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Une Petite French Tea Party (Pour Moi)

A little French Tea Party Vintage French Country Tea party inspiration

Welcome everyone to the Spring Tea Party Blog Hop! I am so excited to be hosting this fun hop and to join 23 of my blogging friends in sharing all kinds of beautiful ideas related to spring tea parties and Mother’s Day inspiration! You will the find links to all of the other beautiful blogs via the thumbnails at the end of my post.  Today I am sharing how I put together vignettes for “Une Petite French Tea Party (Pour Moi)”  (A little French Tea Party For Me) which was inspired by my new vintage dishes and some French style vintage finds. Of course the party isn’t really just “for me,” because I am so excited to share all my treasures and “tea time” with you!  Let’s get this spring tea party started!


The inspiration for my tea party vignettes started with this gorgeous 30+ piece set of vintage dishes that I lucked into at a church rummage sale for only $5.00 back in March. I also found a beautiful Florentine trinket box and two old French porcelain figurines (marked “Occupied Japan”) at a local consignment shop. A couple of new spring magazines have provided lots of beautiful inspiration too.



Say “Bonjour” to Monsieur and Mademoiselle Bleu! I am sure they will be appearing in many of my future blog posts.



Most of the dishes are unmarked on the bottom, and only a few are marked “USA.” After sharing them on Instagram I found out from some friends that the pattern is “Mildred” by Mt. Clemens Pottery.




My Mildred teacup with this beautiful double handle vintage vase. How I love cream roses! Kresge, Mt Clemens, Mount Clemens China


When researching the dishes on Pinterest I found a couple of beautiful images that I thought would be appropriate to include in today’s post.  I just love the pattern so much!


A photo of the "cranberry bowl" in the Mildred pattern from Mount Clemens Pottery. The sugar bowl lid is shown for size reference.



Next week I will be joining sweet Chloe Crabtree and a group of blogging friends for a Spring tablescape hop and I will be using these dishes in my design. Instead of setting up a spring tea party tablescape with the same dishes, I simply created a petite French tea party vignette on the vintage green cabinet in the dining room. I also decorated the shelves on the faux mantel and mirrored buffet above the cabinet. *Update: Check out my “Spring-To Summer Tablescape” featuring these lovely dishes here.





Country French Vintage Vignette Roses French Vintage Dishes roses

I gathered up everything I needed to create a little French tea party just for me. Although I didn’t include the small Florentine trinket box I shared above, I did style up my favorite vintage Florentine tray with French flair.



What’s a petite French tea party without a cup of tea and some sweet treats? After breaking my lap top and rushing around at the last minute to get a new one (the day before the hop!) I chose to brew an herbal “stress free” calming rose tea.


While these pretty pink macarons are gluten free, they do have dairy and egg and way more sugar than I can handle, but I am still enjoying them as eye candy. It seems as if it is taking every last bit of Mademoiselle Bleu’s willpower to resist diving into the macarons!


My treat is a gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and refined sugar free carrot cake cupcake, with allergy friendly vanilla frosting. You might be skeptical, but I assure you it is so delicious! Even though my husband doesn’t have food allergies, he still loves these cupcakes too. (*Simple Mills brand vanilla cake mix “doctored up” with carrots, all-spice, and walnuts. We use applesauce and Ener-g Egg Replacer as an egg substitute. The icing is also Simple Mills brand. I will put affiliate links at the end of this post. If you need an allergy friendly treat to serve at your tea parties, I highly recommend Simple Mills products. They also make fabulous snack crackers. Not sponsored, just my honest opinion.)


Tea party ideas roses and succulents in vintage sugar bowl

While shopping for the lap top I picked up an inexpensive bouquet of five pink and ivory roses for the spring tea party. I made a couple of small bouquets using faux succulents and herbs mixed in with the roses. Oh, I must mention that the pretty French paper napkins are from Dollar Tree. I almost always include at least one find from Dollar Tree in my posts.




The ivory part of the roses is almost yellow, and I think the colors just match so beautifully with my dishes.






Today at my little tea party I had an opportunity to play around with a few more of my Frenchy vintage treasures that I haven’t shared on the blog yet. A while back I found a set of three little Baroque cameo style pictures in pretty gold frames (for 25 cents each!) at a yard sale.  I thought they would be fun to add to my tea party vignettes.


I can never pass up any vintage dishes or artwork with these types of images.


I also found a set of unique vintage coasters. I just love them!


I created a pretty spring “nest” to display two of the coasters along with my dishes.


This tea tin filled with colorful faux flowers was one of my first yard sale purchases for my first home when I was 19. Since that was all the way back in 1994, I guess it is a vintage tin! I remember paying a quarter for it. I have had it on display every spring and summer since then.


It always amazes me how vintage treasures just seem to come together somehow.



Now that I have played around with these dishes for the first time, I am really excited to use them in a full tablescape. I hope you will stop back by next Tuesday for the Spring Tablescape Blog Hop  to see what I come up with.


I am just crazy about all of these bright, spring colors and flowers mixed with little vintage French style treasures! Just for inspiration, here are some more beautiful tea cups in colors and patterns that I love.


All of this vintage china was made in England in the Staffordshire Potteries.







Oh, and how cute is this little tea cup filled with mini roses? I spotted it right next to the check out line at Wal-Mart  this morning when I had to run out and buy my new lap top. Somehow finding this perfect last minute treasure just put my mind at ease and I knew that I would get this post finished in plenty of time and everything would work out. And it did!





A little French Tea Party Vintage French Country Tea party inspiration


I really enjoyed my little personal vintage French inspired tea party, but it’s always more fun sharing beautiful ideas with friends! Now it’s time to finally sip on a relaxing cup of tea and to visit all of the gorgeous blogs on the Spring Tea Party Blog Hop. Next up is Marty at A Stroll Thru Life. I can’t wait to be inspired by her beautiful Mother’s Day table. Don’t forget to visit all the other beautiful posts via the thumbnails below. I know you will enjoy them all!

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  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Amber, your French inspired vignettes, collections and figurines are so beautiful or should I say magnifique! So sorry about your laptop but everything turned out perfectly down to the mini roses in the tea cup!

    May 6, 2019 at 7:34 am
  • Reply Paula@SweetPea

    I always enjoy seeing how you use the vintage treasures that you find on your thrifting adventures. What a score you got with those beautiful dishes! I look forward to the tablescape that you create using them. Your French figurines and small pictures are perfect for today’s tea themed vignette as are the beautiful flower arrangements that you created. I so much enjoyed your post!

    May 6, 2019 at 7:51 am
  • Reply Cindy

    Amber your French year party is beautiful. Love your vintage finds especially your cameo pieces. The dishes are pretty and can’t wait to see them next week. Such a fun tin. I will ignore you were a teen in 1994. Makes me feel old at 54. Although I don’t feel 54.

    Enjoy your tours. I’m planning to make a fun treat for Mother’s day. Can’t wait to share


    May 6, 2019 at 8:02 am
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    Amber, your tea party vignette is just beautiful. I remember when you shared on your stories the fabulous dish find of the century. It truly was a set made for you! Thank you so much for hosting.

    May 6, 2019 at 8:03 am
  • Reply Calypso in the Country

    Amber, I love your vintage pieces and how beautifully you displayed them all. You are right – vintage treasures really do come together somehow! With all the colors and pretty flowers, your home is all set for spring! I am glad everything worked out with your computer! Thank you so much for hosting this blog hop and have a great week!

    May 6, 2019 at 8:35 am
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    I love it. What a great find. You’ve styled your dishes in such an adorable way. I love the tiny pictures too. Thanks for hosting this fun event.

    May 6, 2019 at 8:43 am
  • Reply Rhonda

    Love love love the Mildred dishes. I have discovered them at many estate sales, but resisted the urge to purchase. I will enjoy your set online.

    May 6, 2019 at 8:45 am
  • Reply Marty

    Oh wow, those dishes are such an amazing find and so beautiful. Your Tea Party for One is such a special idea. I love it. You always inspire me with all of your beautiful vignettes, thanks so much for hosting such a fun hop.

    May 6, 2019 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    I’ve always loved that set of dishes, Amber. I’ve picked up a few plates here and there, but never seen a whole set. Yours are in beautiful shape! Thanks goodness you found them instead of me, because I would have had to bring them home for the $5 price, too. That’s how much my blue bubble set was that I used in today’s hop! Just can’t turn down cheap, vintage dishware;) Thanks for bringing all this beauty together! Glad you got your laptop in time!

    May 6, 2019 at 9:36 am
  • Reply Carol@BlueskyatHome

    Amber, thank you for hosting and bringing us bloggers together. I love being challenged and this tea party theme was so much fun. Girl, you scored big with that tea set. It’s so pretty. Love all your vintage pieces ~ I know I say that often, but it’s so true. I have a few cups and now I want to look for more. In spite of the last minute issues with the laptop, you put together a beautiful setting for “moi”. Now relax and enjoy that cup of tea. Oh, I would eat everyone of your macarons.

    May 6, 2019 at 9:44 am
  • Reply Terrie

    Thank you for hosting the blog hop. It is always fun working with all the sweet girls on the hops. Great find on the dishes. I love the pattern.

    May 6, 2019 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Chloe

    First off, thank you so much for all of the work you do putting together these marvelous hops giving so many of us the opportunity to show off our creative style! Your tea party today is amazing. I am not surprised at all of the elegant little vignettes you have captured! What lovely dishes you scored!! You have a new laptop, so put your feet up and enjoy a cup of that tea!

    May 6, 2019 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    Amber you French tea party vignette is gorgeous! That tea set is so lovely and you were so lucky to score it! Thanks so much for including me in the hop – it’s always so much fun!

    May 6, 2019 at 10:45 am
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    Your vintage floral china set is beautiful and in pristine condition! I love all your wonderful thrifting finds with French scenes. I’m like you, I just cannot pass up this kind of lovely old mementos. Your gorgeous buffet always makes the perfect backdrop for your china and flowers. Thankyou so much for hosting and organizing the hops; I love participating!

    May 6, 2019 at 11:08 am
  • Reply cindy@countyroad407

    Five dollars?! Twenty five cents?! My gosh woman, you can find the deals! Love your tea party goodies. Thanks for hosting. This was such a fun idea.

    May 6, 2019 at 11:45 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Amber, your French tea party for one is so very pretty. I love your vintage dishware. The French couple marked Occupied Japan was a perfect addition to your vignette. You truly know how to rock the vintage sweet lady! Blessings always~

    May 6, 2019 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply Angelina

    Amber, your French tea party is magnifique! Of course I bet you knew this Francophile would love it! I love the French couple, they are so cute! Your new little vintage French finds are adorable! And of course I spy some macarons, yum! I haven’t made any in a while… maybe that is what I’ll bake next!

    May 6, 2019 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Your French Tea Party theme is so charming!! I love your lovely dishes and I can not believe that you only spent $5.00 on those dishes!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the tie to comment!!

    May 6, 2019 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Marlene Stephenson

    Your dishes are beautiful and love your setting for one.

    May 6, 2019 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Your tea party pour moi spoke to my French-loving heart. Your recent treasures set the perfect stage for a French-inspired tea. Thank you for organizing the It’s a Spring Tea Party with all the talented ladies who really know how to set a tea table.


    May 6, 2019 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    I love your French tea party and the collection of inspiration photos. Thanks again for your hard work putting the party together, Amber!

    May 6, 2019 at 6:54 pm
    • Reply Cecilia

      Thanks for sharing your beautiful tea party inspiration at Vintage Charm!

      May 13, 2019 at 3:20 pm
  • Reply Janet

    Hi Amber,

    I LOVE LOVE your French tea party. It is beautiful! You truly scored some incredible vintage pieces. The china is lovely and I can see you creating many beautiful tables with them. Your photos are stunning… My favorites are the fashionable Monsieur and Mademoiselle Bleu..

    Thank you for organizing this fun and inspiring “Spring Tea Party Blog Hop”. It was a pleasure joining you.

    Rosemary & Thyme

    May 6, 2019 at 7:39 pm
  • Reply Christy @ Our Southern Home

    Oh, Amber! You brought it all together in my favorite French country theme! What a lovely collection your have!

    May 6, 2019 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply CoCo

    I can’t believe you found all those dishes at a church rummage sale, Amber, that is so cool! I love how you brought everything together for a fun French tea party and I can’t wait to see how your tablescape looks next week too. I know it’s going to be gorgeous! Thanks so much for all that you do to coordinate these blog hops. Big hugs, CoCo

    May 6, 2019 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply Linda

    This lovely china reminds me of my mother’s china, which I inherited. Look up Syracuse china (pattern Marietta) and look at all the beautiful pieces, especially the sugar bowl and creamer. I found pieces my mother did not have: cream soup bowls, demitasse cups and saucers, egg cups and fruit bowls. I use this and enjoy it for several holiday meals and especially on Easter.

    May 7, 2019 at 7:59 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Hi Linda! I looked up the Syracuse china…so beautiful. It sounds like you have a wonderful collection!
      Thannks for visiting. Come back anytime!

      October 3, 2019 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    Gorgeous Amber, so many pretties! Stunning styling!

    May 7, 2019 at 9:49 am
  • Reply Kelly

    Amber thank you for hosting this lovely Tea Party! I really enjoyed your post and love your vintage finds and tea cups! You always put everything together so well! Just lovely!

    May 7, 2019 at 12:15 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    I love all your French treasures and what a wonderful find those beautiful dishes were! I love the pattern. I love the way you added roses, succulents and herbs!! All so pretty and inspiring! What a cute find at Walmart! I love it all!! Thanks for organizing all the fun Amber!! As always you amaze me!

    May 8, 2019 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Kathy A

    I have had a set of very similar dishes to sell several years ago and it was SOO hard to part with them with the pink roses and blue flowers. I have a collection of colonial figurines and love every one! Yours will be so vertsatile in vignettes; I look forward to seeing them again. I covet your 3 little pictures; again, colonial looking people and so perfect for a small space!

    May 8, 2019 at 4:52 pm
  • Reply Larissa

    Amber oh my goodness girl!!! Your photos and styling are stunning!! I am totally in love with that china set and I will definitely be snatching it up if I come across it! Your French prints in the baroque frames are gorgeous…I love them. oh and the coasters!! I loved reading about your sweet tea party for one and as always you have outdone yourself!! Thank you so much for putting this hop together!!

    May 8, 2019 at 10:20 pm
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    So pretty, Amber! I had seen one of your photos on one of the other ladies’ sites ~ had to stop over. Sigh… Love the little Baroque pins! You’ll love one of my mirrors, then. I brought one home with a very similar painting up along the top piece. I’ll share it soon.

    Happy Mother’s Day and tea to you,
    Barb 🙂

    May 8, 2019 at 11:43 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Swinging back by to say how much I have enjoyed the It’s a Spring Tea Party Blog Hop. This group of ladies are fantastic… beautiful posts, great ideas, fantastic photography, kind, funny, and so supportive of one another. Thanks for asking me to be part of this group. Thank you also for your time, for your graciousness, for your organization, for your support, and for making the blog hop easy for us. You are rocking it, my friend!


    May 9, 2019 at 11:17 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    As always, I spot a grammar error after posting a comment… yikes! This group of ladies IS fantastic…


    May 9, 2019 at 11:20 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Definitely one of the sweetest little tea parties I have ever seen, Amber! Lovely little touches!

    May 13, 2019 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Maristella

    What an adorable Tea Time! Thank you for this stunning party!Happy Spring!

    May 17, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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