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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Spring Tea Party

     Well, I guess this is pretty much everything.  You know all those things you would say to yourself you would do if you had the time.  Well, my time has come.  I have always wanted to have a tea party for the fun of it(I don't even drink hot tea).  I just love the image of the Victorian times and a special memory I share with my mother.  I remember when my brother and sister would be off to school (so I must have been 3 or 4 years old) I would get a little bored of Captain Kangaroo and Bozo the clown.  Quietly I would approach my mother's door.  She would usually be reading the latest and greatest paperback.  I would knock on the door....and wait to hear"who is it?" I would respond it is Miss so and so (I wish I could remember who my other persona was).  My mom would gleefully answer "Oh Miss so and so it is so nice of you to come by please come in.   I would explain I made a pot of tea and hoped she would join me for a cup.  It was all imagined  the tea would be poured in imaginary cups.  We would drink with our pinkies up, of course.  We would gossip in the most perfectly snooty
 accents.  My mother would indulge me by complimenting me on my most lovely taste in teapots and teacups.  I would thank her and wish her well until our next visit.
       So, what brings me to this tea party.  I met Lisa Kettell at Silver Bella last year.  I thought about it for awhile......my budget these days for doing artsy things is not too big lately.  I wondered if Lisa would come to my house for a tea party. Not a hesitation.....whe would be here.  Oh what fun I thought....I'll use my supplies and make some invites......I have about enough supplies to make petal fairies for 40 people......I have spring paper decorations to share with whoever comes................we'll trade atc's(I needed the challenge to make these too).............I'll make some french refreshments for my mom and hope this would be just as good as going to Paris(I know not even close).   Just a day of fun and silliness and some added magic of having Lisa Kettell in person show us her new book Altered Art Circus.  I can't wait.  I didn't blog before because it is a fantasy.......but, it is really happening.  I can't wait to share pictures with you all.  If you live in Central Jersey and you are reading this and think this would be fun too.  Why not join us........leave an email address and I'll give you more info.
     I also was asked by several people who received invites in the mail where I was able to find the most perfect rubber stamps?  They are character construction clear stamps by Catherine Moore.

8 comments:

faerie enchantment said...

I am super excited! I'll upload your banner to my blog right now!

XO!
Lisa!

Geralyn Gray said...

That was quick I just got done rereading and realizing I spelt she-----whe. YEAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

Toni said...

GERALYN, THANKS SO MUCH 4 THE VISIT!!! LUV THE STUFF THAT ZANDRA SENT ME & THE BEARS R SO CUTE!! I DON'T KNOW IF SHE TOLD U THE STORY ABOUT THE BEAR BUT I'M SURE SHE WILL!!! YOUR WORK & UR BLOG R BEAUTIFUL!!! TONI

Stacey said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I love your writing- You have a very honest and heart felt touch to your postings. It's lovely to hear about the special "tea-parties" you had with your mom:) I added a link to your blog on my own so that I'll remember to check back often! And I signed up for the Circus Soiree Faerie Enchantment is hosting so see you then!

dragonflydreamer said...

Very exciting (oh, how I wish I lived even a little close) and inspirational. I want to start "action" on some dreams, wishes, and maybe a fantasy or two and reading about your awesome tea party is very motivational. I love tea and have always wanted to give or attend a tea party. I look forward to all the details.

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Oh how I wish I lived in Central Jersey right now...

Sandi said...

What a wonderful time you'll have. Wish I lived closer. It would be such fun. Hope you give us all the details!
VictorianGypsy

Marlene aka "Q Bee C" said...

Hi Geralyn aka Ms. LadyBug! I can't wait till Sunday, I've been bizzy make ATC's and hopefully I will have my Tea Hat finish for tomorrow's festivities...ahhhh I can hear the tea water boiling now....Peace 2 "U" :O) Marlene aka "Q Bee C"