Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Stitches-for-Tea

This week's topic in the Gracious Hospitality blogathon is Stitches-for-Tea. I'm going to show some pieces I've already featured on this blog, but I have lots of new visitors, and I thought they might enjoy these items.

Here is a gorgeous tea cozy (or cosy), a gift from Sweetcakes. The fabric features teapots and the other side displays a coordinating floral. I was just blown away by this piece! It's so gorgeous and perfectly functional! (The fabric came from Hobby Lobby and is still available in my local store.)

I was planning my February Tea and thought this fabric would perfectly match the set of Desert Rose teacups and saucers I wanted to use. I decided to sew up a tablecloth and coordinating napkins. Then I decided to edge them all in crocheted lace. Here's my story about this sewing adventure.


In the next photo, you can see the tea table in its pink and cream glory! Go here for the full story on this tea party. And you'll find the tea party menu here (including lactose- and gluten-free items).

14 comments:

Me said...

Your tablecloth and napkins are beautiful! I love the pattern. The tea cozy is also very lovely. :)

Revee

Carrie said...

The fabric is really beautiful and the linens with lace are well done.

ellen b said...

Everything is absolutely fabulous!! I love the fabric, the tea cozy, the table...

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Such an elegant tea cozy! I simply love it. Oh-oh! I'm starting to worry about next week's assignment. I'd better check it out before I'm taken by surprise. ;>

Linda said...

Beautiful tea cozy from your friend. I love your tablecloth and napkins.

sweetcakes said...

It was fun to see all these lovely coordinating tea linens again. I'm getting ready to make another cozy for one of our friends. I'll have to tell you about it on Thursday.;)

Sandra said...

What beautiful fabric! I really like the tea cozy and the napkins with the lacy edge are so pretty.

Arleen ~ The Tea Room said...

I love this fabric! I'm going to have to acquire something in it soon!

Philigry said...

oh, everything looks so nice! i love the lace added to the napkins!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Everything is sooo beautiful! I love the pattern of that fabric!

I finally have mine posted.

Katherine

Grace Yaskovic said...

so very pretty!!

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Gorgeous! What a pretty table you set. Thanks for sharing!

Miss Sandy said...

What a lovely tea cozy and the table setting is beautiful. Great job on the linens too!

Gina E. said...

Hi Steph,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment on my apron. If you think that is nice, go visit my Aprons blog and see the rest of them!! Your blog is so pretty!