Tea party inspiration and a giveaway!

Hey-oh!  We have some sunny yellow inspiration AND a giveaway for you today.  First, the inspiration – a year ago MayDae hosted a formal tea party for a few of our family members and friends.  It was a lovely morning/afternoon of tea, good food made from scratch, handmade decorations, harmless games, and lots of laughter:

Earl Grey tea, Peach tea, and Indian Spice Chai were all served at the table.  I love this vintage metal tea pot, but the handle was scalding hot!

All of our decorations were vintage and handmade.  We were going for a very colorful and bright look.

The table was set up under a tent and we used lots of paper decorations, including these simple cut outs that we sewed together.  We used old magazine pages which added a lot of color, and we love how they turned out.

Our food table.  Lemonade, vintage trays, fresh flowers, cake stands, Anthropologie latte bowls, and pretty food labels on skewers were used.

I love the rustic feel of these bacon and onion tartlets.

Coffee cake, lemon cake, blackberry napoleons, truffles.

Egg salad sandwiches, cucumber sandwiches, croissants.

Scones with Devonshire cream, raspberry preserves, and orange marmalade.  Yummm, we’re feeling very hungry all of a sudden…

And now, for the giveaway details:

MayDae is giving away this ultra cute Melmac cup and saucer, and this vintage hand embroidered sign that says:  You Are My Sunshine.  Aren’t they adorable?  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post (one comment per person).  We will pick one winner at random on Monday, August 23rd, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. MST.  Any comments left after 5:00 p.m. will not be eligible.  Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.  Happy commenting!