Friday, December 28, 2012

Rosebud Sandy's Work

The fluff of Rosebud Sandy Scarano
This is just some of the beautiful work by one of the Arty Tea Party members.  Now, Sandy can jazz up any little, or big thing she gets her hands on. Cabinets, dressers, you name it!  Even a ratty old piece of discarded barn wood!  She is the "cat's meow"... just don't get her started on "bureaucracy"...
Check this baby out...

I laugh every time she tells me she has another order for a custom trash can...ya gotta love anyone who wants to jazz up their trash can with Sandy's bling...

I wish I had a picture to post of the lovely hand painted jar that she gifted me for Christmas.  It was soooo very special.  I will take one later and get it up with the next post.  Until then, please visit our Dear Rosebud on her Facebook page...Rosebud Sandy Scarano

It will definitely put a smile on your face!  HAVE A GREAT DAY!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cardinal Stockings

Check out these wonderful handmade stockings from Andrea of the Arty Tea Party Guild!  One of these lovelies is currently on its way to the Pacific Ocean full of holiday treats for a special someone who has never even seen snow!!!  These stockings are so very soft to the touch with intricate details. If you are interested in having one of these before they are gone, just let her know...Andrea's Cardinal Stockings.   You can even fill it up with some of Nina's Woodland Spell incense and  Lavender/Patchouli soap, both of my personal favorites of  Happy Herbs Soap @ Two Crow Cottage.

Woodland Spell Incense Crows

This was an old wool sweater vest that had a small hole and just didn't fit anymore once it went through the wash.  Andrea transformed it into this awesome clutch with more intricate details and lining.  A one of a kind purse, for sure.  You can also fill it up with more of the amazing smells from Happy Herbs Soap @ Two Crow Cottage. If you don't see it on her Etsy page, just contact her direct for one of her fabulous pulse point roll-ons...again, the Patchouli is my fave!!!  Blend it with her Lavender pulse point, and you will be AB FAB...ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Talented Chics On The Road

Judie's Stained Glass Reindeer Flying High

The Talented Chics of The Arty Tea Party Guild hit the road for the holiday season, and we are happy to share some of our wonderful gift ideas with Charlene at Canale's Gift Gallery in Port Jervis.

Judie has set the gourds aside and is in full production mode with  stained glass.  The sun awaits these beauties!

 Sweet Sandy Rosebud is all jazzed up with her pink laundry sign and pretty little decorated clothespins.  June Cleaver would love these beauties while she is doing Beaver and Wally's duds in her high heels and string of pearls...
Sandy "Rosebud" Scarano sweets...
Our Dear Nina has her pretty shelf up getting ready to weigh it down with all her wonderful smells from her Happy Herbs Soap and of course, her newest incense creation..."WOODLAND SPELL".
See the review by Heather, the Passionate Perfumista. You can almost smell it through the computer.
Happy Herbs Soap in all its purple glory...
 She also has these pretty, pretty purses all dolled up and full of her wonderful products.  A true gift bag that anyone would love. (See Sandy's little sled...cute...and those handmade stockings by wonderful Andrea are full of intricate beadwork and stitching...MUST SEE THOSE UP CLOSE!)

Andrea's upcycled wool sweater! LOVELY!
Pretty paper flowers...hula~la
This is just a sampling of what you will see from the Talented Chics of the Arty Tea Party Guild.  Stop by and wish Charlene GOOD LUCK and pick up some very unique gifts for your holiday shopping!

Thanks for stopping by...We are the Talented Chics of The Arty Tea Party Guild...set up and ready to greet you at Canale's Gift Gallery this holiday season...
Nina, Vicki, Andrea, Sandy, Alicia, Judie and Kitty

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tea Party Time...

While cruising the blogosphere I found a post by Linda at
Friendship Tea about a lovely Bone Tea Cup and Saucer.
It inspired me to get my favorite fancy tea cup out of the cupboard for a wonderful cup of lavender/earl grey with local honey!

I bought this treasure at a yard sale...It is a beauty...Shelley Bone China from England in Dainty Blue pattern.

Tea anyone???

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Little World's Fair

Thanks to Nina of Happy Herbs Soap, the Arty Tea Party Guild enjoyed a wonderful 3-day event up in the beautiful area that is Grahamsville, NY.  The air is crisp and clean up there past the reservoir, and there is no cell phone service!  It's the best!  

There is always plenty to do and see up in Grahamsville.  Nina works especially hard for all 3 of the days of the fair, and we of the Arty Tea Party Guild are grateful to her for 
including us in her wonderful adventures.  

Vicki...outofhand, as usual!

This was last weekend for the 2-day Tractor Festival, same location in Grahamsville.
The tractor parade is so fun, and I chose this one as my fave...nice and shiny and RED!
I also snagged some cedar treasures that were cut right there...cedar shake, cedar logs...
I put them in all my closets, and even keep one under the seat in my van! 
And oh, the loads of  good junk to peruse...inspirational tools, you know!
Good people up in Grahamsville...

Next event there is THE GIANT PUMPKIN PARTY...

I did say GIANT PUMPKIN...did I not???

This was from last year's come out on Oct. 6! GREAT FAMILY FUN!

affectionately posted by: Vicki...outofhand...always...just ask my husband:)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Stained Glass by Judie...

The talented chics of the Arty Tea Party were out and
about at Grahamsville Little World's Fair last weekend.  
What a great 3 day event.  
Thanks to everyone who came out to visit and keep 
Nina of Happy Herbs Soap company.   We all owe her a 
debt of gratitude as she continues to keep us together as
an artistic endeavor.  NINA ROCKS!!!

Here are some of the latest creations by Judie...
who has shoved the gourds aside 
for stained glass!  


Monday, July 23, 2012

Arty Garden Party...

This is my first go at "caulk transfers".
A real bathing beauty, if you don't mind my saying so...

Our last Arty Tea Party held at Two Crow Cottage, home of Happy Herbs Soap,
was truly inspiring.  Nina's gardens alone will provide you with a spark of
creativity.  Thanks to Kitty for the demo! She always has some great technique to share.
Or some great tale of "lost shoes"... 
Well, come on in...don't be shy...

venture out to the pond...
where nature is at home.

Now...see the visitors to the pond here...


Fondly submitted, by Vicki,hula-la... 

Monday, June 25, 2012

On The Road at the Summer Solstice Festival

Arty Tea Party with Nina and Rosebud Sandy at the Summer Solstice Festival at Odyssey Ridge. 
 An absolutely perfect day up on the mountain!  Don't forget to check out Nina's sight 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Pine Bush Art Tour

photo by Sharon MacGregor

Here are a few members of the ARTY TEA PARTY GUILD
who participated in the PINE BUSH ART TOUR on May 26.
Alicia and Nina
Judie and Sandy (Rosebud)
not pictured, is Kitty who was probably out and about shopping...
Vicki who was busy running in between the B & B and the library next door!

They were set up under 2 beautiful tents outside the very
festive PINE BUSH HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST taking turns going
through all the treasures, (and I do mean treasures) that Barbara and Mark 
had put out for sale that day.  I even bought 2 lamps, one a very beautiful 
crystal chandelier, a great chair, and yes even the proverbial kitchen sink...
a very big, deep Kohler pedestal sink for the bathroom that I plan to renovate, 
also to include the claw foot tub, that has been in storage awaiting its new home.
If you could only see where "storage" is. 
 Hint: did you ever see the TV commercial with a couple bathing outdoors in the wilderness?

Nina was funny as she quickly grabbed 4 matching , quite large flower pots and stuffed them in her vehicle.  Now wondering, "How am I going to get all my stuff home that is beautifully displayed under these great tents, on top of big tables with folding chairs?"
Somehow, we managed to stuff it all in there, using these giant pots as storage.
Talk about "GYPSIES"...

It was a beautiful,  EXTREMELY HOT day in the neighborhood!
And as usual, a good time was had by all!

Thanks to Sharon MacGregor of the Wallkill Valley Times for the great photo.
You can visit her at

And don't forget to visit Nina at the Rosendale Farmer's Market 2nd Sunday of each month
and at Goshen Farmer's Market June 22, and the last Friday of  each month thereafter.

submitted by: Vicki, who is completely outofhand today...(so what else is new?)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pine Bush Art Tour

The talented chics of the ARTY TEA PARTY  
will be setting up shop 
under the tents in front of the 
Pine Bush House Bed and Breakfast, 
Maple Ave. next to the library,
Saturday May 26, from 9 - 3. 
 Stop by and have a look at all the wonderful things by some fabulous friends!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Rosebuds On Glass Tea Party

What a lovely day in Walker Valley as the Talented Chics of the Arty Tea Party
got together to paint on glass. Under the direction of Sweet Sandy "Rosebud" Scarano, we took over Kelli's dining room to paint on various glass items.

Here are some the results!!


Monday, March 5, 2012

Judie's Layered Gourd Birdhouse

This is Judie going to town on her Gourd Birdhouse using the layering techniques of the last Arty Tea Party. LOOKS GOOD, JUDIE!!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine Envie Swap...

If you want to be in on the swap, send your addies out to the group via email...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Envie Swap ~ Valentine/Red Theme

Here is my envie...going out to Mary who attended her 1st 
ArTy TeA PaRtY last week...WELCOME MARY...
The envie is red (looks orange here...) and the painted papers are from my 1st 
"Doodles Unleashed" Workshop project that I photocopied and cut into pieces for other projects.   
Also, some machine sewing and rubber stamping.  
My favorite new item is the white-out pen.
Hope you are all getting your envies dolled-up and ready to send!!!
If you want me to post them here, send me pics...

Friday, February 3, 2012

CrEaTivE ArT PlaY

The Talented Chics of the Arty Tea Party met at Kelli's yesterday to play. After taking Traci Bautista's online workshop through Strathmore Artist Studio, I, Vicki, decided to put it out there for this wonderful group of friends.

For some, it was difficult to stray from the landscapes, and the roses, and just throw your hands up in wanton abandon to just plain doodle with all sorts of supplies. From fabric spray paints, punchanella and feathers to oil pastels, inks, water soluble crayons and paint pens, the group let loose and came out with some fabulous paintings.

GOOD FRIENDS ~ GOOD FOOD...What a wonderful day on the mountain. Many thanks to Kelli, the Hostess of the month.

In addition, our Dear Sweet Nina of Happy Herbs Soap shared her new incense blend of the season..."Winter's Spell". And it is just the perfect companion to help beat the winter blues.

Fondly submitted by:
Vicki, always outofhand... Visit me at

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy Herbs Soap Giveaway

Our Dear Nina of Happy Herbs Soap
is hosting her first blog giveaway...
to enter and read all about how to fight the winter blues...