A vintage box affixed to a glittery gold wreath (below left) provides a beautiful accent to a Valentine’s Day tea. Tied to the chair post with shimmering organza ribbon, it evokes timeless romance. The little case can serve two purposes—a chair decoration and a take-home favor. Tuck in tea bags, along with the recipe for a favorite scone, for a sweet remembrance of your gathering.
A nosegay of fresh garden roses and miniature red roses (above right) is an ideal way to designate where the guest of honor will be seated. For an even more lavish effect, decorate each of the other chairs with a smaller nosegay of similar or complementary flowers. The lovely fragrance is yet another delightful detail for your tea.