27 April 2014

Jane Austen Tea Party Loveliness









































My daughter attended a friend's "Jane Austen Tea Party".
I heard: pretty dresses, hair buns, fresh flowers, tea and scones.

The bag contains the gift my daughter gave to her friend.  Enclosed in the bag was a bouquet of tiny white rose blossoms from the garden, a vintage teacup, a vintage handkerchief, and a wire heart ornament, similar to these, but one that she made herself.

My daughter wrapped the gift for her friend before I could take a photo of the teacup  and the handkerchief she chose.  But this china teacup and handkerchief are similar to the ones from my daughter's collection, except that the teacup and saucer she gifted to her friend were made in England.

With no assistance, she wrapped, stamped, and decorated her friend's gift
with items she recycled:
paper bag, tissue paper, ribbon, and card.

Later this week, I'll show you what my daughter and I did to display part of her handkerchief collection.



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49 comments:

  1. What a fun party, Su! Your daughter did a lovely job on her gift!

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  2. It sounds divine. In the crazy warm spring we've had I've been craving a proper tea party for a while. As soon as my man is back I'm gonna start baking scones and cakes :)

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    1. Thank you, Misantropia. That sounds like fun! xoxo

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  3. What a thoughtful gift your daughter put together. Love your blog. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you, PB, for your sweet comments and visits. xoxo

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  4. I am impressed that young ladies are having a themed tea party, and your daughter put together a lovely hostess gift.

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    1. Thank you, Judith. I thought it was really neat too. My daughter has always loved book themed parties, and this is her first group of friends that enjoy doing that too. xoxo

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  5. Oh what a sweet and talented daughter you have ! I love the gift bag and hers must have been every bit as lovely ( or even lovelier ) than described. I hope young women keep sharing such parties with one another and their families. A tradition well worth it.

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  6. That is a really fun party theme!! Your daughter must be taking after you in the creativity field! :)

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  7. It sounds like you have trained her well. She is following right in your crafty, decorative footsteps I bet. What a wonderful gift and a great party idea! xo Diana

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  8. Sweet...what a great idea for a tea party. Very excited to see more. :-)

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  9. I bet your daughter really enjoyed herself. Tea parties are so sweet!

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    1. Thank you, Brandi. She had a great time. xoxo

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  10. A Jane Austen themed tea party - what a lovely idea! I'm sure your daughter enjoyed wrapping up the beautiful gifts so prettily. The roses are a sweet addition.

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  11. That must have been such a fun party for the girls! : )

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  12. I love the fact that you and your daughter create together. Your daughter is blessed to have a friend interested in hosting a Jane Austen themed party! What a lovely event. Everything you and your daughter create reflects such refinement...

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  13. How fabulous - love everything Jane Austen and this was sure a great success! Thanks for linking first!

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  15. A Jane Austen themed tea party sounds delightful! Happy Monday to you, sweet lady. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. She had a good time. xoxo

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  16. I must say it fills my heart with glee to hear of young girls interested in Jane Austen to the point that they'd base their parties around her! That is the LOVELIEST gift.

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    1. I agree, Jennifer. It is so sweet. So far my daughter has read three of her books and watched the movies. She also liked the gothic novels of the Bronte sisters.

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  17. You had me at Jane Austen! Oh my, Su, I just love how you have taught your daughter to give gifts from the garden and handmade. Indeed, those are the best gifts ever! Looking forward to your next post! xo Jen ;)

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  18. What a lovely gift and such a delightful theme for a party! I'm looking forward to what you will share next time.

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  19. What a lovely gift and party idea. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  20. What a fun tea party. And your daughter had fun preparing her gift as well!

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  21. What a lovely post. A Jane Austen tea party sounds perfect to me. Your daughter's gift bag is wonderful. I am sure the recipient loved it. She did a great job on it.
    That is a sweet tea cup too!
    Thank you for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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    1. Thank you, Terri. I think it is a Franciscan made in California. xoxo

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  22. You know I know just hang around here for hours Susan - between you and your daughter - WOW - such inspiring beauty!
    Now I have to ask you ( because I take the worst photos in Blogland - do you use a tripod? )
    xoxo

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