Translate

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cream Please!

 I
 Whoooo
 
 

Rag Wreath made from tulle and eyelet.
 
 
Whoooo
 
 Is Invited for Tea?
 
 
Downy Owl has found a new perch.

 

Why you are!
 
 
 
Miss Puss is presiding over the tea tray .
 
 
I'm sure the conversation will be sparkling.  
 
 
Sugar? One lump or two?
 
 
Lemon or Cream?
 
 
Cream Please!


***
 
Great minds think alike! 

American Honey Home has been busy creating rag wreaths also
 
 
 
Visit The Old Inkwell  and be inspired by  vintage cream and white.
 
 
 

Please join me at these great parties. 

Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations

 Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 


 Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
 
 

 

 

Tea in the Library # 25






… it is pleasanter to eat one's own peas out of one's own garden, than to buy them by the peck at Covent Garden;



 and a book reads the better, which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots and dog's-ears,
 and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins… ~Charles Lamb, letter to S.T. Coleridge, 11 October 1802


***                 ***                   ***                       ***                       ***

Please join me at these great parties. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Hotel du. Cheval Blanc




  Happy Pink Saturday!
Welcome
 to my little oh-la-la French flavored fantasy world...
The Hotel du. Cheval Blanc
Please do not tell Madame that she is only a figment of my imagination! Let her believe, like me, that the gentleman peering from the upper window is very like Cary Grant.
And she is very like Eva Marie Saint. And who is that coming up behind her as she stares intently? A villain? A henchman?
Monsieur Red Herring? 

What diabolical plot is afoot?
I am sure there are spies; there must be spies!

What romance is in store for her? 

Will she and 'Cary' fall in love while sharing intimate dinners overlooking the snow covered mountains?
Just don't tell her this romantic idyll is a daydream on my shelf!
Do you like romantic suspense?

 These movies have been around for awhile....

But I have found them to be fun company on snow bound afternoons


This little hotel  is made from a printout from a vintage French newspaper spread meant for children to cutout and assemble. 


***
Please join me at

Pink Saturday@How Sweet the Sound
Where you don't want to miss this heartfelt post
Disappearing Act



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Paris in my Heart!




Please join me  . . .

in my cozy retreat ...  where I have been crafting and watching Audrey Hepburn  movies.
The little table is a curbside treasure. I love it's chippy black paint and curved feet.
 we can dream . . .
of Paris...
and sip endless cups of strong coffee... 
from simple white china.

Le Chat Isabella says, 'A belly rub, is always appreciated'.

White roses perfume the air.
Lace and ribbon hearts.
Vintage bling.
 A wall of French typography


French Typography from The Graphics Fairy. All frames were purchased at  Dollar Tree except the largest which was  a Good Will find. 


Vintage pages from a French children's book .
 The  Valentine Tree  ..
Doves for Peace ..
Friendship Cups...
Swans symbolize  Endless Love.


Gold and Silver, old friends and New.



 White for Purity. 

***
   A closer look. 

I painted the votive holder and an  clean, empty bottle with white craft glue added the Fleur-de-lis then rolled it in diamond dust/ glitter.
The Fleur- de -lis was printed out from a template found online.  French Typography can be found at The Graphic Fairy.
The Eiffel Tower was made from a printout of a French original.  
  




For some real  French Inspiration  please visit 




and check out her
Pick a post, any post it's all wonderful! 
  

***
Please join me at these great parties. 

Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations

Where you will want to visit Cedar Pond because who can resist


Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 

 where you won't want to  miss out on



Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
where Deb is making her Valentine dollar stretch pretty far
Fun Project

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
Where you won't want to miss
A Homemaker's Motto
(JUST GO!)

Be Inspired @Common Ground
Where you won't want to miss out on Jann's

Plaid Picnic 

Pink Saturday@How Sweet the Sound
Where you don't want to miss this heartfelt post
Disappearing Act
Inspired Sunday@Sunday View
I chose to feature this Tag Tuesday Project because it says 'passion and zest for life' to me





Where you will want to check out Easy Peanutbutter Cookies   (no flour!)

Hope to see you there!