A most curious Afternoon Tea

Monday, January 31, 2011
Are you all set for a most curious afternoon tea.....Stunning inspirational print from Alison Tyne
  
Time to telephone your dearest friends and confirm they will arrive punctually for 4 o'clock tea
Pretty vintage telephone from hoot and eye
The teacups are prettily stacked ready for use .....image from Louella Court
But did you remember to send the gorgeous invitations from Mulberry Muse!
All dressed up and ready....Lola's Room


Flower Power Concert Series Lineup for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Saturday, January 29, 2011
posted at the Official Disney Parks Blog on January 28th, 2011 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks

Flower Power Concert Series

  • 3/4-6 Jose Feliciano (Light My Fire)
  • 3/11-13 The Guess Who (American Woman)
  • 3/18-20 Chubby Checker and the Wildcats (The Twist)
  • 3/25-27 Melissa Manchester (Don’t Cry Out Loud)
  • 4/1-3 Starship starring Mickey Thomas (We Built this City)
  • 4/8-10 Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. (You Don’t Have to be a Star (to be in My Show)
  • 4/15-17 Juice Newton (Queen of Hearts)
  • 4/22-24 Ricky Nelson Remembered featuring The Nelsons (Poor Little Fool)
  • 4/29-5/1 Paul Revere & The Raiders (Good Thing)
  • 5/6-8 Davy Jones (I’m a Believer)
  • 5/13-15 Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone (I’m Henry VIII, I Am)
Epcot theme park admission is required for the Flower Power Concert Series. Showtimes are at 5:15, 6:30 & 7:45 p.m. And you should know that entertainment is subject to change without notice. Who are you planning to see?

It has been a busy week....

Friday, January 28, 2011
Time to sit down put my feet up and have a rest....
Avoir Un Siège (Have a Seat) from CocoShack
enjoy a good cup of tea "Time for Tea" from Tabidesigns
...and curl up with a good book, or two or three...from Alice's Looking Glass

A little love to start the week

Sunday, January 23, 2011
I love these wonderful fabric letters "Le jardin de roses" 
a delightful find in the very pretty etsy shop BlancEtCaramel located in Paris
and from the same pretty shop "Perles and Roses"

Afternoon Tea with Marie Antoinette

Can you image Marie Antoinette's dainty lips sipping tea from this gorgeous vintage blossom teacup from EmilyLynch
Delicious macarons for her majesty from wonderful photographers Krista Ketanen
And a little dainty decoration for a Marie Antoinette Tea Party
"High Tea" from Mulberry Muse


Comments are welcome but .......

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Good news update!!!!!
We have solved the problem, it was the browser Internet Explorer, apparently it is fraught with problems and makes websites look awful. I highly recommend updating to Firefox, Chrome or Safari for easier and more beautiful browsing. Have a happy day :)
 
For those in need of a  calming brew "Keep Calm and Drink Tea" Print from Cafe Baudelaire
 
Hello everyone,
I do apologise for those who want to leave comments and can't.
For some reason we can't fathom only certain people are able to leave a  comment:(
I will get my IT team on to it, ie: the children! and hopefully we can work out what is going wrong.
It could be a browser problem?
Wendy x

All wrapped up, all tied up.....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
A beautifully wrapped parcel is always a pleasure to receive.
At Mulberry Muse we love to make each and every purchase from our shop special for our customers.
Each purchase is carefully wrapped from the smallest item to the largest.
A pretty hand written thank you note is always included for a delightful personal touch.
A little sample of one of our packages ready to send to the customer.

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

Thursday, January 13, 2011
All your stationery needs for a splendid Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea party are found at 
Just bring a pretty tea cup and lots of chocolate cake, my favourite!





Invitations, Gift Tags and Party Banner all from Mulberry Muse

A French Valentine "Marie Antoinette une belle rose"

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Inspired by the beautiful tradition of Victorian Valentine's greetings I have designed 
"Marie Antoinette une belle rose" 
Marie Antoinette a beautiful rose dressed in her gorgeous gown waiting to 
be swept off her dainty feet at the Valentines day ball.
As a special treat for customers who purchase any Valentines day cards from Mulberry Muse 
and quote "Victorian Valentine" at the checkout I will include some special extras in the parcel.

French Valentine Note cards set of 4  "Marie Antoinette une belle rose"

 French Valentine Folded Card "Marie Antoinette une belle rose"

How To Spend Together On Valentines Day

Saturday, January 8, 2011
Love is an outcome of emotions, It is a sweet melody of life, a song of romance, where two hearts become one and inseparable and where two souls become one. We started thinking about that person. Suddenly an unknown person comes too close to heart, we started caring about that person, and we bother for that person. We wish to spend a long time with him/ her.  We wish to see that person more and more. An attraction plays a vital role in this situation.
Valentine Day is the day of love and lovers. It is celebrated every year on 14th February to give attribution to Saint Valentine. Although it is an western culture but now India and other oriental countries also now follow this event and celebrate it with great glamour and glitz. Valentine Day is the best day to convey love to each other, to make a strong bondage between each other by solving problems. On this very day couples use to celebrate it by exchanging gifts, cakes, chocolates and spending times together. 

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Here re some ways to spend time together on Valentines Day and make this day exclusive and memorable.

Spend grand time with your beloved one
 Well Valentine Day is an ideal day for spending time together and conveys love for each other. Go outside at home whether it may at local area or some other place, and spend a splendid time together by having fun and make an romantic atmosphere. Give your beloved one gifts and red rose that will be enough to say that how much you love your special one. .

Go for Candle Light dinner
 Candle light dinner is n another way to spend times together and share your feelings to your partner. Showing a candle and its flame is enough to say that I will stay always with you in every ups and downs and I will make your life bright with light of love and care. You are safe in my heart.

Go for a long drive
 Go for a long drive and make your partner feel something romantic that you are taking him/her away from the crowd of people to make him/ her yours and to spend a romantic time only with your partner. So that, no disturbance can come between of you two.
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Give a surprise party
 Sometimes life seems bore in continuing in the same way and pattern. So change the color of life. Make something new, hot and happening. Throw a surprise party for your beloved one. Invite your closed friends and relatives who admire your relationship and then dance with the rhythm of the romantic tune, with valentine tune, propose him/ her again with a rose and gifts and beautiful, romantic Valentine Day Cards and cut cake and celebrate the day with champagne. This will also make your life colorful and will add an extra flavor in your relationship.

Make a romantic night
 Make romantic night and gift your present at night with closing his/ her eyes to give surprise. Play romantic songs for your partner; decorate your bed room with valentine day special candles and with roses, hide some beautiful and love message for your partner under the pillow and then let him/ her now about that in a different way by giving him/ her hint what is there waiting for him/ her. Then see the magic. Everything will seem new and colorful. You will be able to reach at the first night that you both spend together and the fragrance of love and romance will spread over in the air.

Go to parks and those places and those places where you often went with your partner
 Just to recollect the sweet memories go with your partner at the parks and place that you once used to avail and then do such acts which you did at that time. Then at will come to you again and you will be happy and smile by thinking that you love is still new to you both and you are the one who get blessings to get love and a partner in your life who loves you more.
Love is a passion, is an art. It makes life healthy, beautiful and cheerful. It makes life simpler and peaceful and knowing that someone is there who loves me a lot can also make you proud and special.

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Valentine's Day Quotes And Sayings

Friday, January 7, 2011
Valentines Day Quotes are one of the ways to convey love to your sweetheart.

"Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds."
-Shakespeare
Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine! 
~Thomas Hood.

“The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.”  

- Jalal ad-Din Rumi 

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
-Leo Tolstoy
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
-William Shakespeare
it's great to be someone's valentine until they realize you're dying from the inside
-Jon Stewart
Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction. 
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
-Ingrid Bergman
“Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life”
-Aphra Behn quotes
By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth.
Bible - Song of Solomon
"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."
...Charles Dickens
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. 
-Aristotle
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
-Mignon McLaughlin
" I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times,
in life after life, in age after age forever."

...Rabindranath Tagore
Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands, and crystal brooks,
With silken lines, and silver hooks.
-John Donne

“Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.”

-Victor Hugo quotes
"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition."
-Alexander Smith
For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
~Rosemonde Gerard

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined... to strengthen each other... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
~ George Eliot 
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
-Voltaire
One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved.
-Romain Rolland
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.  
  ~ Henry Ward Beecher 
Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion of time:
effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.  
~ Germaine De Stael 
The loving are the daring.
~ Bayard Taylor 
Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.
-Nicholas Sparks
A heart that loves is always young.
-Greek Proverb
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Peter Ustinov
The best portion of a good man's life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts,
Of kindness and of love.  
~ William Wordsworth
A kiss can be a comma, a question mark, or an exclamation point. That's basic spelling that every woman ought to know.
-Mistinguett
True love never dies for it is lust that fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime but lust just pushes away.
-Alicia Barnhart
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
-Sarah Bernhardt
Love is always bestowed as a gift -- freely, willingly, and without expectation....
We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
-Leo Buscaglia
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
-Voltaire

Valentine’s Day Celebration At Different Parts Of The World

Valentine’s Day as being most popular in almost all countries in the world are celebrated with much glamour and glitz. Different countries have their different and own way to celebrate this event and that makes this event secular, special and unique. Commonly on this very day couples celebrate it with exchanging gifts, flowers and spending time together by taking candle light dinner or by going for a long drive or in any other way as they love to spend. Let’s have look on the ways of how different countries celebrate this occasion.

India
Now in spite of being a western culture and belongs from western countries, Valentine’s Day now also use to be celebrated in India with great spirit and enthusiasm. Here different shops store different types of gifts, cakes, cookies and greetings cards either having heart shaped, or teddy bear toy or anything else. Clothes showrooms also store and sale red colored costumes and different wearing, especially for this particular day. Parks, hotels, clubs, discos also organize different functions and games and competitions on this event. Restaurants are also decorated with red colored balloons, red rose flowers and other accessories wither being heart shaped or any thing else.
USA And Canada
People of USA and Canada celebrate this day with great fun and spirit. It’s a holiday in these countries. They celebrate this day in a religious way. People enjoy company of their beloved one by spending times together, exchanging and receiving gifts, chocolates and having dinner at restaurants and organizing parties. Children also celebrate this day by organizing plays, performing dance and skit at schools. Its also an integral and obvious part of celebration to distribute chocolates and greetings cards on this very occasion.

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Britain
Unlike USA and Canada people of Britain also celebrate it with much glamour and enthusiasm and with exchanging gifts, chocolates, and dinning out and with greeting cards and celebrate it by spending time together and dancing together with the valentine tune. Children also celebrate it spreading messages of love and by performing in function held at school. News magazine and tabloids also celebrate this event by publishing sonnets, love songs and valentine poems.
Italy
Valentine Day is synonymous to spring festival in Italy. People celebrate it by spending times together, by taking candle light dinner and by dancing under open sky with the valentine tune and also with exchanging gifts between each other.



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Denmark
Here people celebrate it in a different way. Here people send a suspicious message of proposal without giving name and if the lady successes to find out the sender then she is awarded with an Easter egg. And spending time together, exchanging gifts and dinning out is common like other countries. Here also a unique characteristic is that they send their special one a pressed white rose to wish on Valentines Day.
Japan
Japan has its celebration in a very sweet but unique way. People of Japan wish and celebrate this day by giving chocolates as gift. Women make this cookies and chocolate in home to give a personal touch and to add an extra flavor of love. Women also gift chocolates to those men who are acquaintances. It is said that men has to give a return of favor within one month of 14th February which is at the date of 14th March. And this is known as White Day in Japan.

Germany
Germans are known to be very romantic in nature and they like to celebrate this event with their special person by spending times and exchanging gifts, flowers, cakes and cards to each other or having dinner together.
Valentines Day is a day to convey love to each other, to spread the message of love every where and to make the relationship stronger and to become closer with our sweetheart. And it’s also the best to propose to our beloved one.
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Valentine Day Wallpapers

Thursday, January 6, 2011
Here are some Valentine Day Wallpapers for you and your beloved one. 
Right click on images and click save as to save the image in your computer )


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Valentine Day Gifts

Valentine Day Gifts are also One of the best ways to celebrate and convey love to each other.

I Love You Stones
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Sculpted Jewelry Tree
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Heart Shaped Pendent


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Valentine Day Watch


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Murano heart bracelet

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Valentine Day Red Rose

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Valentine Day Teddy Bear
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Valentine Day Chocolates
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Valentine Day Candles

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Valentines Day Cake

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