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Sometimes when I have a have mental block about how to plan a party I take a walk than the idea comes to me…works every time!


I have been looking forward to doing this Spring Tablescape but wanted to do something unique. It took me sometime to come up with a Moroccan tea party theme.  I do love global decor and I have this thing for colorful pillows and oriental rugs  outside. So it dawn on me that I have all these accents pieces in my attic. The biggest persuasion to go with this theme was I had painted my old outdoor table a beautiful shade of  gray and stenciled a large medallion on the center of the table. The stencil was courtesy of Cutting Edge Stencil.

It was a ton of fun to set up at my patio garden area out by the horse field. There were blue, white plates and a white tea kettle.  The main dessert was decadent brownies with  macadamia nuts. I could not have pulled it off without my son’s help in moving all the pillows, rugs and lanterns from the attic to my back yard.

I would like to thank Chloe Crabtree  from Celebrate & Decorate for organizing such a lovely Spring Tablescape Blog Hop. Please stop by below and visit all the other beautiful blogs.



Everyday Living | Home is Where The Boat Is | Hunt and Host | Up To Date Interiors
Salvage Sister & Mister

Life and Linda | My Kentucky Living | Etched in Colloquy | Living With Thanksgiving
Charleston Crafted | The Bajan Texan

Sweet Sensations | Belle Bleu Interiors | Our Crafty Mom
Fjolla’s Table | Bluesky Kitchen | A Casa di Bianca

Panoply  | PMQ for Two | The Robin’s Nest
Dining Delight | Celebrate & Decorate

Simple Nature Decor | Rosemary & Thyme | Cook, Bake, Love
From My Carolina Home |  The Painted Apron 


 If you like to make your own pillows try this DIY:  Shibori Tie dyed pillows tutorial here!


  • bonnie morgan

    Gorgeous Persian rug far too pretty to be in the attic! It looks striking in your outdoor setting. Love your colorful pillows and lovely blue and white china. Those brownies look decadent on your pretty cake stand. The stencil on your table adds a charming touch.
    It was a fun blog hop this week.

    • Maria Brittis


      So happy that you stopped by and glad we met. the blog hop is a great place to meet ladies with the same interest.

  • Carole @ From My Carolina Home

    What a lovely table in a beautiful nature setting. Love the stenciling!

  • Rita C at Panoply

    Maria, fabulous that you joined us for this tablescape adventure, and an adventure theme is exactly what you created here with your global decor in a Moroccan interpretation. I agree with Bonnie – the rug is too pretty to have in an attic! Your tabletop finish is terrific and, like you, I have similar teak furniture that has that complementary gray, aged finish now. Your table really turned out sharp. It’s a great look for spring OR summer, even early fall. Happy Spring! Pass the brownies, please!

    • Maria Brittis

      Rita, You have been a joy to work with and loved the blog hop! looking forward to the nest blog hop.

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  • Jenna Meon

    Just absolutely lovely Maria, what a wonderful spring setting in your beautiful yard! The stenciled table is gorgeous, I can see you and your guests lingering there long after sunset…

    • Maria Brittis

      Jenna I love you blog and So happy you liked the moroccan theme. I can’t remember if there was a theme to our blog hop and I was worried that I messed up, but I guess it was fine.

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  • Michelle James

    Maria, you set the stage for a beautiful Spring or Summer gathering! The rug looks right at home in the gorgeous setting & I am so in love with the Moroccan theme. That is my all time favorite Stencil! Loved being included in this Hop!

    • Maria Brittis

      Michelle, thanks so much! its been a pleasure being with you in this events and I truly enjoy the bloggy friendship.
      Hugs Maria

  • Pam Richardson

    Maria, who wouldn’t love to join you in this beautiful setting! The rug is fabulous and I am glad it came out of the attic so we can admire it. I have enjoyed blog hopping with you this week and please pass me a brownie!

    • Maria Brittis

      Thanks for the visit! I’m pretty happy I ended using those rugs and pillows, I have been stuck using white all the time, that I need a change.

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  • Lory

    What a beautiful idea for an outdoor tea party! So colorful, lovely setting and a wonderful rug!

  • Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

    Maria, I love a tea party, and yours looks wonderful! What a gorgeous rug to anchor your table and your blue and white dishes are so pretty. Those brownies look yummy.too. What a perfect spot in your beautiful garden to host such a lovely Spring Party! It has been so much fun blog hopping with you. Happy Spring!!!

  • nicki

    OH so love your outdoor space……I hope you get to enjoy many many hours out there

    • Maria Brittis

      So excited you stopped by. Glad you like the moroccan table. Its really fun sitting and having a some relax time there too. Maria

  • Chloe

    What a unique tablescape in your lovely outdoors! The treatment of the table is beautiful! I like your topiary! I want a real rosemary topiary so badly but can’t find one here in Florida, so I am growing my own! Thank you so much for joining this blog hop…has the baby arrived? I do hope you will join the next blog hop, too!

    • Maria Brittis

      Chloe, Thank so much for the kind words, the baby was born last Friday! Baby boy! I just got back home to spend some time getting my home in order and leaving again next week. its crazy blogging and traveling. Will be doing another blog hop with you all. Thanks again for all your hard work.

  • Donna Bianca

    Beautiful exotic athmosphere! Love moroccoan style 😊

  • Sandra L Garth

    you couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful backdrop to highlight your tea party. The stenciled medallion is gorgeous as are the pillows and the rug. It is the perfect spot to relax with a cup of tea and one of those decadent brownies.

    • Maria Brittis

      Hi Sandra, So glad you enjoyed my party! I loved your tablescape and meeting all of you! its been a great pleasure.

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  • Kim Jones

    Maria, what time is the tea party? So love your outdoor setting and would love to be there!! Great idea.

    • Maria Brittis

      Kim, I really wish I could see more of you all in person. Haven was a great place to meet up last year but I’m not going this year.

  • Lori

    What fun to see this fabulous tea party you’ve set up in such a lovely location! Love the colourful prints on the pillows and rug and the pretty pattern on your dishes. Those lanterns are gorgeous and are wonderful statement pieces. Yum, the brownies look so delicious!

    • Maria Brittis

      Lori, I was a bit worried that the colors would clash, but it turned out ok. Now I know I can do this again. I am thinking of doing a moroccan theme it with a large table.Thanks so much

  • Carol ("Mimi")

    I love these vibrant colors against the neutral color of your teak patio furniture. The colors really pop! I especially like how you mixed patterns, too. I’m always a chicken about mixing patterns and colors because I’m afraid it will turn out looking like a mish-mash. But, you balanced things perfectly, here. I love your Moroccan stencil.

    • Maria Brittis

      Carol, I am sure you can mix match stuff too, the key is to but keep it simple. I notice if I have to much around the table it takes away from the table, so i make sure there is nothing outside that will get in the way. Hugs Maria

  • Nancy

    Al fresco! Excellent idea…it’s an inviting space and decorated with wonderful detail. Enjoy the season!

  • Carol@BlueskyKitchen

    Maria, let’s see what I love about your tablescape. The setting, so open and peaceful. The stenciled table, awesome look. The pale blue patterned dishes, to die for. The weathered gray furniture, so nostalgic and comfy looking. The colorful pillows and rug, great pops of color. Beautiful job, my dancing friend!

    • Maria Brittis

      Carol, thanks so much! I wish I was going to dance with you all again this year, but I go away on vacation that whole week! 🙁

  • Deborah

    I absolutely love this! Greatjob

  • Ariel

    As always beautiful and uncomplicated. This looks perfectly approachable and oh-so lovely for an afternoon outside. Love it!

  • Kathy

    Oh this is beautiful!! I love the global style and the vibrant colors in this setting. Pinning!

  • Stacey

    This is really beautiful and so inviting, Maria. 🙂

  • Whitney

    This is sooo pretty! I love the look of Moroccan decor…so exotic and bright. I recently developed a recipe for Kenyan tea that would taste so good in this setting, being sipped out of blue and white china! The link is here:http://www.beneaththebuckeyetree.com/recipe/kenyan-ginger-tea/ Thanks so much for sharing this! Kind of want my whole house to look like a Moroccan tea party now…lol.

  • Mary-the boondocks blog

    Maria that is such a lovely idea. Having a tea party outside with all those colors and textures. I love that stencil on the table. Wow it makes all the difference.

  • Smiling Notes

    I loved this colorful, bright and vibrant party! Really beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Family Joy Blog Link Up party. Pinned 🙂

  • FLORENCE @ VintageSouthernPicks

    Love that table! And those brownies!! Yum! Looks like a relaxing place outside to have a tea party! You don’t think of “Moroccan”when you think “tea party,” but I like the look of yours, & I like your individuality!

  • Morgan

    this is so pretty for spring! i LOVE the bold colors. how lucky you are to have such a nice space!

  • Leanna

    The lush colours of this are so different than the usual Spring table sets. This is really beautiful. I love the setting What a gorgeous large yard. Pinning.

  • Linda Primmer

    Love this! A lovely place to sit down and enjoy a bite. The rug looks fabulous. Such a pretty setting. Aren’t tea parties fun? So happy to be sharing with you. Thanks for sharing your lovely table at DI&DI.

  • Amy @ mylifefromhome

    It’s gorgeous! I would love to hang out there. Beautiful spot for spring.

  • Rachel

    So beautiful! I love the colors and that rug really makes it pop. I would love to hang out there all day!

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    This is just so pretty Maria. Love how you have styled it all. I could see myself sitting here enjoying the beautiful view. 🙂 Sharing. x

  • Sarah

    What? You’re eating outside already? Not fair! We still have snowbanks. Your tea party looks absolutely charming and inviting: I love the rich palette you used.

    • Maria Brittis

      So sorry to hear that you still have snow! I guess your spring comes late! But still enjoy your time anyway even in the snow, its super pretty over there in Canada.

  • Theresa Huse

    Your yard and decor are beautiful. I love everything about this Moroccan inspired tea party.
    Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & sharing.

  • Emily

    Your yard looks wonderful. I’m hoping to get mine in good shape this summer! Thanks for sharing this at #HomeMattersParty

  • Angelina

    This is a fantastic idea! I love this spin on a tea party and I think I am starving because I would love one of those brownies! Thanks for linking up with Thursday Favorite Things – look for your feature this week. Bisous, Angelina & Peonies & Orange Blossoms

  • Nicole Q-Schmitz

    The Moroccan theme works perfectly for an outdoor setting… and I agree with everyone else – those brownies look delicious!

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    Very Beautiful, beautiful art and painting! The photos were very good indeed, congratulations on the beautiful article! Hug!

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