Monday, June 29, 2009

And the Winners Are...

The numbers (14,41,46) have been drawn and the names are......

1. katydiddy said...
What fun! I especially love the tea cup race. Thanks for stopping by my party this morning!
June 27, 2009 10:26 AM

2. a fanciful twist said...
A delightful visit, oh an Blakie so cute!!! I just love old books and tiny tea in the WOnderlanrd grass! THANK YOU so much!!
June 28, 2009 11:43 AM

The two of you will each receive one of the crocheted sets in the picture below_

3. Carmen Wagner said.. .Thank you for the wonderful invite! It's a beautiful day to spend at a tea party. Now I just need to find my hat and gloves.
June 28, 2009 7:08 PM

Carmen, you will receive everything shown below.

We will be e-mailing the winners above for your mailing addresses.

Thanks to everyone for coming to the tea party and participating in our first give-a-way! Thanks especially to A fanciful twist for hosting her "2nd Annual Mad Tea Party".

We had a wonderful time!

Carol and Elizabeth

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mad Tea Party and Give-a-ways

"There was a table set out under a tree in front of the house, and the March Hare and the Hatter were having tea at it: ..........

a Dormouse was sitting between them, fast asleep, .........

and the other two were using it as a cushion, ..........

resting their elbows on it, ..........

and talking over its head." -----Lewis Carroll

Carol and Elizabeth invite you to join us for tea.

Just follow us

We'll race you there!

Blakie wants to come also.
I told him he could, since he wore his tea-party hat.
However, I am not sure he will have any tea left.
Those birds look pretty thirsty. Eeeeeee!

"Come, we shall have some fun now!" thought Alice.

In case your tastes lean more toward iced tea than hot tea, especially during the summer, I have knitted and crocheted my little lagnaippes (give-a-ways) with that in mind--


1. an iced tea glass cozy (glass not included)

2. a coaster--in case the cozy doesn't fit your glass and...

3. a dish cloth/napkin for cleaning.

OK, OK, I'll throw in a tea bag of Organic Spring Jasmine tea for you purists.
In addition, since I couldn't stop crafting these little goodies, I made 2 sets (of 3 pcs ea) for this drawing--so there will be 2 winners of these.

The 3rd and last give-a-way will be a set of tea-themed cards and tags. The picture below shows all you will receive. Please click on the photo to see the items in detail.

The tags are also shown again below.

All those who make a comment on "this" post now until Sunday night at midnight-central time- will be entered in the drawing for the 3 give-a-ways we have shown above. We will draw the names on Monday. Please check back on Tuesday to see if you have won. If we have your e-mail, we will let you know by Tuesday also.

Thank you so much for visiting us today!
Carol and Elizabeth

Friday, June 26, 2009

Join us for tea

Don't be late!

Join us for Tea

Don't forget to visit tomorrow to sign up for our give-a-way!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Birds on the Teacup

Birds on the Teacup
Feathers in the Tea
What a Mad Tea Party!
Won't you come join me?

Please come back on Saturday, May 27.
There will be GIFTS to win!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Tea Party and Give-a-way" Preview

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." - Henry James

On Friday, June 27, we will join the tea party below. We decided also to have a give-a-way on that day. We will be giving away some "Tea" themed items, so come back and see us on Saturday for the chance to win.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Quick Birthday Cards

I like to collect old postcards with images that appeal to me. I copy them to use on cards. For this card, I folded a piece of card stock printed on both sides, added the copy of the postcard , a strip of ribbon and a premade flower. Inside I just stamped a birthday greeting -Quick and easy!

Here are two more
- Elizabeth

Monday, June 22, 2009

Angels Around Us

Angels in my garden.

This sweet little thing has been attacked by golf balls. First she lost her wing, and......

then she was broken in half. Give me some E6000, and even angels can be fixed. We never could find the broken wing though.

Tiny little fairy.....

Little boy in the woods......

This one watches over the front yard.

by Carol

This angel used to watch over my parents front door. I took this picture while visiting -There were always lizards around it there. Now it sits by my front door and never has a lizard visitor. There are no lizards in my garden and I wish there were.

This little angel-below- is in the back yard.

This fun fellow was given to me by my son. He knew that I liked gargoyles and found this sweet one for me. I think he is the friendliest one I have ever seen.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day

This is our daddy and mother with Carol, circa 1946, at our home in Avon Park, Florida. He passed away in 2000, and we miss him every day. Happy Father's Day, Daddy.

Since it's Father's Day, this is our daddy (in his WWII uniform) with his father (in his Chief of Police uniform).

This is Daddy holding Elizabeth, the second child--another girl. Daddy never did get his son.
But, boy, did he love his girls!

Below, he was going off to Korea for a year. He had been called up for duty due to the Korean Conflict. Here, we are in our front yard in Bartow, Florida, where he was a schoolteacher and coach.

We were going on a plane ride. Oh, my, did we dress up to fly. Gotta love the gloves, hat and purses.

Sweet memories.

by Carol and Elizabeth

Friday, June 19, 2009

House of Cards

This handsome gangster-looking gentlemen is my husband's father. I altered one of the cards from the game below. I added some real antique buttons, stamped paper behind the photo and a real cigar label.
I picked up this game at a garage sale about 7 years ago and have been saving them for something special. The images are so cool. I think now that I have started, I will add other relatives to some of the other cards and display them together some way- maybe on a garland.

It is a fun game- to connect the cards to build houses. Have you ever owned this or a similar game and built houses with cards?
This reminds me of a movie I have seen on TV many times, of a woman who built a huge structure of "cards" to try and reach her child who had "turned inward" suddenly.
I think that I liked this movie so much because the mother would do anything to find a way to help her child. Any one else see that or like it too? Movie title is the same as this post.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Busy birthday card

This birthday card started out normally, as something simple, then "swarmed" into quite the production. Does that ever happen to you?

I kept finding items and images that would relate to the receiver--trying to make it more and more personal.

by Carol