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summer dreams…

Hello dear friends.  The Shabby Tea Room’s new challenge is hosted by Tina and called ‘Summer Dreams’.  She has selected this inspiration photo and asked that we create a card or project with a home and/or garden theme with flowers and colors from the photo.  I have to apologize because I am currently traveling and crafting from a small suitcase.  Inevitably, I left some things behind.  One of those ‘things’ was a selection of patterned papers for this Tea Cottage made from a fabulous template from Creations By AR!  So, my apologies that I haven’t been able to make a yummy pink and white cottage as I had planned.  I had to resort to the only suitable papers I have on hand, in a completely different color way!…


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This darling Tea Cottage was cut by hand (no big tools in my little suitcase 😉 and was really fun to construct using double sided super sticky tape…


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The ‘foundation’ below the doorway pulls down to dispense tea bags.  Since my conscious wouldn’t let me take tea bags from a restaurant, I’m asking you to imagine it!  I added some die cut pieces that I have with me, from this paper collection and a single rhinestone (though I would have preferred to add more!  The white picket fence is optional, but I couldn’t resist it.  This will eventually be given to someone along the way, so I hope to make a stop in a market really soon…


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The entire roof removes to fill the cottage.  The sweet little window under the gable adds a nice touch too.  I can see myself making more of these charming cottages and gifting tea to friends.  Next time…a really frilly, girly version!


Sending blessings and ((hugs)) along the way.





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8 comments to summer dreams…

  • Oh Rebecca this is so lovely!! I like those colours too … It’s a while since I shopped at AR … I do like her lovely designs … must take another trip over there … Thinking of you …

  • Janet Ohr

    This is just the cutest gift idea!! Love the dispenser and the gorgeous colors! I just love the colors and patterns together! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas! Janetxx

  • Your shabby tea cottage is darling, Rebecca, right down to those little flowers on the fence, and the light fixtures on either side of your colorful cottage! How sweet! hugs, de

  • Wendy Foullon

    This is sooooo adorable! Love the color combination and your attention to the details! Wonderful project! Hugs, Wendy

  • Tina Singer

    Just soo darling and pretty! Great gift idea and I’m in awe of you cutting it out by hand! You pay such great attention to details too!

  • Heather Johannsen

    Ooo, I just love your blog! I just found you and I am delighted by what I see. I’m going to be starting at the beginning and seeing all your creations today! This tea caddy is charming! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity! Heather

  • Korin+Ballard

    Tooo cute!! I love the brick patterned roof paper and the little details you’ve added! Such a sweet gift idea!

  • Holly+Saveur

    Such a sweet house!