Friday, February 25, 2011

"Fit for a Queen" Tablescape

There's a royal tea party going on in Blogland in celebration of the upcoming nuptials of H.R.H. William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton
and I have decided to join in on the fun! Check out the details on Laura Ingalls Gunn's blog at
This was a wedding shower tea party for a different Kate in the city of Chicago this past summer. Vintage hats were the centerpiece. The guests, upon arrival, selected their own vintage hat to wear throughout the tea party. More on that later. The wedding invitation is shown in the decorative miniature plate holder on the right.
Though hot tea was offered, the cold iced tea was the most requested beverage of choice.
Kate and her beloved are shown in the photo to the left.
A miniature cake was prepared from scratch with seven-minute frosting. The miniature china teapot on the top of the cake was purchased in China on a recent trip there. We were told that the teapot design depicted happiness and a long marriage.
Here are a few of the hat choices available for the guests to wear.
The bride is pictured on the lower left side of this photograph. I hope Kate Middleton is as blessed with dear friends as this Kate is blessed with hers. Here they pose in vintage "bridesmaids" fashions from a little runaway show at the shower.
The Mother of the Bride and the Mother-in-Law of the bride are shown here. I think the future wife of Prince William might just like that fur number, don't you?
Thanks for joining us in this little tea party!


The Lindahl News said...

Marti, did you find this?

Marti said...

Found it & love it!

Kristin said...

I love it too! That was a very fun and creative shower.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Now this is a fun way to have a shower! I love the hats on the stands. So cleaver!!!!!
The pictures of the guests is priceless! I am sure this is a tea that everyone will always remember!

The Lindahl News said...

Yvonne, thanks so much for your comment...the first one from the pool of those I don't know. Taking the time to write made my day!

(Thanks to those I know, too. Love ya!)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a fabulous fete! I love the touch of the antique hats.

Thank you so very much for linking up.

The Lindahl News said...

Laura, thanks so much for stopping by!

The Lindahl News said...

And Marti and Kristin, too. Plus those others who visited via Facebook including the BRIDE!

Spirit Bear said...

I'm so excited that you did this! We have to talk more about the royal wedding, Deb. I have a link to send you as well. I love that blog; have you added it to your list? I think I will so I remember to check it.
I adore the tea pot on top of the cake; precious.

Jennifer said...

Wow, you continue to inspire me in creativity, and now in hospitality! This is the synergy of both!