Monday, May 14, 2012

Tea Pots And Cups And Hatters...Oh My!

Last Monday night our little group of Tucson Swap Queens was treated to the most inspiring, most colorful, most creative, most delicious swap night!  .... Click here for some mood music!

front door wreath
We were greeted by the most charming of all Mad Hatters!

As you can guess, the theme was Mad Hatter's Tea Party, in honor of our June challenge ~  an altered tea cup.

my cup for Laura ~ more to come later on...
So, I'm going to give you the tour of the Kelley home and the little vignettes the gals created to enhance the ambiance of an already fabulous event!  Love the framed quotes from "Alice"...

would love to use this sometime.....hmmmmmm

menu board ~ yummy!  All the Queens provided the food
About to begin dinner...

Joan, Karey-Ann, Laura

Kathleen, Me, Geri, Debbie

Tiffany and Mallory

Stacee and Claire

one of the lovely tables

sweets bar

hand-dipped delights!

these cupcakes sat in darling chalkboard flower pots ~ personalized!!

red velvet heaven!
my place setting with favors
 Here are the AMAZING tea cups on parade!!

for Karey-Ann from Geri

for Debbie from Kathleen

for Joan from Claire

for me from Karey-Ann

for Geri from Laura

for Kathleen from Debbie

for Claire from Joan

for Laura from me ~ she loves topiaries!
We were allowed to add up to 4 gifties with the tea cup, so here's what I made for Laura....
a bookmark and charms for reading Alice in Wonderland

a vintage spoon for her tea and seed for her own English garden

And I packaged them in this...

Here's a card I made for Laura  ~ I just couldn't resist!

It was a magical evening made special by all the ladies in attendance.

I'm sooooo excited to share this with you ~ I WON A GIVEAWAY!  Lucky me....I was chosen by Cat Kerr for her handmade bobbin pendant!!  Visit her at her blog, In the Light of the Moon and check out all her beautiful creations. 

It arrived in time to post on this blog and I'm so excited to show it to you.
beautiful packaging


Lucky me!!
Let me also share that I will be taking Cat's class in the first session of Artful Gathering 2012 and I can hardly wait!

I guess that concludes my doings from last week.  Hop over to Karen's Monday Musings on Facebook and you'll see some of my latest creations.  I have a commission and a trunk show this week, so life continues to be busy....but oh, SO good!

Have a beautiful week, sweet friends, and thank you for sharing your tea time with me!


mrsthesun said...

LOVE this post. What wonderful, creative ladies! Beautiful and fun decorations. Great blog....can't wait until next week!

In the Light of the Moon said...

OMYGOSH!! I want a swap team..this looks like such an amazing time!!Wow you guys are all so luck to live so close to eachother...sometimes I feel so alone in my little art world!!
I love all the amazing details and beautiful things you created!! I may have to just invite myself next time..I know,I a bit pushy..heehee.
Thank you friend for posting about the pendant,I am so glad that you like at!!
Super Big Squeezy Hugs,Cat

Fran. said...

Oh my goodness Karen what eye candy!! I LOVE those awesome cute little hats you all have on!!You look so adorable in yours!!! And what treasures made for each other!! I jsut love it all!! LOL Stopped by to let you know yor package is going up town in afew linutes to be mailed finally!! I apolize for mailing late! Had to wait for payday! Have a great weekend chickie!!! Love ya, XOXO Fran.

Fran. said...

Oh my goodness Karen I didn't check my spelling til after I posted my comment!! No A in spelling or grammer for me today!!! LOL XOXO