A LA MODE WINTER 2018

A New Magazine!

You asked for it! A new series of online magazines to feed your creativity! You'll find good food and great ideas to entertain your family and friends! Hope you enjoy the tablescapes, ideas for celebrations, recipes and a pinch of food history!


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Butterscotch & Blue Tea Party!


One of my favorite color combinations for autumn decorating is butterscotch & blue ... and I'm always prompted to get out my Japanese luster tea sets and my peach luster glassware. I have two trees in my back yard that drop the most beautiful butterscotch yellow leaves!

Miss Phoebe is enjoying learning more about prayer and being thankful in her third grade class, so I decided we should having a tea party that focused on that theme. Any chance I can create to have important conversations with my grand daughter is worth all the effort! She loves tea parties, so why not combine the two!?


I've had the Cricut out again ... making more paper pumpkins!



I decorated the pumpkins with some of my vintage ribbon ... also butterscotch and blue ... gathered some lace and made some little flowers! The stems are made by rolling a little burlap ribbon.




I have quite a collection of Japanese lusterware. It was one of the first things I started collecting. I used one of my cute vases to add silk flowers to the composed centerpiece.

Most of the lusterware that we collect today was made in the 1920s and 30s and then there was another round of manufacture during the time that the United State's occupied Japan.

I never bought it for the value ... I bought it because I like the colors ... especially the blue!







For this table, I've added a small coffeepot to the tea set. Some of us love coffee more than tea! I love them both.


The tablescape is a bright spot in the sunroom!


 The place setting is composed of some of my favorite pieces!



I made the napkin rings, using a paper towel core cut into sections. I wrapped the burlap around it; then a piece of vintage ribbon. The "Give Thanks" tag came in a package of scrapbooking embellishments! The glassware is Fostoria and I have the same glasses in four different colors!  The pine cone flatware was a gift from my husband, the same year he gave me some pine cone dishes! Anything he could order from the sportsman's catalog was a hit!



Here's one last look! Make sure you remember to give thanks everyday! I'll be sharing this post with some of the parties listed on my sidebar, so make sure you click through to see more!