Saturday, February 28, 2015

Peter Rabbit Birthday Party

Easter will be here in just a few weeks, so while we’re thinking of bunnies and Easter flowers I thought it would be timely to share our chickadee’s 2-year-old Peter Rabbit birthday party. Thinking that by his third birthday he might be more interested in not-so-sweet things such as turtles and superheroes, his mamá and I decided it was a now-or-never moment to do one more baby-theme party. (And aren’t I blessed to be able to be an integral part of the chickadees’ birthday parties?!)

I’ve always loved Peter Rabbit—especially his escapade into Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden, so over the years (and I DO mean over the years, as in since my boys were little), I’ve bought quite a few cute Peter Rabbit things. Once the chickadees came along, even more were added, but I had NO.IDEA how much of it I had! It was so fun to start gathering it all for his party!

DSCN2704 We had three food stations, simply because, as is usually the case with our family gatherings, food is one of the main attractions—only second to the babies and family present. We pushed the table back into the bay window, and the Peter Rabbit canvas (found by our DIL at GW right before the party!) became the absolutely perfect backdrop.

We served cucumber and Boursin cheese tea sandwiches (left), an array of fresh veggies tumbling out of a large flowerpot, Brussels sprouts and bacon in a honey mustard glaze, and chicken salad in lettuce and cabbage leaf beds.

DSCN2689 A close-up of the fresh veggies tumbling out of a flower pot.

DSCN2695 The Wedgwood bowl we used for the Brussels sprouts is really a berry bowl with drainage holes at the bottom, but how could we resist using it for Mr. McGregor’s vegetables? Lettuce leaves solved the problem beautifully!

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The next food station was for drinks and desserts—yes, of course, carrot cake cupcakes!

DSCN2697  Here’s where we were able to showcase a good portion of the Peter Rabbit collection, along with blue bunny Peeps, an Easter egg tree with tiny carrots, and a Peter vignette. We purchased the darling Meri Meri Peter Rabbit wheelbarrows as well as the cupcake liners, but I’m thankful that our son and DIL like to use “real” plates and silverware for their parties, so we didn’t purchase the other Peter Rabbit paper products.

DSCN2709 And what farm would be complete without chickens? Our DIL’s grandmother’s s&p shaker set were the perfect touch.

DSCN2700 Aren’t these wheelbarrows the absolute sweetest?! You can see that the babies’ Bunnykins bowl was also in use (behind the wheelbarrows).

DSCN2702 Are you noticing the carrots on the cupcakes yet? I’ll tell you about those in a minute. Yes, they’re edible. :)

DSCN2708 The little ones’ drinks were in carrot-adorned plastic bottles (psssst…remember when I made them for Baby Love Chickadee’s shabby chic lil cowgirl birthday party here? I like to use these because 1) they have a lid, and 2) they’re plastic, so they’re safe—oh, and 3) They’re so, so cute! And please don’t tell anyone, but they’re nothing more than Nestle chocolate milk bottles!) It just so happened that in my stash of Easter goodies I had the darling carrots to add to them (somehow we just know when we see things that someday we’re going to need them, don’t we?). My rusty carrier seemed like the perfect “garden fence” to corral the bottles.

DSCN2698 Watering cans (oh, I have maybe a dozen or more, for someday), and rattan (?) carrots (you can see them better here and here, and if you look carefully you’ll see the teeny carrot “clothespins” used as name card holders…again, a someday purchase). The base for this vignette is a vintage metal Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. Peter Rabbit tray I had to have, from an auction.

DSCN2713 Our third station was in the dining room, where we used my tiered basket for potted herbs and extra cupcakes.

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DSCN2716  I promised I would tell you about the carrots on the carrot-cake cupcakes. They were sooooo fun to make! I’d never worked with marzipan before, and although I could’ve used the carrots that I instead used for the drink bottles, I just had it in my head that I wanted to MAKE the carrots!

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  Using food coloring, I made the marzipan orange, molded it into teeny carrots, complete with the cross lines, and used fresh dill as their tops.

DSCN2687 That ornery Peter just had to try them!

DSCN2719 Mr. McGregor’s harvest, all lined up in garden rows, accompanied a sweet Peter Rabbit puzzle and book in the family room.

DSCN2721 The chicken-wire cloche was a good way to keep Peter away from the fresh fruit, and yes, that’s the darling chickadee.

DSCN2722 The drink station of course had to have…V8 VEGETABLE JUICE, along with other refreshments.

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DSCN2729 We used the chickadees’ darling Peter Rabbit Easter “baskets” as the base for the chickadee’s balloons.

DSCN2775  And finally, the chickadee’s own cupcake—on his Bunnykins dish, of course!

DSCN2756-001  On his 2nd birthday he wore the outfit his Papá wore for Easter many years ago, exactly as he did, with knee socks and high-top leather boots. Do you think that makes this Ata’s heart happy? :)

I’m so excited about sharing this fun birthday party with you! I hope you enjoyed it! Their birthday parties are so much fun!

I can’t wait to hear from you! And if you’ve worked with marzipan I want to hear about that too, and the masterpieces you’ve created. It wasn’t hard to work with it at all, so I’ll certainly be using it again!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Easing Into Spring—Adding Color to the China Cabinet

I am not complaining…compared to what the folks in the northeast are enduring with the snow and wind and ice, it’s a cakewalk in Ohio, although last night we broke records with temps in the –14 range (yes, that’s MINUS FOURTEEN DEGREES!), and the possibility for more record-breakers this week remains strong. It’s that time of year when we tend to get a little cabin fever and our thoughts start to turn to a little milder scene.

Since violets are the flower of February, and I’m not ready to put my Nippon violet hot chocolate cups away (see post HERE), I decided to add them to the china cabinet. Two for the price of one: I get to enjoy them longer, plus we get a much-needed shot of spring color.

Here’s the china cabinet BEFORE—Very calm and serene. It worked well for after the colors and the hustle and bustle of Christmas. But it was starting to look a little…two wintry, perhaps? A little too similar to what’s all around us??

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It was time for a touch of spring, and the sparkle of a bit of crystal~

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I’m always amazed at the impact from just a bit of tweaking. There’s no need to completely re-do some things; a bit of color brings us a fresh and lively feel.

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DSCN7265 The sparkle of the Waterford Alana wine goblets adds more depth and texture to the still-snowy scene…

DSCN7266 …other touches of crystal, silver, and wood add more change and contrast.

DSCN7268And finally, the roses from our pre-Valentine’s dinner party, now aged to perfection, offer a bit of color without going into spring colors just yet. I’m okay for a few more weeks (sigh).

How do you spring into spring? :)  Ease into it as I need to do, or do you jump in with both feet? Are you there yet, or are you waiting for a magic moment that tells you it’s time?

Here’s hoping for an early thaw and spring!

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AFTER a bit of spring tweaking~

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sweet Violets Nippon Tea Cups

 

"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." Mark Twain

I’m not sure when or why it started, but my sweet, dear grandmother, who has now been gone for 25+ years, started giving me violet pieces, I’d guess when I was in my late teens/early twenties. Mostly she gave me porcelain pill boxes—darling little footed things that to this day I cherish and display in our old secretary. That will be another post to share—soon!

Even though my sister-in-law and I live exactly one hour away from each other—or perhaps for that very reason—we make the effort to have lunch once every month or so, to share our many passions: family, home, all things beautiful, auctions…believe me, those are loooonnnggg, lovely lunches. And yes, there’s also the occasional tear, and memories shared too. With the holidays and the busy new year we’ve missed a few lunches, and recently she sent me this picture, saying, “Look what I got.”~IMG953509 (2) I texted back, “OMG! I HAVE to have them!! I’m trying to collect violet things because Ati [my grandmother] used to get them for me. Can I buy them from you?”

She replied, “I knew you would love them. I got them just for you! They were meant to be a surprise that I didn’t keep. You’ll just have to wait so I can surprise you.”

I asked, “How did you know I love violet things?”

She simply said, “I listen when you talk.”

Now, isn’t that what we all want and need? To have things that are near to our hearts and shared be heard? That comment touched my heart.

The Saturday before Valentine’s Day we had a small dinner party at our house, and she and my brother were invited…I am happy to report that the sweet, darling violet tea cups (I’m pretty sure they’re actually hot-chocolate cups) are now at home in our china cabinet! That’s another post, for another day too. :)

She brought them over as a hostess gift, with a lovely, vintage-looking card—with what else? Violets, of course!

DSCN7211 Don’t you just love the ring and cuff detail on the soft, feminine hand?

For the card vignette I used the tea/chocolate cups, as well as two violet dishes I’ve had for quite some time…

DSCN7219 The one on top was my own long-ago purchase, and the soft-yellow one was a gift my MIL allowed me to choose as a birthday present. Nosegays of tiny flowers and gold flourishes…lovely and feminine.

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And I wonder if she knew~she probably did, because she just knows things like this~that February’s birth flower is the violet  ?

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the violet signifies watchfulness, loyalty, and faithfulness. It also says, “Give a violet to someone to let them know you'll always be there for them.” I like to think we will be there for each other for many years to come.

Violet Tea Party ~

I’ve been so anxious to do a sweet tea party vignette with these cups, and today, being a sunny, beautiful-but-bitterly-cold day was the perfect day to play [indoors].

DSCN7180 It’s tea (or hot chocolate) for two…I truly hope some day she and I will be able to enjoy tea together, at my table, with her darling gift.

DSCN7181 Look at the detail! Those of you who know me well know that I love detail and workmanship. These little darlings say “Nippon” and “Hand Painted”—just what I love! I’d like to think my sweet grandmother would’ve gotten these for me as well, and I’m so happy to now have some from my sister-in-law.

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DSCN7183 The rims of the cups and saucers have a beautiful scalloped detail.

DSCN7186 The gold demitasse spoons are of course perfect for these tiny cups. I’ve had them for many years and was happy to use them today!

DSCN7190  Hand-painted porcelain, violets, pearls, and vintage cutwork runner…my kind of tea party!

DSCN7184 Oh, yes, and silver! Have you ever tried the Melaleuca G’Day tea? It’s delicious, and because it contains tea tree oil (did I say “tea” tree oil?!), it was perfect for the occasion!

DSCN7194 Fostoria Willowmere footed sugar and creamer.

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2015 Violet Tea Cups

So what’s your pleasure? Tea or hot chocolate? I’ll have them ready; let me know when you’ll be arriving!

And do you have a definitive answer on whether they’re tea cups or hot chocolate cups? Like I said, I think they were originally intended for hot chocolate, in the days when items had intended purposes, but today we can thankfully be more carefree about those things, so when you join me, you’ll certainly be able to enjoy the use of the cups—for tea OR hot chocolate!

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

It’s a Winter Wonderland!

Hello, all! I hope those of you in the throes of snow measured in feet (as in 36+ inches in some parts of our world) are safe and able to see its beauty, even with the ccccooooolllldddd and the inconveniences. And those of you in sunny, warm climates—well, you just might enjoy seeing some of the beauty that we’ve enjoyed this winter in central Ohio. (I know, I know…those of you who stop in often know I’m a summer-kind-of-girl and you’re scratching your heads wondering if I’ve lost mine, but I’m always in awe of the WINTER WONDERLAND that snow creates. What a gift!)

These pictures were taken during and after several snow falls, simply because I can’t help but pull the camera out to try to capture the beauty that my eyes capture each and every time. A camera, of course, can’t really capture it, but I hope you will enjoy their simple scenes, all taken from inside our home. Not much more to say, so sit back in your favorite chair with a cup of hot cocoa or coffee in hand—especially if you’re in warm weather right now; you might feel a chill :)—and enjoy.

Snow, Winter Wonderland (4) This just might be one of my all-time favorite pictures that I’ve taken. You might recall that we live in a community of cottages, and my sweet neighbor across the street and I take pictures of each other’s homes and send them to each other! I sent this one to her today, because their home looks like it’s a Christmas package! It’s taken from our front window…toooo cccccoooolllddd to go outside. It was around zero on this particular day!

Snow, Winter Wonderland (1) From our bedroom window, the bucolic scene is accented by the beautiful snow mounded on every branch.

Snow, Winter Wonderland (7) The purple plum looks as beautiful full of snow as it does in bloom.

Snow, Winter Wonderland (9) Another tree, by the front porch, is also laden with snow.

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Snow, Winter Wonderland (38) As we walk out our bedroom doors this is the view we have, and I am always struck by the beauty of the snow. Did you notice the Christmas tree to the left? This is one of those scenes that was much more intense and beautiful than what the camera was able to capture. (I shouldn’t blame it all on the camera; it can do much more than I can tell it to do!)

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Snow, Winter Wonderland (31) Our view from our dining room window. You can see the deer antlers on the table, which was still sporting the centerpiece featuring the deer my husband gave me for Christmas. You can see that post here.

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And our screened porch…

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Snow, Winter Wonderland (14) And Mother Nature knew our Christmas vignette needed a little tweaking…snow to make it just so.

Snow, Winter Wonderland (46) The wood “boot”—that’s what the log looks like!—was made by my brother. It looks beautiful when the winds aren’t howling and I can light the candles out there!

Snow, Winter Wonderland (35) I can’t tell you how much I love this crooked pine tree! :)

I hope you enjoyed our WINTER WONDERLAND. Are you as smitten with snow scenes as I am? Do you take the pictures from the safety of  your warm cocoon, or are you out there in it?

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