Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Summer Tea Party At MDC

 Hello everyone! It is almost summer in my part of the world though the temperatures are still pretty mild! However, since we are almost at the end of May, in my mind I have declared summer :) I leave for India in less than 4 weeks for two months! While, I am super excited about being back in my parents home, I shall miss the glorious Pacific Northwest summer!

There is absolutely no place as beautiful as this in summer. The trees and flowers are in full bloom, the skies are a brilliant blue, the lakes sparkle, the sunsets are surreal and the mountains tower in the distance....

I simply had to celebrate the beginning of summer with a party in my backyard! MDC and tea time go hand in hand and today I invite you to join for impromptu tea party :)
Did I have a plan or a theme for the layout, absolutely NOT! The sun came out briefly and I ran out to the backyard with a few of my favorite things! Last year, I was fortunate enough to spend a month in Europe to celebrate my 40th birthday! Most of the things here are little things I picked up in Italy and England! 

  • The lemon tablecloth was an impulse purchase in Positano! I loved the bright and happy print and every time I look at it, it reminds me of all the lemoncelos and gelatos we ate on the trip :)
  •  The patisserie tin was a lucky find at a local store in Northampton, 
  • The tea cups are from Anthropologie, as you might have guessed :) 
  • The other tea tin and teapot coasters are gifts from my sister in law and brother who live in England and know me really well :) 
  • The butterfly kettle is from Bombay Company which alas has gone out of business!
  • The blue vase is by Rosanna Inc and I am a huge fan of her products! Luckily, she is a local and I get to go to her December wharehouse sale to shop for such goodies :)
These are just a few of my favorite things brought together to create a summer vignette! So, dig into your stash and find a few of your favorite things. You never know what you might be able to create :) Creating a vignette or styling a space should not be too much work! Keep it simple and close to your heart :)

The tea served at the party was special and local to the Pacific Northwest! Andy Hayes, the owner and founder of Plum Deluxe based in Portland, Oregon sent me some amazing tea to try out. I took to it instantly. If you are a tea lover, you have to visit The Plum Deluxe Tea Shop.

Their tea is hand-blended in small batches at their studio in Portland, Oregon, Plum Deluxe’s line of signature teas  are organic, non-gmo, vegan, and free of chemicals and sulfites and the ingredients are sourced from the Pacific Northwest where possible.

I do hope you enjoyed my little tea party :) Celebrate life's little moments and keep on smiling :)

Images: My Dream Canvas and subject to copyright


Pinkz Passion said...

Lovely images as usual Anu, and your hunts from Europe trip are equally enticing :)

Unknown said...

How pretty! I love the pictures and the tea looks delicious!

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