Our style editor serves up pretty tableware for tea time.

Style it pretty! A tea party is always fun, no matter your age. We loved the soft pastel tones of the macarons and chose to continue the look with coordinating shades of pink.
(Clockwise from center, top) Ercuis Latitude silver-plated petits fours stand, $600, 201.804.8000; Circa 1910 Gorham Plymouth teapot and cream pot, part of a 4-piece service including coffeepot and covered sugar bowl, $2,500 for the set, through Beverly Bremer Silver Shop; Circa 1910 Gorham Plymouth open sugar basket, monogrammed on the reverse, $179, through Beverly Bremer Silver Shop; William Yeoward Crystal Buzzy honey jar, $190; Sferra Festival dinner napkin in carnation with custom monogram by Bobbins Design, $108/set of 4; L’Objet Corde dessert plates in gold, $120 each; Herend Fish Scale Gray Canton cup and saucer, $285; Buccellati Villa Palladio silver vase, price upon request, 212.308.2900
(Clockwise from top, left) Circa 1895 Rand & Crane repoussé design tea caddy, $499, through Beverly Bremer Silver Shop; Baccarat Mille Nuits 3-tier pastry stand, $890; Sferra Festival dinner napkin in silver with custom monogram by Bobbins Design, $112/set of 4; Lenox Pleated Colors salad plate in teal, $28 each; Pinto Paris Bahia cup and saucer, $340, retailers at DeVine Corp.
Raynaud Limoges Longjiang cup and saucer, $225, 201.804.8000; Leontine Linens Riley napkin, $65 each; Saint-Louis Royal small box in sky blue, $680
Vietri Moon Glass Leaf platter, $68; Herend Indian Basket cup and saucer, $280, 800.643.7363; Julia B. Handmade For Life Firenze napkin, $245/set of 4
Pattern Play! Mixing china patterns can be like creating a great floral arrangement. Choose your palette, and then vary the shapes and textures to produce an unexpected but lively table.
(Top to bottom) Royal Limoges Olivier Gold cup and saucer, $170, phd@biacordonblu.com; Bernardaud Grace teacup, $185; Wedgwood Anthemion Blue teacup, $200; Anna Weatherley Spring in Budapest cup and saucer, $312, retailers at DeVine Corp.; Mottahedeh Sylvanae cup and saucer, $50
Herend Rothschild Bird biscuit barrel, $900, through Replacements Ltd.; Leontine Linens Odette napkin, $65 each; Bernardaud Jardien Indien cup and saucer, $110.
Vista Alegre Paço Real Cream Pot, $149; Julia B. Handmade For Life Fruits cocktail napkin ($365/set of 8); Anna Weatherley Old Master Tulips tray ($526), retailers at DeVine Corp.; Royal Limoges Jardin Francais cup and saucer, $130, phd@biacordonblu.com

Wild Strawberry Teacup & Saucer ($68) by Wedgwood 877-720-3486; Mood Nomade Tea Cup & Saucer ($100) by Christofle; Touraine Fleurs Cup & Saucer ($200) by Raynaud Limoges; Grandison Embroidered Cocktail Napkin ($45 per napkin) by Leontine Linens; Lemon Box ($175) by Herend

Produced by Amanda Fowler Smith | Photography by David Hillegas

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