Friday, March 13, 2009

Pink Potential Saturday

The "Bug" finally caught up with our family this past week. You know the one that gives you a runny nose, hacking cough that makes your chest feels like it's on fire and makes you so tired that you sleep all day and are up all night coughing. I have been going crazy on putting together my Alice in Wonderland party and last week I found these amazing GIANT stacked tea cups and saucers at the LA Flower Mart.

I plan on painting them and using them for the centerpiece of the table with colorful flowers bursting out of the top. But "The Bug" told me I would have to wait a little longer for my project.

I can't wait to make them look like these...the Tea Cups at Disneyland!Last weekend, I did have enough energy and sunshine to paint this 5 1/2 foot mural for my Best Friend's Doll Tea party. It is a Strawberry Shortcake theme where the guests stuff their own dolls and create a t-shirt for them and have a tea party together.

I know that strawberries don't grow on trees but it IS a cartoon depiction.
This is for a photo op where the girls are dressed in their pink feather boas, Strawberry Shortcake hats holding their new doll friend.

I used a black paint pen to outline and threw a little red glitter on the strawberries.
Hopefully I'll do a better job on the tea cups.
Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!
Please go to Beverly's blog to check out more than 100 "pink links".
PS- I had to quaratine Stella. I don't want her getting sick. I'm afraid I haven't been very exciting this week!


Susan said...

I hope you are feeling better soon! Your cup project sounds great!Happy Pink Saturday


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

if strawberries don't grow on trees, they SHOULD grow on trees!

I love your altered nature picture!

Looking forward to seeing the completed giant stacked tea cup centerpieces!

hApPy PiNk SaTuRdAy!

Neabear said...

I was half expecting Stitching Stella to be inside on of these cups. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the paint.

dana said...

Ahhhh, I'm so sorry you and yours have been under the weather.

My little gr. girl LOVES "Alice" these days (and 'Dorothy and Toto'--her and I took her to an OZ exhibit and we've watched the A in W movie with her twice recently). Anyway, I will love to see what you do with your Party Theme!

Get well! L, Dana

Polka Dot Moon said...

Oh dear..................lots of tea for you :)

You're creativity is inspiring! I just love what you come up with :)

Feel better soon!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love the cups, can't wait to see when you have them all painted up!
Hope you get to feeling better.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs :)


Allidink said...

That strawberry tree is so adorable! I hope your feeling better soon!

All the best,

Joanne Kennedy said...

Sure do hope you feel better! That yucky bug needs to move on!

Love the tea cups! They will be so cute once you add your special touch to them I'm sure.

Your painting is darling. I'm so silly I didn't even think about the strawberries not growing on the trees until you brought it up. LOL

Very cute, as is all your work!

I sure do hope that someday we get to meet in person! I'm such a big fan of yours!


kari and kijsa said...

Your cup project sounds fun!! Hope you are feeling better! Happy Pink Saturday!
kari & kijsa

Melissa Lester said...

I know you are feeling bad if you are putting crafting and party preparations on hold! I hope you will feel better soon!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Are you painting them?

~ Gabriela ~

Mimi said...

One day of the week I get to truly indulge my ♥ for pink and today, you sure have made me happy! Thanks so much!

Feel better soon! That bug is all over the US!

Amy said...

Love the flags, have fun with your projects. Aren't tea cups fun?!

Anonymous said...

I hope you and your family are on the mend. I love the photo of the colorful teacups on that ride in Disneyland. I bet your cups will turn out great!

Happy Pink Saturday


EnglishCottageRose said...

I am so sorry that you don't feel well, there is nothing worse than catching "that" bug. Gee, I hate it when that happens, Happy Pink Saturday, Char
posted Pink Sat under my blog someplace in thyme and not english cottage rose.

Claudia said...

Feel better! Happy Pink Saturday!

Elizabeth said...

What a great idea! I hope the bug leaves soon so you can get to work. The teacups are my favorite ride.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I love that strawberry mural you did!!! And the teacup idea is wonderful! Can't wait to see the whole party in progress :)

Jorgelina said...

That strawberry tree is so adorable!
Your cup project sounds fun.

Jennifer said...

I love strawberries! I love the cups! Totally put up a pic of your after with the cups! That really is such a cool idea for a centerpiece. I grew up in Tampa FL and we went to Disney world all the time. I loved the Tea Cup ride and how sick I always go, but then would beg to go again!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Can not wait to see you party all put together.....I have that bug right now and am just starting to feel better....was off a few days from work last week....will be glad when this is behind me....hope you feel better....
Mo ;-0

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Get well! Great cup project. Happy Pink Saturday!

HiHo said...

all the parties look wonderful
happy pink


Anonymous said...

I don't mind that strawberries are beside the trees :-) Your painting is pretty :-) I bet so's the party!

Good luck on your project! :-)

Smilingsal said...

Forgive me for being so late with my Pink Saturday hello, but maybe you'll feel better by the time you read this. I'm hoping to see the finished project.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Feel better soon!

Happy PS a little late!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Beverly said...

Donna, I hope you are feeling better by now. Happy Pink Saturday.

I can't wait to see what you do for the party. I know it will be magical.

Brenda said...

What a great artist you are! Hope everyone is feeling better soon!

Teresa said...

I found you through Amy- love your blog- I will be back- can't wait to see what the cups look like.
Happy Day

Kristi Martone said...

I have been desperately trying to find some of those stacked teacups and flamingo mallets for my daughters Alice In Wonderland party in June. Any ideas of where I should be looking? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your ideas! This blog has kept me quite intrigued for hours!