Personally, I’m a coffee drinker. But I’m more than happy to make you tea… or – we could go out to that lovely little tea room, here in town, where everything feels like it belongs in the 1940’s and 1950’s? There’s even a good old-fashioned Globe of the World in the window which has paled with time, and harsh sunshine. They have cakes under domes, and table cloths, and it looks kind of kitsch and is painted all lemony.
Remember those carnival type ornaments which we were told were precious (when we were little), but they were actually made of a chalk like substance and if they got chipped, you could see the white chalky ‘stuff’ inside. They have some of those there too, decorating the walls or placed around the tea shop in strategic places. (I’m not sure if they really were worth something – a genuine ‘collectible’ type of thing, – or if they were just precious because of the memories attached to them).
Or, we could go round the corner to that much-loved cottage tea room, which has a courtyard garden. It’s very lovely in there and just a little bit ‘vintage swish’ too – and we can sit in the garden if the weather is good, or inside if it’s a little chilly!
Anyhoo . . .
I made a card asking my fabulous friend if you’d like to share a coffee, or a tea, with me… while you peruse this latest offering from the Cobweb.
The paper in the background is just so lovely. Just the right blue, with little circles made from pearly white dots, and perfect for what I needed, but I don’t know who’s paper it actually is. It was still in it’s ‘book’ – but the front cover has disappeared – leaving me without even a note! tsk tsk. The cup and saucer are Tilda. Yes indeedly doodly! None of those cheap market stall cups and saucers for you! However, I fussy cut into parts of it in order to make it what I needed it to be, then covered the original ‘picture’ of a glittered star (in the saucer) with proper glitter, in two colours to give it a little more depth.
The doilies, flowers, cotton muslin (behind the flowers) and the hat pins all came from my stash. The Pearl Strand of small, medium and large pearls which trails around the card, is by Anna-Marie Designs.
The little fabric roses (shown above) – which run along the top and the bottom of the card, actually came from The Range. I’m hoping that The Range still has these in stock (I doubt it) because I absolutely love them. They’re so soft, so pretty and so light weight. They go into envelopes easily but then pop back up again upon opening, and they don’t add any weight to posting a card either.
And that, as all the very best Magicians say, is all there was to it!
Happy Wednesday all! Monday and Tuesday just flew past and I now find myself in the middle of the week with what feels like a gazillion things which I need to do, and not enough days left in this week in which to do them! Honestly, I swear to Dog that since we moved to the seaside, someone is taking whole chunks of hours, days and sometimes even getting very cheeky and stealing a whole week out of my time, for time, apparently, flies past like it’s on the wings of a jumbo jet! Aw, enough moaning Cobs!
So … what about you.. what are you up to today? Going anywhere? Doing anything? Supposed to be doing something but want to do something else instead? Go on, tell me all about it. It’s just you and me (and a few others), and I’m not going to tell anyone!
Wishing you a truly Wonderful Wednesday. May the sun shine, if the wind blows, may it blow softly, and may you end the day with a gentle smile and the knowledge that life, even if a bit tough sometimes, is still good.
Sending you my love, and a special Cobs squidge!