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I hope you enjoy your Journey into my Creative Muse with a Vintage Flair and a few whimsical pieces in the mix. I like using Collage, Mixed Media, Clay, Paints & Embellishments with my favorite Vintage images. I like to hunt for vintage items at Antique shops and Flea Markets to collect bits and pieces to add to my work. I like the simplicity and beauty of days gone by, anything that captures that old world look. The best part of adding Vintage Flare is not only the beauty it gives but not letting the past be forgotten.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Teacup Tuesday ~ April 26th

It's not an English Teapot for one...but I found it and you know how much I love Pink Roses...
so this was the perfect find for me the delicate roses surround the teapot and teacup along
 with the gold ridge, a perfect set for one.
The lovely doily I rec'd from Debi in the Teacup swap. I love it too. I made the mini
cupcake.
Do check out Terri and Martha's Teapcup Tuesday
Also Wanda @ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/

10 comments:

Alba Linea said...

oooh what pretty little things you share with us! thanks so much! warm wishes and a happy week! di
;0)

Snap said...

I love this tea for one set. So pretty with the dainty roses! Happy Tea Day!

Holly Moore said...

Oh what a fun set for 1. Thay cupcake looks great, I bet even better in person. Have a wonderful day. Yours, Holly

Terri said...

Melanie, it totally looks English! It is perfectly gorgeous, and I love those roses too!
Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Hugs,
Terri

Something Special said...

Hi Melanie, Happy to have found your blog. I love your photos and have looked over your wonderful blog posts. You have a special talent and nack to invoke a certain feeling. I am your newest follower.

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Melanie, I hope you are having a wonderful week. I love your tea cup and tea pot, it is so beautiful. I love the dainty roses. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Terri

debi said...

Melanie, that is the sweetest tea pot and cup! I love the beautiful pink roses, and it has such a sweet shape.

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Melanie,

What a lovely little teapot set!.., So dainty and very pretty!

I am so excited to have found a swap partner for you at long last!..,

Although several folks have expressed an interest, Trish has answered in the affirmative that she would like to partake with our,'May Mini Teapot Swap'; she is also an American lady.

(You may have read that my dear, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' partner was in the hospital for a short time last week,(and then immediately upon release from the hospital she was visiting me with her husband and daughter); all the while the poor woman was afflicted with Strep Throat and Scarlett Fever.., Oh my!

Also, what I did no mention was that the week prior, my brother in law was visiting with my sister and he suddenly became ill, spending time in the same hospital as well for tests..,

Finally, also my dear mamma's 80th b-day was before that; ( prior to that her book launch tea party which was held at my home, also the week before that)..,Whew!

So sorry my responce took so long, it was a bit overwhelming to say the least!

I hope the two of you; (Trish and yourself); can connect soon; she says she is very excited! I gave her your email so that the two of you may exchange the neccesary information..,

All the best and thanks so very much for your interest, tremendous patience and kind understanding!

Please have oodles of fun with your, May Mini Teapot Swap'! We'll eagerly await pictures of your delightful teapot exchange on each of your blogs when the time comes!

Warmest regards,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
@ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com

P.S. ~ You will find the link to her blog posted on my latest blog post.

Wanda Lee said...

Dear Melanie,

Hello once again,

You partner's name is Trish, a lovely lady from www.sweetology101.blogspot.com ; she is interested in swap options #1, or #2..,

You may email your, 'May Mini Teapot Swap', partner @ trshamp@gmail.com

She says:

..,"Hello,

I would LOVE to participate in the teapot swap! I would prefer either 1 or 2 for the choice...either one would be GREAT! I am an American but would be happy to ship to Canada.

My blog is www.sweetology101.blogspot.com. I blog cupcakes, cookies and just starting to add Tea related fare as it is such a passion of mine. I am 35 years old and have been collecting vintage tea fare for about 10 years! My passion is going to tea rooms and I love to share tea with my daughter who is 7!!

Thanks

Trish Shamp"..,


All the best,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

P.S. ~ I did recieve her latest email, yet found this earlier one in my email 'junk' folder that I just found just now; 'go figure'!.., Computers!

Thought I'd pass it on however. (Your confidential address info of course will be only shared by the two of you via email).~ Hope you are able to connect soon!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

HI!!!!! This is Trish. I am a new follower and LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog. WE must have been separated at birth. The faux sweets...ARE YOU SERIOUS! I am a cupcake lover, junkie..you name it! I can not wait to do the teapot swap with you, how special! You are so so so talented. Email me at trshamp@gmail.com and I can get a better idea of your tastes and what you are looking for so I can start shopping! hugs - also my blog is www.sweetology101.blogspot.com

Pink "Tussie Mussie

Pink "Tussie Mussie
Making "Tussie Mussies" for spring....it's right around the corner!

~Happy Valentines Day~

~Happy Valentines Day~
Valentines Day is only 2 weeks away...these are my sweetheart charms in Cottage rose designs with rhinetones that adorn the frames in vintage brass

My Sweetheart charms

My Sweetheart charms
Coming soon to my Etsy shop!

Dress Form Swap

Dress Form Swap
We had a "Dress Form Swap" in the Mama group, these dress forms are what I rec'd from Laura, Kris and Lillian..thank you ladies I love them ! :)

Suppy swap

Suppy  swap

Inside journal

Inside journal
We recieve a host of beautiful fabrics and lace to create our own French Fabric Journal.

Marie Fabric journal

Marie Fabric journal

Marie's Tissu Che'rit Le Journal

Marie's Tissu Che'rit Le Journal
Here is another one of my fabric Journal's for our Marie group there are 6 pages made of all fabrics, the photo of Marie Antoinette is also fabric sewn onto the cover...I enjoyed making these fun journals :)

~ Teacup Tuesday ~

~ Teacup Tuesday ~
Today is our 25th Anniversary and I wanted to share this little teapot and teacup I found... we went to a wonderful little ~Tea Parlor~ that was decorated with the most beautiful teacups and teapots, it was like being in another world, lots of wonderful things to eat and of course the most delicious Tea! I fell in love with this little treasure and had to have it! .....hope you like it too :)

Red charms

Red charms
Red charm swap.... my bracelet put together with the charms we swapped

My Marie Christmas Book!

My Marie Christmas Book!
I rec'd a wonderful surprise in the mail today...some of the ladies in my Marie Antoinette Group made this wonderful Marie Christmas book each one added their work of art to a page then put it all together to make a book, their art work is fabulous!

Thank you ladies!...

Thank you ladies!...
Thank you!...Rhonda, Terri, Debi, Lisa, Holly and Mary! you made me feel so Special! Love you all!

My Victorian Christmas Stocking

My Victorian  Christmas Stocking
We did a Secret Santa ~ Victorian Stocking ~ surprises inside for our partners, I made mine with lots of lace and embroidery and some vintage jewelry pieces... I hope my partner likes it as much as I loved creating it!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Puegeot is Santa this year! ...and he says Merry Christmas to all!...Ho Ho!

Faux Chocolate Cake

Faux Chocolate Cake
Today was a Special Friends Birthday, I made her a Chocolate Faux Cake with a surprise inside....Happy B-day Susan!... the Yellow Roses are special for TEXAS! and all wrapped up for you! :)

Happy B-day!

Happy B-day!
Hope you enjoyed your day....Yellow Roses for the Texas Girl !...what's inside?

Pendant and Earring set

Pendant and Earring set
Turquiose & Teal Necklace in Antique Brass with earrings to match

Marie Antoinette Paperdoll

Marie Antoinette Paperdoll
My paper doll for Debi, Marie Antoinette is dressed in her finiest for the Christmas Holiday Party!

Christmas Ornament swap

Christmas Ornament swap
Joined the ~ 3rd annual Witchel Gift Exchange ~ we are to make one Victorian Ornament surprise gift for our Secret Santa in the Millande Art group, so I decided to sew a small Victorian Stocking Ornament, with lots of lace & beads, it's about 5" tall....on the left side I made a beaded Angel with ribbons and lace that hang below.

HAPPY ~ BIRTHDAY ~ PUEGEOT! Nov.20th

HAPPY ~  BIRTHDAY  ~  PUEGEOT!    Nov.20th
"The Bear Skin Pose" ~ Today my boy is 2 years old....and he thinks he knows it all!.....well he is so smart!..... John and I have to be careful what we say around him!...... so we've decided if we don't want him to know something we spell words ...I know it won't be long till he figures that out !

Puegeot

Puegeot
His special day turned out with lots of rain....so today it was in doors with extra treats!

Halloween Gala Event...coming to the Marie Antoinette group soon!...I'm getting ready!

Halloween Gala Event...coming to the Marie Antoinette group soon!...I'm getting ready!
We are having a Halloween party in our art group (MAMA) we are hosting games and these are the prizes I made to be given away to some of the lucky Winners!......Shhhhhh.....inside are little surprises

Halloween Prizes

Halloween Prizes
Some little gift prizes tucked away in little pouch bags too!

A Special surprise!

A Special surprise!
This Mini Tile Mixed Media book I love making!.... I gave a Class on this project in my local ~ Stampin Post ~ store one year.... it is a creation of mine I thought up when picking out some sample tiles to bring home!......I'm always thinking of things to create! ....lol

Halloween themed Mini Book

Halloween themed Mini Book
Open to see all Marie's Halloween Costumes

Marie Masquerade Dollies

Marie Masquerade Dollies
Marie Bottle Cap Dollies...dancing their way to the Halloween Gala Event!...some lucky winner will win these dollies too! ;)

Hallowween Gala Event

Hallowween Gala Event
Someone will win this Halloween bracelet I made

Our Halloween Event is not to far way

Our Halloween Event is not to far way
In our ~Marie Antoinette Art ~ group... we are having a Halloween Gala with lots of fun prizes and games for our members...this is a Halloween Treat box swap. I'm hosting giving this one to my partner. We are to decorate our box in a Halloween theme and inside lots of treats and surprises!

Shadow Box - By Kris Dickerson

Shadow Box - By Kris Dickerson
In the last swap I hosted we did a Themed Shadow Box's, this is what I rec'd from Kris in our Marie group.... the front of the Box Kris did her colors all in back,white & Beige... I love the combination and all the wonderful details, You can find Kris's art work on her blog at www.nostalgiccollage.blogspot.com/ ... She has also been published in lots of the Somerset art Magazines...Beautiful work Kris!

Inside shadow Box - By Kris Dickerson

Inside shadow Box - By Kris Dickerson
Thank You Kris! I love it!!! :)

Marie Antoinette Mail Art

Marie Antoinette Mail Art
We had a green charm swap in our MAMA group, Rhonda was our gracious Hostess, here is what I created with the beautiful charms I rec'd from everyone, a gorgeous bracelet!....thanks Rhonda for hosting, looking forward to the next one!!

Vintage Button Brooch ~ SOLD

Vintage Button Brooch ~ SOLD
I've enjoying making Button Brooch's, since I have lots of vintage buttons, here is what I've been up to, I really like creating Collage Jewelry

Button Brooch ~ SOLD

Button Brooch ~ SOLD
Here is another Button Brooch ..I think this will be my next addiction!

~ New Teapot Charms ~

~ New Teapot  Charms ~
New Teapots Charms!...I love Teapots, now I can make Teapots in charm sizes! from Perfume Bottle Charms to Teapot charms! You can find these at my Etsy shop, come on over and check them out.

~ Marie Antoinette Mail Art group ~

~ Marie Antoinette Mail Art group ~
My newest project a Shadow box, made from a wooden cigar box ~ Shoppe Patisserie de Marie ~ a bakery shoppe filled with lots of dreamy Cakes, Tarts and Cupcakes to tantalize you, the deserts are made with Polymer clay, with a little table and chairs to sit and enjoy your deserts with a cup of tea!

~ Cupcakes ~

~ Cupcakes ~

~Patisserie shoppe ~

~Patisserie shoppe ~

~ Miniature Matchbox ~ Sold

~ Miniature Matchbox ~ Sold
~ Tea Time ~ Mini altered Matchbox....dancing girl is dancing her way to the tea party, she's made of shrink plastic and her legs move, she's holding a cupcake in hand and a tiny teacup is nestled between 3 roses, A new addition to my Etsy Shoppe, stop by and see what's inside the matchbox.

~ Rhonda's charm swap ~

~ Rhonda's charm swap ~
Here are my charms that will be swapped out in our Pink charm swap group. What a great swap Rhonda hosted! you can visit her on her blog @ http://rhondamum.blogspot.com/

Puegeot & Poncho ( new buddies)

Puegeot & Poncho ( new buddies)
A new additon to our family, we adopted my Mom's dog Poncho (right) it's Puegeot (left) & Poncho from now on. They are both posing for the camera.

~Faux Cupcake ~

~Faux Cupcake ~
Cupcake Cottage.. is what I named this....still baking up those faux cupcakes for display.

~ Faux Cakes ~

~ Faux Cakes ~
Faux Cake boxes

~ Faux Deserts ~

~ Faux Deserts ~
~The Queens Tea Party~ today I made faux Cupcakes and Sweet Petites, fit for a queen

~ French mini pastries Smorgasbord style ~

~ French mini pastries Smorgasbord style ~
Miniature Polymer clay pastry charms

~ French Cache Swap ~

~ French Cache  Swap ~
A lovely Cache pouch that Debi Huntman sewed with lace and soft fabric,adorned with ribbon roses, filled with gorgeous goodies . I hosted this swap and Debi was my partner, what a delightful surprise it was to receive this. Thank you Debi I love it! :)

~ Marie's Blue Closet ~

~ Marie's Blue Closet ~
I'm so addicted to these small room boxes, this is my Blue Marie Closet..... I made this for Terri in my swap group

~ Marie's Pink Closet ~

~ Marie's Pink Closet ~
I been busy making a altered closet for my MAMA group the theme is "Marie's Closet I used a wooden cigar box and altered it, this is the front of Marie's Armoire.

~Marie's Armoire ~

~Marie's Armoire ~
This is the inside of her closet ,left to right is a photo of Marie a small handbag, hat, fan, crown, and shoes and her hat boxes are below. Right side her Vanity table with chair, her wig, picture hanging, Chandelier and her dress is hanging in the corner.

~ My Pink Roses ~

~ My Pink Roses ~
My roses are coming to life!... soon there will be lots!

~ Paper Whimsey Swap ~

~ Paper Whimsey Swap ~
I have participated in Paper Whimsy's Enchanted fairytale room swap, Mine is "Lost in Wonderland" paperwhimsy images and clay mushroom and flowers. I loved this swap!

~ Marie's Fan ~

~ Marie's Fan ~
Hosting a swap on the Marie group called " Le Ventilateur Elegant de Marie" I created this fan for the first time, and enjoyed it!

Fan closed

Fan closed

~ Paper Shoe swap ~

~ Paper Shoe swap ~
~ Marie's Cupcake Shoe ~ My entry for the 'Marie Let them eat cake' swap.

~ Peugeot's Mug Shot ~

~ Peugeot's Mug Shot ~
Funny Peugeot, checking out my camera! lol!

~ Soldered Cottage Rose Charm Bracelet ~ SOLD

~ Soldered Cottage Rose Charm Bracelet ~ SOLD
My Newest Etsy additon ..... " Cottage rose soldered charm bracelet" this lovely spring time charm bracelet is now featured in my Etsy shop. Made with my favorite flower in mind "Roses"

Cottage Rose Charm Bracelet ~ SOLD~

Cottage Rose Charm Bracelet  ~ SOLD~

~ Easter Eggs ~

~ Easter Eggs ~
Easter is coming, and I've been making Vintage Easter eggs, I found some reproduction scraps from the mid - 20th century. I used metalic paints to give them a sheen then varnish. I'm filling them up with little goodies!

~ Ronda's soldered charm swap ~

~ Ronda's soldered charm swap ~
My Teeny tiny soldered fancy charms for Rhonda's Charm swap....these small tiny charms are delightful to make with little soldered scrolls and beads.

Soldered Charm

Soldered Charm

~Soldered Charm pendant ~

~Soldered Charm pendant ~

~ M.A Swap ~

~ M.A Swap ~
Pink Chic Chatelaine

~ M.A Birdhouse swap ~

~ M.A Birdhouse swap ~
"Marie's Secret Garden Birdhouse"

~ Felt Easter Eggs ~

~ Felt Easter Eggs ~
Getting ready!... it will be Easter soon!......I made some little felted Easter eggs to hang on a Easter tree, they are stuffed and added a light scent.... I'm hosting these for a swap in the M.A group. These little eggs were fast, simple and fun to make.

~ Marie's Birdcage ~

~ Marie's Birdcage ~
I'm hosting a swap in the Marie Group..." Marie's Mini Birdcage" this is a fun project using a 6" shabby chic Birdcage, and decorating with lots of pretties, and a Marie Antoinette image inside the cage.

Elegant Marie & her Love Birds

Elegant Marie & her Love Birds
Birdcage designed with Marie, inside the cage is 2 love birds and a nest of eggs

~ Shabby Chic Chatelaine~

~ Shabby Chic Chatelaine~
My first try, making this " Chatelaine" for a group swap, the little crochet pocket holds your scissors & needles, the little felt heart is a pin cushion, it hangs like a necklace so everything is at your finger tips.

~ My paper doll Angel swap ~

~ My paper doll Angel swap ~
"Christmas Snow Angel " paper doll

~ Fairy Paper doll swap ~

~ Fairy Paper doll swap ~
"Snow Fairy" Paper doll, for ~Fantastic flat paper doll's art group, she is ready to dance home to someone.

~ Soldered Ornament ~

~ Soldered Ornament ~
Marie Antoinette soldered ornament w/ crystals

~Happy Birthday Puegeot! ~

~Happy Birthday Puegeot! ~
Today is Puegeot"s first B-day, he knows something is going on he got special treats and TOYS! he's happy today HAPPY B-DAY Big Boy!

~ Christmas Ornament exchange ~

~ Christmas Ornament exchange ~
I've been invited to a Christmas Ornament exchange, I've been doing lots of soldering lately, so I made some angels, with crystals, steering away from the traditional Christmas colors, I decided to go with lavender and blue, this ornament will be pretty hanging on a tree.

~ Angel Ornament ~

~ Angel Ornament  ~
Another Soldered Ornament

~ Marie Paper doll swap ~

~ Marie Paper doll swap ~
Marie Fairy Paper doll, Made for a swap in the Marie Antoinette group

~ My Itty Bitty Christmas charm swap~

~  My Itty Bitty Christmas charm swap~
I'm doing a charm swap for one of the art groups, and made these Itty Bitty soldered charms for a Christmas charm bracelet swap, the Vinatge Christmas theme is on the front and back with a crystal bead that dangles from the bottom.

~ Inchie Houses ~

~ Inchie Houses ~
Christmas Inchie House Ornaments, hosting this swap in one of the Art groups, I love making these little inchie cube houses!

~ Altered Domino game piece ~

~ Altered Domino game piece ~
A Domino piece I altered into a mini book necklace using alcohol inks and image

~ Altered Formica Tile ~

~ Altered Formica Tile ~
"A rose for Marie" Today I finished a Marie ornament for someone, with a vintage appearance, a locket dangles from the bottom that opens with a rose inside

~ Soldered Halloween & Dolly Ornaments ~

~ Soldered Halloween & Dolly Ornaments ~
I love to solder!... it's one of my favorite pass times for relaxing, Fall is upon us and I did these projects today for Halloween, 2 soldered hanging slides and my movable soldered dolly with lots of hair!... I'm back to the soldering mill once again!

~ Altered Formica Tile ~

~ Altered Formica Tile ~
I altered a formica tile with PID image and a message in a bottle hanging ornament for a group challenge

~ Queen's Shoe ~

~ Queen's Shoe ~
I love shoes! yesterday I found some extra stash I forgot I had and made this Queen's shoe, I used a vintage paper and embellished it with flowers,pearls,lace, rhinestones and a small butterfly. I added a small heel, The shoe measures in lenth 7"

~ Marie's Masquerade Ball Gown ~ (Marie Antoinette Art Group)

~ Marie's  Masquerade Ball Gown ~   (Marie Antoinette Art Group)
Made for the Marie swap in October, made on a paper Mache torso .

~ Marie's Masquerade Mask (Marie Antoinette Art Group)

~ Marie's Masquerade Mask (Marie Antoinette Art Group)
I enjoyed making this for my swap group, what a great challenge !

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