When I set a pretty table for an afternoon tea, I always bring out my beautiful Victorian tea set. The china is so fine and delicate and beautiful to drink from. I often mix it with my white Royal Albert tea set and the two combined work really well together. The beauty of china is that it can easily be mixed and matched, just colour coordinate your pieces. I find a fresh white tablecloth sets off pretty floral dishes and if you have a plain white tea set try using a pretty floral tablecloth.