Sunday, June 23, 2013


Tea Party Preparations
A Vintage Day

Tea Party Preparations.

Tiffany and I are preparing for our up coming Tea Party and this week we made some graphics, did some shopping and we started making our rose sugar cubes. 

Our graphics for the Tea Party......

1.) Cards for Tea Party!

I used a vintage perfume label and worked my magic on it to make the banner, tea bag cover and bookmark. (Note: the teapot graphic is compliments of The Graphics Fairy)

2.) Cover for Tea Bag 
Thank You Gift
This will be folded and a tea bag will be inside. 

3.) This is our bookmark that we will be giving out as a Thank You gift!  I wanted to share it here and you are welcome to save it and print it out. 

With the graphics done we moved on
 to making our sugar cubes. 

Rose Sugar Cubes In Four Colors.

We are trying to prepare as many things as we can ahead of time, in hopes that it will make our Tea Party more carefree and relaxed.  We love our Rose Sugar Cubes so we decided to make them for our party.  Tiffany wanted them in four colors (pink, blue, green and yellow) so we went to work on them. 

I have recently posted the directions for making these splendid little beauties but I wanted to share them again. 

Rose Sugar Cubes

What you will need

1/2 Cup of Sugar
1 Drop of Food Coloring
1 Tablespoon of Water

Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix until your color is well blended and then mix a little more. 
The sugar should be slightly damp through and through. 
Then put sugar mixture into your molds and firmly pack them so that they get a good impression from the mold. 

Let sit for 10 hours to harden and carefully remove placing the sugar cubes right side up on a plate to dry on top.  They will still be wet so be careful removing them and try not to touch the tops of them.  The tops will dry very fast so in about an hour or so, they can then be handled.  

I then placed them in separate plastic bags for safe keeping.  
Enjoy them anytime you want to have tea with just an extra amount of SPECIAL.....

We will be serving them in a beautiful 
Limoges bowl during our Tea Party. 

A Vintage Day!

I found a beautiful vintage styled dress that I fell in love with and it was only $12.99 on clearance.  It was too big (a size I use to wear) but I knew I could easily take it up a size or two. Now if that doesn't make a girl feel good, I don't know what does.  So I bought this dress and brought it home and in about 45 minutes I had it fitting me just right!  I went shopping (in my closet) for things to go with my new dress and I found a sweater, vintage pink Smartaire handbag (Miss America, LOVE THEM), pink Paris Hilton bow flats, vintage pearls, pearl and rhinestone ear bobs and my vintage Sarah Coventry heart watch pendant.  A girl should never wait for a special event to wear a dress (my philosophy), so I got all dolled up to run my errands.  It made my day special and I so wished that my beautiful husband had been here to see me.  So instead we took lots of photos for me to send him and here are a few of them. 


Here I go!


Here I added a rosebud and a couple overlays. 

One of my favorite pairs of shoes!

We are having so much fun preparing for our up coming Tea Party. For me it is something fabulous to focus on and help pass the time until my husband comes home.  We are super excited about our Tea Party and we will be sure to take tons of photos. 

We hope everyone has a fabulous week and we will be back to let you know how we are doing.  

As always, we thank you for visiting and sharing with us.

Have a beautiful day.

Hugs, Beverly
Tea Cottage Pretties


  1. I'm looking forward to seeing your tea party it sounds like it is going to be beautiful. You look so nice and for the price of the dress that was a good deal! Thanks for the recipe too. Take care, Darlene

  2. How terrifically beautiful! You outfit is so very sweet and sophisticated - those soft pink shoes have me swooning over here. Really, dear Beverly, you couldn't look any lovelier.

    I hope that your tea goes splendidly!

    ♥ Jessica

  3. Oh what fun and how pretty!..
    Everything hasa special touch. Just beautiful..can't wait to see the pictures of the event!


  4. Those shoes are seriously cute! The tea party sounds like it is going to be tons of fun. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world! I would love it if you would share this great post at my Make it Pretty Monday party which is still live. Here is the link if you want to check it out. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  5. Your shoes look sweet and the dress. I agree, we should wear dresses just because- I like to be 'girly' too and enjoy dressing nice when it would be easier to throw on a tee shirt. However, I get tired of always being so casual, which seems to be the trend in SO Ca. Have fun at your party :)

  6. Y'all have been SOOOO busy!!! But I know Tiffany's party will be lovely!!! Happy Birthday Tiffany!! All of the sweets look so good my teeth hurt! And those hand painted lovelies really are going to make the serving table just over the top gorgeous!! But seriously Beverly, I love the photos of your in your pretty outfit the best! You are a beautiful lady, both inside and out!! Your husband must be so proud of you!!
    Hugs to you all!!


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