Monday, June 23, 2014

An Introduction and a Gentle Reminder...

Hello Dear Friends,
I do so hope your summer is going well!

Life is busy for us here in The Land of The Tearoom, but I wanted to take the time to introduce you to something fun that has been inspiring us here as of late and also to remind you of something fun coming up.

First of all, we have discovered a wonderful band from Lyon, France called Ödland.  Their music is comprised of beautiful melodies and gorgeous vocals in French and English, piano, violin, but also various vintage toys and items such as a typewriter and a saw!  Entirely fun to listen to and great music to create to!  Many of the tracks from their first album "Ottocento" make references to Alice in Wonderland...

...which leads me to my reminder!  I hope you are as excited about the Mad Tea Party on July 12th as we are!!  Such hurryings and scurryings about to prepare!  So, here is just a tiny taste of what you might expect when you come back to visit with us on that day!

Now you see who the other part of "we" is when I speak of us 
getting ready for the Mad Tea Party!
I am so excited for you to see the rest of her adventure!

And coming soon, more on my love of Summertime...

Friday, June 13, 2014

A Full-Moon Friday the 13th Sale...

Dearest Friends,
Here at The Tearoom, we like things a bit sweet, but also a bit spooky, so we don't tend to have a tendency toward being superstitious regarding Friday the 13th!  However, this one is a bit special!  Dear Old Friend of The Tearoom, Mademoiselle Moon will be full tonight as well!  It's not something that happens just everyday and even though here in The Land of The Tearoom, it is rainy once again today and quite unlikely we will actually get to see it, that doesn't mean we don't want to celebrate it anyway!

So, here are four collage sheets on sale this weekend in Velvet Revived...

(this one is featured in the BNS on Butterfly in the Attic!)

...and three items on sale in The Gossamer Tearoom shop...

We always say that Everyday is Halloween here at The Tearoom!

Wishing all a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A New Toy...

Today, I have a fun new online toy to play with!

Colleen of Butterfly in the Attic is amazing at finding new networking opportunities!  This week, she introduced me to Amazine, where you "clip" pictures and articles, magazine-style, to make your own online magazine!

I'm actually a recovering magazine junkie, so I'm having a lot of fun with this!

I found a cool photo I took a couple of years ago to use as the wallpaper and I've added a link in the sidebar, so please take a moment to check it out!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I Love Summertime (Part 1)...

Dearest Friends of The Tearoom,
Today is once again a bit gloomy, but we did have four lovely, summer-like days in a row this past weekend here in The Land of The Tearoom!!!  So nice!!  I was very inspired by it and was thinking a lot about how I spent my summer days with my mother when I was a child.  I will say that I did not enjoy the heat of summer as much when I was little as I do now, but my Mommy was very good at distracting me!  First of all, we spent a lot of time on the lawn in the backyard of our little house, surrounded by flowers and later, with my little dog Blinken romping around along with us!  We also spent time sitting around the round patio table, which sat on the patio next to the garage, bricked with large very pink bricks!  And it was here that we would have our lunches of cream cheese and olives on white bread and orangeade!  Such a treat!  It was also here that we had little tea parties with my little china dolls dishes.  My Mommy made the best "tea" to serve (it was really only sugar water, but I thought it was just too lovely!).  So, being inspired by these memories, I made these two new collage sheets:

This is my newest printable invitation design

It is based on my Floral Tea Party Digital Collage Sheet and 
it makes me think of warm summer afternoons having tea
with my Mommy!

My other new collage sheet is another digital tea set!
I designed it using a 1920's button card I bought from
an Etsy seller last year and some vintage postcard images.
It reminds me of other lovely times as a child when I had
play tea parties with my dolls!

I included both of these new sheets in my friend Colleen's
Postcard Party today at her blog Butterfly in the Attic, along with
(Keep checking back because my next collage sheet
might be featuring our Dear Little Sweetie Victorienne!)

Won't you go take a moment to take a peek at Colleen's blog?
She has great networking opportunities for small businesses
for each day of the week!
She makes networking fun!

And getting back to thinking about tea parties,
don't forget that July 12th is the date for
The Mad Tea Party at A Fanciful Twist!!!

Now, back to our party planning!