Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Spring 2017 Teacup Exchange Reveal!!!

I was so excited to get the email that it was time for the spring teacup exchange...and now it is time to tea party!  Sarah in St. Louis sent me such a wonderful box!  She put so much effort into everything.  Including the cute doily address label (slightly smudged for the internet)!

And here is my haul!  Sarah was so generous :).

Really, I had to run back in side and get a table cloth to make the pictures a little fancier.  The pictures are a bit dark because it was already dusk...but I couldn't wait to open everything!  One of my favorite colors is purple, so there was a purple theme to the whole box.

And the labels!  Every gift had a little tag that gave some clue as to the gift.  Each was based on one of my favorite things that I listed for the exchange!  Such a cool idea!

And of course, the teacup!  This is a light purple cup with violets by Colclough china, and is English bone china. 

In addition to TWO kinds of stirrers for tea, the next gift was...

 Cookies!  French macarons and biscuits,

Perfect with a cup of tea.

A purple doily.

A gold teaspoon,

A bookmark,

 A pale green glass cake stand "for [my] love of tea parties!"  (Did I mention I REALLY loved the tags?)

And the last box, "for your love of travel" a whole assortment of teas based on different  cities/countries!  So cool!

I have so many ideas for the blog based on this collection of teas!  I actually haven't brought myself to open it yet it's so cool looking!

Thanks so much Sarah!!!

And here is a sneak peak of the package I sent to Sharon at Tales from Twisty Lane.

Sharing at the reveal party on The Enchanting Rose.  Thanks so much to Stephanie for arranging this exchange, especially with matching up the hundreds of participants!!!  This is my third time participating and it has been so much fun! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Faith in Action Tablescapes

I was so excited to have the opportunity to go to a "tablescape" event this past weekend.  I've seen blogs cover similar events, but this is the first one that I've been to myself!  This was Faith in Action's 3rd annual event, and the proceeds go to support its charitable work, providing door-to-door transportation to residents in the Winchester, VA area who have no means to get to and from medical appointments and scheduled treatment.

There were 20 tablescapes, each with a different theme.

Table 1:  Blue Willow

Table 2:  Ricamo

Table 3:  Holiday Happening

 Table 4:  Grandmother's Cottage Chintz

Table 5:  Colonial Americana

(One of my favorite tables, with Liberty Blue!)

Table 6:  In the Garden

Table 7:  Class with Sass

Table 8:  Christmas at the Beach

Table 9:  Wizarding Feast

(Harry Potter!  This table was just magical :))

Table 10:  In the Garden of Chocolate Delights

Table 11:  Prelude to Christmas

Table 12:  Hail the Bunny Trail

Table 13:  Seaside

Table 14:  Sailing on the High Seas

Table 15:  Spring Fling

Table 16:  Great Blue

Table 17:  To Grandmother's House We Go

Finally, the three children's table:

Breakfast with Mickey

(There were even Mickey pancakes!)

Easter Bunny Brunch

Daffodils and Delft

There were even refreshments that were totally a tea party buffet!

There were even more teacups and pots on display!