Friday, June 06, 2008

Lunch Ladies

Hi friends! I just have to tell you about the wonderful time I had on Wednesday--my pinky finger still keeps popping up in the air!!

I'm sure you remember me talking about my favorite little antique shop...well, the lady who owns the shop invited me and 4 other of her "favorite" customers to have lunch at her home. What a nice surprise!! All 5 of us are people "who make things" and she thought it would be fun to get us all together. I was very excited for 2 reasons... one being that I've always wanted to see the home of someone who deals antiques (yeah!) and the other one being that I love to meet new people, especially ones who "make things" AND are into antiques! I decided to make her a corsage pin for a hostess gift:

Let's just say I wasn't disappointed with either of them!! We had such a lovely time, her home was fabulous. She collects art deco, beautiful silhouette work, cobalt glass, and vintage linens that were tastefully displayed in little surprise areas around her home. It was just gorgeous, not overdone at all...Lovely. I also brought cupcakes (sorry for the bad photo-- I forgot to photograph without the plastic)--but they were cute...chocolate with heart sprinkles and I made little pinwheels (with magnets on the back) to decorate them--for the guests to bring home and put on their fridge.

She also gave us a tour of her beautiful gardens. The surprising thing was that she takes vintage plates and other cool things that are broken and uses them in her as you are looking you spot a beautiful plate here, a delicate teacup there, a salt cellar over's just darling! She originally had planned on an outdoor lunch but, as it so often happens here in Minnesota, the weather didn't cooperate . It's alright! haha We dined inside on a beautifully set table--pink depression glass plates, antique stemware, and delicate bone china teacups all atop a lovely pink roses vintage linen tablecloth. Great food and lively conversation--a wonderful lunch!!

Well, yesterday was the last day of school for the kids---let's just say they were happy about it.

I haven't had a whole lot of time for crafting lately--and I hate that! lol I did manage to make a new little tissue keeper from a hanky, which turned out pretty cute! It's in my shop HERE.

I also tried my hand at doing something new with my little bird art--A brooch! I created a little bird, who has a song stuck in his head, atop of a wooden disc--and then added a thick glaze over the top. What do you think? Available HERE.

Well, I have to go and start the CSSTeam daily promo thread ( it's in the Etsy forums and can be found by searching CSSTeam in the forums titles--feel free to pop by to say HI and see all the beautiful cottage and shabby chic that our lovely group offers, and even show off some of your own!) It's my job to start it on Friday mornings. Here's today's thread--sure to be full of lovely links!

After that---I'm headed to one of my favorite little quilt shops--she's having a fat quarter sale today!! (hey, 25 fat quarters for $25!! yeah!) AND my Sweety takes me out for breakfast on Friday mornings---so I have a pretty good morning planned!! yeah

Have a fantastic day!!


Junie Moon said...

Blogger misbehaved and my comment disappeared so I'm trying again. I hope you don't end up with two comments from me.

Your luncheon sounds like such a delightful afternoon and peek into an antique dealer's home. I love your hostess and attendee gifts, very thoughtful and happily received, I'm sure.

I've always wondered about what an antique dealer's home would look like. I envisioned rooms chockful of dusty, musty furniture and knick-knacks. It sounds like your hostess has a lovely home in good order.

LazyTcrochet said...

What a great post! Sounds like a fun time. I love the bird brooch!

Gina2424 said...

Hi-lucky you! That tea party and garden sound fabulous! Keep walking-I'm doing it too.

sweetiepie said...

Karen -
Your luncheon sounds wonderful and how thoughtful of you to present the hostess with such a lovely gift.

I love your vintage hanky tissue keeper too. Joyce in Iowa

PS - Thank you for the nice comments on my blog.

GeorgiaPeachez said...

What cute things, love the hankie tissue keepers! That's a good use for those hankies too. And the bird pin and very sweet, tweet! xo, suzy

Sal said...

I love the hanky holder..and the bird brooch is gorgeous. ;-)

(Angie) Norththreads: said...

this is the cutest little thing!!!

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