What is it about tea parties? Just the thought of a tea party makes me ridiculously happy. I’m not picky, either: it can be anything from a few children and teddy bears sprawled on the floor drinking water from miniature teacups to an elaborate birthday feast with crustless sandwiches, dainty cakes, and lots of company. When I was a little girl, nothing was more special than going to afternoon tea in the Compass Rose Tea Room in the grand old St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. I went with my Mom and Grandma, and one very special time I got to take my girlfriends for a birthday party. The hotel is still there but alas, the tea room has been razed in favor of a restaurant. This week’s Etsy Finds are all about fun little tea time accoutrements and frivolities; I hope you enjoy them!
Patricia of Patricia’s Palette paints delightful portraits of animals that remind me of cherished children’s book illustrations. I especially love this Time For Tea Print ($18, above left) and the Cupcake ACEO Original ($15, above right) which, even at its diminutive size of 2½ x 3½ inches, is still quite a bargain for an original watercolor! Patricia also has a lovely blog, where you can learn more about her art and what is inspiring her right now.
These PDF – Pink Teacup Note Flats and Tags ($3) from Wren & Chickadee are a great deal if you have a good color printer: after paying your $3 you can download the files and print as many cute cards and tags as you want, anytime. They are created by the talented Ez, who also authors the beautiful blog Creature Comforts.
Who are you going to invite to tea? Perhaps this handsome guy: The Eco Friendly Bunny ($130) from Les peluches d’Èveluche is pricey, but exceptionally well made, and will certainly stand up to years of abuse love.
Flying Rhymes makes some of my favorite tea towels on Etsy. Get this Handpainted Teacup Tea Towel plus any 1 other towel you fancy from her shop for $24. Tea towels are often just the right size for doing double duty as tablecloths on a child’s table or doll’s table.
These are some of the most cheerful, fun skirts I’ve seen. The Mama & daughters behind Marie-Madeline Studio whip up these Girl’s Gracie Ruffle Skirts ($18-$28) in all sorts of awesome print & color combinations.
That’s all for this week! Have a fantastic weekend
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