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~
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 :-)
Oh! I love this, every detail is so lovely!
Beautiful! How fun to carry the theme to the cupcakes!
Absolutely beautiful tea set, and the chocolate butterflies look yummy.
This makes my book wormy, dishaholic heart very happy! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay
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
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…
The dishes are so pretty, as are the cupcakes. I love the looks of that Comstock butterfly book!
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!
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
I love the cupcakes! They are amazing. The entire tea is lovely and very timely as it is definitely butterfly season at our house.
Lovely table! Love the cupcakes.
The vintage butterfly book is a true treasure! I just love books with cover sheets for the photographs.
Finding the butterfly in the teacup just made me smile. Your cupcakes look delicious and i bet they are. Beautiful.
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!
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
Oh, how beautiful your table and your cupcakes are extraordinary!
What beautiful butterflies, especially the real ones :) Visiting from VTT~
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 :)
What a wonderful table and those cupcakes….oh they are fabulous!!
Too Beautiful for words! Wish I could eat one of those lovely cupcakes.
These are too pretty to eat, and they won’t fly away! Perfection….
How beautiful! Butterflies everywhere!
The china is simply delightful and I could eat all the cupcakes right now!
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.
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!
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”!
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!
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This is so delightful — and oh my goodness! Those darling cupcakes. Love your pretty china and such a lovely themed tablescape.
Love it. Love it. Love it.
I love the tablescape, and the books, and the cupcakes. Such detail!
– The Tablescaper
This is what I miss about blogging,your blog has inspired me.
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.
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.
Beautiful post, that tea set is to die for, love all the butterflies.