Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tulle and a Teacup - Late For The Party and I'm A Winner!

I was reading Fashionable Bureaucrat's blog the other day which led back to the original "Tulle and teacup post".    I thought this was such a enchanting and fashionable idea.  Tulle and a teacup has made the rounds of many blogs.   Go for it yourself, it's a fun idea!

I decided that my tulle shall come from my hat.  Although, I do quite fancy a tulle and teacup post ballerina style.  I just need to find the right petticoat.  You would think I would have a big flouncy one, but I don't.  I shall add it to my wish list.

Did I ever mention how much I love fairies?  Especially, the classic Cicely Barker style.   I'm glad that I was inspired to bring out the ol'tea cups.    I still remember many years back Oprah had a show about things she enjoyed and one of them was drinking tea from a china tea cup.  I'd have to agree there is something special from drinking tea from a china cup.  Although this cup is china, it does come from South America, go figure :)

A quote from C.S. Lewis:

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."

Bernard-Paul Heroux:

"There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea."

Tulle and A Teacup

A flower from the garden

Blouse and pin vintage.

I've had this couch for so many years, it is indeed now vintage.  It has such a history and has been very faithful.  I bought this couch before I met my husband and it has a certain history and carries my independence with it (symbolically).  There is another matching piece to this set.  It served me well in my Las Vegas days.   It will be soon time to retire this relic.  But, the good thing is it is comfortable and the children can build awesome forts.

Also, check it out.  I got WON a giveaway.  The wonderful Janey at AtomicRedhead sent me this great book, Style Me Vintage - Hair.  Stay tuned for a future post on my attempts for retro hair:))   Thank you Janey!   I was so excited to win this great book from the fabulous Janey and she was so thoughtful that she included a new vintage friend for me too. This is a great idea that I am going to swipe.   It's a lesson in history to also take a peak at every day life through vintage family photographs.  The big problem is that I want to know more about who these people were.

Off to drink my tea....


  1. Congratulations on winning that book! I can't wait to see what you do with your hair first.

  2. AMAZING blouse!!!!
    My hair are always my biggest problem... I hope you will be able to use easily this book!

  3. Love this photoshoot. Reminds me of Beatrix Potter.

  4. How magical! I have always been fascinated by fairies too! When I was a child, I used to make a little shelter for them every single summer, with sticks, rocks and flowers. I believed that they'd come dancing around it every night :)
    Those teacups are beyond beautiful, never seen anything like that.

  5. Ahhh...what could be better that a good cup of tea and a book? Although I suppose being dressed as a faerie (complete with tulle of course)would make it even better. Gorgeous tea set, I want it! I loved the quotes, particularly the one by C.S. Lewis.
    Looking forward to seeing you with some of the hairdo's you find in that book. I love that Janey included 'a new vintage friend' for you, how lovely!

  6. Congrats on winning, and I LOVE that blouse :)

  7. Lovely hat and teacup! Thanks for the shout out. :)

  8. How enchantingly lovely! I really can't decide which I adore more - that whimsically gorgeous tea set or your elegant, immensely pretty ensemble. Both in equal measures it is then! :)

    Oodles of hugs & joyful weekend wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  9. Beautiful photos!! That tea set is so charming! LOVE!

  10. That tea cup is adorable and the blouse is simply fantastic!

    I am so glad you won the book and like the card! I was always being gifted old photos by the bundle and I've sold some in my antique space, while saving some (and sharing some on the blog) and then I thought "Why not make 'em cards!?"


  11. Those are the most delightful tea cups imaginable! I would feel like a fairy every time I drank from one!