Monday, August 1, 2011

Sea Shell Tea

I am having a little cup of tea and remembering some wonderful people for their up and coming birthdays.  Deciding if I want to write them a little note on these vintage styled cards.

If you don't have a three tiered tray, you can create one.  Just place three graduated size plates over two sherbet glasses.

My plates are all vintage Bavarian china.

And, I can never have enough shells.
Thanks for joining me for tea today.
The first picture had the texture luminous with an overlay at 60%.
The second picture had the texture stained linen with a linear burn at 32%.
All textures by Kim Klassen.
Sherry
I will join these sweet ladies, go and visit them:
Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life
Texture Tuesday  at Kim Klassen Cafe  
Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Tea for Two at The Plumed Pen
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday at Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tea Party Tuesday  at Sweetology
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life

31 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sherry your sea shell tea looks wonderful!! Martina

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful arrangements with the pretty tea shells you did, I love them! A beautiful tea party! Lots of hugs, FABBY

Sue said...

I love use of the sea shells for your tea. I have just recently started picking up shells at thrift stores to go with a sea themed little bench. So this is another idea I can use the shells for.....thanks1
Blessing,
Sue

Antiques And Teacups said...

As a coastal dweller...love you seashell motif...and the bamboo pen. So pretty! Thanks for sharing!
Ruth

xinex said...

What a wondeful sea shell tea party!...Christine

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

That's a great idea for creating a tiered tray!

The Summer Porch said...

Hello Sherry, I love sea shells, your pictures are beautiful! I discovered your blog through Courtneys and just fell in love with your amazing talent!
Hugs Rosemary...

 gmirage said...

oh, I have to look where I put my seashells, you did a stunning job in here! love the feel! - http://doodle.gmirage.com/?p=243

A Rosy Note said...

Looks beautiful, Sherry. That first photo has such wonderful composition.

xo Tricia

Johanna said...

Hi Sherry,
your tired sand is beautiful and I love all the pretty shells. I collect beautiful shells also. Just for fun, because nature was playing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Kia said...

Oh, so many beautiful seashells, awwww! :)
Such a special tea party!
[Coming from Kim's Texture Tuesday]

Micupoftea~ said...

Hello Sherry~Easy to do and so lovely! The recipients will enjoy receiving their vintage greetings~ Come have a cup of tea with me at
poetryinapotoftea.blogspot.com
Shawn

Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog and have signed up as a follower. I've just put the finished touches on my new blog ‘Coastal Style’ It will have lots of inspiration on beach houses, resortwear, summer food, travel and anything ‘beachy’. I had a lot of fun putting it together so maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
http://coastal-style.blogspot.com/
x
Melissah

Emily said...

Great idea for making a tiered tray. I love your bavarian china, and you have a beautiful collection of shells. Lovely photos.........I love old vintage postcards too.........

~Emily
The French Hutch

Dyche Designs said...

Loving the sea shell tea, try saying that fast three times!

anettesbokboble said...

Absolutely beautiful :) Hugs from Anette in Norway :)

Pat said...

I really like the way you set up your photoshots!

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Just delightful, Sherry. I love, love shells.

Barb ♥

Snap said...

I very much enjoyed your sea shell tea scape. Happy Tea Day!

tiarastantrums said...

such a lovely set of photos!

Marianne said...

Good day, Sherry...

What gorgeous shells! And what a very summery tea setting. I like the three tier stand idea. O, yes, do write the notes on the vintage cards...a certain delight to receive.

Enjoy a glorious day,
Marianne

Linda Makiej said...

Really great editing here!! Love the texture work!

Linda said...

Very pretty! Great idea for a tiered tray!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Love, love, love your seashell photos! I've been collecting shells for as long as I can remember. You have some great specimens.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful china. Very clever way to make a tiered plate.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

This is so charming. I love shells. Nature's little beautifully created knick knacks.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A delightful tea post, Sherry. Your sea shells are wonderful specimens! I am always on the look out for different shells when I go to the beach but many of them get snatched up by all the tourists who frequent our beaches here in the summertime. Thank you for a lovely post and have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love how you created the tiered stand and the shells are beautiful. What a pretty vignette. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is so pretty, it is like art! Of course anything with shells makes me happy:)

Kathy said...

How thoughtful of you to think of your friend's birthdays. You've set a lovely three tiered vignette to enjoy while writing. Beautiful teacup! Thank you for sharing tour thoughtful post with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Wow that tiered stand is out of this world! Such a nice touch of whimsy. Great tea this week..makes me dream of our last trip to the ocean......I appreciate seeing you for Tea this week. Blessings and good fortune to YOU!

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