Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tatting Tea Tuesday 10/20/09 & Giveaway!

Look what I got! I was on a tea blog and happened to see some tea jewelry and thought....I want something like that! I have teapot earrings and you see those everywhere, though mine were made for me by a friend, so I didn't want that but perusing Ebay, I found this lovely vintage brooch which was on a Craft & Barrow card but the back of the pin says KC© and I haven't had time to look into it.

Til now....there are several companies that sell jewelry that have KC as part of their name, Kansas City being the most common and my best guess. The card the brooch arrived on didn't look like it originally belonged there. Although Kohl's might sell jewelry from the KC brand, I don't think it is Croft & Barrows. Doesn't matter as I love it as it is, but I got that "feeling" even when bidding that Croft & Barrow wasn't right. Don't know for sure though.

Now for the giveaway! I am still culling magazines and found this scrapbook stamping magazine which has several ideas for cards having to do with a tea theme. I don't have the stamps, time or inclination to ever make them, SO.....some lucky person who does gets to have this! I don't generally get a zillion comments like some people so I think I'm safe in putting the names in a hat and drawing one. That means, if you don't want the magazine but want to comment, just say you don't want in the drawing and I won't put your name in the hat. Make sure I can contact you!!!! I'll draw the name on Friday. You must comment on THIS post or I won't catch it.

Okay, one more thing. As I was going through another storage tub, I found yet even more printouts that I must assign to a binder or in the circular file. I found lots of OLD correspondence too, from my early tatting days. Remember that spiral bookmark in my pattern folder and I couldn't remember who made the original for me in an exchange? I found the email! It was Darlene Ulbricht. I wonder where she is now? The pattern actually started with the edging (I'd call it an insertion) from the book edited by Rita Weiss, Tatting Doilies & Edgings, on page 23 of my copy. These are a collection of patterns from 6 earlier publications that Dover put together and Rita edited. They range from 1920 to 1944 but I don't know which one it originally came from. Even so, the idea to tat it in two colors like that came from Darlene.

I'm having a busy day Tuesday, so this is written ahead and scheduled for Tuesday. Have a wonderful day sipping tea, nibbling on chocolate, and tatting away!


  1. That is such a lovely brooch. I would have never thought of getting a brooch that resembles tea pot and accessories. I love to stamp and therefore, hope I win this magazine.


  2. Yes, please enter me in your teacup stamping magazine giveaway.

    I own loads of rubber stamps and am always on the lookout for tea-inspired ideas. (Though it is true that I don't have all the crafting time I would prefer...my full-throttle tot keeps me hopping!)

    Thanks for scheduling this Tatting Tea Tuesday post ahead of time so we can enjoy it today!

  3. Hi Gina, That's a really cool brooch!! You always find the neatest tea related items.

    I would love to be put in the hat for the scrapbook stamping book. Is there a special occassion for the giveaway?

    Don't you just love going through old tatting correspondence. I know I do, looking over old letters and past exchange pieces. Have a great week.

  4. I have wayyyyy too much stuff so I won't be entering, but the brooch is very cute, enjoy!

  5. Halloo, just stopping by to see what yer up to! I don't do stamping so will leave your lovely giveaway for those who do, my gosh, it is popular judging by the amount of stamps and ink in the hobby stores...

    The little teapot is so pretty and looks so old-fashioned.

  6. I wonder if there's a way to tat a teapot brooch like that, I love the little tea bags below it. My nieces adore making cards and using rubber stamps, so please throw my name in the hat!

  7. How I'd like to find a pin similar to this for my mom-- she collects tea pots but Marty's idea of tatting one might be the thing to work on! Put my name in your drawing- I even have a number of tea cup stamps that I'd love some ideas for.

  8. Sure an interesting and unique brooch!

    I just started stamping again, would love to enter the draw!

  9. i love tea and teapots. Recently I tatted a teapot and cup set. Love all these little findings about tea! I collect teapots and tons of tea that my friends present from their travels. Very nice.

    Hey do pop my name in your hat for the giveaway draw! Thanks.

  10. Anonymous8:09 PM

    Hi - always enjoy your posts. Please put me into your drawing. I'm a fellow tatter, tea lover and I do stamp.

  11. Anonymous - I need contact info before I can put you in the drawing. Otherwise, if "anonymous" wins, anyone can claim to be that person.

  12. Hi Gina,That is such a lovely brooch.
    Thanks for your visit

  13. Hi Gina,
    Wow that rubber stamp magazine would be a great collection to my other stamping magazines. Just so happens, I love teapots.



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