Butterfly Wings


I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix ~

 My tablescape inspiration this week came in the form of a new teapot. . .

 And this book~

 The Butterfly House fascinated me and inspired me to share it in the form of an Edible Review at Food for Thought~  a wonderful & delicious blog for readers with an appetite. . .for the written word and food. Hosted by my talented & lovely friend Jain, every two weeks, you are invited to join by sharing a book review in an edible fashion. It’s a fun place to play and visit~  where you can always find something feed your mind, your senses, and your tummy :-) You can read more about this book and see the complete book review, if you’d like here.

 It also inspired me to play with cupcakes :-)

 And to get to know the butterflies :-)

 . . . published in 1920, with full-color plates of Monarchs, Zebra & Tiger Swallowtails. . .

Butterfly Cupcake instructions can be found in this fun book~

Hello, Cupcake!

Portmeirion Botanic Blue Tea Set/Marshalls

Plates/Lennox Butterfly Meadow/ Home Goods

Tablecloth/Quilt from Bed :-)

For more tabletop eye candy be sure to visit the Porch~

 I’m also joining  Suzanne, The Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday

and Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday~ stop by and see what’s being served :-)

  34 comments for “Butterfly Wings

  1. August 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Oh! I love this, every detail is so lovely!

    Happy VTT,

  2. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    August 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Beautiful! How fun to carry the theme to the cupcakes!

  3. August 18, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Absolutely beautiful tea set, and the chocolate butterflies look yummy.

  4. August 18, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    This makes my book wormy, dishaholic heart very happy! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  5. August 18, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Mary, these are darling! Love the sweet little butterfly inside each of the cups, etc. I don’t have the cucake cookbook, but I’ve seen it recently. I think I just might back and get myself a copy of this. Thanks again for sharing your amazing talents! ~ Sarah

  6. August 18, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    oh how i love all of this… so pretty how the book ties into so much more beauty! your cupcakes are just gorgeous, i think i will just skip this book, there is no way i can do a thing after seeing all this! thanks for all the smiles, no good news here yet…

  7. P.
    August 18, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    The dishes are so pretty, as are the cupcakes. I love the looks of that Comstock butterfly book!

  8. August 19, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I absolutely love the eye candy on this post Mary! The tablescapes are lovely….all of ’em!! I love the Cupcake Book and will have to search for it! What an excellent job you have done with this….just beautiful!

  9. August 19, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Ever since I stumbled on your blog, with the fabulous AIW tea party, I’ve been a fan. Your creativity is amazing and I look forward to visiting your blog for tablescaping inspiration and tablescaping eye candy. Beautiful blog! Jackie

  10. August 19, 2010 at 3:14 am

    I love the cupcakes! They are amazing. The entire tea is lovely and very timely as it is definitely butterfly season at our house.

  11. August 19, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Lovely table! Love the cupcakes.

    The vintage butterfly book is a true treasure! I just love books with cover sheets for the photographs.

  12. August 19, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Finding the butterfly in the teacup just made me smile. Your cupcakes look delicious and i bet they are. Beautiful.

  13. August 19, 2010 at 10:12 am

    What a lovely and fun table! The china teaset is just gorgeous — LOVE the little butterfly inside the teacup! And those cupcakes are just stunning — real eye candy, and I’m sure they’re delicious, too! I love how you’ve pulled together so many butterfly themed elements so beautifully!

  14. August 19, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Well my goodness dear Mary!

    This is just beyond delightful!..,I love, love, love each and every sublety and nuance of, ‘tea-lightfullness”, my dear lady!

    This is so utterly pretty, charming and whimsical, all at once!

    This takes the delights of tablescaping artistry to a whole new level!..,

    .., What an adorable idea to add those pretty butterfliesand, darling and oh-so pretty butterfly cupcakes with that blue and white tea set to your tablescape vignette! ~ Why every single exquisite detail is just ‘picture perfect’!

    ..,I’m delighted that you have shared these exceptional ideas with us today!

    Please pop by for a wee visit sometime and let’s share some ‘cyber tea and treats’; my tea party tablescape vignette is set in my dressing room closet this week!

    Thanks for sharing today, there are so many innovative and delightful details to feast our eyes upon and to be inspired by!

    Hugs from Wanda Lee @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com and http://silknpurse.blogspot.com

  15. August 19, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Oh, how beautiful your table and your cupcakes are extraordinary!

  16. August 19, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    What beautiful butterflies, especially the real ones :) Visiting from VTT~

  17. August 19, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Oh Mary, blue & white, really reminds me of my Mom (Jane). Our old hotel china in blue & white that was our everyday dinnerware growing up was so beautiful & is still in their house. This is so warm & makes me nostalgic. Thank you for that.

    The butterflies are magnificent sitting atop the elegant cupcakes. I love the different color cupcake cups. Those butterflies are amazing…I keep looking at them to see how they are made :)


  18. August 19, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    What a wonderful table and those cupcakes….oh they are fabulous!!

  19. August 19, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Too Beautiful for words! Wish I could eat one of those lovely cupcakes.

  20. August 19, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    These are too pretty to eat, and they won’t fly away! Perfection….

  21. August 19, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    How beautiful! Butterflies everywhere!

    The china is simply delightful and I could eat all the cupcakes right now!

  22. August 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I adore your pretty cupcakes. I won the cookbook from a blog, but haven’t baked from it yet. I’ll have to give it a go.


  23. August 19, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Good job carrying out the details. You are a brave girl to tackle the cupcakes. Did they all turn out on the first try? I’m impressed!

  24. August 20, 2010 at 2:25 am

    Oh, this is gorgeous! I’ve been thinking of doing a butteryfly themed ‘scape but yours is perfect! Love the blue and white and those cupcakes are the “icing on the cake”!


  25. August 20, 2010 at 2:27 am

    This has got to be one of the most beautiful posts I’ve ever seen…amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and beautiful butterflies with us!

    Happy VTT! Be sure to visit my blog for a great giveaway!

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  26. August 20, 2010 at 3:28 am

    beautiful butterflies!

  27. August 20, 2010 at 9:36 am

    This is so delightful — and oh my goodness! Those darling cupcakes. Love your pretty china and such a lovely themed tablescape.

  28. August 20, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Love it. Love it. Love it.

    I love the tablescape, and the books, and the cupcakes. Such detail!

    – The Tablescaper

  29. Jo
    August 20, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    This is what I miss about blogging,your blog has inspired me.

  30. August 21, 2010 at 9:31 am

    My mom would be in love with this tea set, because she is crazy about butterflies. I wish she could come to tea at your house because she would be so happy to drink out of those cups with a delicate butterfly inside!

    And the cupcakes are darling.


  31. August 21, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Wow, such an interesting post! You obviously put a tremendous amount of time and thought into this – it shows! I especially love your vignettes with the open Comstock book. Absolutely charming.

    …and the cupcakes, too! Love it all.

  32. August 22, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Beautiful post, that tea set is to die for, love all the butterflies.

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