Just to clarify: the dishes are second-hand, not the tea!
I spotted these elegant silver-rimmed plates, cups and saucers at Value Village recently, and since there were only enough for a place setting for two, I snagged them for $4. What a lovely excuse to invite a friend over for tea and a snack of fruit and scones. The cyclamen was picked up at my local garden centre for $4 as well. A low-cost way to set the table in a brand new way without consuming new mass-produced "stuff", don't you think?