Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Getting Ready for a Garden Tea Party! #1 Linens to Gather and Some Sewing






















Over the next month I will be preparing for a garden tea party at my home. I already showed you the backyard garden project I have been working on by digging the grass out and creating a diamond shaped English Garden in each corner of my back yard.....Now I have a my next project to do and that is taking 24 old vintage pillow cases and cutting and sewing them into covers for the backs of the folding chairs I plan to use. Also, I will also be cutting up about 5 or 6 large old battenburg (not antique) tablecloths to make seat covers. These were the kind you had to iron and always seem to stay in my ironing basket - so I won't miss them! I used tissue paper to form the patterns for each. I ordered 6 pink sheer tablecloths on which I will put 6 assorted smaller 36" Square tablecloths over the top. I also ordered 24 sheer long bows to tie around the top back of the chairs....I will keep you posted about these projects and YOU MIGHT JUST GET INSPIRED TOO!

15 comments:

Linda said...

I hope you take lots of pictures of your garden tea party?! I would LOVE to see that.

Carolyn said...

It will all be so beautiful! i look forward to seeing your pics.

Carolyn

ellen b. said...

Looking forward to see what the end result will be from all this great planning :0)

blushing rose said...

Absolutely dying of impatience to see where you are going to go with the tea party ... I see dreamy gorgeous coming ... TTFN ~Marydon

parTea lady said...

What wonderful decorating ideas for the garden tea party. It will be beautiful.

Duchess of Tea said...

You are so talented and this garden party sounds like fun, can I come???

Cori G. said...

Hi Bernideen,

It sounds like it'll be a lovely tea party...I can't wait to see what you come up with ;-).

xoxox Cori

Debby said...

WOW!! Your tea party is going to be awesome, so many pretties.
debby

Angela said...

Bernideen!

I can't wait to see all of the pictures of your tea party!!!!

Hugs,
Angela

La Tea Dah said...

such awesome ideas!

i look forward to seeing them done.

Miss Jen said...

What lovely linens indeed! :)

Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

Allidink said...

How exciting :) I'm excited to see what's coming!

All the best,
Allison

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

You'll be real busy but it'll be fun to look forward to. Oh I think everything will look great and i can't wait to see it. Those pillow covers will really look dainty as seat covers :-)

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, I am in love with the cloths for the Party all ready. Just beautiful! Can't wait to see your finished project!

Bernideen said...

BERNIDEEN SAYS: I reread this 7 2010 and realize I started this project last year! Right after I started making these I had very high blood pressure for the first time in my life! Everything was fine after alot of testing and meds but that is why I didn't get this party in the works until August of 2010!