home grown Jersey tomatoes here and have enjoyed them in sandwiches.
    Visiting from Tea Time Tuedsay today.

  24. So pretty...and I love the square plates. Thank you for linking up to Open House Party. I appreciate it...try to come back next week!

  25. Looks like lots of fun!

  26. What a pretty little lunch you have prepared for us. I love that teapot! What a great find. I seein you sidebar that you found a pillowcase for 10 cents and to made napkins out of it. That was very smart! Great idea! Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!


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