This card is for Martha in Pearland, Texas. She is Cindy's (Mothermark) Aunt. Shortly after Thanksgiving Martha and her husband took a spur of the moment trip with another couple to NYC. Martha's husband had a massive heart attack and died there. Martha's life has been turned upside down and she sure could use a dose of teapotter love.
There was quite a tale to go along with the teaparty and the offering of extra cookies to finish the tale...
Princess Phoebe was in such a state of shock to see her little grey feathered birdie was actually a SWAN! Excitedly she ran to find Old Maggie (who had helped tend to Beauty when she was found as a chick) at the castle.
Old Maggie was in shock too! But being the quick thinker, Old Maggie called her manager and got a book deal and the rights to the story. Phoebe was aghast! Didn't she deserve some of the profits? Afterall, she did help too. So Old Maggie laughed and said, "If you can make a dance about the story, I will let you take the profits from that."
And that is how one of the most popular Ballets came to be, of course you know it...Swan Lake. In the end Phoebe made lots of $$$ and Beauty not only has the ballet, she also has a skin care line on HSN! At least that is what I heard. LOL
Hopefully this little cottage with gardens filled with roses and sunflowers will bring a little cheer to Martha. I added a little tag too. Thanks for taking a peek!
Date: Monday, January 14, 2013 GMT Views: 738
Registered: April 23, 2006 Location: Looking For Teapots! Posts: 59993
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 @ 3:34 AM
I heard that too! So it must be True!
Hee! OMG! Kathleen Lammie! You outdid yourself on this one and how lucky am I to have this card going to my very own aunt! I love, love, love it......its beautifully done, and its so calm and serene...a happy little place for both Beauty and my Aunt! Thanks so much!
That tag is wonderful...so soft and feminine...just like Aunt Martha! She will love it!
Registered: April 14, 2009 Location: in my own little PINK sparkly world Posts: 12133
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 @ 4:12 AM
LOL!!!! oh my...that is great...and to think I never heard the tale behind the ballet before...heehee....great ending...extra cookies for you for sure....and this card is wonderful...what a cozy little cottage in the middle of that flower garden....well done here girl....thx so much for coming to the teaparty this week...
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 64204
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 @ 4:55 AM
Kathleen, your card is beautifully done and exudes such "fairy tale" charm. You went the extra mile too and finished the story......kudos to you. Love your English cottage, the fun sun, and the applied flowers. Sure to be a hit with Martha.
Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 11955
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 @ 6:25 AM
Another lovely cottage in the gallery today, Kathleen! It looks like a beautiful warm summer day with lots of colorful flowers to behold! My kind of vacation! And I love the ending to your story.....Martha will adore this one~
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Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 25958
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 @ 9:55 AM
OMG Kathleen!! Your little cottage is enchanting! It looks right out of a fairy tale! I love the way you framed it...the shading of the frame really highlights your wee house. And all your colorful roses are over the top gorgeous! I'm sure Martha will be overwhelmed by your creation!