Monday, June 20, 2011

Join me for~A French Toile Afternoon Tea


Welcome to a French toile tea party. I thought it would be fun to revisit a tea party from a past post when my blog was all brand new nearly 4 years ago. This tea featured my french toile tea set that I display in my french toile art studio. It is not a vintage set, but gorgeous just the same, featuring a country scene with roosters all in black.
Thank you for stopping by to join me. I am linking today with our hostess Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday. My tea today is being served on a gorgeous black toile tea set with an assortment of teas of earl grey, raspberry, black teas, English breakfast and served with mini chocolate bundt cakes filled with vanilla creme and gourmet chocolates. Layered with Waverly chintz style luncheon plates on black check napkin place mats. I have set two tea pots to coordinate with matching sugar and creamer. Each black handled cup with saucer is delicate and dainty. Lace napkins for each setting are held with porcelain white dove napkin holders. Ivory and black toile lap napkins are displayed over each antique style black chair to tie the whole setting together.



The large pitcher is holding an arrangement of garden mini pink roses and a top sits a pretty little bird to greet guests. Pillows grace each chair for comfort and my favorite is the one that glitters with the word "Blessed."



Thank you for coming to tea today and I invite you back soon as I will be featuring many new items freshly created from my studio. It has been a busy few weeks with the beginning of Summer this week and the start of Christmas creating on the drawing board.
I am excited and so happy to be working away. Taking breaks to go to the pool, all the perks of being self employeed and working from my home studio. Thank you God!

Visit Sandi, to view the list of participants for Tea Time Tuesday and enjoy a wonderful first week of Summer!
Happy Times,
Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

24 comments:

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love this tablescape. You know I am a black and white girl. I am sure I saw this back then, but it is nice to revisit!! Have a great week!

Susan said...

Celestina,
I can not begin to tell you how beautiful this table scape is. It is absolutely gorgeous! It has so many feminine qualities! I love the tea set! You have out done your self my sweet friend!! Awesome!

Shirley said...

Hi Celestina, I have enjoyed reading your blog tonight. I am taking some "Me" time to catch up with my friends. The table scape is so pretty and looks inviting. Enjoy the swimming pool. We are in a thunderstorm watch again tonight. The levees on the river broke to the north of us so it is wait and see what is going to happen here. Personally the only way it will affect us here at home is if it backs up in the sewers. Hopefully we have no problems. Have a great week. Your Missouri Friend.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste... I just love your French toile tea party... I don't think I ever saw that post, so I was happy to see it!... Love your teasets and the pitcher with roses and the little birdie in it... the treats look yummy too!... xoxo Julie Marie

Jillayne said...

So pretty!
I love toile too - in fact, I adore it. I found two pieces on my trip - they're not Toile du Jouay, but they are from France and I love them!
It''s funny isn't it, what draws us... I am always surprised by what I like and what I don't.
Your tea table looks lovely, as do the cakes...is there one for each of us or may I have two???

Willow said...

What a beautiful table you have set. I love toile and yours is just too pretty.

Johanna said...

Hello Celestina Marie,
thank you for this interesting post. I hadn't discovered that set before so I loved to see it. It is really outstanding designed and the chocolate cupcakes are perfect with it.
Best greetings, Johanna

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Celestina, your table looks beautiful!
~Ann

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Celestina,
What a darling tablescape!! Gorgeous!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning sweet friend,
What a treat for the eyes to visit and find black toile! You have stolen my heart with your black toile tea table! I adore toile and I love to have it in my home. Mine is pretty much all red. I only have one piece of the black which is a spoon rest but it is so very classy. Love it!! Toile is very hard to find here where I live.
The chocolate treats look delish and I love the lace and pillows. The little birdie in your flowers is a sweet touch to your bouquet! Thank you so much for your charming tea; love it! Wishing you a delightful day, my friend.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Ruth Welter said...

Beautiful Celeste...wish I could come over for tea. I love your tea set, your studio, the table setting is just gorgeous and well, delicious.

Ruth

Snap said...

I really like black and white. Lovely tablescape. Happy Tea Day!

Graceful Rose said...

Celestina,
Love your tea table, the black toile is so pretty as is your studio. I really enjoy your posts. Some day I hope to join this Tuesday Tea party but for now, I will just enjoy visiting all the beautiful blogs. Have a great day and fun at the pool!

Tammy @ The Stitching Coop said...

I'm feeling a little thicker each time I visit your tea dates. Such pretty confections!! Love the toile set, gorgeous. Hugs. Tammy

Createology said...

Your tea party was enchanting. I truly adore your black toile tea set. There is something so elegant yet simple about black and white. Happy tea sipping...

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love the table you set today. The black and white is always one of my favorites! It looks so classy. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Blessings, Martha

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my goodness, this is PERFECTION, Celeste!!! I love it and I love your china and the black and white--WOW!!!
So beautiful, indeed!
XO
Cindy

Lululiz said...

The tea service is lovely! I haven't seen that design before, it is rather gorgeous. Thank you for the invite to the tea party, hope you didn't mind me taking two of those yummy looking treats, couldn't help myself ;-)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a beautiful tablescape, Celeste! I don't remember ever seeing it before. Those tiny bundt cakes look SOOO yummy!! Love the black and white theme! You do it so well!

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Bearly Sane said...

You certainly lay a beautiful table Celeste. I love all your pretties and those cakes are to die for!! Here goes the diet!!

Thanks you for a lovely afternoon.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi

The Rose Room said...

Stunning Celeste and with your trademark elegance and detail! Rachaelxo

Betzie said...

Beautiful table Celeste! Wish I could have sat at it and shared a cup of tea with you! Oh, not to mention a cupcake...:)
I love toile and it is so romantic and perfect for a tea party.
Hope you are enjoying your summer and having fun! xoxo Betzie

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

What a lovely table setting this French black toile teaset. Just like their famous toile de jouy fabric... I've never seen anything like this before! Very precious, complete with pillows and all.

Lots of love,

Mariette

Pierre BOYER said...

Without sugar please...
Greetings from France,

Pierre

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..