Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hostess With The Mostess

Hello again...two posts in one week, my what ever has got into me?
Hehe, I guess taking a break from work has been good,
time to re-group, gather my senses, and even throw a little Tapas party for a few close friends.
I started with the invitation, I found the loveliest graphic from Karen over atThe Graphics Fairy

Then I used my trusty photoscape program (downloaded free) to add the info, like the where, when, etc. Next, simply saved it to disc, and had the copy shop print the amount of invites I needed, and cut them to size. Plopped them into some clearance red envelopes, and all total cost were only $4. Not bad for custom invites;)

We had a wonderful time, and I received some lovely hostess gifts like these Spring flowers. 

Pretty huh? 
And this ahem "liquid love" from another friend.

Oh, and you can see I am using the pitcher I got as suggested by my pal Pam to house some vintage flatware. Thanks Pam for the suggestion. 
By the way, do you recall my post entitled Paper Trail ?

Well, 3 weeks ago I finally got 'round to planting them, and Wow! They grow fast!
We were so intrigued that we could literally watch them grow before our eyes. I planted some in this pretty white urn/pot, thrifted for a couple bucks.

I really love them.

The others are in a different pot, so they're about half way grown in a week and half. They sure make a pretty statement.
I have a cute and fun project coming up very soon, I think you'll all like it. So stay tuned, and once again, thank you kindly for your sweet replies. xoxo tami
Joining the following parties:
Between Naps On The Porch
The House In The Roses  
Coastal Charm 
A Stroll Thru Life 
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style 
A Beach Cottage 
French Cupboard 
Freckled Laundry 
Funkey Junk Interiors


  1. Oh what a fun party, tapas are sooo good!!! I love your invitations Tami! I am so glad that you had a wonderful time. The pitcher with the flatware, what a great idea! I can't wait to see what you are up to! :) Have a wonderful Monday!

  2. The invites were precious! So glad you had such a great time.

  3. Tami, I'm glad you stopped by as a linky neighbor because it brought me right over to your beautiful blog. I'm now one of your followers and look forward to frequent visits. Enjoyed my visit as I scrolled down through previous posts. I'm going to enjoy my visits! Your invitations are great, and I adore your new pitcher. ~ sarah

  4. Oh, my goodness!

    You made me famous! ;-)

    The flatware looks great in your gorgeous new pitcher!!!

    Such pretty invites! I'm sure everybody loved getting them and your party!

    And beautiful flowers!!!

    Can't wait to see your next project..........

  5. Sounds like your party was a hit...sweet gifts and love those WHITE beauties!


  6. I love paperwhites! What nice gifts and it is always good to have friends over!

  7. it sounds like it was a fun party, Tami. I love how you used your new pitcher. And the paperwhites are beautiful. I have some to plant myself.

    Have a wonderful week!


  8. Hooray! Another post from you!! So soon! I'm feeling all heady at the excitement!!

    The party sounds like such good fun. I love all your preparations. And the cutlery looks awesome in the jug.


  9. That party sounds like it was a good time! Tapas...yum. I love your paperwhites, they looks so pretty and springy :)

  10. What a great metamorphosis! Well done on the invite!

    I am having a hilarious Linky party with prizes this Wednesday. Details are on my blog today.
    I hope you'll join in on the fun.

  11. That Pam is full of good ideas! Love the flatware in that lovely little pitcher. Your paperwhites arrangement is simply gorgeous.



  12. Hi neighbor! Lovely photos, fun post!!

  13. Thanks for stopping by as my "linky neighbour" and for your kind comments! Glad I came "next door" too as you have a wonderful blog and I enjoyed my visit. I was immediately interested to hear you had a tapas party as I recently bought a bunch of sets of little dishes for tapas but haven't had a "gathering" to use them yet. Did you take any pics of yours - would love to see them! Your invites are very cool and priced right! And you've given my a good idea (that your friend gave you) to use a pitcher for flatware. Your paperwhites look so pretty!
    I'm a new follower!


  14. Love the paper whites didn't know they would bloom this time of year..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  15. Well good morning!!! Have to tell you your note just made my we are even!!!!xoxo

  16. Oh dah....I love your paperwhites..I need to find some,only thing is they kinda stink!! x0

  17. Sounds like fun. Cute invitations. Thanks for joining WUW again.

  18. I love your Paper Whites. I keep telling myself that I'm going to plant some. Maybe I'll get on that this weekend =)

    Thank you for sharing your French Inspiration!

    Blessings... Polly
    French Cupboard
    Counting Your Blessings

  19. Great photos! Sounds like you had a good time! love the invites, very creative and so colorfully cute!


  20. Hi Tami...I love paperwhites...I can get them to grow but always have a hard time keeping them upright. You did a great job on that. Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment. I have you on my blog roll so I know when you post something new. Looking forward to your next project! ~Ann

  21. Hi Tami ~ Who can decline such a gorgeous invite? And your brown transferware pitcher is just adorable. Sometimes a good party is all in the details.

  22. Tami really wonderful invitations, I love them

    I must go and get some paperwhite bulbs, they are so lovely!

    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my fine art giveaway!

  23. Oh, I like your pictures and the spring flowers are beautiful! Nice to hear that your party was a success...

    Have a nice weekend!

    Sari from Puumuli

  24. I don't know how I've gotten so far behind with your posts, I'm sure Google Reader acts up. Love the invites, and the pitchers, and everything in these photo's, and in the last two posts. Beautiful.

    Lisa x

  25. Hi Tami, I didn't get my invitation to the party!LOL Well, they sure turned out cute. Your photos are beautiful and I love the pitchers and the paperwhites. Take care.

  26. I bought some hyacinths yesterday. They're just about to bloom, which gets around the problem of me having to grow them from scratch. I always forget about them when they have their stage in a dark place, under my kitchen sink. I find them shrivelled up weeks later!!!

    Now I can be like you!!


  27. I love paperwhites too. Yours look perfect in the little white urn.


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