Friday, August 8, 2008

Pink as a rose

Hello all you fellow Pink Ladies. Here we are again for one of Beverly's Pink Saturdays and I'm looking forward to another day of Pink Posts. But, not only is it Pink Saturday it's also the day I will be busy from dawn to dusk doing "tea things." The non-profit that I work for holds an annual "fun-raiser" tea and it's this weekend. So, I've spent the last two days trying to pull everything together.

Since it's our tea weekend I thought I would share the gifts I created for my guests, which are pretty much pink and brown. The first year we held a tea all the staff gave their guests gifts except me. I was horrified! Ever since it's been my goal to out do all the others in the gift area. I feel that a little friendly competition never

This year I made Mini Lavender & Vanilla Scone mix complements of Marye Audet @ Baking Delights and packaged them in canning jars with a cute tag, a copy of the recipe, some tea bags, and one of those little thingies you rest your spoon or tea bag on. Do you recognize my packaging? It's all over my blog. When designing the tea invitations I played around with different elements and fell in love with the little bird and roses, but since I had chosen blue and brown as my primary colors I stayed with them. I loved the bird and roses so much I decided to use it for my own fun and pleasure.

My crafty friend and I wrapped the handles of brown paper bags with pink ribbon, added some embellishments and Viola! Cute stuff to give away. My boss said next year she's sitting at my table :).

So I hope everyone has a wonderful Pink Saturday and for more Pink Posts stop over at Beverly's How Sweet the Sound.


Marye said...

Brilliant! What a great idea!

Kathy said...

Cori, I think your gifts for the tea are really beautiful! Your blog theme looks so pretty as packaging! Hope it is a fun and special day.

Mya said...

The gifts look just wonderful and pink. Have a beautifully Pink day.

Lochlanina said...

Happy Pink Saturday. :-)

ellen b. said...

You really did a great job with all your gifts and the tags are adorable. I love the brown paper bags and the fabric on the tops of the jars. Beautiful stuff Cori. Have a wonderful tea today. Blessings...

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Cori.

You have been a busy lady, and I know you will have a busy weekend. I love your gifts, and I know your guests will, too.


Happy Pink Saturday!

Lovely post, really liked your supplies and jar gift!

~ Gabriela ~

g said...

Those would be gifts to die for! Your tea will be fabulous.

Dawn said...

I hope your fundraiser is successful!!! The gifts you made are darling. I like the pink and brown colors together.

Happy Pink Saturday,

Take care,

Tracy said...

Hello, Cori! Sooo many lovely pinks...and it looks like you love pink and not just on Pink Saturday either! Your blog is lovely--so nice to meet you :o)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Cori!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!! I am not doing pink Saturday took me 3- 1/2 days last week to get through them all but seeing yours, I am missing out on the fun! Wow, and what fun you and your friend had making these goodies for a wonderful cause! Scones in a jar is such a sweet idea! Cori, I just love your blog! Thanks for thinking of me and have a wonderful weekend dear!


Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...


Thank you so much for sharing the scone recipe! You are such a Sweetheart! xo

MyBigMouth said...

Your bags are wonderful,so shabby and chic!
Hope your fun-raiser is a great success!
Happy Pink Saturday!

silvia kruchowski said...

Beautiful gifts!!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Besitos from Argentina!


Vintage To Chic said...

would love to be at the tea, Have a great time.

Cottage Rose said...

Cori; I wish I was sitting at your table too. Such lovely little gifts, and your tags are so sweet looking.
Have a great weekend.


Tara said...


I want to come and sit at your table, too! You make everything so special!

Joy said...

Very lovely gifts and they will undoubtedly be well-received.

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Oh the scone mix is a great idea! How lovely it is wrapped. I feel bad for you, being the only one baring no gifts before, lol.. and know how you feel now trying to out do. *snort*
The ribbons and trimmings are beautiful.

Thank you for your comment today. Yes, I have actually thought of using the paper as dado panels, but I have too much other stuff to hang up. Plus, the "special thing" that I will reveal soon...

Nihal said...

Hi there Cori,
Happy Saturday and Happy Sunday to you, too:)
All your pinkness is such a delight for my eyes today.
I'm widely attracted to the jars and ribbons, so kind presentation for yr guests. No doubt, a unique symbol for pride and memory, that's of Pink.

Btw, you are always all-ways welcome to Istanbul and/or Turquie. Worth to see, and has got more than I can tell/report on my poor(!) blog:)
Isn't it enough it's where the Crossroads of many civilizations and West meets East... For more, we do look for your welcome:)

Have a Happy Pink weekend & Blessed Sunday. Heartfully thanks for your kind pink note left on my blog.



Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

You are "genius". I would also love to sit at your table. I've put together little jars like that with cookie mixes and such as well. They are fun. I love the tag!

Pat said...

That scone recipes sounds delicious and this is such a wonderful and pretty favor, Cori! Glad your tea went well!

Hugs, Pat

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Cori, love all your cute pink stuff!
Love, Ann

My Artful Heart said...

Love all of your pink...and mixing it with the brown is a very nice combo :)

Jan and Tom's Place said...

How lovely!! Thanks for the answer and your visit!!


Margie said...

What a lovely *pink* gift idea! Sorry I'm so late getting here this week!