Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tea Party Sign

It's been a while since I've painted up any tea party signs, but I recently had a special request for one, so I pulled out my paintbrushes this morning and got to work.  It's always flattering when someone asks specifically for something that I've made!  When I first started making these signs, I did just a couple to see if people would actually buy them.  For more than two weeks they sat in my space...not a bite.  Then, all of a sudden both had sold and I was told that there were customers who came in to buy one and were disappointed that they were gone!  I made up one in my usual pinks this morning and dropped it by the shop for the woman who had called in the request.  Then I came home and started playing around with some khaki paint and thought I'd change things up and go for a more neutral look.  I am really liking how this one turned out.  The fabric rosettes are something new I'm trying too.  What do you think? 
How fun would it be to hang this from an ornate garden gate or from a low tree branch, inviting guests to a spring tea party in the rose garden? 
Speaking of roses, the sunshine yesterday coaxed one pink bud open in my garden!  Yes, I have one blooming pink rose...just in time for Pink Saturday!
I used Picnik's focal soften and wood grain texture overlay to add a little more dimension to this photo!  I'll be linking this up with the Photo Feature Friday party at A Rosy Note!

Thank you for your sweet visit today!  I hope you'll stop by again soon!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Don't forget to join in on my favorite end of the week linky parties!  A special thanks to all of the lovely hostesses who welcome us each and every week! 

Photo Feature Friday at A Rosy Note
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor