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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pastel Party Plans


As much as we love bringing out our traditions this time of year, who can resist adding a little something new to the festivities?


Adding freshness to old celebrations is part of the delight. 



Here are a few small things I invited home from my hunt for vintage decorations. . . .



A roll of understated wrapping paper compliments the pattern on these anonymous teacups that found their way home. 



A pretty pair of vintage swan candleholders add interest to a table planned around the same pastel hues.
























A single vintage image can be copied and made into tags, greeting cards, place cards, or ornaments for a party theme.






Let's face it. Sitting down and planning can sometimes be the most fun. And there's nothing like a fleamarket, and one of a kind vintage items to spark ideas. 







I hope you're having fun with plans too!
Ciao! for now!
Jacqueline


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31 comments:

Willow said...

Beautiful post and photos. We are going to change some things in our Holiday celebrations this year too.

Elna said...

The tea cups are cute as sugar. Just send them to Sweden:-)
Tomorrow I'm going to have "show off" and you are welcome.

Elna

Deb said...

Oooo, I bet tea tastes good in those adorable cups. Pretty post, as usual.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Jacqueline, this is so pretty! It's soft, serene and festive at the same time. Love it! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.

Blessings,
Sandi

nannykim said...

Just so sweet and inviting!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Everything is so gorgeous! I love tea, but it has to taste ever so much better from those gorgeous dishes of yours!
Love it all. How's about 4 o'clock?
Hugs,
Patti

Sylvia said...

I totally agree that planning a party is often the most fun part of the "whole event " and I adore these anonymous " visitors" of yours ...
I've enjoyed this soothing post ...as always .
Have a lovely week ahead !

Bella said...

Hi J,
I love getting to see all the fun goodies you have been finding lately! I need shopping therapy too:-) I have some similiar swans (somewhere, I never thought to stand candles in them! I am gonna have to hunt them down:-)
Hugs,
Bella

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

That you use crocheted items and lace is wonderful. The little coffee pot is perfection. Are you beginning to decorate for Christmas. I am leaning in that direction.. it seems so much work for such a short time..but I'm trying not to push the season either. Everything is beautiful. Just beautiful.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love using post card graphics to make things....so many possibilites! Beautiful setting as always.

Blondie's Journal said...

Just beautiful, as always, Jacqueline! Very peaceful and calming!

XO,
Jane

LizlovesVintage said...

The Candle holders bring back memories of my Grandmother's Home in Manhattan. Thanks for the Memories;)
xxx Liz

Sharing Shadymont said...

Beautiful post! Your header is gorgeous!

Cozy Little House said...

You bring everything together so beautifully!
Brenda

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Jacqueline, the little swans and sweet card are darling. I ironed old embroidered pillowcases yesterday and thought of you. ♥O

Victorian1885 said...

I love your Settee! Everything looks so romantic.. you do have "the touch"!

Wanda

Amy Kinser said...

Such a pretty settee with such pretty things surrounding it.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Jacqueline, as always, everything here is just so beautiful! Your images are just stunning! Thanks so much for sharing!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

to sit down at one of your gloriously decorated tables would be heaven! just heaven! (you'd have to pry me off my chair!) lol! ;)

Karena said...

Hi Jacqueline...I am a new follower..just signed up..I thought the pictures in this post were lovely like a spread from a favorite magazine...thank you for such a peaceful experience !!!

Karena A Loblolly Life

Vintage Home said...

WOW great looking table setting...perfect tea party!
I love the swan candle holders...our daughter married and her last name is now "Swaan". So we collect swan decor items! We have come across some wonderful treasures but the colour & size of you set are adorable...lucky you!
Your doggy collection and china cupboard are wonderful!

Komali Nunna said...

Just beautiful! Your pictures are magazine worthy.

Janette - The2Seasons said...

My daughter/blog partner and I have a set of 12 vintage Thanksgiving post cards, and we are making copies, reduced in size, laminating them, and using them at my house for place cards for the big T'day meal. We also have tons of other holiday post cards that we bought for almost nothing when she was a little girl. (She's now 30). I will make little easels out of twigs to use a stands for them. Can't wait. Visiting from WOW. We are the Equestrian Hallway. Stop by for a visit.

Heaven's Walk said...

Sooo pretty, Jacqueline! Soft, feminine, and shabby chic! :)

xoxo laurie

jeanetteann said...

I love silver and white and with the lovely little rose buds it all is so nice. xx

Audrey said...

Very elegant and soothing. Love your swans and the settee.
Audrey

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful teascape. Such a lovely teapot and the cup and saucer are so lovely. The swan candlesticks are stunning. Great teascape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Pamela Gordon said...

Very pretty tea setting. I love the swan candle holders! Hugs, Pamela

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Jacqueline, this is such a lovely tea setting. Those dainty flowers on the tea cups and the rolls of paper are so pretty, and I love the swan candle holders. Your photos give me an ahhhh moment. laurie

Jacqueline said...

Hallo namesake...how haven't I found you and this beautiful blog before?
So happy to be here and am dashing off to post your blog to my blogroll immediately!
Then I will be back to read more.

Marlis said...

Jacqueline, this is a fabulous post.. Planning is time well spent and can be so delicious! lovely tablecloth and the charming cups are a favorite.. xo marlis

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