Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wallace "Baroque" cake stand

I've been wanting this particular cake stand for some time and finally was able to buy one through ebay. It is "Baroque" by Wallace.

We were having company one weekend and I didn't have the time to bake something, so I bought a package of cheesecake slices. One look at that cheesecake and I knew I was going to be taking pictures.

It was a rather gloomy day, so I chose "Old Country Roses" by Royal Albert for the china. It's such a cheerful china pattern.

I love this little Avon candy dish

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My second photo taking session

The next weekend I decided to turn my solo tea into a photo shoot. It wasn't as elegant as the last effort, but I learned a few things.
First, tea looks better in photos before the cream is added.
Second, it's best to not use the cup of tea you're going to drink because it's going to get cold.
Third, iron the napkin.
There are probably more things, but I guess I'll have to repeat the mistake to learn it. :)

When my friend J saw these pictures she told me off for doing this to a book. I assured her that it was very gently done, but I promised not to do it again. I'll maybe place the closed book beside the tea.

The china I used for this photo session is Royal Albert "Lavender Rose".

The next blog is going to feature my "new" cake stand.

Afternoon Tea

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Starting my blog

I've been following Dining Delight and JCann on Flickr for a while now, slowly discovering more people with an interest in setting a beautiful table. I finally decided to join in the fun and signed up with Flickr. Next I had to start taking pictures to post. So, one weekend I set a nice tea tray and tried to take artistic photos

I wouldn't normally have candles burning for tea, but I thought they would look good.
. The china I used is Royal Doulton "Vanborough", the teapot is 1847 Rogers "Heritage"
After I was signed up with Flickr I was able to communicate instead of just look. Dining Delight directed me to her blog and from there the world opened up. So many people who like to set a nice table and collect beautiful dishes! I don't know how far I'll get with my blog, but I hope if anyone gets to read it they will get even a fraction of the pleasure I've had reading everyone else's.

Afternoon Tea