Dinner 15: Ladies High Tea, Table Settings

Afternoon Tea Settings #2: Buffet Setting (incl. Samovar & tea setting)

4 Comments 17 October 2011

By Hairee Lee

Libeco Home Polylin Blend Tablecloth in Taupe overlaid with Libeco Home Vence Linen Tablecloth in Grape overlaid with Libeco Home Tribeca Tablerunner in Vanilla as the base for the buffet

It seemed like a minor miracle that all the goodies Laura made for the afternoon tea actually made it to the table. The self control that we exercised was impressive. (Especially mine. Usually when Laura’s cooking, I’m nibbling the whole time before dinner starts.)

Melissa put together a gorgeous buffet involving pedestals for vertical movement rather than just a horizontal spread, layered table linens, and beautiful servers by Pillivuyt, Match Pewter, and Simon Pearce.

Simon Pearce Hartland Cakeplate, large, and Simon Pearce Hartland Cakeplate Dome

Babka on the Simon Pearce Hartland Cakeplate, large, served using Sabre Paris Old Fashioned Tart Slicer in pink

Match Pewter Toscana Two-Tier Centerpiece used to serve the sandwiches. Match Pewter Lugano Frames, large rectangular used as label holder

Simon Pearce Hartland Cake Plate, medium, and Sabre Paris Old Fashioned Tart Slice, Baby Pink, used to served the scones

Match Pewter Oval Incised Tray, large, laden with macaroons. Match Pewter Lugano Frame with decorative label

Match Pewter Oval Lidded Box filled with candy coated chocolate beads from Rago Events

Pillivuyt Fruit Bowl on Stand filled with pink gumballs

Pillivuyt 3-Tier Server with Laura’s ginger sugar cookies and her famous chcolate chip and toffee cookies

Pillivuyt 3-Tier Server and Sabre Paris Old Fashioned Medium Tong, Baby Pink, used to serve the cookies

Simon Pearce Hartland Wine glass holding rock candy pops by Rago Events

Match Pewter Cake Plate laden with pink white chocolate coated prezels. Sabre Paris Old Fashioned Medium Tong, Baby Pink, used to serve them.

Simon Pearce Hartland Cupcake Plate with Laura’s cupcake

Match Pewter Oval Incised Tray used to serve the whipped cream for the scones

Match Pewter Cutwork Parmesan Dish w/ Spoon filled with Bonnie’s Jams jam for the scones


Samovar & Tea Buffet

We took advantage of the additional space available on the porch just outside of the buffet area to set up the hot water dispensing samovars and the teas. The weather and the gorgeous sunlight of an October day became part of the display and to our great advantage.

Libeco Home Polylin Blend Tablecloth in Taupe with Samovars and 4 teas by MEM Tea Imports on either side

Libeco Home Pino Kitchen Towel-White placed under the samovar taps to catch hot water drips

Jars Cermamics Plume Fruit Bowl, White Pearl, used to hold the 4 different teas

Pillivuyt London Teapots, small and medium, used by the guest to fill with hot water

Your Comments

4 Comments so far

  1. Haijin says:

    Wow…those toffee cookies look professionally baked! Love the Libeco Pino kitchen towel – looks so summery and clean. And the Match Pewter serve ware, especially the two tier one looks beautiful.

  2. Hairee says:

    The Match Pewter serving wares are gorgeous. And the Libeco linens not only look great, they dry glasses like nobody’s business and without leaving unsightly lint pieces.

  3. PinkpartyplannerJO says:

    This site is wonderful !. I needed ideas for a sorority tea buffet. This site provided everything I needed. I noticed that smaller tea pots were availabe for guest. Share more about how that was handled.

    Thanks for your expertise.

  4. Taryn says:

    Thanks for the kind words. Happy reading!


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