June 3, 2010

Tea Room


What more can I say?! An entire room in my new home dedicated to tea & sewing parties!!! What could be better! I found some great second hand items such as this wonderful gingham chair...


...and this wonderful red hutch which needs some shelves but was already painted the perfect shade of warm red!

Above the fireplace I am finally going to frame this fantastic print called "Night Flowers" by Claire Robertson of LoobyLu. I bought it when my daughter Claire (the name is pure coincidence) was born 5-1/2 years ago. Her blog was the first I ever read and was truly an inspiration to me.


Now all I need are some drop-leaf tables to transform my Tea Room into an instant sewing room. I found this table second hand and will be bringing it home on the weekend! I think it will be perfect and I am planning to eventually get two for the Tea Room.

I have been a major slacker on the internet in the last few months. I seem to go through a period every year when I need a break. Thank you all for your e-mails of concern but really I am fine and just being lazy and focusing on other things like gardening and setting up home.

Even during my breaks, I never stop being inspired by my crafty friends across the seas. My friend Sonia of Cozy Memories in France made these fabulous sketchbooks for me. I adore them so much that they sit on my computer shelf now where I can stare at them for hours! Thank you Sonia. You are the first person I spy on when I visit flickr and blogland :o)

I had my new quilty neighbour Janet over on monday morning. I made these little tea party napkins with tea party fabric of which I managed to scoop up some more from an online shop. They turned out cute but next time I make them I will place the label so that when the napkins are folded they become little sleeping bags for the tea spoons :o)



Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

23 comments :

  1. So glad to see you back in action on the blog! Lovely tea room & the napkins are adorable, too! Hope to see you at the quilt show next weekend.♥-K

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  2. Eventually I've sorted out an image and made some labels using your tutorial to do so - thank you for the great advice.

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  3. What a warm and comfortable room!
    Happy to read you again.
    Hugs,
    Veronica

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  4. oh my friend
    I'm so touched by these words and these photos of yours
    I've been missing you so much
    I really wish I lived closer, so that I would come & visit you
    and we'd have a cup or two in your wonderful new room ! (ps : how GORGEOUS !!)
    sending you much love, hoping you're all doing fine
    xoxoxo

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  5. I have been coming back here to sneak into your home so I am glad you have posted more pics of your lovely, lovely new home. The floors are incredible too, besides the furniture & the other pretty, distracting, mesmerising things!
    Happy weekend from Tokyo!

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  6. Hello: happy to read you,again.
    Nice room.Congratulations.
    Have a nice day.

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  7. It is the perfect room for tea and sewing! Can't wait to see your new table and have a wonderful sit, chat and sew again!
    hugs,
    J

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  8. Very, very, nice ...I can't have it in my home. It is very, very little!!! ;-(((
    All is nice in room, I can't choose...the big letters: tea, and the plants too. What is the little tree on the right???
    Miriam

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  9. What a beautiful place to relax!!!

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  10. My two favorite things...sewing and tea. What a lovely space.

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  11. What a gorgeous little tea area! I love the napkins, too.

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  12. How much do I love THAT?? A room dedicated to tea parties and sewing..yes, thank you! LOL It's gorgeous. Love the red hutch and the gingham chair and your cute little birds and the sweet little tea napkins. Sweet.
    Smiles, Karen

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  13. what a nice room!!! i love to drink some tea!!!
    thanks for the very nice pictures!!!
    my kindest regards from angela

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  14. Love the napkins-I have been hoarding some of that Susan Branch fabric -I just love it.
    Great secondhand finds:)

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  15. Your new Tea Room looks fantastic and charming! What a perfect place to gather with friends for hours. Love your napkins, I can picture the spoons resting in them.

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  16. What a marvelous room! I love your napkins and mismatched cups. I just want to bake some blueberry muffins and drive right over and plop myself down with you for a nice chat in your lovely new space. Congratulations!!

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  17. So nice to see you "back". We've missed you.

    That Sonia's one swell girl, isn't she?

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  18. I love reading your blog and i am so happy to see you are back! I love your new craft room, and your tea room and wish i lived in your town :-)! Looking forward to more gorgeous quilting!

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  19. Wow! I'd come have tea and talk quilting with you any time!

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  20. What a beautiful room! I am extremely flattered that you will be putting my print above the fireplace! Thank you :)

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  21. Me encanta tu salón de té y taller de manualidades. ¡Qué suerte! hace años tenía un sitio parecido pero por cambio de domicilio y aumento de familia lo he tenido que reducir un poco. Algún día intentaré poder disfrutar de otro lugar que espero sea tan agradable como el tuyo.

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  22. Me encanta tu salón de té y taller de manualidades. ¡Qué suerte! hace años tenía un sitio parecido pero por cambio de domicilio y aumento de familia lo he tenido que reducir un poco. Algún día intentaré poder disfrutar de otro lugar que espero sea tan agradable como el tuyo.

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