Friday, 10 September 2010

Bag, tags and teabags

What a great idea for a challenge from The Shabby Tea Room again this week. Tags!

One of my favourite things in all the world, after the shabby and vintage style in everything, is drinking tea... especially out in style (...more of which later).

So here is my project for this challenge:

I used a needle to attach some linen thread to a teabag at one end ...and tag at the other. I added a sentiment, stamped edges and distressing to the tags.

Here are the tagged teabags in a bag which I also made using origami, ready to give as a present to anyone who also enjoys their tea.

Here's a close up of the edging made with a border punch which I added to the bag along with a paper rose and a lace bow.

And here is a close up of the bag...

All you vintage lovers would love my favourite place to go for tea. It is the Westminster Tea Rooms in Southport. The waitresses and waiters dress in black and white, the walls are wood panelled, there are beautiful glittering chandeliers which elegantly reflect light off all the silverware used to serve proper afternoon teas. Even the music playing in the background is vintage ..1940s style.

Afternoon tea is served on beautiful three tier silver cakestands with china plates on them filled with cakes, sandwiches and scones.
Here is a photo of it which someone has placed online.

Here is a picture I took...


  1. How beautiful your little tea bag gift set is! I love that gift bag you created from origami, and the hanging tags from the teabags are just so sweet. Such a fabulous project for our challenge this week in the Tea Room. Thanks for playing along.

  2. Oooooohhhhh ... one of my absolute favorite things to do is to have tea with my girlfriends!! Your local tea room looks divine -- and so is your project this week! What a gorgeous vintage charmer! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  3. What a beautiful gift bag and wonderful tags! You're all set to go! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)