Come see what I found at RGB Kew. A 40 place setting tea party in celebration of The Great British Tea. Here is the story of this project.
This project was created by Kirsti Davies, a London artist, and realised by skilled British craftsmen.
This beautiful, huge table and the 40 chairs were made from green oak using traditional peg and slot methods by Welsh woodworker Giles Thaxton. He also carved the lettering into the table top.
The china was crafted by Stokes Croft China and hand painted by Kirsti Davies and other artists who also came up with the riddles.
I loved how they thought of everything for a tea table including milk and water jugs.
But this was Kew, and so the most important focus was on all the edible plants which end up as part of tea.
There were herbs, and veggies, and fruit trees and even tea bushes.
I wished some of these dishes were for sale in the gift shop because they were so fabulous, but unfortunately they were bespoke for this table only.
There was also some transferware made for this table. I loved this gently Lady Grey plate.
Of Course I eventually did have a cup of tea and the barista who made it for me somehow broke the tea bag and left me this fortune. Can anyone read tea leaves? Robert said it looks like I’m having to get over a wall. I saw myself painting at an easel and my friend Marrianna saw me as a gypsy dancer dancing away as carefree as anything. What do you think?
Linking with Terri to admire her wonderful pink tea cup and matching cake, with Martha and thinking I want to go to Italy for a fantastic blue glass cup, with Sandi and admiring the English rose cups, (I love English roses), and hopefully, later with Bernideen.