Friday, April 27, 2012

Marie Antoinette in a Teacup!

Hello Friends!

Today is Pink Saturday around the blogosphere,
and I thought today might be a good day for me to join in the fun,
because I have a little alltered teacup to share with you. 
The Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group is having a
Marie's Garden Tea Party swap,
in which you are to create a beautiful garden party in a tea cup for your partner.
My partner is Kris, who likes antique Bavarian china in pink and green colors for Spring.
I found the perfect teacup in the first shop I went to!! 

 Antique!  Pink and Green!!  Bavarian!!! 
Since this is the type of china Kris likes to collect,
I thought I would make the garden party removeable
and not permanently alter the teacup.

I did this by shaving my florist foam into cup form
and gluing two rows of leaves over it.
Then I glued the bottom of a peat pot to the bottom
so the little vignette could stand on it's own.
 I then glued moss to the florist foam,
along with a garden variety of paper flowers and vintage millinery.
And a couple of  cute little pink mushrooms :)

I made a little garden arch by twisting two long wired
floral sprays together and shaping into an arch.
Which doubles as a handle to lift Marie out to play!  :)
And because a lady should look good from all sides, 

Marie from the back!
I had so much fun creating this,
this group dreams up the most creative swaps!
I'll share the teacup garden party Kris makes for me next Teacup Tuesday!
Here's some lovely flowers for you:

Click to enlarge, right click and save! 

Visit Pink Saturday for lovely pink inspiration!
You will find more lovely teacups at Martha's Favorites and Artful Affirmations!
And, for lovely, shabby, chippy whites, stop by White Wednesday!
Lovely, feminine things at Pearls and Lace Thursday!
Lovely, cottagey links at Feathered Next Friday!
And for all things lovely and vintage, visit Knick of Time!

Have a great weekend!
Time for tea...


Snap said...

Marie Antoinette in a teacup! Who would have thought! Wonderful! Looks like this was lots of fun to make and a swap, too! Happy Tea Day!

Terri said...

Hello Lorraine,
What a pleasure to visit you and see your fabulous creation! The swap sounds so wonderful, and what you have created for your partner is just amazing! The tea cup is really special, and you were brilliant to make the art able to separate from it.
Thank you so much for sharing it for T.T.!

chateau chic said...

Your teacup garden is adorable. I'm sure the friend on the receiving end will love it.
Mary Alice

Anonymous said...

Hello Lorraine, Oh my! Your teacup garden is stunning!!! What a lovlely gift to receive.
Have a great evening,
Hugs Rosemary...

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hello Lorraine,
What a beautiful teacup with the garden. Very creative! Your friend will love your heartfelt gift. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.


Sandy said...

Lorraine this is a lovely teacup.
So wonderful design and lovely little details. A dream. xoxo

Rosetta said...

Dolcissima questa composizione con la tazza!Porta la primavera!Rosetta

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What a wonderful teacup, so, so pretty :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

wow...this is so amazing and pretty. She will love it and I am so glad you shared how you made it.....very clever! Happy Wednesday. xo

Kris Dickinson said...

Lorraine, This stunning teacup and vignette is so amazing. I can't wait to see it IRL. Thank you so much for making me such a treasure.

xox Kris

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love your pretty teacup with Marie. So pretty and I am sure you enjoy looking at it.


debi said...

Lorraine, I really love the cup you created for Kris. You found the perfect cup for her, and your vignette is so beautiful! I'm so happy that you joined this swap!

I also want to let you know that you won the French Market mini bag giveaway on my blog. I will be mailing your bag very soon.
Hugs, Debi

Dru said...

How fun and beautiful!!

JoAnne said...

It's beautiful Lorraine!

~*~Patty S said...

Greetings I am a new visitor from Terri's Artful Affirmations...when I saw your Marie tea cup I just had to stop by AND Bavarian china too = oh my!

Absolutely lovely in every detail...what a very lucky swap partner!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Lorraine: That is an amazing treasure. The tea cup alone is stunning. What you did with Marie is just breathe taking. You are so talented. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing it. I am sure your friend will be delighted. I was just looking at it. Blessings, Martha

LV said...

A truly lovely pink presentation.

Doni said...

How delightful to have Marie and You come to my party!! My grandmother's middle name was Antoinette...first name Catherine..
and her last name...maiden was 12 letters long, and married was 10!
She always bemoaned the fact that you couldn't ever fit her full name on a line when filling out a form! Antoinette is so pretty...yours that is!
GORGEOUS cup..and you did it up beautifully!
Kris will LOVE it!
Blessings, and thanks so much for joining me!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a gorgeous gift! The cup and saucer is beautiful to begin with and your creativity made it even more beautiful! Lucky, lucky friend!
♥ Jil

Ann - Making Family Memories with Childrens Tea Sets said...

Oh my, what a lovely and enchanting idea. Perfect for a decoration for a very special tea party for an older child or grandchild, along with one of the delightful older childrens tea sets with more delectable flowers. Thank you so much for this special idea on Pink Saturday!

Ms. Burrito said...

So beautiful! Come and join my Color Connection meme too. The linky is at my Pink Dinosaurs entry. Have a lovely weekend!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Fantastic. Just love this!
Happy Pink Saturday greetings from Holland.
with love,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is beautiful, Lorraine! What a great Mother's Day gift this would be. I like that you made the arrangement removable, too.

visiting from Feathered Nest Friday : )

Gabriela Delworth said...


Love it!


Marti McClure said...

Love your teacup Marie! I really like the way you decided to make Marie an insert s Kris could use the teacup. She's going to LOVE it! Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a fun swap. Your teacup creation is both fun and lovely. What a creative thing to do.
Have a wondeful weekend.

chubskulit said...

Such a delight to see gorgeous pink every week, yours are lovely!

My PINK please come and see when you have time. Have a safe and happy weekend!

Suzanne said...

Bonjour Lorraine! Thank you for visiting me, although after seeing your amazing, beautiful creations, I'm thinking milk and cookies was a bit TOO simple. Oh least you are very inspiring to all of us:)
Happy P.S!

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Lorraine....I LOVE your blog. Where have you been since I've been blogging the last 5 months. wow! And your Marie Antoinette tea cup is beautiful yet can be used as a tea cup the way you did it. How smart is that. I've been perusing your blog. I am following you but I don't know if I had signed up before. And I love your french music. Wish I had had it for my Parisienne luncheon. It would have been perfect. I too love Marie Antoinette things and my cupcakes are a little lame but honestly I ran out of time. I use to be a really great cake decorator but not anymore. I rarely do it now. Also as I read your bio I see that you live in So. Calif. I was born and grew up there. It has changed alot since then. But I still love to go back and visit. I especially miss the beach. I was a sun freak as a teen. I am going to sign up for your emails. I really like what you do.


Nann from At Nann's Table said...

PS Thanks for coming to my blog and making your sweet comment. I really appreciated that!


Anonymous said...

Found your page through Marti McClure's page. LOVE all your Marie Antoinette creativity. Sounds like a great swap group.
Clicked on your follow, looking forward to visiting.
Much love,

Carolyn Robbins said...

This is a great idea Lorraine. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Oh, your blog is so lovely. I love your Marie Antionette in a teacup. So pretty.


Tami Kenner said...

Lorraine, this is gorgeous!!!!
Beautiful job.
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Lorraine Sweetie...
OMG I love this absolutely gorgeous creation you have shared today. I love Marie Antoinette and in a teacup no less. You did such a beautiful job and I love that you shared a little tutorial as well. Thank you dear friend.

A beautiful garden and I so enjoyed my visit. Thank you again for sharing. Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Susan said...

Hello Lorraine, I just found your blog via another blog! What a beautiful blog you have! I am your newest follower!!

A Vintage Chic said...

Good morning, Lorraine! So glad I found your beautiful blog this morning...sounds like we have a lot in common...

LOVE your beautiful Marie teacup! Your swap partner will be thrilled, I'm sure!

I'll be following along. Wishing you a beautiful day!


Ineke van den Akker said...

SUPER! Just love this! Please look at photostream ineke-original. Castles from Marie Antoinette.
Happy Pink Saturday greetings from Holland!
with love,

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