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What could be nicer than spending an afternoon enjoying delicious tea and cakes?

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What could be nicer than spending an afternoon enjoying delicious tea and cakes? Ensure your party is a stylish affair by teaming vintage-look furniture with a soft scheme of ivory, coral, mint and duck egg. Fill vases and jugs with classic roses in cream and coral, and dress your table with delicate lace and the prettiest china you can find. Complete the look with cake stands piled high with treats.

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Wall painted in Shrimp Pink Absolute Matt emulsion, £30.50 for 2.5ltr, Little Greene. Zanzibar Deluxe Chalk Loop carpet, £19.99 per sq m, Carpetright. Rainfall curtain (SC14), £317 for a 300cm sq curtain, Troynorth. Lace panel in Ivory, from £130, Rockett St George. Provencale table, £535.50; Provencale carver chair, £362.25 for two; Provencale dining chair, £400 for two; Malmaison rug in Duck Egg, £200; all Laura Ashley. White peony in chrome rose bowl, £146, RTfact Flowers. Avalanche roses, £35 for 12, Autograph at Marks & Spencer. Silver-plated double champagne bucket, £165; Opera cake stand and dome, £19; silver-plated octagonal tray, £42; silver-plated candelabra, £118; all Brissi at John Lewis. Vintage glass jugs, £12.50 each; Vintage glass cake stands, from £16; green glass tumblers, £13 each; all RE. Regency cups & saucers, £6.99; Regency milk jug, £8.99; Regency sugar bowl, £11.99; glass cake stands, £29.99 pair; all The Contemporary Home. Decorative Gesso boards, from £20, Cox & Cox. Jubilee biscuits, £40 tin of 16, Biscuiteers. Strawberry & cream scones, £1.50 for two; mini sponge cakes, £2 for two; all Tesco. Mini Jubilee cupcakes, £3.99 for nine, Marks & Spencer. Pastries & Pearls napkins, £3.50 for 20; cake wraps, £5 for 24; all Talking Tables. Bruges cushion, £39.99, Zara Home. Pearl cushion in Avalon Sheer Ecru fabric, £40 per m, Voyage Decoration. Ribbons, John Lewis.

Stylist tip
Fill vases and jugs with classic roses in cream and coral