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Friday, July 20, 2007

New Tea Cup and Saucer Totes--Taffeta and Lace

This Tote has been in my mind's eye for several weeks now. I envisioned something a little more elegant for a more formal, possibly Victorian-themed tea--hence the taffeta. But, I knew such a tote would require a very special finishing touch and it was that detail that held me up. After searching high and low, I contacted a friend of mine at Make Mine Pink, Cindy H. from Angel Heart Designs who does fabulous, handbuilt ceramic pieces. She designed the lovely ceramic rose buttons that are just what I was looking for. Thank you, Cindy! And once that was done, I could finally take my idea from mind's eye to design board and then to the sewing machine. Have a look and let me know what you think. I'd love to hear from all my friends.

Tea Cup and Saucer Tote—Taffeta and Lace

In days gone by, when a woman wanted to have a tea party, she might not have enough teacup and saucer sets for all her guests. As a result, it was not uncommon for a guest to be asked to bring her own teacup and saucer--often carrying her treasure in a beautiful case for protection.

This lovely tea cup and saucer tote is a wonderful way to take your favorite tea cup and saucer to your next tea party. Luscious green taffeta, 4” Venise lace, pastel tassel trim and hand-crafted ceramic rose button (available in ecru or pink) are the elegant details that set this tea cup tote apart from the all the rest! Two layers of high loft quilt batting offer protection from breakage. A padded plate liner keeps the cup and saucer separated. Fully lined inside. Bottom is reinforced with a plastic insert to provide support and further protection. A coordinating cord drawstring closes the tote and provides a handle to carry your precious cargo. Holds a 6” saucer and tea cup. (Tea cup and saucer shown for display only and are not included.) An added bonus is a lovely coordinating, lace-trimmed napkin. No tea parties in the near future? It could also be used as a purse! Too sweet! Dimensions: 6 ½”w x 7”h
Directions for use: Insert saucer. Place padded liner on top of saucer. Place tea cup right side up on top of liner. Pull drawstring to close. Enjoy!

7 comments:

Tea Party Girl said...

It's darling! What lovely work. I love the sheen of the taffeta.

What's the part the tea cup and saucer are sitting on?

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

The tea cup is sitting on the lace-trimmed napkin....

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

You know I think this is just beautiful! What a fabulous gift to give or receive. I think I would use it as a purse too.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Karen, you have such gorgeous items!! I received my teapot and tea cozy!! Oh my gosh, they are both to die for!! The roses on the tea pot look REAL! And the fabric of the tea cozy is some of the prettiest fabric I have ever seen! I would love to get ahold of some of that. It will all be so beautiful at my tea party! Thank you for the sample of Oolong tea too! How thoughtful of you! I will be having some tonight with hubby and will email you tomorrow with how much I love it as I know I will. I cannot wait to savour my first cup of loose leaf tea!! :)

Hugs and smiles :)
Amy

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Thank you so much, Amy for the kind words. I'm glad you are pleased with your teapot and cozy. Enjoy the tea! Hugs, Karen

KJ said...

Beautiful blog and work!

kj

vickie said...

All the tea cozies are just beautiful. Love your work.
Vickie