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A Mock Shoot During Quarantine!

I have been really busy pre-quarantine with my boutique, spiffing it up and adding inventory! Right before the epidemic came to Texas and we had the lock-down, I had changed the whole look of the shop but never got to take good pictures! Hopefully I will be able to share the new theme in few weeks! This routine had kept me busy and I missed not planning a shoot in a really long time! I did a mini tea-for-two session when my friend visited me in July but before that, my last one before that was Mother’s Day in May 2018! Although I love to style variety of tablescapes but my favorite ones are themed around my favorite drink ~ tea!

So while I had the craving to do a shoot and some time on my hand – I combined the social distancing, pieces from my inventory, some hand-crafting fun and styled this completely mock shoot. My first one that I did not collaborate with other vendors, bakeries and florists! Sans the sandwiches that I made at home, everything else like the cake slices, pastries and savory items are faux. So are the flowers which I usually get from Etsy. The cakes on the top of trolley, I made them myself using containers and fabric I had lying in my stash along with some embellishments that I collect occasionally. I loved doing it although boys were disappointed the desserts were not real 🙂

Hope you enjoy the pictures and it can inspire you for an intimate, quarantine-appropriate Mother’s Day tea!

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The inventory for sale and rent is displayed in Frisco Mercantile, which is currently closed due to coronavirus lock-down. You can always check the pieces on our website Tea Crockery. We have been updating our Etsy shop as well. For pieces that you don’t see on our website and custom order, send us direct inquiry for a piece that you like!

If you like to drink tea, here are our choices:

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.

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