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: