Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tea Time Thursday #43

I am planning a special tea party next summer and have been on the hunt for six Mary Engelbreit cup and saucers. I found #6 at the big garage sale at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Saturday. It was $3 so I was pretty excited! This one has the quote about a grandmother, so I thought that was wonderful. It says "When a child is born, so is a grandmother". So sweet.

I didn't know that it was an Italian proverb! Of course, that makes it all more special for my family.

I have had this darling tea book by Mary Engelbreit for awhile now, so this seemed to be the right time to share it. It's a great book with many ideas and lots of pictures.

The book is filled with many of her darling graphics which are so colorful and so sweet.

The book end covers are this tea time patchwork. What a fun idea for a quilt. I wish it was as easy making a fabric quilt as it is to make a paper quilt!

I also have this ornament and it matches the ones featured on this page in the book.

Don't you just love this from Jane Auten's book EMMA? I would love to have this framed to hang on my wall.

When we did our Expo show, I found this great metal stove for my ME room. I now have it in my makes a great display piece.

I'm working on another project using the 1950's plastic doll furniture that I once had growing up. I needed a kitchen table with chairs, so I was excited to find this set. It's in great condition. I hope to finish the project before the end of summer and yes, it will be a blog post down the road.

I hope you have enjoyed my Tea Time Thursday blog post. I seem to be flipping back and forth between my Tasha Tudor goodies and my Mary Engelbreit things. I love them both.


mamasmercantile said...

I really did enjoy your post, your love of Mary Engelbreit and Tasha Tudor shine through. I love your new header, have a great week.

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh yes, such beautiful illustrations. Love Mary Engelbreit and Tasha Tudor. So simple and cheery. I like that quotation also. Have you tried to see if it's for sale in an Etsy store? You never know.

Lady Jane said...

Tea Time Thursday was so much fun.

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I enjoyed your post so much. Your new header picture is "picture perfect"! :) Thanks for sharing your tea with me.

lil red hen said...

Thanks for visiting my blog ~ I always love meeting new ladies. You have a very interesting blog and I especially enjoyed reading about your dolls. Hope we can visit again!

janice15 said...

Mary Engelbreit, one of my favorite people.. I so missed her magazine.. I delighted in it.. Your tea cup is adorable.. Have you tried looking on line for some though they might be more with cost but you never know sometimes you can find a kind soul and it wont be to much.. Love it when you stop by ty. .with love Janice

Stephanie said...

Absolutely delightful, sweet friend :) Your post was a joy to read.

Much love!

Bernideen said...

Everything looks so cute. I sold ME for years but don't have things. When you have a store you can't keep everything.

kitty said...

Oh Linda, what a sweet idea to find ME teacups for your tea party next summer. I have one that a friend gave me and I just love it. Every time I use it, it makes me happy. Good luck in your search.
Thank you for your visit. xo

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: great Italian cups and beautiful illustrations. I really like your mini furniture. Great project. Keep in touch