Harvest Tea

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Welcome fall to your tea table with this lovely tablescape.

By Betty Terry • Photography by Mac Jamieson • Photo Styling by Lucy W. Herndon

Setting the table for afternoon tea comes together easily with autumn’s rich palette. A patterned shawl can double as a tablecloth, and glass vases filled with colorful fruits—apples, pears, and clementines—make an elegant centerpiece. Add color and height with magnolia leaves, dried hydrangeas, bare branches, and turkey feathers. The overall effect is a stunning setting for a lovely Harvest Tea.


A harvest-themed tea provides the perfect setting for including natural elements in your tablescape. Apples and oranges arranged in a glass vase give great color to anchor a whimsical arrangement of magnolia leaves, hydrangeas, seed pods, and feathers. A branch of faux berries wrapped around a napkin adds an additional touch of seasonal elegance.

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