Tea Times Creations on Wonderbliss

Walpole is home to one of the most enchanting places in Massachusetts, Fancy That! Shoppe. This the home of a fantastic collection of vintage crockery, silverware, pink goblets and more available for rental. It is also a boutique with one-of-a-kind gift items ranging from high end tea, vintage china, jewelry and furnishings. They also carry my stands, and I have done some custom drilling for the owner Sarah.

 

The other day Cara Brostrom, from Wonderbliss Wedding Photography, stopped by for a magical session that wonderfully captured the elegant beauty of what Fancy That! has to offer. Amongst the gorgeous set up of pink goblets, silverware and vintage plates and teacups, one of Tea Times Creations stands stood as the perfect complement for the romantic tablescape designed by Sarah. Cara was generous enough to allow me to post her beautiful picture on my blog, and like a proud mamma my heart beats faster when I look at this picture!

 

I just love polka dot china!

 

 

For the complete spread of vintage goodness go to the Wonderbliss page to check it out! If you live in the area you have to stop by the Shoppe for a unique shopping experience that feels like going back in time…

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Win a TeaTimesCreations Stand!

I’m very excited that this stand is the incentive for listeners of Craftlit that donate during the months of September and October. CraftLit: A Podcast for Crafters Who Love Books is an amazing podcast produced my Heather Ordover. If you took a listen to episode one of my podcast you probably know about Craftlit already. In Heather’s own words think “books on tape with benefits”. Heather is a knitter, writer, producer, author, super creative person that many years ago came up with the great idea of combining great literature with crafty talk. The show features audio books like “Little Women”, “Pride and Prejudice”, “Frankenstein”, “The Scarlet Letter”, and many other great classics of all times. The caveat is that she cleverly (and quite accessibly) dissects the story, giving us a master class in literature each show. There is plenty of feedback and discussion from the audience too. Like I always say it is a very intelligent show that attracts very intelligent listeners.

 She’ll be featuring next one of my most favorite books of all times “Dracula”, by Bram Stoker, so if you’re new to Craftlit this is a awesome way to start “test driving the concept. In her site you’ll also find an extensive library of past shows, conveniently indexed for your listening pleasure. Donate any amount to help offset the costs of producing the show between the months of September and October, and you’ll have a chance to win this (if I may say so myself) beautiful TTC stand.

 While you’re at it, and if you’re a knitter, take some time to learn about her latest venture, the book What Would Madame Defarge Knit?. Grab the book, some yarn and knitting needles, and set up a true English tea party with stands from the Etsy store!

What a weekend!

Oh my what a busy, and blessed weekend that was! I’m glad I was able to Saturday morning for myself, even though it was due to my time faux pas! After my son woke up we all had breakfast and my mom and I headed to the Common to meet a friend and her two boys so that they could play with Kaiden in the Carnival. It always amazes me the amount of rides they are able to have in one relatively small place. We got Kaiden a wrist band that allowed him to go in all the rides as many times as he wanted. The kid is fearless… His favorite ones are the “extreme” ones with lots of twists and turns. He still has the height limitation in the more potentially dangerous ones (thanks be to God for that), but in general there was plenty for him to do. The “Dragon” ride, a kids version of a roller coaster, was one of his favorites!

 

His face says it all...

 I went back at 7 (the PM seven this time) to help in the church booth and I had a blast. I could never imagine how popular pretzels are. I was in charge of stocking the pretzel machine, and I did not have more than a minute of idle time while there. The night went by so fast, and I had so much fun that I signed up to work on Monday also, from 11 to 2. In general I was able to do a little bit of everything, including a lot of work for the store. I have been working on a line of custom bases for a long time, something I could make from repurposed materials, but that the engineering could be reproduced over and over in different scenarios since I’m never sure I will find the same piece again. I’m finally there, and should be listing my new creations soon! I hope you guys also had a wonderful long weekend!

Early morning and getting the time right…

I’ve a had super productive day so far, and it’s only 8:30 am. I signed up to volunteer at my church’s booth at our city Commons for the 4th of July celebrations. I picked the time from 7 to 10… Being Brazilian, I was raised on the 24 hour system, and it absolutely baffles me that 13 years later I still mess up the am/pm thing. I got up at 6:20, got dressed, ate something and left. Everything in the Common and at my church was quiet. Then it hit me that I probably signed up for the 7-10 PM spot… Oh well, can’t waste a quiet morning when everyone else in the house, including the little man, is still asleep!

I dropped off a couple orders in the mail, came back home and took a lot of pictures of the latest items I’ve drilled, and some of the vintage china I plan on listing on the Etsy shop. I was also able to redo a the photographs for a couple of items that I was not happy with. AND I included some of the cutest crocheted cupcakes Jean from QuiltedCupcake made for me as a custom order. I’ve also done a lot of work organizing the store, my files and now I write this post. Can’t wait for the rest of the day! Have a wonderful day yourself!

Just adorable!I just love the 50's vibe of this one!

I love the off center hole, you can place a big cupcake!