Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Princess is Coming! The Princess is Coming!


No, not THAT Princess!

MY little Princess, Ms. C.!


She's coming to visit her Nana & we're

having a tea party with cupcakes in the gazebo.


This fun little teapot came from T.J. Maxx years ago.

It reminded me of some McKenzie-Childs designs

with the whimsical roses & the black & white checks .


My baby sister & I found the black rimmed tray that it sits upon

when she was visiting us a few months ago.

She didn't think it "went" with my style of things

but I knew I had other items to pair it with

especially when I spotted those polka-dots.



You can never have too many polka-dots!

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Each place setting has a different color & design on the plate

as well as a different teacup & matching saucer.



Chocolate cupcakes are her favorite &

they just HAD to have PINK icing!

EDIT to answer Carol's question:

I use the Wilton Buttercream Recipe

& tint it with their paste food coloring.


The little pink roses on this candlestick echo the

roses on the teapot as well as the fresh roses

at both ends of the table.


This little yellow boy & girl planter belonged to my mother

so its really vintage.

You can see the crazed surface easily in the photos.



The back view is just as cute, too!

I've set it right in front of Ms. C's spot

with her favorite teacup & plate.



She loves to add sprinkles to the top of her ice cream.

Last time, you should have seen the RAINBOW of colors on it

but I convinced her that just PINK would be better this time.




Thank you for your visit to The Gazebo House!
I’m happy to be joining:

Yvonne at StoneGable for
On The Menu Monday
Marty at
A Stroll Thru Life for "Table Top Tuesday"
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for "Tablescape Thursday"
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays


  1. What a wonderful setting for a tea party. Love the teapot along with the tray. What a find.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  2. I hope you have a royally good time with Princess Caroline! The table is sure to enchant her.

  3. That's a table fit for a queen! Or a princess! What fun you'll have.

  4. Just perfect for a princess! Love the planter too and it's my favorite color.

  5. The Princess will have such a lovely time at the table. Those cupcakes look yummy. Enjoy the time together Rett.

  6. Definitely fit for a Princess! I love it all!

  7. What a sweet party for your little grand! I know she'll feel so special! Everything looks wonderful.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  8. Oh how cute. I hope to be able to do that with my granddaughter one day soon!

  9. I love how you pulled together all the various dishes. It looks fit for a darling little princess. And those chocolate cupcakes with the lipstick frosting!!! Enjoy your babe, Bunny

  10. I know Princess Caroline is going to eat this up! You are the BEST Nana! What beautiful memories you are creating for this darling child.
    And you know I love that teapot! ~ Sarah

  11. How cute! Love the teapot, def looks MC! What a great tea party! You do treat her like a princess. I have one princess and 3 princes, so I have to keep it even!

  12. What a lovely tea party! Love the cupcakes and you are right, that tray is perfect with the teapots. What memories you are making for the princess.

  13. Oh everything is coming up roses for Princess Caroline! She is in for a sweet treat! How delightful~ love your teapot and sweet plates & teacups!

  14. So sweet and so beautiful! That is one lucky little girl to have you for her grandmother! I know you will have a wonderful time together!

  15. Rett,
    I love all the polka dots. The table is very Mackensie-Childs. The planter is outstanding. It adds a perfect touch. Is that royal icing on the cake?

  16. What marvelous memories you are making for your sweetie, Rett. I am smiling!

  17. what an adorable tea table!! I am sure that your little princess will be enchanted!! Have a fun time with her!!

  18. Oh how precious, Rett! Have a lovely tea w/the princess. What a sweet teapot on the tray. So colorful!
    ~ Sue

  19. What a cute little tea party! So colorful and sweet!

  20. Rett, What a darling tea party! I bet the princess was royally pleased!
    I would love to see that buttercream recipe on a post some time, hint himt!
    You are building so many beautiful memories with your little princess.
    Thank you for sharing this creative party idea with us at ON THE MENU MONDAY! I am sure there are Nana's all over bloggland planning a party for the princess in their lives now.
    XO Yvonne

  21. Well this is just adorable! So sweet, you are blessed to have a sweet granddaughter, and she is very fortunate, indeed, to have you!!

  22. What a gorgeous tea for you and your little princess! Everything looks beautiful, in fact, just perfect. You are a great hostess (and Nana!) So glad that Judith received your parcel. I am excited about seeing it when she posts about it.
    Hugs, Beth

  23. I wish I had a grandmother like you! Looks like such a fun day that you both will remember fondly. Beautiful pictures! I love your teapot.

  24. What a perfect party for a Princess!! I know I will enjoy having grandchildren one of these days... whenever that comes along.

  25. Soo happy you and your princess had such a lovely party. I love your little plates and the darling cups and saucers. Love the teapot and the tray! Perfect. Many blessings, marlis

  26. Rett, fishing lures/flies.. you can wash the old ones.. but if you cut the barbs off of the good, pricey new ones.. well let's say that ranks right up on the top of the list of really bad things you could do.. We can't go anywhere around here to buy them, otherwise, walmart has them cheap (just not here) and you can use new ones then.. but some of the flies cost a pretty penny!, had i planned ahead, I could have had my sons make some. thanks for dropping by.. many blessings, marlis

  27. Love your teapot -- polkadots and cheerful table. I know how my heart sings with my princesses come to visit -- enjoy your precious time.

  28. That's one blessed little princess. Precious tablescape. Tuesday Morning has just restocked, and I picked up a really nice Waterford Linens crisp white table cloth with white embroidered dots on it...a really nice piece. You might want to check it out. Cherry Kay


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