Absolutely Mad, Summer Tea Party Table

Absolutely Mad, Summer Tea Party Table

Hosted by Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate, today’s post is part of the Welcome Summer Tablescape blog hop. I’m sharing a different take on the traditional or proper tea. Mine is a summertime, iced tea party table.

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Last June, I hosted my fourth annual Favorite Things Party. Every year, I pick a different theme to build the event around. I’d always wanted to have a vintage style tea party. Because it was summertime, I served two refreshing iced teas, along with a sparkling pink lemonade. They were part of an extensive menu that included classic tea party finger sandwiches, savories and desserts.

Did you know the Mad Hatter’s tea is actually an Unbirthday Party? It just so happened, that the event coincided with a big milestone birthday for yours truly. So, holding a Wonderland unbirthday, vintage style tea theme party checked all the boxes! And, the self proclaimed, Queen of Theme, got to bee the Queen of Hearts for the day, LOL!

For those coming from Kari’s pink and gold table at Me and My Captain, welcome to Debbee’s Buzz. And to my dearly appreciated subscribers, thank you for taking another trip down the rabbit hole with me! Come all, and take a seat at this richly detailed, tea party table set for the Queen of Hearts’ official Unbirthday.

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Not So Crabby Coastal Buffet Table

Not So Crabby Coastal Buffet Table

Today, I’m sharing a coastal buffet table to accompany the Don’t Be Crabby sea life tablescape, featured in July’s Alfresco Blog Hop.

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If you’ve been wondering why you haven’t heard from me of late, it’s because I was off on a ten-day adventure vacation in Iceland! I can’t wait to share the fabulous pictures of waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, whales and more. But, first I need to regroup, catch-up on domestic matters and readjust to not having 20 hours of daylight.

While I was in Iceland, I didn’t take a computer or have access to my blog. That’s why your comments went unanswered until Monday. I also got all mixed up on calendar dates and accidentally set Don’t Be Crabby Coastal Table on the Covered Porch to publish a week before the blog hop! My buddy, Rita of Panoply, alerted me to the problem via email (thank you Rita!).

Unlike the Don’t Be Crabby tablescape, the coastal buffet table is Not So Crabby with a lobster, whale, and even a boat and lighthouse.

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Don’t Be Crabby Coastal Table on the Covered Porch

Don’t Be Crabby Coastal Table on the Covered Porch

It’s July and time for an alfresco coastal table, set on the covered porch for a meal of king crab legs. The Don’t Be Crabby, sea life tablescape, features some of my favorite crustaceans and friends.

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Today, I’m joining a group of talented and creative bloggers for a blog hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate.

Bee sure you visit the links at the end of this post to see the other alfresco tablescapes they have created throughout the entire week.

In last months’ Red, White & Blue themed blog hop, I shared Give Me Liberty Blue Tablescape Celebrates July 4th. The sea life table has the same color scheme, which allows me to easily transition from patriotic to coastal tableware, accents and porch decor.

This alfresco tablescape features mostly crabs and lobsters — with an octopus and a few seahorses joining the party.

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July 4th Patriots Table With Betsy Ross and Paul Revere

July 4th Patriots Table With Betsy Ross and Paul Revere

It’s so hot and humid outside, I’ve set a July 4th patriots table in the kitchen, with Betsy Ross and Paul Revere as guests of honor. 

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There’s more than hotdogs and hamburgers cooking out there LOL!

The Give Me Liberty Blue Tablescape is set alfresco, out under the covered back porch. In the cool of the air-conditioned kitchen, I’ve set another July 4th patriots table. It uses the same Liberty Blue dishes, but with different linens, embellishments and centerpiece.

Betsy Ross and Paul Revere are actually Muffy Vanderbear and Hoppy Vanderhare. Today, they are masquerading as a pair of colonial patriots. I have a number of different holiday and seasonal outfits for them. See more at Thanksgiving Figures, Pilgrims and Indians Decorate Home.

I think the figures add a bit of whimsy and fun to the tablescape.

Join me inside on this red hot day, for a little tour of the holiday-decorated kitchen and July 4th patriots table.

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Give Me Liberty Blue Tablescape Celebrates July 4th

Give Me Liberty Blue Tablescape Celebrates July 4th

It is time to celebrate July 4th with a Give Me Liberty Blue tablescape. Liberty Blue dishes that is!

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I am so happy to be joining Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate and a group of very talented bloggers for the Red, White and Blue Blog Hop.

Be sure to visit the links at the end of this post to see the patriotic tablescapes they have created throughout the entire week.

My Give Me Liberty Blue tablescape is inspired by my husband’s ancestor. Peacock (his real first name!) was an officer in three Pennsylvania militias during the Revolutionary War. He was also a quartermaster at Valley Forge, and known spy and courier for George Washington. The British nicknamed Peacock, the Rebel Bird, and put a 500 pound silver reward on his head!

If you follow Debbee’s Buzz, you know that “discovery” started my passion for all things peacock, including decor, tableware, holiday decorations, and a My Favorite Things Party theme.

Today’s patriotic table is built around a George Washington figure and Liberty Blue dishes.

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Bee Decorated Chandelier Compliments HapBEE Birthday Table

Bee Decorated Chandelier Compliments HapBEE Birthday Table

Recently, I featured A HapBEE Birthday Table and Beehive Dessert that was complimented by a bee decorated chandelier hanging over head.

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Problem was, by the time I posted all the pictures and details about the tablescape and birthday cake, I ran out of time and energy to include the bee decorated chandelier.

Sorry if I left you hanging.

Wow, that’s a pretty lame pun! I’m a little punchy after working all day preparing for the Wonderland 4th Annual My Favorite Things Party.

Ever since the first French Queen Bee party, I decorate the kitchen chandelier with bees and butterfly ribbon every May. It goes so nicely with all my bee linens, dishes, glasses, and flatware.

It’s also makes a nice home decor transition from spring to summer. Come see.

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