Sunday, September 7, 2008

Tea Party

Hello and welcome to my Tea Party hosted by Jan & Tom's Place.

I'm away from home on vacation so this month I'm doing something a little different. First I've made you a white cake with buttercream & coconut frosting. Enjoy a slice with your tea! Please click on the picture to enjoy a larger view!


Since I'm away from home I thought I would share with you some of my favorite tea things. First is a card that my daughter Jen of Jennifers Petal Palace gave to me years ago and it's still one of my favorite things.

Next is a Cherished Teddy Tea Party that my son gave to me.

This is a "Victorian Tea In The Garden" tapestry that I love, I put a piece in a serving tray. I sold alot of this tapestry fabric on ebay years ago. I have a few cuts left that I will be selling on my FF Flea Market Blog next month.

A close up.
I also made a cut into a tote bag. I guess your starting to think that I am crazy for totes. Oh yes I am! I don't leave the house without one for a purse to match my outfit I'm wearing and one with a book and some needlework.



Here's a cute little tea party sachet.

Now here's some of my favorite tea time reading. "Southern Lady's, Tea Time" is one of my favorite magazines.
Some of my favorite tea books.












Thank you so much for stopping by! I enjoyed tea and cake with you and sharing my tea time things! Please stop back again and I do have a special tea party planned for October. Be sure to stop by Tom & Jan's place to visit the rest of the teaparties.
Blessings, Shirl

17 comments:

Connie said...

If you're doing it how could it NOT be beautiful, sweetpea?!?!?! Coconut is my absolutely favorite for ANYTHING - cake, frosting, pie, cookies.........oooohhhh I just love it!!!
Smoochies and hurry back. We miss ya, honey,
Connie

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Thanks Shirl for the delicious cake and Tea...and all the pretty things you had out for us to see. Hope you're having a wonderful time away!

~Blessings,
Jan

Mary said...

Good morning Shirley,
You are my first tea party to visit. I am visiting at work before the start of the workday. Love all your tea items. We share lots of the same teabooks. Don't your love Susan Wheeler's Victoria Rose? I have named the bunnies we have at home after them. Baby bunnies are always baby Violet. Do you have Patsy Clairmont's tea books? They are favorites of mine. Hope your vacation has been fun and relaxing for you.

Abuela Beauty said...

Hi Shirl!!
What a lot of beautiful things!!

My favorite is that Cherished Teddy Tea Party; it´s lovely!!

I´m just waiting for you at my Tea -Mate Party!! Don´t be late!
Besitos from Argentina!

Silvia

Dawnie said...

ohhhhh I'm in love! I love your views from the porch,,,even the snow is breathtaking!

Carrie said...

Beautiful post. I enjoyed looking at all your tea books and noting the several that are in my own book collection. You may enjoy my posts at:
http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com/2008/01/french-tea-other-tea-themed-books.html
AND
http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com/2008/03/litera-tea.html

Shelia said...

Good morning, Shirl. I can always count on you to have the most beautiful post about tea parties. I hope you're having a good and safe vacation! I love all of your books and I subcribe to Tea Time ~ I adore that magazine.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Ah-ha ! There is that cake plate I love again! The cake looks yummy too! I have a thing going about cakeplates now !
Have a blessed day Shirl!

A Hint of Home said...

The fabric piece is very pretty. I love all your books too.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

You had me at that GORGEOUS CAKE! Oh yummy!!!!!!! Loved looking at your books. Hope you are doing well and missed the storms!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I always love seeing what tote you will picture next! Such pretty tapestry fabric!

That Cherished Teddies teaparty is adorable, too. I haven't seen that one.

Miss you ~ hope you are having a great time!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Marina Capano said...

Hi!so cute!What a beautiful Tea Party. your post is so nice!

visit me anytime...
Marina

Lori said...

Such a pretty post and sooooooo yummy sweet!! Lori

Jeanne said...

Shirl, your tea party post is outstanding. I haven't reached everyone yet as well. With the windows and tea parties and blue Mon. LOL It was hectic.

I love what you have done with that gorgeous fabric. The cake is yummy and pretty to look at. Love it all.

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments. Hope your vacation is wonderful.

Hugs, Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Shirl, I forgot to mention how wonderful your tea party books are. I didn't know books like that existed. Such an extensive collection. Beautiful.

Hugs again...Jeanne

Cottage Rose said...

Thank you Shirl; I loved the tasty Cake and the wonderful tea. I had a wonderful time. I love all your favorite things. They are so pretty and special.
Have a great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Shirl, I always love reading your blog. I really love this one especially. It is near to my heart because I absolutely love tea...anthing tea related. This is such a great way to show off all your tea items. I'll have to do this someday. I look forward to seeing your next one in October. warm hugs, ellen