Using cheerful and favorite China dishes is a great way to set the color scheme for afternoon tea. In the photograph above, even the colors in the China patter and the thumbprint cookies compliment each other! Note how the plate is placed on stemware to give height and dimension to the tablescape.
Garlands of delicate glass tiles are chosen to match the colors of the dishes. Although the pattern in the plate does not match the cup, nor does the cup match the saucer, the color red pulls the entire theme together. Further, it evokes a contemporary atmosphere and marries it to the tradition of afternoon tea. Charming!
Originally published on April 1, 2009.
Credit: Photo from Country Living.