Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Cloche Swap!

I participated in the Spring/Easter Cloche Swap, hosted by Sandy at 521 Lake St.

The directions were simple......

Make a miniature Spring or Easter Cloche for your partner and include a few extras! 

My partners were Michelle and Ashley, who blog at A Tattered Quilt Cottage.  

I had not traded with Michelle and Ashley's always fun to trade with new gals!.

I forgot to take a picture of how the cloche was packaged.....they used a plastic strawberry container, you know the kind you buy the large strawberries in, and filled it with pink Easter grass! So clever!!

How sweet is this?????  Michelle and Ashley used vintage Easter treasures to make this!

They also created a darling clothespin doll....she's dressed in her Easter best, holding on tight to her Easter bunny!!

Love this Easter button!! The paper is darling and the duckie is just too cute!!

Michelle and Ashley also sent me hand wash, lotion and a must have for every flea marketer.....anti bacterial hand wash!!

Thanks to Sandy for hosting such a fun swap, and to Michelle and Ashley for wonderful Easter treats!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring Tea

Two weeks ago, the ladies club at St. Thomas hosted the 11th annual Ladies Spring Tea.

I offered to host two tables........I wasn't sure what my theme would be, but I knew I wanted the tables to have a theme that went together.

You know......

peanut butter and jelly, ice cream and cake, salt and pepper

I decided on......a little drum roll please......

Sweet and Sour!

As a hostess you are asked to provide the table decorations, the place settings, tea cups, and favors if you want.

The centerpiece goes home with one of the ladies at your table.

I made sugar hand scrub for each table....the sweet table had grapefruit fragrance added to it...not really sweet, but the color worked and the sour table had lemon scrub.

I created a mini candy bar for each and white candy for the sweet table, and yellow and white for the sour table.

My two favorite tea pots at the event

And my favorite table at tea this year.....a centerpiece with a wonderful pot full of herb plants....embellished with gnomes and lady bugs.

Love the bright colors!!

Hosting a table for the St. Thomas luncheon is one of my favorite things to do!