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Monday, June 09, 2008

Show and Tell Monday at Make Mine Pink




Can it be Monday again already? Where did my weekend go? But, no matter, it's time for Show and Tell...
This weekend, I pulled out some fabric that I had purchased a couple of months ago. It was a bit different from the fabrics I usually buy, but I fell in love with the robin's egg blue background! I bought a coordinating fabric and set both pieces aside until inspiration hit. I knew it would be used in one of my Tea Cup Totes, but didn't know how I would trim it. I ended up making 2--each a bit different. Which one is your favorite?

Springtime Toile #1


Springtime Toile #2

I usually try to buy fabrics that will easily coordinate with china patterns. I didn't have anything in my tea cup collection to match for photographing, so I used a solid white porcelain tea cup and saucer. I have seen brown transferware in a toile pattern that would be lovely. Hmmmm...

These Tea Cup Totes will be listed for sale later today on my website. Each is OOAK.

28 comments:

mommasquirrel said...

Oooh ~ I love robins egg blue and to have it in a toile is double yummy,
Karen I just love them!!
Hugs, xoxoxo
Colby

Sharon said...

I love them both~ I love Robin's Egg Blue ~ I love toile~ so I guess it is love all the way around~ oxox~S

Susan said...

These totes are so creative...great idea! I can see the red white toile with the Windsor Castle line c/s for my lady :-) Or Oriental silks with Nippon...or...OK...I will stop LOL!
Susan (dutchrose)

Brandie said...

What a great idea, Karen! I love that robin's egg blue.

gail said...

Hi Karen,,, your new tea totes are so pretty. I love that color. The new things I posted this week are blue too. We must all be thinking of cool water. LOL Sew pretty!! luv, gail

Inka Thomas said...

Karen,
Your totes are so nice. Very good idea and I love the fabric too. You should sell a lot of those fast!
Inka

Beloved Creations said...

that blue fabric is just beautiful. it is one of my favorites.

Michelle M. May said...

Gorgeous! I actually like the simple white teacup with it. It's classic, clean and elegant. Just gorgeous!

Hugs,
Michelle

lisa said...

Karen

I love that tote, they are beautiful. The fabric is out of this world.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Karen,

Your Show and Tell is stunning. I love the blue color fabric. Truly beautiful.
xo
Janet
Janet's Creative Pillows

Craft Diva said...

karen, they are both gorgeous. i LOVE the blue/brown toile. it's such a great combo of colors and so elegant. i love them BOTH. i think if i were forced to choose, i would pick #1 because there seems to be more contrast in the pic...

Craft Diva said...

karen, they are both gorgeous. i LOVE the blue/brown toile. it's such a great combo of colors and so elegant. i love them BOTH. i think if i were forced to choose, i would pick #1 because there seems to be more contrast in the pic...

Marie said...

Karen,
It is just gorgeous. Love that shade of blue.

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

I really like the robin's egg blue, so unique and fresh! Very pretty!
Carrie

Patricia said...

Very pretty, love robin's egg blue. If I have to choose one, I would have to say Toile 2 because I like the rose and for some reason it looks more classic to me.

Pat

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Karen,

You have indeed made a right purchase. The Robbin Blue egg colour is so attractive, and the white porcelain cup matches so well! Great job!

Pei Li

Lilli Blue said...

Very nice!I love blue!LOL
Lilli

Cathy said...

Karen, I love this blue tea tote. You are amazing.

And yes, I would be happy to share any of my treasures with you my friend!

xoxo
Cathy

Susie said...

Karen, I am a toile nut. Your new set is a beauty and I sure hope a cup and saucer comes your way.
Susie
The Polka Dot Rose

Arleen ~ The Tea Room said...

I received an email from MMP inviting me to participate in some of these activities. I've not yet done it, but visiting your blog again (post La Tea Dah's Tea Blog-a-thon) makes me want to check into it further. Thanks for the inspiration! ~Arleen

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

I agree with the other ladies, Robin's Egg Blue & Toile, it can't get better than that! Gorgeous Karen, they will be wonderful additions to your beautiful collection of OOAK's~

I would love to invite you to visit my blog, I'm having a Blog contest, with two prizes as giveaways~ If you have time, please stop by, I would love to add your name to the baskets~

Oh, I would also love to cross-promote with you!!! I think it would be a wonderful opportunity to team with you! You have an amazing blog and shop, it would be an honor to be featured!

Big Hugs to you,
Michelle
xoxo

Silena said...

Hi Karen,
Your tea totes are absolutely delicious...I am totally in love with them....so sorry I can't choose....I know they will not last very long on your website....I will check them out ASAP!

Debbie said...

Hi Karen....both totes are beautiful, but I think I have to vote for #1 as my favorite. :D

xo,
Debbie

Couture de Papier said...

Love your pretties and blog too!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Sigh, I can't choose. Goodness that's like asking me to choose a chocolate from a BIG box of favorites :)


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Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

That is so pretty Karen. And yes, brown transfer ware would be gorgeous with that tote but so is the white. My niece's wedding was brown and blue. Come visit my blog and see Roxie and me at the tea cafe. :) Lynn

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Whoo-Hoo Karen!! You guessed it! It is the Parisienne set.. I'll be honored to add your name to the
"Tulle Delight" first prize basket, and you're also added to the second prize basket, by simply
commenting~ Good Luck!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and playing!
Big Hugs to you!
xoxox
Michelle

Bonita said...

Love that fabric!