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Lovely holiday for Mum!

Whether your mom fancies tea or you just want to celebrate this timeless tradition of motherhood with your friends, tea party is always a very charming choice! Tea makes any occasion warm and cordial. The wonderful thing about arranging tea is you can create the atmosphere with just few right things; you can keep it simple and elegant or build on it to be as formal as you want.

It is always exciting to look for backdrops, incorporate paper signs, calligraphy and style in a venue – but in heart of my heart I love boutique intimate events in the comfort of home. A time-honored tradition of hosting tea for a heartfelt occasion like Mother’s Day does need a traditional and personal feel. I decided to style and shoot the tea-table in my dining room with china cabinet of my personal antique crockery collection as the backdrop. Here is for your review my much-loved (and most of them pre-loved) pieces along with some amazing delectable desserts and treats by Black Flour, Arielle Pastry Works, Tart-a-licious and 85C Bakery Cafe.

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Most of the china I used in the shoot is vintage and some new Royal Albert pieces, an elite tabletop from England. I have over thousands of pieces in my inventory but nothing graces a tea-table more elegantly than Royal Albert crockery. The Country Roses pattern along with the white background was the motif of my mood board I provided the vendors for the shoot – as evident from the table, the friends who helped me with food were doubtlessly on the same page. Thanks Megan from Black Flour, Arielle from Arielle Pastry Works and Uma from Tart-a-licious for the scrumptious delicacies and tea treats!! I would highly recommend these awesome local dessert makers for your next tea or any event!

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About Author

Hi and welcome to my blog!

My name is Riffat and I am the writer behind this blog. Through this blog I share many things I am enthusiastic about – my curated items from old era, passion for tea and tea parties, design and décor, DIY projects. I specifically like to create themed and seasonal parties incorporating vintage treasures. I am married to an awesome guy who has {a good case of} wanderlust and is a grand but healthy foodie. Occasionally I will be journaling and sharing his experiences in travel, recipes and restaurant reviews. On my blog you will also get to meet our 3 amazing boys – the oldest is neuro-diverse and his being on the spectrum has given a different and incredible meaning to our family! I would be a very different person without him. Besides enjoying my family and this blog, I am a full-time speech and language pathologist.

We recently moved to Dallas from Arizona. Back there, I ran a vintage china rental and sales business. I had the pleasure of working with some amazing vendors in the event industry and got featured on many international and national blogs. I started blogging specific to my collection but recently switched to life style blogging to touch more aspects of life.

Originally from Pakistan, I am a multicultural and multilingual person and enjoy diversity to its fullest. I welcome new things and ways and learn from them but believe in restoring and preserving as well. I love people who inspire each other, are successful holistically, spread positive vibes and make a difference in this world for themselves and individuals around them. Overall, I strive to be a very well-balanced person and this blog plays some part in achieving that!

I absolutely love to team up with creative minds! Feel free to contact me for style consultation, photo shoots, vintage & antique articles, tea parties and hand-made items. I also do product reviews and feature items on my blog. I have a small shop on etsy featuring my collection and hand-made items.

(4) Comments

  1. Maria Taylor says:

    I always love your creativity! What an amazing blog!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Riffat you are so creative! I love how you have used the vintage crockery. Your display is beautiful.

  3. Gwen says:

    What a pretty setup! Love your china cabinet!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Lovely tea table!

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