January 02, 2012

An English Tea Party

I'm so excited to show you my English Tea Party projects created with Ruby Rock-It's new Vintedge collection. After the excitement of Christmas and New Year, my party is a small and intimate affair. Just a gathering of close friends for quiet conversation.



Guests were greeted with these jewelled party hats. The hats signified how much I treasured their friendship. They also hinted at the pampering treats that have been prepared.





Paramount to the success of a tea party is tea. I filled handmade tea bags with different varieties of custom-blends. And tagged each bag with the ingredient list for easy selection by the guests. There were also freshly baked scones and tempting sweet jams on the table.




Hope you enjoyed my afternoon tea party ideas. There will be lots more fun and exciting celebration projects on the Ruby Rock-It blog this week. Hope you'll go check them out. If you leave a comment here, you might just win yourself the entire Vintedge collection !



Linking up to these parties.
Ruby Rock-It Supplies : Vintedge Collection (I'll update the supplies list in once the collection has been fully revealed)

64 comments:

Lowri said...

FABULOUS Sandy - being a Brit I cannot WAIT to see this complete collection. Amazing photography as always too. Happy New Year
Lowri :-)

weissbunt said...

Simply beautiful! Love the idea, Sandy. Wishing you a lucky hand in all your new ventures this year - maks :-)

Sue said...

Just brilliant Sandy every piece stunning you are so clever also wishing you and yours a very happy new year Luv Sue x

~amy~ said...

this might be my most fav Sandy project:)

chillin with Quillin said...

awesome ideas, very elegantlove to see the complete project!!!
Paula

folkhaven said...

This is all so elegant! I love the handmade tea bags! Looks like such an enjoyable occasion. :-)

Annette said...

Sandy these are amazing...so creative and fun... Love this cute paper by Ruby Rock It

Gini said...

Happy new year Sandy!!!
What a marvelous and wonderful tea party you created, your guests must have been ticked red white and blue (haha)!
A fabulous collection, thankfully English themed papercrafting is also being released by the English Companys.
You've made just THE best crowns evah darling!
Gini
xx

Teresa said...

Happy New Year Sandy and hope 2012 is even better for you... I love the tea bags and crowns... so very, very cute :)

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh, Sandy, I just love-love-love your English tea party projects!!! Looking at them, I feel just as though I've been invited to and sitted at the Queen's table... lol!

You are such a very talented friend!!!

Hope you enjoyed a wonderful New Year celebration!!! And a very happy new year to you!

Hugs!

Ira said...

Totally fab Sandy, every item is fit for a queen! happy New Year, Ira

Ros said...

Well from an English lady I think these are absolutely FANTASTIC!!! ... beautifully done Sandy

liberal sprinkles said...

love the pieces you made, and those tea bags are fantastic!

Wishful Thinking said...

Hi Sandy thanks for visiting my blog :-) Congrats to you too :-)
Love what you have made here - a very sweet idea with the tea bags (my Aunts would love that)!

Natalёk said...

ohhhh, super

NickelNook said...

So fabulous, Sandy! Those crowns are incredible!...Nancy :o)

Marina said...

Hi Sandy! Wow! Amazing projects here! Popping by to say congrats for SS! :)

The Southern Product Queen said...

Such a cute idea, and love your blog! I would love it if you would link this up at my linky party as well! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party Happy New Year!

Madeylim said...

The hat reminds me of a small party affair in a castle during the olden days of England. It must have been hard to glue on the red and white pearls onto the hat! great job!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

Love the hats...very very suave!

Katherine B said...

WOW-those are the kinds of crowns I need to walk around the house in! Simply stunning!

Queen Kat :):)

Karen Diebolt said...

Very elegant work.

Jona Panesa said...

happy new year my dear! loved your new projects!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Oh my! Wish I were at your tea party! The tags, the crowns, the clock designs... everything looks fabulous and sure does sound yummy too!

BrendaLea
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

Keshet said...

Wow, how fun!

pamala said...

Love those party hats and everything else too! Fun stuff, great new collection!

Margaret said...

So beautiful Sandy, gorgeous classy colour choice, the crowns are divine, what lucky friends you have!
Wishing you and yours a fab 2012 packed with creativity. Mx

teacher jessy said...

You are such an amazing scrapper!! I love your creativity and you are so so versatile. Happy new year, Sandy!

Alida - Radcrafter said...

I love the crowns! You take amazing photographs.

I'd love to invite you to share this on Thingamajig Thursday going on now...http://radcrafter.com/2012/01/thingamajig-thursday-party-9/

Alida
radcrafter.com

ScrappyRae10 said...

Just beautiful!!!! Amazing! Im a new follower :) Check me out www.scrappyrae10.blogspot.com

pineconegirl said...

Just found you-amazing! Your sign is my favorite quote. I LOVE it!

Beth said...

This looks so neat. I love everything, but particularly the sparkly hats.

Sew Passionate said...

Love the crowns!! I want one for my next big birthday! Thanks for sharing this great idea.
Jules

This Little Life of Mine said...

they look so lovely. good job!
http://myhappilyeverafteragain.blogspot.com

Sheer Serendipity said...

I can't wait to see the full collection… Very beautiful and elegant! Dropping in from creative bloggers party & hop.

Q @ JAQS said...

What a great idea :)

If you get a chance, love for you to share this at my Link Party: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/01/made-by-me-13-linky-party-and-features.html

-Q

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

SUPER CUTE! I'd love to have you link it to my party that just started! Overflowing with Creativity!!! Thanks LOTS!

XO, Aimee

Jill said...

What a lovely idea for a tea party! Love the crowns!

I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Six Sisters said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing it with us and linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to see you next Saturday. -The Sisters

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Very cute- Thanks for linking up at FNF! :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Very cute- Thanks for linking up at FNF! :)

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Sandy, this has got to be one of the most original ideas I've seen on the internet for ages. Who would've thought? I love it. I love a good tea party here in Australia too. I write a blog called Domesblissity where I feature thrifty and frugal recipes and tips and I would so love it if you shared this idea at my Thriving on Thursdays linky party. My readers would love this.

http://www.domesblissity.blogspot.com/2012/01/thriving-on-thursdays-linky-party-2.html

Anne @ Domesblissity

Aunt B said...

Great post! Well themed and well written. Thanks.

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

I am just in love with this whole party:)I featured you today! Come take a look and grab a button!
http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2012/01/good-morning-sunshine_16.html

Catrin said...

Aww... this is great. I love it.
Greetings from Germany
Catrin

saynotsweetanne said...

I cannot tell you how much I love these CROWNS!!

pineconegirl said...

This is brilliant! I absolutely love it and can't wait to have this collection in my hot little hands - actually my hands are freezing right now - hello January!

Have a wonderful creative day!

Partycraft Secrets said...

gorgeous as always - the crowns are my fav. x

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Those crowns are FABULOUS! You really treated your friends like royalty with such a fun idea. Love it!

Christine said...

Oh my gosh... I'm in love!!!!!!!!! Pure eye candy!!!

Have a great day!
Christine
thediydreamer.blogspot.com

Jenn Lifford said...

LOVE the paper and I love your designs!! Such a fun idea! I definitely need one of those crowns. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark - I'll be featuring this on Sunday. Have a great weekend!
Jenn :)

Mindie Hilton said...

That crown is too cute. Besides my weekly Anything goes Fri-Monday linky, I am hosting a Valentine contest with some great prizes. I hope you will link up for a chance to win.
http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

Patti said...

what a delightful idea...love the tea bags!
Please stop over to enter my giveaway for digital scrapbook software!

Just Jaime said...

This looks like so much fun. I would love to have a Downton Abbey tea party, and you are my inspiration!

If you're interested, we're hosting our first ever link up party. Please stop by and link up! http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/01/wayward-weekend-week-1.htm

Shiloh said...

What a lovely party! I love the handmade tea bags.
Shiloh
everydaygameplan.net

Havalah said...

oh my goodness, I really really love this! I'm totally going to do this!

new follower!

http://sisterswhat.blogspot.com

Tubub said...

All I can say is "Dang, sandy" good work.

tea party ideas

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the crowns! So fun you did a beautiful job, Laura

ΗΡΩ said...

THIS IS FANTASTIC SANTY! SHARE THAT AT PINTEREST
IRO
STYLEITCHIC

Coco loves vintage said...

Fabulous!

{northern cottage} said...

how fabulous - makes me want to put on a crown and have som crumpets with my tea RIGHT NOW! of course, I have my tea with cream & sugar! darling little details! xo

LINKY PARTY NOW OPEN if ya wanna come play!

www.northerncottage.net

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh what a lovely tea party! You clearly put a lot of love into it. I'm sure your guests felt totally relaxed and pampered. Thanks so much for sharing!

Angela said...

This is fabulous!

Angela | PoodlePoddles

creativejewishmom.com said...

amazing party, lucky friends! love those crowns! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling sunday!