Saturday, June 28, 2008

It's Party Day!

I just snuck around the garden gate to peek at Vanessa's party preparations only to find she's all set up and full-out spectacularly wild over there. Happy 200th post, Vanessa! I had hoped to have something a little lavish to celebrate the occasion, but, alas, managed only a small tea party. I look forward to seeing all who feel like having a cookie and slurping a cup of tea (make mine iced, please - it's HOT here!) to celebrate Vanessa. (This is a wild party; slurping is allowed.)

First off - I apologize for some of the photography. My camera just had to pick this week to die, forcing me to borrow a video camera which did not take very good stills. The food is much better tasting than it looks, I promise!


I made some blueberry corn muffins. Delicious!

I picked out my frilliest tea pot - the one with the bas relief roses all over it.


And I put out the pretty decorated sugar cubes that Sis-in-law Paula Mandel gave me.


My little leather friend, Roo is sporting her favorite garden party hat, waiting for y'all to help yourself to some treats , and wants to hear about your day.


My own favorite garden hat with my handmade vintage ribbon cabbage roses and tulle.

And here's a surprise: I'm giving one pair of these handmade earrings to three randomly picked people who leave comments today! Yay! I will put your names into my fab garden hat and pick three winners on Monday morning. I'll advertise the winners here and leave you a note on your blogsite Monday afternoon. Cross your fingers!


So, come on in, set a while, have some nibbles and celebrate Vanessa's special day.


rochambeau said...

A Beautiful Tea Party you have created for us Shibori Girl! Complete with flowered sugar cubes! And with a Vidio~cam no less!

Isn't it fun going around to see what everyone has interpreted for the extravaganza?? Isn't Vanessa's FUN!

Love your earrings too! said...

How Wonderful!!!! Look at those sweeet sugars... May I have a warm muffin, or two??? hee heee... Lovely treasures you make!!! HAPPY DAY!!

somepinkflowers said...

oh my goodness!
sugar cubes with
somepinkflowers on them!

what luck for me!


yes! yes! i would like a chance
at those wonderful pink*earrings!
i am about as random as they come
i just might win!


have you been over
to visit me
and my friends yet?

please DO hop over
as i have a give-a-way, too...

plus i would like for you
to meet my little friends
we are having such fun
and you would fit
right in!

see you soon....

Lola Enchanted said...

Hello~ Lovely blueberry muffins!!!

Nice meeting you!~

KathrynAntyr said...

Daarling I'd like two lumps of sugar pleeease. That white tea pot is simply divine. Thanks for visiting my tea party.

Bijous Whimsy's Blog said...

You have a Roo too, ha ha. Mine's a 15 pounder so he ate all of our cupcakes, ha ha. THanks for stopping by..p.s.Love the frilly teapot:D Be Well, Mandy of Bijou's Whimsy.

BlossomingTree said...

Hello party-goers! I'll take iced tea as well heehee. Beautiful set up!



Beautiful party!

~ Gabriela ~

Rascallion said...

Such a set-up, you have gone all out.
What fun!

TheMagicBartender said...

Happy Mad TEA Party!!
Nice to meet You!

I’m tryin’ to gain 20lbs @ this party!!
Cheers, Sue `*>~[

Fete et Fleur said...

Thank you so much for the invitation!! Oh my, but the blueberry corn muffins are excellent!!

Those earrings are to die for. Your bead work is gorgeous!!


suze said...

Thanks for visiting my party today. I LOVE those pink earrings!
Count me IN!
Love those sugar cubes...what a neat gift idea!

Mya said...

I really love your garden hats. Perfect for the party. Thanks for the goodies

Heather said...

So nice to meet you! Glad to see you at the party :D your hats are beautiful, and loved the corn cakes (delish)

3rdEyeMuse said...

Roo just stole my heart! :) It's so nice to meet you & thanks for sharing such yummy muffins!

cheers! ~M~

Sherry/Cherie said...

It all looks so beautiful -- the decorated sugars are incredible and the fanciest tea pot is delightful. Your creations are amazing by the way -- and you're so right -- your pink earrings match my pink pjs!! Nice to meet you at Vanessa's!

Donna O'Brien said...

You ARE a trooper having to use a video cam and still host a wonderful party- Roo applauds you and I do, too!!

Melissa Valeriote said...

Yummy... just in time. What a party!

rochambeau said...

Dear Shibori Girl,
Just so you know, your site wasn't coming up for me towards the end of yesterday. I tried on Firefox and Safari. Just wanted to see if you had FUN!!


Melissa said...

Yummy muffins! The sugar cubes are almost too pretty to drop in my tea... but I will.

Du Buh Du Designs said...

What a beautiful pair of earrings! I remember you from awhile ago and apologize for not making my way back here! What a lovely guest Roo is..hehe:)The flowered cubes are beautiful and I've never heard of blueberry/corn muffins(I must get out more I know). Nice visiting with to mingle with the other 1000 guests who attended the Party:)

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Such a wonderful party. Sorry I'm late, I'm still making the rounds so many parties to attend and not enough time. Hope you drop by as we still have plenty of cake and tea.

Irma :)

paula clare said...

Oh how lovely! Blueberry cornbread? I've never heard of such a thing! It sounds heavenly, tho. Might I take one (or three) to go? More parties to hit...I am not even believing how exhausting this party going is!

Oh feel free to join the mersisters and I in the hot tub...the party will go on well into the night...(and into the day and into the night...and)

Dapoppins said...

I am still visiting people...a day late! But I wanted to tell you that the ear rings are so pretty, and I love that tea pot!

curious and curiouser... said...

I love your teapot ~ gorgeous! And the sugar cubes are beautiful... but I think Roo steals the show ~ adorable!!
I'm so glad I got to visit your blog ~ it's MaD tEa PaRtY perfect!!!


Nita Butler said...

What a lovely blog! thanks for making such a nice place to visit! Please enter me in your drawing!


Connie said...

great party and terrific giveaway! your illustrations are lovely!

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