This week’s tea party theme has me giddy! I just love the idea of having a proper tea time every day, but since that can’t always be the case, I thought I would round up some favorites instead.
If you have some favorite tea goodies, please do share. I’m stocking up and can’t get enough!
black and white tea pot / herbal tea / enamel kettle / white enamel kettle / ceramic tea cup / leaf tea steeper / submarine tea steeper / dog tea towel
It’s a little known fact that I have a sincere obsession with all things proper and etiquette based. While I’m no Emily Post myself, I do appreciate the decorum and a good set of manners. And what more cliche setting for ladylike behavior that at a proper tea party.
Since Harvey is the essence of a well-behaved (except when it comes to walking on a leash…), I thought it only fitting to partake of a lovely afternoon tea on a sunny summer day. He didn’t drink the tea and really hated the hat, but he remained a dignified gentleman throughout. Such a proper pooch indeed.
How fantastic are the gold plated tea serving set and embroidered napkins?! Both were a contribution from my mother’s amazing collection of vintage glassware and linens. I love stumbling across these gems in the cupboards of my childhood home.
I’ve been lucky enough to have many a memorable German Shepherd come in and out of my life. Although their appearance can sometimes evoke fear (it’s like a fuzzy bat mixed with a grizzly bear), I’ve never known a German Shepherd that hasn’t stolen my heart.
Today we show them some love.
above photo / umbrella / watercolor artwork / wooden figurine / stamped baggie / necklace
P.S. That darling lil lady in the photo above is Tier, a friend’s precious bundle. Don’t let those dopey eyes fool you…she’s a terror and has a blog all her own to prove it!
In an effort to take things a bit more slowly, I’ve found myself spending a lot more time hanging with Harvey. We’ll hike through the California hills, bounce around the dog park, or just spend time lounging on the couch together in magical bliss.
With all of this recent bonding, I can’t help but notice the little things about my fuzzy pup that make me smile, like how he sleeps with one leg out, or how he licks his nose anytime he hears a squeaking toy (I’ve got video on our Vine profile to prove it!).
So for this Styled post, I thought I’d give Mr. Harvey a break from the wardrobe and posing, and just capture him as his natural, furry, lazy self with some close up snap shots.
We’re doing it! We are finally going camping!!!
If you recall from this post, I revealed the shocking truth that I (nor Harvey) have ever been camping. But this weekend it all changes! I can’t wait to get out into the wild, roast some marshmallows, play some tunes and breathe in that fresh mountain/desert/lake air!
I hope it is a thought full and memorable Memorial Day weekend for all!