Wow them with the unexpected: Details & Decor Edition!
Afternoon Tea Party Inspiration: Decor, Dresses & Details
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Is there anything sweeter than sugar cubes shaped into little bears, teapots, butterflies? Because these sculptural confections are too cute to hide in a sugar bowl, we love putting them out on handled sugar dishes (a.k.a. candy dishes) upcycled from vintage tea saucers. Classic, eco-friendly, & useful in countless ways after the tea party has been all partied out.
The Butter-up knife spreader is the ideal implement for slathering your scones and breads with butter. We loved this unique and modern-looking implement from the moment we laid eyes on it. It comes in extra handy when the butter is cold and you don't want a thick, cold slab of it on your dainty pastries. Vintage jam spreaders are also delightful and can be found in most vintage shops that carry home decor.
Keep your teapot nice and toasty (not to mention completely adorable) with a teapot cozy. The benefit? Your tea stays warmer for longer, which is especially helpful when you're enjoying afternoon tea al fresco on a cool spring day. We love the ones made to look like hats and sweaters from Aran Sweater Market.
Looking for something completely unexpected for you table? Check out the bespoke, hand sourced and often tie dyed table linens from Neon Lace Company. And if you're looking for a practical and pretty tea party favor or to add a dash of personality to your tea party tablescape check out the fresh and #instaworthy selections from NYC-based businesses, Lynen & Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store.
A modern take on the honey dipper! We love this grooved stainless steel honeycomb-inspired version from CB2 with grooves to grab and the drizzle your honey. And if you decide not to serve sticky honey on your lovely linens, go for the prepackaged honey spoons...just stir in your tea and remove when you've reached your desired level of sweetness.
The nostalgic needlepoint pillows you may have seen at grandma's house growing up have gotten sassier. Add a cheeky touch to your tea party ambiance with the selection of needlepoint pillow from The Well Appointed Home. If you're lucky, you can snag an one-of-a-kind versions found by our friends at Thrills of the Hunt before they sell out.