Sometimes a beautifully laid tea table can be elusive but if you keep a few fundamentals in mind you will accomplish your goal every time.
Start at the beginning... a nice round table with a freshly laundered white table cloth.
Add place settings - plates, cutlery, cups, and napkins...
Now add some decorative touches - colorful cloths, coasters, place cards, and flowers, of course!
Last (and best!) of all - the food and beautiful guests. Now that's a perfect table!