Fairy Tea Party at Crescent Bend House

Welcome to the 21st Tea Time Tuesday

Today we will be taking a trip to Knoxville, Tennessee
Where each year The Dogwood Arts Festival is held at Historical Crescent Bend House.
My Guest, Julia lives in Wears Valley, Tennessee,  a small community nestled in a valley near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The last two years Julia has entered a Tablescape in the Dogwood Festival Tablescapes Contest. Each participate is asked to pick out a painting hanging in Historical Crescent Bend House,in Knoxville, Tennessee. The participates then has to create a dining experience depicting what each person sees in their selected painting. 
Julia emailed me back in the Spring, asking if I had any advice I could give her on doing a Fairy Tea Party. Julia explained what she was creating.  I told Julia Your Fairy Garden Tea 
is going to be lovely, you do not need any tips from me. 
As you can see:
 Julia’s Lovely Fairy Garden Tea
Just look at the lovely pink shawl Julia draped on the chair! The tablecloth is so lovely!
A few bunnies peaking out from amidst the potted plants to greet the Fairy!
The painting Julia chose for Fairy Garden Tea is:
Appalachian Springs 
by Artist Wayne Blankenship
photo courtesy of Crescent Bend
Transfer came in a little fuzzy
Julia’s Fairy Garden won 1st place in the Floral Division
Notice the painting is hanging the background
This photo was taken in Julia’s home, 
I wanted you to see Julia’s Lovely Tea Set 
she used in this Fairy Garden Tea 
I just love the iron gate to the right of the Tablescape,
all the colors blend so beautifully

Julia’s created a beautiful Dogwood Tree with in this lovely Fairy Garden Tea!
Historical Crescent Bend House/Armstrong-Lockett House
and W.P. Toms Memorial Gardens
Built in 1834 by Drury Paine Armstrong, Crescent Bend was once a 900 acre working farm.
Crescent Bend House is one of the South’s finest house museums, 
and botanical pleasure gardens.
Over 30 thousand tulips are planted on the grounds

Crescent Bend gives tours of the home and gardens all year.
 The Terrace hold many lovely fountains
For Teas, Weddings or Other Special Events 
To find about more just give 
Judy McMillian, Events Coordinator a call
Thank You Judy for all your help with information and pictures about Crescent Bend.
photo courtesy of Crescent Bend House

The month April for the Tulip Festival, Crescent Bend holds High Tea for the public.
 Any other time of the year Crescent Bend will give a Tea for 25 or more.
During April the United Daughters of the Confederacy Ellen Renshaw House Chapter, 
will dress in Period Dress, while teaching the Art of the Victorian Fan Language.
Remember if you hold your fan to your lips, you will be asking to be kissed! 

High Tea at Crescent Bend House
photo courtesy of Crescent Bend House
Julia’s Tablescape for the Dogwood Arts Festival 
Fairy Garden Tea
Julia used silk flowers, plants, bird houses, tea set, fairy, rabbits, and iron gate
To create this lovely Fairy Garden Tea
Isn’t this Fairy just lovely with the bunny at her feet.
You can see why Julia won the Floral Division, her creation is Breath Taking!
Thank You so much Julia for sharing your Fairy Garden Tea, and introducing us to
 Crescent Bend House in Knoxville, Tennessee

Don’t forget about my $100.00 Gift Card Giveaway from CSN Stores, 
just click here: http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/2010/07/day-bed-breakfast-tea-tray.html 
to leave a comment for a chance to win!
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me
Lady Katherine

Stop by and visit the following websites, to see many lovely Treasures and Tablescapes
Susan at Between Naps On The Porch

Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie

Beverly at How Sweet The Sound
Hosting: Pink Saturday

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31 thoughts on “Fairy Tea Party at Crescent Bend House

  1. Lady Katherine,
    How beautiful this tea is . Thank you for sharing. Thank you for hosting the tea party each week. I really enjoy it.

  2. Katherine, I loved seeing your friend’s award winning fairy tea table and also the pictures of the high tea at that lovely home. Thanks for sharing these with us.

    Thank you, too, for hosting for us. Sending you all good wishes in return for a Happy Tea Time Tuesday…


    Sheila 🙂

  3. Your friend was very deserving of the ribbon she won – congrats to her!
    Enjoyed seeing the photos of the tea, especially the hats the ladies were wearing.
    I too will thank you again for hosting tea each week – I’ve met so many lovely bloggers that like to do the same.

  4. Hello Lady Katherine, What a beautiful tea table Julia did! I love the pink tablecloth and shawl and her pink and white floral teaset is adorable. Crescent Bend House is stunning, inside and out. Thanks for sharing and my best to you!
    Blessings, Beth

  5. Oh, I adored seeing this beautiful, winning tea table. Just lovely. and I LOVE the ladies in their beautiful hats..:)))

  6. Just beautiful and I can see why she won…all those flowers are awesome girl…the whole setting should be in a magizine my friend…Ok I hooked up to the party this week…Hope your feeling much better my friend..hang in there…I too had 2 bouts with cancer girl..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  7. Hello Lady Katherine, I am so excited to be joining your lovely Teaparty for the first time! I can certainly see why that Tea Table won, it is simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing these lovely photos with us 🙂

    Wishing you a wonderful “Tea” Tuesday!
    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  8. Hi Katherine,

    Im joining your tea party for the first time. Actually I have been following you for quite sometimes. I love your tea setting so much and it really inspires me.

  9. Katherine, I loved the tea table setting. It is beautiful and femenine. Wish I could have seen it in person.

  10. Julia’s award is well deserved! A fairy tea party setting to inspire me. Thank-you Julia.Thank-you Lady Katherine.

  11. This is so lovely. Thank you for sharing. It looks like it was a lot of fun to participate in; and the secret fan language has me intrigued. Take care.

  12. Lovely tablescape.
    She used such pretty china. Her tea cups are really lovely.
    Thank you for sharing them with us.

  13. That is so wonderful that your sweet friend won for the floral division, the whole design was perfection I thought.
    And who does not love and appreciate the finer old homes that thank goodness have been preserved for future generations.
    Thanks you for a wonderful visit Lady Katherine!
    Tina xo

  14. Hi Lady Katherine: I am so sorry, I do not know the name of the pattern. All three of my pieces just say Balvaria. I love all the pictures on your post today. Thank you for hosting this fun event! Blessings, Martha

  15. Lady Katherine, I think your friend Julia’s tablescape truly depicted the theme Fairy Tea Garden! I too love the iron gate – really makes you feel like you live in some parts of a magical forest with those flowers and vines too!

    It has never been a practice here in my place to have tea parties but the first time I have known and seen it here on blogland, I thought it was such a wonderful practice.


    (oh, and 10,000 tulips? Wow!)

  16. Oh, I just did a fairy tea party post today for TT. I will have to come back and post it for next Tuesday. This looks really fun.

  17. This is truly beautiful and enchanting, Katherine. The blue ribbon is well deserved. My favorite is the iron gate. What a great touch!…Christine

  18. G’morn LK ~ Congrats to your friend for her award, the table setting is divine.

    So enjoyed another pink visit with you & all the lovelies.

    Have a lovely PINK summer’s weekend ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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