Sunday, April 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Lady Katherine and a quick MM


Happy New Year Sweet Lady Katherine!

Please go visit her and wish her a happy birthday. Click here






I am combining Lady Katherine's celebration with a little quick Met. Monday post.






Please come out on my porch and let's celebrate your birthday!

But before we get settled in, I'd like to show you a quick little metamorphosis that I created for a fun and organic look to our little porch tea party.





It starts off with a clear glass or vase. I used a straight vase, but a water glass would work just as well.



The next step is to go to your local grocery store and buy one bunch of asparagus.






Then you simply take the rubber band that was holding your asparagus together and put it around the vase..... you get the idea, right? Start inserting the asparagus between the glass and the rubber band.





I got lucky, and was able to use every last one... it filled in around just right.








Now, just look around your house and find a ribbon, raffia or a piece of fabric and tie it up, trying to cover up the rubber band.





Insert your garden or grocery store flowers inside and you have a fancy smanscy designer bouquet. I believe it couldn't be simpler or more elegant.



So this concludes the metamorphosis part .... hope you'll be inspired to create one of your own.









Now, let's get on with the tea party!!!






This teapot caught my eye while shopping at Marshalls. Just my style... hand painted and so cheerful.





I hope you like Lipton, Katherine. I like simple unflavored tea the best...



These are called Italian Fruit.. sugar and creamer... just in case!








I just adore using sugar cubes, don't you? It makes it feel so special.









Plain little butter cookies on the side and brewed tea...
























Lady Katherine, it was my pleasure to host a little tea party for you. I sure hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did.








Wishing you a year that is filled with joy, laughter and good health!




For more Metamorphis Monday post, check out Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch.

44 comments:

Domestic Designer said...

Just lovely! Your table setting is so pretty. I have got to run, I'm headed to the grocery store....to buy asparagus! :-) Have a great day and thanks for the idea!

Happy To Be said...

Oh Rose I just love this idea..just wonderful and one I will try and use...great Tea party for Lady K.Birthday know she'll just love it..Love your porch I so remember it from RMS..Hope you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

prof en retraite said...

Oh Rose... I love it! Tea on one of my favorite porches! Can I sit in one of the old lady chairs? lol That ranks right up there with sitting in Susan's porch swing to me!! I love your tea pot and sugar and creamer. Your photos are always so gorgeous! And the asparagus...I saw that before, but nobody ever showed me how to do it...with the rubber band, etc. I will use this one for sure! Hope you are having a good weekend...hugs...Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I'm sure Lady K will enjoy this. I know I did! That asparagus trick is SOOOOO great! How did you get so smart? Love your teapot and the sugar and creamer (just my style too). What a lovely tea party. laurie

imjacobsmom said...

Cute idea as usual! What a lovely tea party in a lovely setting! happy Birthday to Lady Katherine! ~ Robyn

susan said...

Oh dear, I have porch envy again (and I was just reading about gratitude:) I will certainly be using the asparagus trick--even a noncrafter like can pull that off! Thanks.

Kelly B said...

That is so lovely!! I love the tea set. Thanks for the idea with the asparagus. I had done that before, but it was so long ago I had forgotten about it!! Always inspirational!! :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Love the asparagus vase! How clever of you!

Your photos are wonderful and I'm sure Lady K will love this post!

salmagundi said...

Great centerpiece idea - one to steal, for sure. Loved the whole tea party - your photos of candlelight were wonderful. Sally

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Rose...love your B'day tea party for Katherine! Your teapot is so cute! And those little sugar cubes do make you feel special, don't they. :-) Love your centerpiece...very clever! And after your gathering/event, you can eat the centerpiece. :-) Susan

Kristens Creations said...

Love your table setting! The colors are beautiful and I love the arrangement with the asparagus, what an awesome idea! Kristen

Martha said...

What a lovely tea party. I love what you did with the asparagus and the vase -- so pretty and looks so nice.

Grammy said...

That was a beautiful tea setting you did for Lady K. Have a great week.

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

What a pretty centerpiece! Easy to do and it looks great.
~Michelle

Susan said...

I love the idea of the asparagus! Beautiful arrangement and fabulous tea!

bj said...

This is all JUST PERFECT, Rose. Just so pretty I don't know what to do....I love everything. You have such a blessed talent to make things beautiful....

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your tea set is so lovely. I really like the colors and the lovely white wicker loveseat. Your aspargus container for the flowers is very inventive and pretty. Lady Katherine certainly knows how loved she is with all the lovely tea parties that have been given in her honor.

Scribbler said...

Excellently beautiful! The shot of the table in front of the wicker settee is to die for! Maybe FiFi will paint it? I would buy it if she did!

Scribbler

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Happy b-day Katherine!

Rose, where the HELL did you get this asparagus idea? That is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time!

Justine :o )

Melissa Miller said...

How precious!
I have never seen asparagus used like this.
Very neat and clever. :)

Stacey said...

Beautiful! I've seen that little trick with the asparagus before but I've never tried it. It really just makes it all look perfect!

Sue said...

Hi Rose....what a great idea and so easy...you are one smart cookie....Have a great week.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love your centerpiece. Very clever!!! What a beatiful tea party. Enjoy your week. Love & blesings from NC!

tardevil said...

What a great idea (since I think it is nasty to eat!:) Like your dishes too. I do hope Lady K has a great b-day!

mishebe said...

Great idea. mishelle

Cynthia said...

What a creative idea for your centerpiece. i will have to give it a try. Love your table and everything on it. That tablecloth is just the cutest! Cindy

Mary from Boogieboard Cottage said...

Wow, what an easy project that looks like a million bucks! I love it, now when I go shopping in the produce isle, I'm going to be on the look out for prospective vase material! :O)

Linda said...

Your asparagus trick is fabulous! And the tea set is lovely! Linda

Shelia said...

Hi Rose! Oh, you clever one! I love the asparagus vase you've made! It's perfect! I may have to try this sometimes. Your tea set is so pretty too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Chandy said...

That is a beautiful transformation! A great look for so cheap! Great job and a lovely tea party for Lady K! Happy Monday!

Bo said...

Hi Rose...your floral arrangement is so timely & perfect for an Easter table...LOVE it!
Your tea for Lady Katherine was so lovely...& your porch was a wonderful spot for it... ;-) Bo

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am stopping by via BNOTP. Great transformation! Love the asparagus vase.

Chari said...

Hi Rose...

Girl...your tea for Lady Katherine is simply divine!!! How sweet of you to honor her and her birthday!!!

Rose, if your asparagus vase isn't the grandest idea..I don't know what is! It turned out beautifully...so unique and I love that! I am going to remember this idea and use it in the future!!! And...your fresh flowers are simply beautiful in that unique vase!!! My friend, you have some of the prettiest dishes!!! I just adore your little blue & yellow teapot with the cherries on the front...it's soooo cute!!! Love it all!!!

Girl, I have to tell you that you get some of the most beautiful photos that I've ever seen!!! Are you a professional? Since RMS and blogging, I have become really interested in photography but must admit that I really don't know much about it! Thank God for digital cameras because I wouldn't be able to afford all of the film that I would have to process! Hehe!!! I notice that you use a "softening" technique on alot of your photos...when you get some time, I'd love for you to share with me what photo software that you use and how you achieve this effect! Simply amazing photos, Sweetie!!!

Happy Met Monday!
Love ya,
Chari

marty39 said...

Wow, the asparagus vase is just so ingenius. What a great thing and I will definitely make one. So pretty. Your tea set is gorgeous and such a precious tea party. Thanks for sharing. Love it. Hugs, Marty

ann said...

Rose,what a precious idea.Those flowers are so darling.I ,like everyone else who sees this today will copy this fabulous idea.
And what a cute set up for a tea party for Lady Katherine.You are always so sweet to so many...Ann

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love the vase. And easy peasy too. My kind of project. Thanks for sharing.

Shady Creek Lane said...

Ah ha! A great way to use aspargus, I personally can't stand to eat the stuff, but used like you did...Superb! I might just give it a try (on a vase that is)
Beautiful pictures, so crisp and clear.

Thanks for sharing,
Connie

Joyce said...

Totally blew me away! Loving all of it!
Joyce

Picket said...

Happy Birthday to Lady K and what a beautiful little tea party for her...love...love ...love the idea of the asparagus..ohhh how pretty that would be on an Easter dinner table...thanks for the inspiration!!!!

janet said...

what a brilliant idea, and your table setting is so pretty.
hugs
janet

Chatelaine said...

Lovely post for Lady Katherine. Such a cheerful teapot and cups. I love the asparagus idea, it looks fabulous.

Hopefully Lady Katherine will feel well enough to check out the tea parties held in her honor.

Charlene said...

I loved this post!!!!! Your arrangement is divine! So clever. Everything was so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

nikkicrumpet said...

That center piece is GENIUS!!! And so simple even I could do it! I swear I'm gonna go buy some asparagus and do one today!

Lady Katherine said...

Just lovely! I love the cookie, and the tea cup! Your tea setting is just wonderful! The dishes are great! I love your MT the flowers are so elgant! Such a wonderful idea! I love the song!!!! It made your Tea Party so special on your porch! I just love it! Yes! I love sugar cubes, without the icing best! Sorry I am so late, my granddaughter 21 months old, almost fell in the creek. I caught her just in time! I pulled my whole side a loose from the mesh. Doc said hospital, I said Tea Party! lol I been in bed asleep for days. Much better today, and enjoying all the Tea Partys! Thank you so much for giving this gift to me, I feel so much better just visiting and listening to the music. I could stay here all day! Thank So So Much!