Join me as I embrace and share American country style by reclaiming the past...my family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparent's old house, local junk shops and my parent's attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Girls' Tea with the Hazel Atlas "Ripple" Pink

It's time for tea at the little cottage in the woods! The girls and I "took" tea every day last week. What fun, and work, it was but worth every minute! We are sharing our pink table for "Tablescape Thursday" at "Between Naps on the Porch."


I had some help from my sweeties.


Miranda wanted to take photos.


Evelyn just wanted to eat.




We used Aunt Jody's Hydrangeas again and beautiful linens made of fabric from a local store.









We decided to use the Wallace "Louvre" sterling forks and teaspoons, but chose the "Landers/Frary/Clark" sterling and mother of pearl antique knives.


The plates are Hazel Atlas "Ripple" pink. I inherited these from my maternal great-great uncle, and some from my paternal great grandmother.




Oh no it looks like little brother wanted to get in on the action. Looks like my little Sheriff has eaten all the evidence!


Back to our table...beautiful pink for two beautiful girls:-)




Thanks for stopping by!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to take a little bit of time and take tea with someone you love. That's what life is all about:-)

Anita


Be sure to go see beautiful tablescapes at "Between Naps on the Porch"

54 comments:

  1. Oh Anita... I'm smiling ear to ear!
    How cute are these children! {Two girls and a boy... just like my family only mine are grown and "mostly" gone :o)

    This is so pretty... A+ on a beautiful tablescape for tea! I love everything about it...
    the flowers
    the linens
    and
    The dishes are such a treasure.

    I wish I lived next door... I'd definitely want to have the lovely experience of "tea on the porch."

    I see your new pillows are weathering the summer gracefully!

    Thank you for all your sweet comments, Anita!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend~ Maria

    ps. for my scones...
    I would have LOVED to purchase the scone pan at KA Flour Store... but it was $34. Instead, I make an 8-9" circle and score it into 8 sections... separating them slightly with the knife. This helps them cook in between.
    *so yummy with tea*

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  2. HELLO ANITA,

    OHHHH WOW WEE YOUR KIDS ARE JUST ADORABLE :)
    AND YOUR TABLE MAGNIFICENT :) LOVE YOUR PRETTY PINK PLATES :) EVERYTHING LOOKS AMAZING!!! THANKS FOR SHARING, HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE WEEK :)

    HUGS TO YOU BLOFFY FRIEND~XOX~MARI

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  3. Oh Anita!! This is just too cute :o) I love those pink china especially the cups and saucers. Really sweet post.

    Hugs

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  4. Beautiful setting. I love those dishes and your flower arrangement is gorgeous. I love natural looking arrangements. I am a florist and I like doing flowers like they have just been picked in the garden. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I'm in love! I love the table linen - made from cloth. I love the Hazel Atlas. And I love your children participating.

    - The Tablescaper

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  6. Anita, I was not familiar with the Hazel Atlas...now I'm on the search to see what's 'out there.' I love that you are passing down an appreciation for entertaining to your two precious daughters. It is so important, and it is our responsibility to instill a love of setting special tables to honor others. This was indeed a special table. Please, thank your girls for sharing their charming design. Cherry Kay

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  7. These pictures and tea setting can seriously be in a magazine....just gorgeous....and how cute of the girls...now your boy he is thinking BORING! Cute cute kiddos!

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  8. So cute and a very fun idea. I love those plates and would love to find some.

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  9. Beautiful colors in your tablescape, Anita!! And suck lovely helpers!! Perfect for a sunny day!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  10. Anita, your children are too cute. What a pretty table and what fun to have tea with your children.

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  11. Oh, what a darling table, but more than that, your kids are just precious! Both the girls and the "Sherrif"! ;-)

    Love the pink dishes, cute napkins, floral napkin rings, flatware (I'm wild over both patterns), and that table cloth!

    I think this might be one of my favorites you've done, Anita. And do you know that I gave Claudie two of those pink cups as one of the many things I found for her birthday? I love the color!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  12. Oh Anita, That table is so pretty. I love the plates and cups. Such gorgeous silverware.
    I saw your post using those dishes. Those came out about the same time. I'm not sure if the Mikasa outlet is still there....it's been a while.

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  13. What a charming post! How fun that you took the time for tea with your girls (and boy). I have never seen the Hazel Atlas Ripple Pink dishes before and what a TREAT they are. The whole table is so lovely. Joni

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  14. What a beautiful table. Adorable helpers too!

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  15. This is spectacular! What a fun setting and those ripple plates are amazing-enjoy!

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  16. Beautiful table. The colors are wonderful as are the fabrics, and of course the flowers! Kids are adorable!

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  17. How pretty and dainty! Your porch is a lovely setting for tea. I can hear the birds singing as your adorable children enjoy the treats!

    Sheila

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  18. Well it looks like Mama taught them well! This is a darling tablescape. Love the tablecloth.

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  19. My heart just skipped a beat as I saw the girls helping and even taking the photos. How adorable. They learn young don't they? Your flowers were the crowning touch! What a gorgeous combination. I love your silver too. I got on ebay and was looking at silver. I have a set of sterling but would now like one for my daughters (if they wanted) I love the combination of the silver with the knives. Great job.

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  20. Anita, As soon as I saw the pink and green I knew I would love this table. That combo is one of my favorites. I need some of that Hazel Atlas! Do you think the cute little sheriff would try to stop me? Your kids are adorable! Linda

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  21. What a special memory to share with your kids and what a tradition to pass down. I love that all of your pieces have a story and you are teaching your babies how important that is too! Awesome!

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  22. that was adorable, so many great pic, pure smiles!

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  23. This is just gorgeous! Love the pink and green and all the details! The fabrics are all coordinated so nicely! Wonderful that your girls enjoy doing this! Great job!

    Katherine

    P.S. - the little boy with the badge is so cute!!

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  24. Anita, that combination is beautiful...I love the tablecloth and those pink dishes...gosh did I just say I loved something pink! The kids are adorable...I love that look of I don't have anything in my mouth! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Oh, your children did a wonderful job! I love all that pink and green, and your tablecloth is beautiful! One of my goals for this upcoming school year is to have an afternoon tea for the children once a week. You have inspired me to make it as pretty as I can!

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  26. Your table is exquisite. The china and the silver are a beautiful combination. I love your Tablecloth as well. Great pictures and wonderful flowers!
    Greetings from Europe

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  27. Lovely table! The pieces and the color are beautiful. Fatima-Scrapart.

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  28. This is a beautiful table! So refreshing to see 'pink' for a mom of only boys!
    I will be back to visit your lovely blog.
    Blessings
    Shel

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  29. How sweet, looks great and yep.....those boys know where the food is!

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  30. A beautiful girly table and the sheriff in town looks like he didn't mind either! (as long as you feed him wonderful treats!) Love your pretty linens.

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  31. Just breath-taking....LOVE all the florals....especially in the tablecloth fabric...inspirational...thanks for sharing. -Sharon

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  32. Love the florals.....Love the tablecloth...all so beautiful, thanks for sharing. -Sharon

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  33. Love the mix in fabrics and love the pink on the plates...so sweet. Thanks for sharing. -Sharon

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  34. How fun! You gave me so many grins - especially the shot of the sheriff. I love your gorgeous table linens. Pairing the antique peal handled knives with the silver is such a wonderful idea. Glad you see you have trained them well, with camera in hand. :)

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  35. I think I said Oh my down the whole page! Just beautiful...no other word can describe this table! The fact that your children were involved made it extra special. Thank you for sharing!

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  36. Love your MOP knives & ripple dishes! Lovely with your tablecloth & flowers... adorable kids~ that sheriff's badge is too cute :-)

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  37. Lovely tablescape and beautiful girls!

    Carolyn

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  38. Such a pretty table and what cute kids!

    Donna

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  39. This is such a cute post, Anita. Your girls are so cute. And what a beautiful view from your porch! Love your plates and the layered tablecloths and the napkins.....Christine

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  40. Everything about the setting and presentation is lovely, and I love that you had the kids be involved. That gave your post something extra. Have a great day.

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  41. ooh love the cuteness! Including the sheriff's badge. The silver and dishes are beautiful treasures.

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  42. What a wonderful, refreshing table! I love the pink and green, so iviting! You have such a cute family...lucky you to have girls to help in all your "playing" with dishes! They look like great helpers. I love your home too, it's just lovely! Thanks for sharing and stopping by to visit.
    Sharlotte

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  43. Sp sweet Anita! Beautiful children and beautiful teaparty! Be blessed. Cindy P.S. How is the CD coming along?

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  44. Hi Anita!
    I'm not sure you will see this comments... It's way down at the bottom :o)
    ...just wanted to stop by and send ♫ wishes ♫ for a beautiful worship tomorrow!
    ~Maria

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  45. This is how you make wonderful memories. These girls (and boy) are so lucky! Life is difficult and challenging enough. It also needs beauty, charm, gentility, rituals . . . and wonderful tea! What a beautiful table!

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  46. SO SO beautiful! I don't blame those girls for taking photos! Future bloggers :)

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  47. I have never seen those type of plated before. The ruffled edges are gorgeous. I will have to be on the lookout for those when I'm out antiquing. Great photos!

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  48. Wow... not only are your kids completely adorable, the porch is fabulous. Love everything about the feel of this post. I can almost smell the tea brewing. Love the colours!

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  49. Absolutely breathtaking...love, love your gorgeous dishes. Never seen anything like it. You have beautiful children as well...and the back drop to this tea is "ordained and created" by God himself.

    Blessings.

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  50. Isora said...
    Hello Anita!

    Thank you so much your comment, I've been a little depressed but now that my daughter is here I can spend time with her and unwind by going shopping, haha! But again thank you so much, you're a very special person. God bless you and your family!

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  51. what a wonderful table and the childern are so cute .I just love the pink dishes and the greens so pretty .Your little girls are mini you how wonderful is that.just put big smiles on my face :)

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  52. This is simply beautiful...every detail...but I love that pic of your daughter taking a pic of the table. That's just precious!!!

    Nancy

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  53. Love love love this post! The children are adorable. The pink dishes are so pretty. xo,

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  54. The table is :*~:*~:*~Dreamy, perfectly delicious:*~:*~:*~ The kids adorable!

    ~~Wendy

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