After Dinner “Tea”

Hi everyone!

The other night after dinner, the Princess and Troy went outside to harvest herbs. I thought it would be a fun surprise for both of them to have an after dinner “tea”.

The Princess gets so excited when I let her use real teacups and be part of a tea.


I decided to use a set of china by Style House called Juliet.


It has a gray and green floral pattern and is discontinued.



Once the dishes and linens were removed from dinner, I placed this embroidered table square on the table. I have had it on there all week. It is one of my favorite pieces.


Nothing real fancy. I just reset the table for dessert and “tea”.



I’m using this teapot that has gray roses on it. Our “tea” is actually milk in the teapot to go along with our dessert.



The Princess was so excited when I called them in for dessert. You would have thought I was having the Queen for dessert. LOL She was just so amazed that Mama set the table 2 times and we were going to eat at both of them!


The simplest things can make such an impression on your family. It’s nice to do little things like this from time to time.

I’m joining:

Make it Pretty Monday

Tea Time Tuesday

Tuesday Cuppa Tea

You’re Gonna Love it Tuesday


  1. Just so sweet! I know the Princess loved this!

  2. Love the tea. Great set and beautiful napkin.


  3. I love the vintage table square. It reminds me of my grandmothers. I have some of their lovelies that I enjoy using, too. I'm already the Princess growing up and continuing the art of gracious entertaining...makes me very happy. Thanks for inviting us for a peak at your beautiful tea table. Cherry Kay

  4. I love your embroidered topper, Diann! What a special tea you served. Thanks for your visit to my blog. I'm your newest follower :)

  5. So pretty!

    I'm hosting my first linky party - would love for you to join in:


  6. Your table looks pretty, and indeed it is nice to make things special for your family. I like the embroidered table square too.

  7. Hi Diann,
    You are making wonderful memories for your little Princess! How excited she would be! I love your arrangement of little birdies around the teapot! Pretty china, and I like the votives set in the bowls too. You have the cutest table settings! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.


  8. How nice of ou to surprise Troy and the Princess with that lovely tea, Diann. The set is really pretty....Christine

  9. What a wonderful surprise! It's amazing how special serendipitous times become so memorable! Lovely table! The bird salt & peppers made such a cute accent. Love the china! Thanks for sharing your impromptu tea with us and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

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  11. Such a pretty cloth and I love your little birdies who flew in for the occasion.
    Ruthie from:

  12. What a sweet surprise for your Princess! Lovely tea on that gorgeous embroidered cloth. Happy Tea Day!

  13. Beautiful Diane, and love the cute story about the Princess that goes with it. BTW, your Hutschenreuter tea pot is to die for! Love that china, such wonderful quality,

  14. So very, very pretty! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  15. Hi Diann,
    so nice to read that your Princess appreciated the tablesetting. It never to early to show the kids, how nice it is to eat on a pretty table. I love, how you have set the table for dessert. Especially the chickens in the basket look so cute. Thank you for sharing this cozy table and for your sweet comment on my blog.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  16. It's lovely and I am not surprised that the Princess enjoys it. I have a little Japanese tea set ( just a pot and two cups ) and the grandkids LOVE having "tea". We just use water, we use goldfish crackers for sushi, and we usually have a candle. They think this is a 'treat' !: ) Actually the promise of tea afterwards is how I got my grandson to finish his dinner the other day! :)


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