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.
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!