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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tea in the Library # 30



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The perfect temperature for tea is two degrees hotter than just right.  ~Terri Guillemets


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Please join me for  
Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations &
Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 
antiquesandteacups.@tuesday-cuppa-tea

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And if you love all things Victorian please check out Debbie Dabbles' wonderful feature on The Victoria Parlor


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Victorian Easter Tree

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail 

Hoppin' down the bunny trail ...
This bunny has made his home under  my Easter tree
The paper decorations are  made from or inspired by Victorian Easter card and Scrap images.
Chicks go for a hot air balloon ride ...
Bunnies decorate eggs...
A Paper Egg Tree Topper . . .
I was Inspired By all the lovely Easter cloches I've seen lately to make a few of my own.
Here is a quick peek  at them, and one of the panoramic eggs I made from a Penny Wise tutorial. 
Best Wishes for a Blessed Easter.


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Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tea in the Library # 29


Tea is quiet and our thirst for tea is never far from our craving for beauty. ~James Norwood Pratt

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Please join me in  enjoying the company of these gracious hostesses.

Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations &
Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 
antiquesandteacups.@tuesday-cuppa-tea










You Won't Want to Miss  This!
Please visit Lorraine at Over the Rainebeau for the Victorian Easter Images. She is always sharing goodies, and inspiration! Check out this and other great tags she has made. 





AND


PennyWise has more Delightful
Easter Surprises



Hebrews
1 Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,















Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man shall see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest [there be] any man that falleth short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and thereby the many be defiled




















28 Wherefore, receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us have grace, whereby we may offer service well-pleasing to God with reverence and awe: 29 for our God is a consuming fire.   


 
 
May you be a blessing and Blessed the Easter.
 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Intrigue in the Park




Intrigue in the Park? 
A Speaking Glance....

Does not go unnoticed.
Mlle  has found the escaped M Puss.
He is happy to be carried home and fed a dish of cream.  
One lamb is enough for this Lady Shepherdess.
 




M Lambie knows Mlle will soon tire of this game  and he will be free to frolic in the pasture.
Mme. has trained her sheep to pull a little cart. 
They drive this way and that...
Once more around the park then home! 
Love a mix and match table setting!
Linen napkins from Creative Home Expressions Shop.  Coronation silverware.  Green Depression glass - green swirl - salad plates. 
Homer Laughlin and Limoges plates .

Rosina cups.




Lamb cart was made using an18th century fashion image  from EK Duncan. My Fanciful Muse , and the lamb is probably from The Graphics Fairy.   Cart wheel images are available on line.  As you can see in the picture, the lamb images are attached to a peat pot. The cart is a small basket I had on hand. A wooden skewer inserted through the basket servers as an axel.


Please Join me at these Great Parties

Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life

Find 101 Ways to Use Moss this Spring at Upcycled Treasures

Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping the Floor

Check out An Extraordinary cake at An Extraordinary Life

Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations &
Where you won't want to miss Rosemary & Thymes' purple flowers & treasured linens
Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 



What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants





Where you won't want to miss all the creative goodness, elegant bridal shower, OR the great free images at  Rainebeau 

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
Where you won't want to miss ...


Butter Bones and the Pits @ Salmagundy


Sunday, April 13, 2014

White Couches



 I love  White on White Living Rooms


But compromise is necessary .


What to do?



Slipcovers!

I bought the version shown above from Surefit. It is called Matelassé Damask.
I also updated the mantle.

Two enameled jars  with faux plants  . . .


a giant green apple . . .

 
some old books and the votive holders  I made here.
 
and some white pottery ... 


 
This is what the mantle and couches look like now.
 
 
 I am playing around with pillows and accents trying to decide what works. I like the black and white better in 'real life' than in the photo.


 Do I lose the beige items?
Do I stick to all white throw pillows?
What to do, what to do.




  It is a work in progress!
 
 
 
Please Join me at these Great Parties

Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life

Find 101 Ways to Use Moss this Spring at Upcycled Treasures

Inspiration Monday @ I Should Be Mopping the Floor

Check out An Extraordinary cake at An Extraordinary Life

Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations &
Where you won't want to miss Rosemary & Thymes' purple flowers & treasured linens
 
Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 
 
 

What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants





 
Where you won't want to miss all the creative goodness, elegant bridal shower, OR the great free images at  Rainebeau 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
Where you won't want to miss ...


Butter Bones and the Pits @ Salmagundy