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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Gracious Hospital-i-Tea Blog-A-Thon--Week 4


April 6 - April 12

Stitches-for-Tea

La-Tea-Dah's instructions for the week:
Share ideas and pictures that involve stitching for the tea table. Any kind of stitches count: sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet, tatting, quilting, etc. The work can be yours or of someone else, but should be homemade rather than done by factory machines. Ideas are napkins, tea cozies, table linens, and other creations made with tea themes.

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I have a few tea things that I have stitched up--LOL. I guess I will share some of them just because it is what I do...

One of my Tea Cup and Saucer Totes with a matching tea towel

Tea Apron fashioned after my grandmother's apron from her wedding trousseau in 1921

Another Tea Cup Tote...This one went with me to Chicago to the Country Living Event. (The Limoges tea cup is an estate sale find. It is eggshell thin and did not break, even when packed in a suitcase and checked in the baggage compartment!)

A scalloped reversible tea cozy

Tomorrow I will post a lovely vintage hand-stitched tea cloth and napkin set that I use on my kitchen table. I just need to photograph it...

27 comments:

Cori G. said...

OH! Your Tea Totes are beautiful!
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous wares. I wish I had time for such creativity... alas,life is too busy.
God Bless,
Cori

La Tea Dah said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful stitched tea things. They are elegant and lovely! I love the design for the tea towel applique and the copy of your grandmother's apron. The teacup tote is handy (I have one as well; it makes transporting them so easy!) and your tea cozy is feminine and pretty. It's wonderful that you are so involved in the art of sewing --- it's becoming a lost art, but I hear that a revival is in store!

Thank you for sharing!
LaTeaDah

Carrie said...

The reversible tea cosy is exquisite.

Denise said...

Oh, what lovely things you have! I have a few of them on my Mother's Day wish list ~ smile and sigh!

Thank you for sharing all the lovely pics and we'll look forward to stopping in to see the rest later!

Have a lovely week!

Linda said...

I have a Tea Cup Tote I ordered from you in 2006 and I love it! I am so glad I found your products again through this fun blog-a-thon!

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Linda,
I'm so glad you let me know! It's good to hear from you again.

Wanita said...

What beautiful things you make. I love the teacup tote, and the apron is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your work.

Mrs. V. said...

You have such beautiful things! I especially like the wreath in the post below. How creative~*~*~*~*

Charli and me said...

You are so talented. I love all of your beautiful things.

Senkyoshi said...

I love your tea totes! They are beautiful!

Joyce said...

I LOVE looking at your tea items. You have the best looking things that you have created. The fabrics are so cute and you have used them all wonderfully. Good work!
Be blessed,
Joyce

ellen b said...

Ooo-la-la I love all your beauties and the way you displayed them and photographed them. Just gorgeous. The apron patterned after your grandmother's is fabulous!!

Nicole said...

Beautiful! I'm in awe. I'm having a strawberry themed tea party in early June--is there a way to get a copy of your teapot applique pattern? I have the PERFECT strawberry fabric to use and would LOVE to use it on some napkins and tea towels!

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

Love, love, love your tea cozy and tea towels! It's all so beautiful!

Miss Sandy said...

Oh my goodness, these are some of the most clever creations I've ever (never seen) before! Love the teacup tote!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Tea totes! Honestly, the things that I am learning! Those are wonderful, but the thing I love most is the apron fashioned from your grandmother's wedding apron. That is simply amazing!

Me said...

You have beautiful tea linens!! I love your choices of color and the tea apron is my absolute favorite - I feel inspired to make my own tea apron!!

Revee

Sandra said...

Everything is just so beautiful! I can't pick just one thing but your apron is so pretty. Thanks for sharing your collections.

Arleen ~ The Tea Room said...

Your collection is lovely, especially the tea cozy and totes!

fireflynights said...

I LOVE your cup and saucer tote bag.

Alisa said...

Your apron is so pretty!
Alisa

Grace Yaskovic said...

beautiful items, love your doll house too!

kathi~lavender, lace and thyme said...

Oh my, your tea totes are all beautiful, the pink apron is precious.

Storybook Woods said...

Just beautiful. I love your apron. You are such a talented seamstress. Clarice

Kathy said...

I love your beautiful tea things, especially the scalloped tea cozy! The copy of your grandmother's apron is so lovely...Kathy

Domestically Inclined said...

I just love aprons and the one you have is absolutely beautiful! I think I should like to try to make a scalloped edged tea cozy. It looks very useful as well as beautiful.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I think you are the Queen of lovely tea stitching! Everything is just beautiful!

Katherine