Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

A festive time to attend a tea with others who made Art Warrior Dolls. Making them has become quite a phenomena! I think you have not yet met Noelle, far right, posing with her pals Prima Donna and Charlene who have already appeared on this blog. All three were invited to an event dubbed an Un-Tea held at the lovely home of our instructor Celeste Beck of Goatfeathers Studio.

Every inch of her home was decorated for the holidays and for this event. We were treated to snacks, beverages, and a luncheon of soup, salad and decadent desserts.

Celeste made this nostalgic Santa using her father's flannel shirts. Santa's pack contains things found in her Dad's pockets like a hardware store receipt and pocket knife.

This nearly full-size angel greeted us in the entry. She's made from Celeste's wedding dress.

The angel stands next to the pink "bird" tree.

 Every place setting had a favor, made by Celeste and her equally creative sister Merri. The fiber creations are called "winged guardians."

And each chair had a vintage hat which we were encouraged to don. Mine had a dark rose that matched the one on Noelle's headband. Wearing her lace hose, she's a bit more dressed up than I am.

My setting is shown above, and Miss Sparkles is below, awaiting her soup.

Celeste has many interests and also raises chickens, so that's another theme that decorates her home.

Our gracious hostess starts the party wearing her art apron from a recent Fiber Art Bee challenge.

We were a good-size group- the classes have been wildly popular.

It was a challenge to get a group photo, but someone managed. You can get a good idea of the variety of hats provided. The food was delicious, and the holiday party was a one-of-a-kind fun time!


Createology said...

This is such a lovely gathering of very creative ladies. I adore your latest doll, Noelle. Merry Christmas Dear...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Very, very impressive. Those dolls are the rage, it appears and it looks like several had more than one doll with them, like you. Those hats were wild, and all so different. You are so very lucky to have such a great group you can share your creativity with. Looks like a fantastic party, too.

Happy holidays.

sonja said...

Yes! you are so very fortunate to have such a great group you can share creativity with!
It has been my experience to have had some decades of gatherings,much laughter, and good food and sharing with dear friends.Sadly, one group i joined has came to and end due to key people leaving. Your celebration make me smile! Mele Kalikimaka! Sonja

Robbie said...

What a great looking group! And what fun!!! Yes, you are so lucky to be part of this very creative group and Celeste appears to be one fabulous hostess!