Monday, August 11, 2014

A Spot for Tea in Emma's Room


One of my favorite little nooks of Emma's room was this corner. I found the table at HomeGoods and had paint custom-matched to the legs. Painting unfinished wooden chairs this mossy green made the mismatched grouping look like a set. This gave Emma a wonderful spot for coloring and playing school.





And, of course, it was the perfect space for tea. Emma and Mary Ashley love hosting each other for little parties in their rooms. I think love of hospitality was born in my childhood, as my sister, Jennifer, and I enjoyed hosting each other, as well. We gave each other so many baby showers, complete with petite cakes baked in our Easy Bake Oven.





For Emma's room reveal, we did a little better than this with cookies from Lisa Stone at Flourish Bake Shop. Her confections have added sweetness and beauty to so many of our celebrations. Based on our fabric selections, she designed an adorable array of coordinating cookies.





Fresh flowers, cloth napkins, and glass bottles wrapped in scrapbook paper completed our setting. Tea is served!





I think incorporating a little spot for entertaining is a great addition to a child's decor. Whether they welcome Mommy and Daddy, siblings or other children from the neighborhood, children can practice extending a sense of welcome in their little world. Through their play, they learn the joys of service and the blessings of friendship. And through making up menu items (pimento-chocolate-lemon sandwiches anyone?) and decorating the table, they develop appreciation for the grace notes that add beauty to our time together. Those life lessons are worth a celebration!



"I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends." ~ Nancie J. Carmody


Photos by Allison Hilyer. Used with permission.

8 comments:

damickey said...

Such a beautiful room!!!

Rach said...

It is adorable, and I love the picture of you two!

Anonymous said...

Melissa,
I love the idea of incorporating a place of welcome in your child's room. My little 4.5 year-old boy loves to have company and friends over. He helps me get ready for play dates and set a festive table. Even though I have a little boy, at his tender age...he APPRECIATES beauty and celebration AND seasonal decorating, WOO HOO! It makes my heart swoon that he notices the details.

Thanks for continuing to inspire us with your creativity.
Paula Romer

Ella said...

That table looks like it was made for you & I love how you matched the chairs. Emma looks like she enjoys hosting her dolls for tea as well.
We have the same tutu.(only now it is very short)

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