Adventures in Antiquing

A Think Pink Inspired Tea

The 7 am sunlight shines on this beautiful Willow Rosa teapot that I will be using for a very special tea I’ll be hosting in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

If you read my last post then you know I was super busy this past weekend searching away for some special items–as this is a time sensitive situation, I was super stressed that I wasn’t going to be able to pull this off but I hit the jackpot this past Saturday and found the exact dishes I was looking for!

After reading the Sept/ Oct 2019 issue of TeaTime Magazine, They did a feature on a Think Pink Inspired Tea and it got me thinking… then I got inspired to put together my very own Think Pink Inspired Tea! While their feature was beyond gorgeous, featuring delicate shades of pink floral china and pink candles, I want to keep it to my aesthetic as I’m a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed in October 2015–you see, it’s more than just a tea to me, because I got diagnosed in October, I tend to do my best to do something really great around the anniversary of that date.

A Think Pink Tea? What a fabulous idea!

I’m slowly trying to build up my collection of tea cups, tea pots and of course dinnerware and while I have a long list of things I want to buy once I have the room, owning a set of red/ pink transferware// Willow Ware was at the top of my list. I was looking for red transferware as I thought there was no chance I’d ever find a complete set of Willow Rosa dinnerware! WRONG! I found a complete set online that I can’t wait to feature and as you can see from the photo above, I found a Willow Rose Tea Pot in like new condition at the antique store! I love the chinoiserie aesthetic so the fact that all of this worked out means that this was the set meant for me!

I’ve been thinking about the menu–because I have a ton of dietary issues due to the medical treatments I received, I will be making both a regular menu of tea time fare as well as special gluten- free items that I can have. I’m going to make traditional English scones (gluten-free, of course) and I’m very excited about that as I’ve never had the pleasure of tasting these iconic treats!

So please–wish me well! I have to buy a few more accouterments for this special tea but I’m so excited to make this a beautiful yearly tradition! I will make another post once my “new” dinnerware arrives!

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