We've started setting our tea table with a lovely floral centerpiece that is low and subtly scented.
If you would like to use candles, these should be non-scented. Part of the tea time experience is conversation. As you plan your table sit down and look across the table to make sure that the line of sight is clear.
Consider the occasion when selecting your china. A matched place setting will lend itself to a more formal tea, such as a bridal tea. Using your pretty tea cup collection is perfect for a birthday celebration or a casual gathering of friends. A luncheon sized plated is best for this lighter meal.
A tea napkin - 9 1/2" square or a luncheon napkin, is better suited for a tea time than a larger dinner napkin. It may be placed prettily on the plate or folded to the left side of the plate.
The tea cup with saucer is placed to the right, outside the plate and silverware. The handle is pointing out to the right.
Please check in next week as we finsh setting a beautiful tea table!