Sunday, April 1, 2012

An Easter Tea


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It has been a cold and cloudy weekend in this neck of the woods. We were having such wonderful spring weather, with the exception of this weekend. All my yard work has been put on hold due to the incessant rain for the last couple of days. Hopefully, it will improve for the better with plenty of sunshine! How is your weekend going?


Before I go any further with this post, I would like to thank Judy at DIY by Design for featuring my Chalkboard Tags: Here
If you are looking for inspiring home decor ideas, do pay Judy a visit and you won't be disappointed! Or maybe you want to join  others to showcase your latest creative projects and ideas at her weekly: Swing into Spring Party that opens up on Tuesday nights.


Please join me for some tea and cupcakes as I celebrate spring indoors:

 Pink and blue frosting in lovely spring colors:
I love the hand painted  look and the subtle colors of this Noritake china pattern, perfect for serving the cupcakes. Don't you agree?
Wrapped around these dessert plates and tied with raffia, the wired moss ribbons bring the outdoors in:
 I love these moss ribbons sold in rolls at craft stores. They have a wire backing and can be used in so many different ways:
Don't you just love the cute bunny peeking through:
He looks like he can't wait to hop outside and hopes for the rain to stop. My feelings exactly!
I decoupaged the peat pots with sheet music from The Graphics Fairy:
After saving the sheet music in my computer, I edited it (at Pixlr) from an antique color to white:
There are so many helpful tutorials all over blogland about how to print images on to tissue paper. I cut the tissue paper slightly larger than a regular cardstock paper:
Then, I taped the tissue paper to the card stock paper, made sure all the edges are smooth and straight to prevent the printer from getting jammed, and printed the image on an ink-jet printer.  After printing, I gently removed the tapes to prevent the thin tissue paper from ripping. The cardstock paper can be reused for future projects:
I painted the peat pots with a lighter craft paint since the tissue paper is transparent, and I didn't want the brown color of the pots showing through:
Then I decoupaged the tissue paper image onto the peatpots:
I love how they turned out:
Unpainted wooden eggs went from this:
To this:
I mod-podged the tissue paper butterfly images from The Graphics Fairy after painting the eggs with different colored craft paints:

A butterfly that likes a green egg:

This little one likes an egg with a script on it:
And has a passion for music too:
The pink and the blue ones are catching up on the latest news:
 Meanwhile, this one is eyeing the yummy cupcake:
But they are all happy in the garden together:

They are having fun at this tea party:
And they are so glad that you stopped by:
Thank you for your visit! I enjoy the pleasure of your company and love reading each and every one of your sweet notes! I hope you enjoyed my whimsical spring post:) Please stop by and say hello any time!
Happy Easter everyone!


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43 comments:

Alycia Nichols said...

Wow, Poppy...you did a really great job with the decoupaging!!! REALLY great job! The litte pots can just be used for so many things, and the eggs are absolutely darling. Beautiful!

Debbiedoo's said...

Hi Poppy!What a pretty post. I love your eggs, and the bunny is too cute. The cupcakes were good:) You are right about Judy, she is a sweet heart!

Sally said...

Oh my goodness - I LOVE your decoupaged EGGS!!! And the peat pots? Adorable idea! They turned out so cute. At first I thought they were a CONE, and that would be cute too, wouldn't it? Filled with grass...hung by a ribbon. Hmmmm, I'm getting more ideas!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm back to yours to look around some more! =) ~Sally

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness everything looks amazing!! You are so talented! Your table looks just beautiful.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Wow! What a beautiful Easter party setting! Everything is perfect! Love the moss ribbon accent and the little peat pots! :)

Judy said...

Poppy you are awesome. First of all, thank you so much for the sweet shout out. I truly appreciate. Second, that china pattern is GORGEOUS. You know those are my favorite colors. Third...you did such an amazing job on all of your decoupaged eggs. They look like something bought at a very high end store. I am super impressed. Thanks for sharing at the Bunny Blog Hop!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Poppy....you will outdid yourself. Everything is fabulous and you gave me several ideas for our Easter dinner party. Thank You....have a wonderful sunny week and Happy Easter. xo

Laurel Stephens said...

Really lovely eggs!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Poppy, this is absolutely beautiful! How creative with the pot and eggs. I love the china too...thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Jennifer said...

Beautiful Easter Eggs and tea party table!

Beth said...

you are the 2nd blog most recent that i have stopped by that has been doing decoupaging ... which i have never done personally... looks like such fun!! i really should try it. so cute & pretty. hopped over thanks to the "bunny blog hop" ... luv your blog. so nice to meet ya. take care. (:

Beth said...

What a springy post! Love the moss and Easter eggs and your cute ittle cupcakes. Happy Easter!
Beth

Susan said...

Your tea cup and saucers are so pretty and dainty. I love your Easter decorations all are so cute! Love the little peat pots. I have seen a lot people decorating peat pots.I must try that.

Millie said...

You've gone to a lot of work to get this tea table looking beautiful...love the peat pots, the eggs, and the little cakes!

Lavender Cottage said...

You've been busy preparing for Easter. I like the eggs and pots you made and the colourful cupcakes look yummy.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Poppy,
What beautiful china your Noritake is! I love it! The decoupaged eggs are sweet and the cuppies look yummy! Love th ecolours! You have set a wonderfully whimsical table for us; thank you! And thank you for joining me for my Easter Tea. I've enjoyed it very much. Happy Easter!

Blessings,
Sandi

Liz said...

Very pretty and a great tutorial! Thank you for sharing! :)

~Liz

Dear Lillie said...

Wow, everything is so lovely! Happy Easter!

Martha said...

A lovely tea!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love the butterfly eggs, cup and the stack of plates. So pretty and so clever. Beautiful vignette and wonderful tea. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Snap said...

Such a fun Easter table. Tea and cupcakes ... my mouth is watering. Thank you for the turtorials. I loved the eggs and your bunny is too cute! Happy Tea Day~

Creations By Cindy said...

What a fun post! Very nicely done! Love it all and you are very talented! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Maria Elena said...

Your china is gorgeous! And your eggs are so pretty! Great post!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Poppy,

The thing I love the most is, YOU. You have a great talent and I really envious.

Hope you live nearby so, I can come over to join you while your crafting, §;-) how awesome is that?

Happy Easter dear bloggie friend.

God Bless,
/CC

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Poppy, your decoupaged eggs and peat pots turned out great. Everything looks so springy and beautiful. Your china pattern is gorgeous. I did not know that there was such a thing as moss ribbons, but I will be looking for those now.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

It's all so beautiful!! Thanks for the info. on making the peat pots and eggs -- pinning these ideas. I've not seen that moss 'ribbon' -- definitely need to check that out!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Poppy you are amazing! Everything came out so wonderful. The eggs are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing!

Paula

Stacy Curran said...

Your china is SO pretty, and I LOVE the bunny knocking over the egg...so cute!
Stacy

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Poppy!

Oh my... you are SO creative this week! I love the eggs and the little post. I really like that ribbon moss... I got something similar at the Dollar Tree but it is not as nice. I will have to check out the craft stores. I love how you used it with the plates!

Hi Tina!

This is a great idea. I used to love to read but my eyes are so bad now that it is all I can do to read my list of blogs :/

Thanks for sharing it at my party this week!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

your decoupage eggs are fun to look at, Poppy and I can tell you are having fun with them.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Poppy
Thanks so much for coming by and standing by me as I go through this commenting dilemma. Hopefully it will level out soon. Typepad is a paid service. I don't like spending money if I am not getting good service.:-)

I love your eggs. So pretty, as is your entire vignette.

Happy Easter!

chateau chic said...

Hi Poppy,
What a lovely post. I would love to stop by for a tea party using your beautiful dessert plates!
Happy Easter, Mary Alice

Simone said...

Love your gorgeous display! I particularly love how you have incorporated the china plates and cups, this is exactly what I think of when I think of Spring, they look so effective with the green moss.

Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage said...

What a fun table - of course my favorites are those yummy cupcakes!

Love the china, the peat pots, the eggs!!

Have a great Easter!
Kelly

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your post is Beautiful for Easter. love it! love it! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my Easter Tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family.
XXOO Diane

very merry vintage style said...

Wow every little detail in this post is amazing. Have a wonderful Easter and thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Etcetorize said...

Your eggs are beautiful! Even the little container is super cute. If you want another place to share I'd love for you to link up at Etcetorize, party starts Sunday night and goes all week (http://etcetorize.blogspot.com).

Ana said...

Hi Poppy,
I hope you had a wonderful Easter. Your Easter Tea table is just lovely. Loved every cute and sweet little detail. From the bunny to the decoupage eggs and peat pots. By the way, thanks for the printing tissue tips. Wishing you a wonderfully creative new week.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Sherry said...

Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

SavannahGranny said...

Hi Poppy, I love your name. I am over from Bunny's Party. I just had to see how you did the eggs. I think I will make some and just leave them out all year.
They are so beautiful. You china is exquisite and looks so pretty with this lovely spring tea party.
Ginger

SavannahGranny said...

Poppy, I am a new follower. xo Ginger

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Wow you did a beautiful job decoupaging your Easter Eggs so sweet.Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my busted pipe ever thing is OK now, As you can see I'am up and running on my laptop now. I will be putting a new tablescape on Saturday. I hope you have a wonderful week.
XXOO Diane

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Your eggs are stunning!!! I love how you took a simple decoupage project and turned it into such a treasure. Gorgeous, gorgeous.