Daydreaming about spring? The forthcoming season is all about color, so now’s the time to start infusing your own wardrobe, your house and your decoration with splashes of your favorite colors.
Spring colours do not necessarily have to be pastels, however. To get a more modern palette, consider combining brights like citron, salmon, lime, persimmon, teal and aquamarine. While working on this ideabook, I watched those color mixes all over the stores and online. I believe this palette will be popular this year.
To celebrate the modern and to welcome the new season, throw a tea party with those 20 brilliant finds. — Lauren from Lauren Elise Crafted
American Blinds Wallpaper and much more
Bistro 750 Wallpaper – $28.06
This illustrated background was my inspiration for this entire ideabook. For me personally, the concept of a tea party pops up pictures of doilies and tea cozies and kitschy floral prints. The modern, bright colours here are quite the reverse. A tea party with this color scheme could be all fun, not frumpy.
French Bistro Furniture
Fermob Bistro Metal Chair – $198
Vintage French bistro chairs are my chair of selection at any given tea party. However, a bright citron bistro chair are the punch of color that this avant-garde fete needs.
Choose Your Color Dipped Mug by Tilly Maison
A simple splash of color really makes these dipped mugs fantastic.
Dish Cloth Set of Three – $36
When it is time to tidy up, use tea towels that are equally as colorful as the rest of your decor. The hand-drawn examples on those are the perfect addition to any modern abode once the party is finished. You might even wrap up these individually and gift them to your guests.
Biodegradable Plastic Spoons – $2.50
These colorful spoons just made ice cream eating considerably sweeter. Sure, they are not conventional tea party fare, but guests may adore scooping gelato with those environmentally-friendly utensils.
Cupcake Plate, Stitch Pink by Jeanette Zeis Pottery – $28
If you’re going to serve gelato in your tea party, you might as well serve cupcakes too. A female stand will display your desserts in fashion.
Simple White Porcelain Hanging Wall Pocket from Hideminy New York – $50
You need to have some flowers at a tea party, even a modern one. Skip the conventional vase and display your in-season types in such Hanging Wall Pockets. They do not take up cupboard space, which means you won’t have to think about finding storage for them later.
Sweeping Angles Apron – $38
A dull apron just won’t do when you’ve got all this bright color. This apron has amazing salmon tones but also a stylish chevron pattern. Your ensemble formally has some competition.
Café Bowls – $4
These little bowls have easy details in just the right colours.
Rustic Wood Flowers by Uncommon Handmade – $14
If you prefer to invest in faux flowers that can last through all of your tea parties, then these wooden daisies are what you need. They are sometimes cheerful all through the year.
Kitchen Utensils Letterpressed Paper Coasters by Ruff House Art – $12
All these letterpress coasters are almost too pretty to use. Your guests are sure to see them, and hopefully they will remember them as well (for the sake of your wood surfaces).
Interesting Fringe Garland DIY Kit by Ollie Bollen – $7
A party wouldn’t be full without bunting — that is my motto, anyway. This garland feels a bit vintage, but I love the juxtaposition of new and old in a modern space. Embrace it!
Ceramic Serving Bowl, Salmon from Ceramica Botanica – $75
A salmon serving bowl could be a wonderful addition to the dining table. Should you fill it with lemons, limes and oranges, the fruit can get edible decoration.
Fringe Position Card Collection by Potter + Butler – $15
Fringe is young and fun, and these Fringe Place Cards are definitely for the young in mind. You can DIY lots of other fringe details also — garlands, invitations, stir sticks — to present your decoration some cohesiveness.
Wobbly Biscuit Stoneware Bowl – $22
Stoneware is seldom considered delicate, but these wobbly bowls using a pressed-lace pattern would be the exception. Guests might find it challenging to fulfill their plates and hide the particulars.
Assorted Mini Tapers – $4
Candles do not need to be reserved for birthdays and vacations. Your tea party can gain from them, also. If your plan is to have your afternoon party change in an evening soiree, colorful candles will create a magical ambiance.
Sunny Skies Felt Ball Garland by Made Mary – $28
This felt billy ball garland is all modern.
Color Coil Pot, Small – $28
These coiled jute baskets have an earthy texture to them. They’d be great for the modernist who also loves nature. Fill them with easy plants like succulents or cacti.
Feathers and Flowers Collector Tea Towel by Elkhorn Design – AUD 24
Should you feel as though you have too many bright colours, tone down everything with neutrals. White and grey additions will pair nicely with the colours but not battle them. This tea towel is a gorgeous combination of grey and citron.
Gift or Party Bags, Small Striped Paper Bags by Chicken and Custard – GBP 2.50
Colorful, striped handle bags are the perfect ending to your party. Each guest will be delighted to see the goodies that you ship them home with.
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