Monday, May 10, 2010

Sweet Victorian Tea Party, Laduree Giveaway

This doesn't look very much like a tea party, does it??

That's because I am at our beach home at the moment for a bit of relaxation and, well......this is a very casual place with tea parties not generally part of life on this chillzy island~so scroll down and join me virtually if you please.........



Tea for two in the late afternoon has been prepared. It's a beautiful Miami day and I made a fresh pot of yummy sun tea for the occasion with a selection of my favorite herbal teas from Tea Noosh........

Shade is necessary as summer has arrived early in South Florida and will burn all fair maiden, so kindly bring your chapeau......

Our idyllic spot poolside awaits you, with a scattering of antique French chairs and petite bistro table covered in layers of old lace.....

Fine porcelains, cherished heirlooms from my collection~pink roses in bloom......

Let's try and be good today and just sip from this pot of what we in the south call "unsweet tea". Sweets are out of the question if we wish to stay on task and fit into those dainty summer frocks. Our sweet tooth confections will be candy for the eyes only. Faux fixin's if you will.........




A tutorial provided for you from Romantic Homes Magazine on creating some of these SWEET TOOTH CONFECTIONS, written and crafted by me a couple of years back. Enlarge below, should you care to get your creative groove on.......



And lastly my friend.....a GIVEAWAY for you that I hope you will enjoy!

You will receive;

An assortment of greeting cards and tags from my shop at SHABBYFUFU

A lovely vintage pink tea towel with birds (she's a beaut!)

A vintage Battenburg lace and bleu linen roll basket liner from my mother in law's estate

A waxed canvas print of teacups from the shop at SHABBYFUFU with image from Gail McCormack...the renowned Australian artist

A sampling of tea bags from Tea Noosh that smell like heaven and have a delicious flavor. (Tea Noosh is owned by our very own Porcelain Painter Farnaz and her husband:-)

And lastly........everything will be tucked into.....

A paper shopping bag for you from Laduree, Paris!

I would imagine that unless one has been living under a rock in Timbucktwo, surely y'all have heard of their world famous Macarons! I did manage to devour every last one of the macarons that filled the bag before I even arrived back from Paris....I'm so sorry:-)....







For a chance to win:

1. Leave a comment (no anonymous comments and if you don't have a blog I will need your email address si vous plait!)

2. Post my giveaway on your blog for a second entry

3. Do you Twitter? Follow me on Twitter (see sidebar) and post this on your own Twitter for a third entry

4. Become a new follower of my blog

Winner will be chosen at random when I am back from vacation


Please don't forget to visit the other blogs participating in Cielo's "Victorian Tea Party" by clicking on the link in my right side bar!

~xoxo~
Janet

88 comments:

Marilyn said...

Absolutely beautiful table set for Tea!! Great gifts......
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

sissie said...

Hi Janet,
What a lovely tea party setting. I love the dainty teacup with the tiny little flowers. Everything is so pretty and what a lovely place to be.
There is nothing like a stroll along the beach to put things in perspective, so thanks for the stroll.
Your giveaway is wonderful too.

hugs
Sissie

lisa said...

Janet

What a fun give-a-way!

Hope your having a wonderful vacation.

Willow said...

What a wonderful giveaway you are having. Hope you have nice trip. Please enter my name.

Willow

Jackie said...

Lovely tea table!! Enjoy your vacation!

Linda said...

Very sweet tea table. Love all the pinks! Wonderful giveaway, enter me please.

CIELO said...

This is gorgeous... a huge thank YOU for participating in our Victorian Tea Party

Hugs

Cielo

Brushed By An Angel said...

It is all so pretty, I am partial to anything pink and the table setting is beautiful. I didn't know Miami had such lovely beaches. I am in the Florida panhandle and it is so refreshing to walk along our sandy shores so I just know you loved getting your toes in the sand and water.

Mary Ellen said...

Such a lovely table you created!! Love your giveaway too!!

Have a great week!in

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I became a follower too!

-Danielle

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

What a beautiful day for a tea party! Love your giveaway and how I would love to win it!

-Danielle

Mary Ellen said...

I am a follower of your lovely blog!
I will try and post your giveaway too. Am on my way out of town so it may be a little bit-

bee blessed
mary

Andrea said...

I am a follower!

Andrea said...

Such a lovely giveaway!Would love to invite you to my show what you create blog party! You make such pretty things!

Marydon Ford said...

Fabulous giveaway, I am a follower.
Have a wonderful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Marydon Ford said...

So elegant & romantic a tea gathering presentation!

Have a wonderful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

RobinBirdsNest said...

I am already a follower. But just want to tell you how much I enjoy visiting your beautiful blog!

RobinBirdsNest said...

Wow! What a beeeeautiful giveaway! Please count me in. thanks for the chance!

molly- See you downtown said...

Nothing like the beach! Have taken a few pics with the camera (settee w/ pillow is one). Thanks again, Janet.

Atelier de Charo said...

So lovely tea party!!! It's a gorgeous table.

It's an amazing giveaway, I'm already your follower.

Hugs
Charo

Rosanne said...

What a gorgeous bunch of goodies!Enjoy your vacation!

Cinner said...

Everything is just beautiful Janet, I would love to be in on your giveaway. enjoy your time at the beach. it would be wonderful to be there. take care.

Debby said...

WOW!!! This is such a gorgeous post, love all your goodies.
debby

Susan said...

Oh please enter me in your give away. All those goodies are to die for!!

All the pretty pinkies in your table setting is just awesome!!

Laura said...

What a Fantastic Giveaway!! I Hope I win!!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

that is one beautiful setting and your china are to die for!

Even your giveaway is superb! Love to enter your giveaway and hope to win! :-)

I am always been your lurker / silent reader.. but now I guess I got to get out from the hole! lol..

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a lovely Teascape!!
Thanks for the tutorial and I am sure I have this magazine in my collection as I saved all of the old Romantic Homes!!
Love your tea cups and the china!!
Yes, please enter me and I am going to become a follower right now!!
Debbie @ Debbie -Dabble

Debbie said...

Janet -

I hostess an English High Tea every year for my girlfriends and your generous & lovely tea-party-related giveaway would be the crowning glory for this year! Would love to win!!!! I'm thinking ahead... I already have big plans for the goodies!!

Thanks for offering these as well as the virtual trip to your beach paradise!

Julie Ann said...

Simply scrumptious giveaway!! I hope you are having a wonderful time at the beach! I sure wish I was there, too! :)

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

A BEAUTIFUL TEA PARTY A DREAMY SET UP,TEA CUP SO ADORABLE.BLESSINGS IN YOUR VACATION ...SANDRA

DEBBIE B. said...

Janet....What a lovely table & ready for tea & treats!!! Even though they are faux...it looks beautiful! Hoping you are enjoying your beach home!!! Have a wonderful vacation sweets!
What a wonderful giveaway:)
Hugs..
Deb:)
Oh yes...I tweeted this also:)

Gerry said...

Have been a faithful follower for a while now.
Love the tea party you've presented us. So dainty, so lovely.
Hugs & ♥♥♥s,
Gerry

Herbgirl said...

Been a reader of yours for awhile and am now a follower too. What a beauteous giveaway.....please put me in. I was only able to peak in the windows of Laudree in Paris last summer as the line to enter went half way round the block and time constraints did not allow me to wait.
Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

tales from an oc cottage said...

I am in heaven! Gorgeous give away!!!

m ^..^

Cathy K said...

What a lovely, generous giveaway. Might as well enter, as I've been a faithful reader for a year or two (I subscribe in my Google Reader b-cuz I like that better than everything being stuffed into my dashboard when following). We're all envying your beach vacation!! Hugs, Cathy

Lisa Macomber said...

I am a follower now...with pleasure.

Lisa Macomber said...

everything is just lovely....really really!

Victorian1885 said...

I am signing up to follow tonight..what a lovely giveaway! Your Blog is very beautiful..take care.

Wanda

vicki said...

your tea party theme is so lovely - as is this fabulous blog! How wonderful of you to share all these great gits with some lucky person- hope it might be me!

Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos with all of us!

Have a wonderful vacation!

Vicki

Elsina said...

Your giveaway is so beautiful, dreamy, inspiring!

I follow you, posted it at my sidebar candypage here http://emsarts.blogspot.com/p/blogcandy-and-give-aways.html

and follow you on twitter!

Love your blog! Wishing you a happy vacation :)

debb said...

oh my goodness I want to dive right into you pixs! They are all so charming and beautiful!

Toronto Girl said...

Wow, what a beautiful blog and such a generous giveaway! I just found you and I'll be back!

Toronto Girl said...

Oh, and I'm now a follower :)

Tracy said...

I am a new follower, too! :)

Tracy said...

What a lovely & generous giveaway! Please enter me in the drawing. :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a beautiful giveaway!! I've posted about this on my blog and added a link back to you and am now a follower, too! Your site is lovely and I am so glad that I found your from your win at Tales from an OC Cottage!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Olivia~ said...

Oh this table is breathtaking I adore the beach shot... I think i can feel the sand! Love it and your oh so fabulous giveaway! Please stop by and say hi, i am giving away a pretty tassie pillow!
Hugs,
Olivia
ps i am a follower tooooo

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Beautiful tea setting! And awesome giveaway! Found you from Tales from an OC Cottage! Please enter me in your drawing! I will be posting you on my blog shortly - will let you know when it's up!

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Hello again! Just posted your giveaway on my blog!

KatCollects said...

Beautiful and sweet giveaway, and now I want to go to the beach and have a tea party : )
Kathy

KatCollects said...

I am now a follower of your blog also, and oh my gosh... I just went to your shop. I had to order the bird print, it was love at first sight : ) I want one of everything!
Kathy

KatCollects said...

I am now a follower of your blog also, and oh my gosh... I just went to your shop. I had to order the bird print, it was love at first sight : ) I want one of everything!
Kathy

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

oh my I did enjoy that afternoon tea! Would love to enter your giveaway :0)
alicia

Sherry said...

I just became a follower and look forward to spending more time visiting here.

Sherry said...

The Tea Party is just lovely. I love everything about your giveaway gifts.

Beetle said...

I am so delighted to have found another fellow lover of tea and tea things. Please enter me. If I win, I'll be using these things to host a tea party to thank my neighbors for all of the work they've done in building our community association. Thank you!
thorandellie[at]gmail[dot]com

Beetle said...

P.S. Have a great trip, and I'm now a follower!
thorandellie[at]gmail[dot]com

Erica said...

What loveliness! I'd love to win this treasure trove.

Doni said...

Gorgeous table setting! What pretty pieces too. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway too! What fun to have a tea party with friends! Your blog is so fun, I've enjoyed being a follower!
Blessings, Doni

Alyssa said...

I've been really into tea lately so this comes at the perfect time!! Thanks for the chance to win (if I'm not too late!)

Rose Lane Graphics said...

Absolutely Breathtaking, just love the Tea Party setting, you sure do have a wonderful eye for Beauty...

Melanie said...

I would love to join you for a "cuppa"!

Michele said...

I signed up to follow your blog! LOVE it here.....always so beautiful!!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
Luvkittysgiveaways at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers

Michele said...

Gorgeous giveaway goodies!! Would love to be entered to into your giveaway! Hope you're having a great time at that beach!!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
Luvkittysgiveaways at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers

Michele said...

I follow you on Twitter now, and I also tweeted about your giveaway! Here's the link:

http://twitter.com/Luvkitty/status/14036216667

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
Luvkittysgiveaways at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers

Michele said...

I blogged about your giveaway on my blog, Butterfly Whispers. Here's the link to that post:

http://michele-butterflywhispers.blogspot.com/2010/05/giveaway.html

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
Luvkittysgiveaways at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers

Tart Deco said...

Oooh, what a nice giveaway! Please enter me. My email is available on my profile.

Tart Deco said...

Just became a follower. Can't wait to catch up on posts!

Tart Deco said...

Following on Twitter and just tweeted.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Janet,

Oh, that beach looks inviting and the table setting is divine..I'm on my way! NOW! :0)

Lovely stuff...yes, do throw my name in the beach sized hat..I'd love, love to win all those goodies. ♥

Have fun in the sun,
Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Vintage Gran said...

What a lovely tea party and such an awesome giveaway. Please enter me. I just became a follower and will visit often

Alison Gibbs said...

Janet what a great giveaway. Count me in.
Alison

Roselle said...

OMG...what a gorgeous giveaway and blog! I am a new fan. I hope I win. xo I will post your link on my blog later today :)
Roselle

stefanie said...

gorgeous!! love it all , please enter me, I will post about it also...needing those extra entries!!!

stefanie said...

love, love and love, I just posted about your giveaway!!

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

I have just become your newest follower :)

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Oh MY!! This is a fabulous giveaway!! Yes, Yes, please enter my name in the "hat"!

Warmest, Brenda

vickie said...

Your tea setting is so pretty!
What a wonderful, generous giveaway. Please enter me. I love your blog.

Mary Ann said...

I just became a new follower.

Mary Ann said...

Love your giveaway.

LindaSonia said...

What lovely giveaway items...count me in!! LindaSonia (baddabinda@yahoo.com)

Cindy@shabbynsweet said...

Hi, what a gorgeous tea party! I am already a follower. Please place an entry in for me. I would love a chance at winning those beautiful goodies. Thanks Cindy

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Such a beautiful table setting!
My little niece and I had a mini tea party today, but we used enamelware. I didn't trust my pretty china in little hands. ;-)

Kimberly

Tutti Chic said...

aghhhh! what a beautiful table & what a fabulous give-a-way my friend!!!! xoxo tutts

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my goodness.......I would LOVE to win this yumm-o giveaway...please throw me into the hat too.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

englishteacup said...

Please put my name in would love to win. Have a great day Englishteacup(Lynne)

mary said...

HELLO JANET,

YOUR TABLE IS BREATHTAKINGLY
(IS THAT A WORD?) BEAUTIFUL. I LIVE IN NORTH MIAMI BEACH, I'LL BE RIGHT OVER FOR TEA. I ENJOY YOUR BLOG, SO MUCH, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU POST ABOUT MIAMI. PLEASE ENTER ME IN YOUR DRAWING. I SORRY, BUT I DON'T HAVE A BLOG.
MARY
PINK ROSES AND RIBBONS COTTAGE

JOESBUSTER@AOL.COM

Annesphamily said...

What a gorgeous giveaway and the table setting is pretty and so feminine. I am so glad I am new and came over here today. Thanks for the lovely blog features. Anne