Tuesday, May 28, 2013

One Lump or Two in your tea?

Welcome!

vintage Royal Vale teacup and saucer
www.aquamarinedream.etsy.com

Today I'm having dreams of fancy pink tea parties with pastels and pretties.
Flowery quotes with shaped sugar cubes and little sandwiches.
Lovely flowers for my hair, and jewels for my fingers and ears...


"Enjoy life sip by sip,
not gulp by gulp."

 - The Minister of Leaves



maybe vintage Bavarian teacup from the 1930's
www.SecondWindShop.etsy.com


copyright 1921

vintage Foley teacup and saucer
www.OurShabbyShack.etsy.com


Spring Garden flower shaped sugar cubes
www.WishingwellArt.etsy.com


"There is no trouble so great or grave
that cannot be much diminished
by a nice cup of tea."
- Bernard-Paul Heroux

Crownford teacup and saucer
www.smugglerkiss.etsy.com


fingerless lace gloves
www.VioGemini.etsy.com

recycled spoon
www.thepurediva.etsy.com

found on www.frostedpetticoatblog.com


George and Martha Washington Tea Party, 1904
www.mostlypaperdolls.blogspot.com



Strawberry Rose Shortcake
by Cindy Littlefield

Ingredients (for each shortcake)
A shortcake dessert shell
Whipped cream
2 large strawberries
A mint leaf

Directions
1.     Fill the dessert shell with whipped cream.
2.     Wash and hull the strawberries. Slice one of them vertically into 5 or 6 pieces. Arrange the slices in a circle, tips pointing outward, atop of the whipped cream to create the outer petals of a rose.
3.     For the center of the rose, turn the other strawberry upside down and slice off the very tip. Next, make four cuts three quarters of the way down through the fruit to create a row of petals around the middle. Place the strawberry in the center of the fruit slices atop the whipped cream.
4.     Garnish the rose with the mint leaf. For the finishing touch, add a decorative border of whipped cream around the shortcake.


www.RevisitVintagebyAmy.etsy.com




"The spirit of the tea beverage

is one of peace,

comfort,

and refinement."


- Arthur Gray Content



Taylor and Kent teacup and saucer
www.PorcelainPolyester.etsy.com


hand made apron
www.AnniesAttic.etsy.com


Home Laughlin Georgia design eggshell creamer and sugar bowl
www.flamingosews.etsy.com


tea party cookies, set of 12
www.HappyLorisBaking.etsy.com



"Spring" original Collage Art Doll made from all recycled junk mail
www.collagepaperpainting.etsy.com




"There is something  

in the nature of tea

that leads us into a world

of quiet contemplation

of life."

- Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living



"Day Dreaming at the Water Well"
original Collage Paper Painting, using all recycled junk mail
www.collagepaperpainting.etsy.com



Old Royal teacup
www.vintageboxofdelights.etsy.com


vintage organza apron
www.OwlShop.etsy.com


beautiful hand painted personalized notecards
www.darleneflood.etsy.com


vintage sugar bowl, Japan, 1940's
www.Comforte.etsy.com


I trust you have enjoyed today's little tea party.
May it give you a few moments of quiet joy.

'til next time...

inkspired

www.inkspiredmusings.blogspot.com

www.colllagepaperpainting.etsy.com

www.inkspired.etsy.com

and on pinterest: kkloberdans


quotes were found at:

http://agirlwithtea.com/quotes/tea-quotes/

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/tea%20quotes

Friday, May 24, 2013

yellow bugs and humor galore


WELCOME!!


greeting card made with kirigami purple cutting and stamped, colored and cut out fish
by inkspired

I have been working in my etsy shop:

www.collagepaperpainting.etsy.com

and visiting some of my followers.

I have found just some terrific finds that I have been pinning on my various boards on pinterest.  You can find me  with this: kkloberdans
This one went on my board: "Tea for you and me"

garden hanging tea light
www.Beyondthegardenwall.etsy.com

Don't know what pinterest is? Go to www.pinterest.com and plan to spend a bit of time! It has soooo many interesting things to find! There's humor (which I will discuss more in a bit) and crafts, and tutorials on everything, and recipes, and patterns for just about everything, and gardens and international sites, and...well, the list just goes on!

name painting by www.DSStudioFlorida.etsy.com

So, in my browsing, I found the most HILARIOUS and just plain old fun shop:

www.YellowBugBoutique.etsy.com

If you are needing a bit of humor in your day
or
love sarcastic humor
or
are in the witness protection program
or 
know someone too geeky to even explain

then this shop is for you!!!

computer mouse pad
www.YellowBugBoutique.etsy.com

Here is their Profile on Etsy information. I thought it was so funny I have just copied it all for you!

from www.YellowBugBoutique.etsy.com:

ABOUT:
“Honey! We need to write a bio about us for the Etsy Shop!”

“Oh, great. You know how upset the Witness Protection Program people get when we publish anything.”

“Well, they can just get over it. Etsians want to know who we are and what we do. We don’t have to tell them about the episode in Jakarta.” 

“Fair enough. What should we talk about?”

“We could tell them that we’re college sweethearts and have been married since the Reagan administration. Or we could tell them that we’re hopelessly addicted to Looney Tunes, Mythbusters and Monty Python. Or tell them that you’ve been doing technology and I’ve been doing crafts for thirty years.”

"That makes us sound like we're old as dirt."

"We ARE old as dirt!"

“But we don't need to tell the whole world about it. Leave all that out. How about telling them the story of how you named the shop?”

“You mean how my mother taught me and our children how to cherish their individuality and uniqueness by telling them that while little yellow bugs were cute, the world would be pretty boring if EVERY car was a little yellow bug?”

“On second thought, that's so mushy it makes my teeth hurt. How about telling them how you were one of the first employees at the original Michael's store?”

“Michaels, Schmichaels. Who cares? Let's tell them something current. How about telling them that as our nest empties, we’re getting even crazier and having fun embarrassing our children?”

“Nobody would believe it. Empty Nesters are supposed to be sitting in recliners and yelling at the TV news. We don’t even own a recliner.”

“This is harder than I thought.”

“You’re right. Maybe we should tell them about Jakarta.”

“OK. <sigh> We’ve been wanting to move again anyway. So, Etsians, when were were secret agents during the Cold War, we tailed our target to Jakarta and -”

THE REMAINDER OF THIS BIOGRAPHY HAS BEEN REDACTED BY THE FEDERAL WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM. MOVE ALONG. THESE AREN’T THE DROIDS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR."

{the end}

www.YellowBugBoutique.etsy.com


I saw that they have a blog also.


Too fun!

www.YellowBugBoutique.etsy.com

Here is one of the blog entries I found. I thought it was funny enough to share with you all.

from www.YellowBugBoutique.blogspot.com

Playing cards?

"So we're working on updating our shipping prices in the Etsy store, and in the process we are discovering some interesting things about the morals, politics and idiocracy of  Customs rules.  Here's a little sampler of true, actual Customs regulations:

  • You can't ship melatonin to Germany.  Apparently the German government is afraid that it's population might get sleepy and fall into the gears at the factory.  Which makes a real mess and slows down production.
  • If one of your Albanian relatives asks you send them them the toothbrush they left at your place over the holidays, don't even try to send it.  Albania strictly forbids the shipment of anything that's been used.  Extravagant clothes are also verboten.  So Levis good, Prada, not so much.
  • You can't ship Uncle Hassien's cremated remains back to the family farm in Algeria if they are in a funeral urn.  Just put him in a cereal box and everything will be fine.
  • It's illegal to ship bananas to Armenia.
  • Aussies don't want your used bedding. Ever.
  • Shipping pink Quinine to Bangladesh will get you in a lot of trouble.  Blue, red, polka dotted or plaid Quinine is apparently OK.
  • The government of Belgium will be very upset with you if you try to send a used ink cartridge to them.
  • Do not send a fancy greeting card that sings 'Happy Birthday" to a relative in Bulgaria.
  • You can't mail margarine to Canada.  Really.
So this has us through the letter C, and the rest of the world promises even more entertaining  regulation.  Stand by for next post.

Oh, and by the way, don't try to send the 6 of Spades to Germany.  Gunplay could ensue." 


www.YellowBugBoutique.etsy.com

I hope you have found some humor to make it through the rest of the day - Who knows? Maybe even through the rest of the week.....
Oh yeah, it's Friday!!!

:0)

"Office Lunch Break"
original one of a kind Collage Art Doll art, using all recycled junk mail!
www.collagepaperpainting.etsy.com

Have a super duper day!!

...and isn't 'galore' a wonderful word?!
:0)
inkspired
www.inkspiredmusings.blogspot.com
www.collagepaperpainting.etsy.com
www.inkspired.etsy.com
and on pinterest: kkloberdans

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ahoy! me matey...

Arrrrggghhhhh...

(that be welcome in pirate-speak)


Pirate by Eric Wieringa
www.fineartamerican.com

Aye, it be true. This day be a PIRATE day!

There once was a pirate named Jack,
Who wore a tattoo on his back,
He absolutely loved to fight,
Believe it or not - in the night!
That funny old pirate named Jack.
by Michelle


NOTE:
All poems and limericks are best when read aloud!!!
!!!!



pdf file "Ahoy Pirate"
www.revidevi.etsy.com

Arrr, yes! 
I be talkin' swashbucklin', dashin', privateerin', plunderin', thievin', rum-drinkin', 
gold packin', salt water soaked PIRATES!!!

Errol Flynn paper doll with Captain Blood (1935) movie costume
by Tom Tierney


'Pirate Ship' by B.Bruschi
www.ajilbab.com


There was a funny crew of two,
that needed just another few,
They went out to sea,
chose a pirate named Lee,
and now they have a proper pirate crew!

adapted from Kirsty


Sign painted on wood. Sorry, no credit.
Let me know if you know who did this!


pirate jointed puppet by 
www.PheeMcFaddell.com


John Paul
Blanchetta.blogspot.com




Aaarrrrrggghhh!
That there parrot be mighty noisy....

Alas, I found no credit for this wonderful parrot and his pet...

www.freakingnews.com


"There once was a pirate bird named Pat,
Who didn't know why he was so fat.
He sang a looong song
And got it all wrong!
But the pirate still loved that old Pat."
by Chris



pirate-and-parrot
blogs.browardpalmbeach.com


found on www.bonecasdepapel.blogspot.com
She has a plethora of free paper dolls!


vintage style tattoo
www.ElectricTiger.etsy.com

Pete the Pirate Wannabe
A Funny Pirate Poem for Kids by --Kenn Nesbitt

He's Pete, the pirate wannabe.
He'll sail the seas someday.
But, first, he needs a little cash
to help him on his way.

He can't afford a parrot.
He can't afford a plank.
A peg leg's much too pricey,
and a ship would break the bank.

He cannot buy an eye patch.
He hasn't got a hat.
He'll never own a blunderbuss;
he's much too broke for that.

A dagger's too expensive.
He couldn't swing a sword.
In fact, there's only one thing
he's been able to afford.

His shopping list is lengthy,
with loads of pirate gear,
but all he has are earrings
since they're just a buck an ear.


AAAARRRRGGGGHHH!


Aye, me hearties, 'tis not easy bein' a pirate...

'Cousin Reginald Plays Pirate
by Norman Rockwell
www.ipaintingsforsale.com



2011 commemorative UK stamp
by www.Colin EdwardsPikurpie.etsy.com

vintage illustration
www.zazzle.com


unknown, found on
www.funnypictures.net.au


O' course, bein' a nabbly pirate has a few perks to it!
Aye, these be fine perks indeed!

here be some shiny things:

14k gold Atocha shipwreck coin
www.AtochaCoinJewelry.etsy.com

"Pirate King" by Dan Burr
www.dburr.blogspot.com


loot found on www.mentalfloss.com

here be some pretty things:


unknown source


Geena Davis in 'Cutthroat Island'

unknown source


www.hobocampcrafts.etsy.com


I be darin' ye to say I can't wear pink!!!


and some pretty and shiny things!


necklace
www.SuzyQsVintageShop.etsy.com




necklace
www.VivianEstelle.etsy.com


Well, me hearties,
it be time fer a nice pirate break fer me.
See you in the scully soon!


www.TheBusyBadger.etsy.com


inkspired
www.inkspired.etsy.com
www.collagepaperpainting.etsy.com
www.collagepaperpainting.com
www.inkspiredmusings.blogspot.com
and on pinterest:  kkloberdans


pirate parrot ship
www.freakingnews.com