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Home Living : May 8th 2012
4 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 MB HIGH-TEA SUPER FUN WAY TO ENTERTAIN AT HOME WIDE RANGE OF TEA SETS SO NO NEED FOR THOSE SWANKY HOTELS Susan Redman PARTY TABLE How to set up a tea party table. 1 This is a chance to use your best china. 2 Display antique tea strainers or teaspoons, cake servers and dessert forks. 3 Scour op shops for mismatched colourful cups and saucers. 4 Place a bunch of fresh herbs and citrus slices on the table to flavour tea. 5 Keep food fresh by covering with cloches or glass bells. 6 Use tea cosies on a plain vintage pot or brew teas in double spout pots. 7 Place an array of high couture little cupcakes on a tiered cake stand. 8 Ditto cut sandwiches. Arrange them on silver or patterned serving trays. 9 Offer an assortment of teas from various countries. 10 Wear an apron or seriously eccentric attire. Set the table with a pretty teaset such as this Laura Ashley Elveden tea set. GENERATION Y may enjoy tak- ing high-tea at swanky hotels, but are they missing out on the gentle art of serving tea at home? It's true that a quick vox pop of our youngest staff members in this office elicits the question: why bother? Gen Y-ers say there's just too much fuss, too much to prepare and, besides, there's rarely a cake plate in the house. But for the cost of a few high-teas out on the town, some exquisite tea sets can be purchased. And when there are so many beautiful tea sets around to choose from, it really is a super fun way to entertain at home for any generation. A new high-tea collection, Taste from Davis & Waddell, is a pretty and feminine range of serving ware that looks like it's straight off the set of a Mad Men episode, which is sure to appeal to Gen Ys, X-ers and Baby Boomers alike. The tea sets are available in pastel shades of musk, lilac, mint and lemon and are trimmed in metallic silver polka dots. The Tea for One set stacks a teapot on a cup. Very cute. Villeroy & Boch offers a new range of fine bone china called Authentic Avantgarde, which fea- tures a powerful geometric pat- tern duplicating the design on Mettlach tiles. These tiles were produced in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries. The china collection includes cups, saucers and serve-ware plates and is cast in four intense colour themes --- all perfectly flamboyant names for a sophisti- cated high tea. Less grandiose but still a lovely way to style an afternoon tea is using mix-and-match cups and saucers from your own cupboards. Top your teapots with these winter kettle warmers and cosies from Robert Gordon (pictured right) to create a modest but quirky looking table setting. World's Leading Shutters | Roller Blinds | Romans | Venetians | Awnings and more... All products can be motorised www.completeblinds.net.au 8824 7975 zb0454 Our quality never before offered at these prices SALE Free INSTALLATION As heard on Ray Hadley 2GB Free measure and quote 515 Military Road Mosman 99602844 www.tempointeriors.com.au SALE CURTAINS . ROMAN BLINDS . ROLLER BLINDS . SHUTTERS Pleated Blinds . Awnings . External Rollers . Motorisation TEMPO INTERIORS 2194824 FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au W Curtains W Romans W Sunscreens W Pelmets W Swags W Shutters W All Blinds W Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS 2188211i 11/1
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