Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A Sewing Tea Party at The Cottage Gate


Welcome to my old fashioned Sewing Tea Party, where we have gathered on the back porch, with our "stitching". There is a cool breeze this morning, which hints of the coming of Autumn....
Come and nestle into the comfy pillows and let's visit over a cup of Rose Tea in my great grandmother's china tea cups. The Ginger Crinkle cookies are still warm and have a wonderful aroma of cloves and cinnamon to tempt your tastebuds. These favorite spiced cookies always remind me of Autumn and that gentle shift into another season.

I imagine ladies of long ago might have done just this, as they sat over a cup of tea and a delightful sweet, working on their latest embroidery, lace tatting for a hankerchief, or a tiny baby bootie.

The Victorian ladies loved the art of crazy quilting...cozy up to this sweet little cottage style crazy quilted Rose Garden Tea pillow, a perfect accent at a tea party! Lay down your sewing for a bit to admire the handiwork of a friend nearby...

Enjoy this little moment....good conversation, tea and treats, and breathe in the first taste of Fall...

Thank you for stopping by my tea party on this lovely morning! Enjoy your day of visiting and Happy Stitchin'!

24 comments:

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Amy!

Your tea party is absolutely stunning! I love that porch. Very beautiful. Thank you for inviting me over for tea. I had the most wonderful time! And will be back again soon!
XO
Janet
Janet's Creative Pillows

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

If it's okay with you I think I might just stay all day. Delightful! Miles of Smiles~ Lynn

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Oh Amy- Just beautiful! I am enjoying my tea with you, very lovely.This is one of my favorite's! Thank you for joining Madison for tea..

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh this is just divine! I adore the colors! And those are one of my favorite kinds of cookies! I love them. My grandma always made them and they do smell so good! I love rose tea too :) And your pillows and items are just beautiful Amy! You are so talented.

Thank you so much for having us for tea!

Hugs,
Amy

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Hi Amy! Your tea party is gorgeous. I wouldn't be able to get any work done if I had a beautiful porch like that.Thanks for coming over to mine too!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Your porch is just lovely and your tea party wonderful! Blessings... Polly

ellen b. said...

Oh how very lovely. The table settings, the pillows, it's all so inviting. The garden in the background is devine...
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Sara said...

Mmmmm! Those gingersnaps look like the recipe I make from my vintage Betty Crocker cookbook! Yummy. And your tea party arrangement is just lovely. I am enjoying looking at all the various tea parties, it's a visual feast. I have not joined in the fun, but it's still great fun to see the creations of everyone else.

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Amy, Your tea party was just delightful! The setting was so comfortable and I enjoyed sewing with you. The ginger crinkles were delicious! Thanks for having me!

Tea hugs,
Karen

PS Thanks for stopping by my tea party, too!

Cottage Collections said...

Amy your Tea on the porch is absolutely beautiful! I could sit there and enjoy tea and a vist all day. Thanks for inviting me.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Amy,
Thank you for the lovely tea! Your porch is the perfect setting..... I can truly imagine sitting there with my needlework, and visiting with you and the other ladies that have stopped by.
:)

Sharon said...

Everything looks so pretty, thanks for inviting us in.

GardenGoose said...

so very pretty!lovely colors in the fabrics/linens. so peaceful looking.

Paula said...

OH my goodness! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! So beautiful and inviting and I LOVE THE THEME!! What a beautiful place to have a tea and the setting is just beautiful! I so wish I could be there! Or that that was HERE! LOL!! :) Thank you so much for sharing. This was truly lovely!

Michele said...

Oh Amy, I just love your tea party! Your table is just beautiful. I think I might just stay for the whole week. Just so pretty. That is exactly how a tea party should look.
Thanks for stopping by my rushed tea party.
Hugs~Michele

meg said...

I have some mending I need to work on~ may I come by? I have pumpkin bread to share :)

Flowerchild Clay Queen said...

Hi! Amy...love your tea..& the cookies look so yummy...I'm going to stay a while & enjoy your gorgeous porch & view..Thanks for inviting me

Tracy P. said...

Very delicate! Beautiful...

Debbie said...

Amy,

Your sewing tea party is such a good idea! Wish I'd gotten there yesterday...I would've brought one of my sewing projects along! The ginger crinkle cookies sound yummy!

Pink hugs,
Debbie
http://www.shabbycozycottage.com

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a wonderful theme, and everything is sooo beautiful!!

My tea party is still there (a few messages down) the water is still hot in the tea pot! Come on over!

Katherine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

P.S. - I "need" your yellow rose arbor photo (to the right on your blog) for my blog banner!! It is beautiful!

Katherine
Yellow Rose Arbor

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Thanks for permission to use your yellow rose arbor photo. I did it! Check it out!

http://thingsienjooy.blogspot.com/

Thanks a million!

Katherine

GardenGoose said...

thank you for visiting my blog . I hope that you'll stop back by every now and again.
I'm having a drawing this week and you are welcome to join in the fun.
~Tina

So Shabby Pink said...

Oooooooo,so preeeeety. That is just a dream in my mind to have a beautiful porch decorated this way.

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A little about my textile art.....

My vintage fabric collages combine my love of vintage textiles and my love of words. Words are powerful and a beautiful phrase can evoke such emotion. My collage designs are built around the wise words of an old poet or author, which I handstitch in a simple lettering. I use vintage fabrics, laces, buttons, etc...all handstitched in a unique way to mirror the words - there is always a little mystery with the finished product, but if you look closely you will see the simple beauty of the words reflected in the design. I collect old vintage frames throughout the year to frame each collage in. Below is a sampling of some of my pieces....

~Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul~Emily Dickinson

~Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul~Emily Dickinson