Saturday, February 28, 2009

lisa rupp calendars

How lovely are these? Lisa Rupp is a talented graphic designer & illustrator with a penchant for pattern. Join her mailing list & she will send you the newest calendar to download for free each month!

Friday, February 27, 2009

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tea for 10 (percent off), anyone?

When choosing the tea cups for the tea party I took into consideration a few things. At first I had planned on collecting various vintage teacups, each gilded with a little gold just to keep it cohesive. (But, did I really want to risk the beautiful Limoges saucer getting chipped or broken? ) Then I became concerned about lead poisoning & decided to play it safe by going with a brand new food-grade set.

The little 4-piece floral demitasse sets I chose were a perfect size for 5 year olds and fit into the vintage look I was going for.
I am happy to share with anyone interested the 10% off coupon code from Ritter's Tea Cup Gallery. Just enter "10TEACUPS" on the order form & be sure to mention 1894 in the order notes section to receive your 10% off. Many beautiful things to be had. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

tea party

Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting a birthday tea party for our 5 year old at our home. Everything went swimmingly well.

Tea (lemonade) for 10(ish).
Lovely china dishes.
Charming paper dolls.
Pretty paper parasols.
Silk flower headbands.
A comfortable sunny day in the middle of winter.
Precious company.
One little girl, her heart filled with joy.
Good times.

The Menu:

* Chocolate hazelnut flower-shaped sandwiches
* Almond butter & strawberry preserve flower-shaped sandwiches
* Pink & white heart-shaped strawberry marshmallows
* Chicken & apple salad with cranberry chutney on small rolls
* Roasted red pepper hummus tray with sliced cucumber, pretzel crisps, & small flower-shaped tortillas
* Kid friendly crudite: baby carrots, red bell pepper, & celery with ranch dressing
* Shortbread & Biscoff cookies
* Lemon poppy seed two-bite scones
* Strawberries & green grapes
* Lemonade poured from a pretty teapot
* Vegan vanilla cupcakes topped with fluffy buttercream frosting
* Beverage for parents: sparkling pink lemonade, sparkling limeade, organic coffee & a glass pitcher filled with water

While I am not a big fan of children's music I like to make sure the music is definitely age appropriate, but kid and adult friendly.

The Playlist:

1. Find A Way / Smoosh
2. Ageless Beauty / Most Serene Republic (Stars)
3. Secret Heart / Feist
4. Tonite, You Belong To Me / Cold War Kids
5. One, Two, Three, Four / Feist
6. I Feel It All / Feist
7. Noisy At the Circus / Head Like a Kite
8. Take Me to the Riot / Stars
9. We're Going to Be Friends/ the White Stripes
10. Bag of Hammers / Thao Nguyen
11. Beat / Thao Nguyen
12. Send Me on My Way / Rusted Root
13. You are the Only One I love / JayMay
14. Sleep / Azure Ray
15. You are My Flower / Ida
16. Lover's lane / Ida
17. Mushaboom / Feist
18. Reunion / Jason Collett
19. Science vs. Romance / Rilo Kiley
20. Ill Willed Person / JayMay
21. Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? / She & Him
22. With Arms Outstretched / Rilo Kiley
23. Minuet in G / Ludwig Van Beethoven
24. We're Going to be Friends / Jack Johnson
25. .Nantes / Beirut

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