Drawing from a creative pool of more than 40 years, you will find here how-to tips galore! Lots of quotes and tidbits to make you smile and to make your crafting/baking easier. Favorite recipes, websites, paper dolls and more. Many vintage images + to enjoy! An eclectic swirl of fun crafting and art!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
One Lump or Two in your tea?
vintage Royal Vale teacup and saucer
Today I'm having dreams of fancy pink tea parties with pastels and pretties.
Flowery quotes with shaped sugar cubes and little sandwiches.
Lovely flowers for my hair, and jewels for my fingers and ears...
"Enjoy life sip by sip,
not gulp by gulp."
- The Minister of Leaves
maybe vintage Bavarian teacup from the 1930's
vintage Foley teacup and saucer
Spring Garden flower shaped sugar cubes
"There is no trouble so great or grave
that cannot be much diminished
by a nice cup of tea."
- Bernard-Paul Heroux
Crownford teacup and saucer
fingerless lace gloves
found on www.frostedpetticoatblog.com
George and Martha Washington Tea Party, 1904
Strawberry Rose Shortcake
by Cindy Littlefield
Ingredients (for each
A shortcake dessert shell
2 large strawberries
A mint leaf
1.Fill the dessert shell
with whipped cream.
2.Wash and hull the
strawberries. Slice one of them vertically into 5 or 6 pieces. Arrange the
slices in a circle, tips pointing outward, atop of the whipped cream to create
the outer petals of a rose.
3.For the center of the
rose, turn the other strawberry upside down and slice off the very tip. Next,
make four cuts three quarters of the way down through the fruit to create a row
of petals around the middle. Place the strawberry in the center of the fruit
slices atop the whipped cream.
4.Garnish the rose with
the mint leaf. For the finishing touch, add a decorative border of whipped
cream around the shortcake.
"The spirit of the tea beverage
is one of peace,
- Arthur Gray Content
Taylor and Kent teacup and saucer
hand made apron
Home Laughlin Georgia design eggshell creamer and sugar bowl
tea party cookies, set of 12
"Spring" original Collage Art Doll made from all recycled junk mail
"There is something
in the nature of tea
that leads us into a world
of quiet contemplation
- Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living
"Day Dreaming at the Water Well"
original Collage Paper Painting, using all recycled junk mail
Old Royal teacup
vintage organza apron
beautiful hand painted personalized notecards
vintage sugar bowl, Japan, 1940's
I trust you have enjoyed today's little tea party.