Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood Butterfly Bloom Plates Set

Last weekend, after returning from our wonderful holiday, we invited the family round for a little get together and catch up.

It gave us a the perfect opportunity to try out this beautiful set of Butterfly Bloom plates from Wedgwood.

Butterfly bloom tea platesMiss R, now 8, decided it was also the perfect chance to practice her baking skills, and for the first time, insisted upon making a Victoria Sponge all by herself. Absolutely no-one was allowed to help, until her arms became tired beating the mixture of course.

Cake making

It’s not often we get the chance to relax on a Sunday afternoon, particularly with the family and my parents, but the sun was shining for a change and we’d finished a little gardening before sitting down.

When Wedgwood approached me and asked me to take a look at their products and range, I was immediately drawn in by the vintage tea plate sets. Whilst I’m a contemporary girl at heart, there’s something about the trend for mismatched vintage plates that calls to me. I love the idea of taking a set of different designs that all work together and complement each other, to create one group.

The Butterfly Bloom tea plate set consists of 4 20cm fine bone china tea plates in a vintage floral design, inspired by the 18th century Wedgwood pattern archives. It arrived in the most beautiful gift box too – this really is a special set. Hand-decorated and gilded with 24-carat gold, I was surprised to find that the plates can even be put in the dishwasher.

Wedgwood gift box

Wedgwood butterfly bloom tea plates

Cake eating

Afternoon tea

Retailing at £75 the set would make a wonderful gift as a wedding present or special anniversary. And it’s part of a larger collection. I have my eye on the tea cups now, and perhaps even the cake stand. You can view the Butterfly Bloom plates set here, and also the larger collection on the website here.

Well the cake didn’t last long as you can see and we’ve since made another. Just so we can use the plates again. These are going to become favourites when visitors come calling, I can tell.

Thanks to Wedgwood for gifting the tea plate set – all comments and opinions are genuine and my own.


Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an interiors writer and blogger and has an insatiable love of home style and decor

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  1. Donna
    June 16, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    What beautiful plates! And that cake looks amazing! Your daughter is a better baker than I am! Xx

  2. Life Loving
    June 24, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    I love these, they are gorgeous. I love a family or friends afternoon tea at home too!

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