Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring Tea

Spring has sprung so it is time for a tea party to celebrate. I collect teaware, most of mine is from England, the set I have used here is from Royal Standard and manufactured sometime after 1949, was purchased by an American GI and brought home for his wife. I have the original receipt, the buyer paid 9 pounds for it.
 
This week I decided to go with this adorable tea bag printable Hello Spring
 
 
This little chick looks like he is already for springtime. You get 2 tea envelopes on the sheet and can print them as many times as you like. It can also be used for Easter.
 
 
 
All of my papers are scraps from the DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack. The card measures 6" x 6", I cut a banner and ran it through the paper crimper my BFF sent me this past week. Thank you Renee.
 
The scalloped circles are the 2 largest in the Spellbinders set. After gluing the circle layers together I also crimped them.
 
Cut out my tea bag envelope and assembled it (a few folds) and attached it on top of the circles. I added a piece of twine to the side.
 
Besides my Granddaughter, having tea with my tea friend Kare at some of Michigan's finest tea rooms is something that I really, really miss from Michigan. We used to try to get together once a month if possible to enjoy afternoon tea, at times I would bring my Granddaughter along. When my son and his gal came to the US to get married, afternoon tea was a must at my favorite spot, Thyme Well Spent Tearoom .
 
 
I'm the blonde, Miki the bride is wearing the hat and my Baby Girl Rachael. Not a very good picture but a wonderful time was had by all. Kare was ill and couldn't join us for the day but she did make it for the wedding.
 
Thank you for stopping by and joining me for a trip down memory lane.