Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 8/9/16

Today is the day Elizabeth invites us to a Tea Party at her place.  You can bring any drink and come along and join the fun.


As I mentioned yesterday, I've been at the River House.  The weather was quite warm so I was drinking lots of water while creating this and that.

Here's another project accomplished.  It is an idea I had in mind for some time.  I am sure I saw something similar somewhere but it was ages ago and I don't remember where it was.  I'd be happy to credit the idea if I could.  I don't even know what to call the end result.  Maybe a Rose Light?

I started with this.  A glue gun, glass bowls and a cheap stem of roses.  I seem stuck on roses these days.  Sketching them, stenciling them and  now this.

The roses were torn apart and the petals glued onto the glass bowl

I found s bit of tulle in my scraps and cut a few petals to stick in here and there just to add a little depth and dimension.  Here's a close up , see the  petal with texture?

When finished I put a little tea light inside. It was a bit hard to photograph with the light on.  I used one of the l e d type lights but you could use a real tea light.   I was pleased with the end result.  It makes a nice night light.  I can also imagine several on a dining table, maybe in the patio.

I hope you had a great week, I did.


  1. I LOVE your rose light, what a lovely idea. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. That is very clever! I'm sure it's beautiful at night!

  3. What a clever idea, Darla. These would be lovely as a centerpiece at a wedding receiption, too.

  4. i also thought of a wedding table... it Looks just gorgeous! fantastic idea!
    happy t-day!

  5. Well done. That looks really nice! What a great idea. I assume you used fake roses or the whole thing wouldn't last 5 minutes.I bet they look lovely in the evning with dimmed light. (Oh the romantic in me is coming out now)
    Happy T-Day,
    And a great week ahead,

  6. This is such a pretty idea. I'm glad your doing roses, they seem to get lost in all the mixed media are.

    Yes, it has been warm here too and a lot of water being drank for sure.

    Happy T-day

  7. this is just stunning! would make gorgeous centerpiece idea for a wedding or other party...so lovely. and I like the LED light idea.happy T day!

  8. OK, I have to admit that this project turned out far better than the stenciled rose. This is a fantastic way to light up a lovely evening. Yes, I can see them on the patio, or on your lovely front porch at night.

    Thanks for sharing these and your water with us for T this Tuesday.

  9. Your idea of using several together on a dining table struck me as perfect! This is so lovely.

    I never say no to water :) Happy T Tuesday

  10. What a fantastic idea, the rose lights are stunning and make a very beautiful addition to any home! Thanks for sharing how you made them. Happy T Day! J :-)

  11. Your rose light looks gorgeous, they would be lovely on the table for special occasions.
    Happy Tuesday.
    Yvonne x

  12. How clever. I bet that makes a beautiful little light. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  13. Oh, that is so pretty. What a clever idea! Wold look great on a patio, yes. :)

  14. Oh I love that idea and love roses!

  15. Sorry that I missed T this week.
    I just couldn't get it together.
    Your rose light is gorgeous!
    So very pretty Darla.
    I have to say the photo of your glass of water is excellent too.
    Water is my all time favorite drink.
    Sometimes when I stop and pay attention it even has a "sweetness" to it. We are so lucky to have fresh water available.
    Happy beginning of the weekend.