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Monday, March 23, 2015

Dotty Boots Redo for a Rainy Day Tea.

This morning we were greeted with some well needed rain.
 
Really, more of a drizzle; but we'll take what we can get!
 
Perfect day for updating my dotty rain boots.
 
 
Originally they looked like this.  After having used them out on the porch for a couple of years they had become faded.
 
 
So I gave them a fun makeover!  If you'd like to know how I did it, I've shared the instructions on Hometalk.
 
  
Now that I've got some fun new rain boots.  Let's have a rainy day tea!
 
 
I've set the table with a layering of vintage dishes.  All found at thrift shops.
 
 
I've used an assortment of doilies in place of chargers.
 
 
My neighbor gave me this herbal Passion tea by TAZO.
 
It's a blend of hibiscus, cinnamon, & tropical fruits.
Oh my, was it ever yummy!
 
And look at that gorgeous pink color.
 
 
 
Notice something different about the little glass ivy plate?
Three of them are green and one is pink.
That's all I have found so far.  Certainly makes for a conversation piece!
 


I've had this dotty teapot for years.  The soft yellow was perfect with the hexagon runner I made last year.  I elevated it with a cute little bench.


This sweet sugar bowl is one of my recent thrift finds.



Spring is my favorite season.  I love the renewal of everything!
 
We think of new life.  That of the earth, our Savior, and the baby animals that soon fill the barnyard.
 
 

I filled the boots with flowers I found in my garden.  Pussy Willows, Daffodils, and white blossoms cut from my Snow Fountain Weeping Cherry tree.
 
 



 
If you're stuck inside try having a rainy day tea.
 
hugs,
Jann
 
This post was featured at The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday  Thanks Kathryn!
 
I will be sharing with these lovely parties:
 
 

46 comments:

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a pretty setting for your tea party. Love all the dishes. That tea look so good will have to try some.

Enjoy your rain, we have forgotten what it looks like in CA.

Have a great week Jann.
Mary

Patti said...

What a cute makeover. I've seen these boots in children's sizes that are very faded. I'll have to check out what you did to renew them. Yellow and blue are so pretty together!

Patti said...

What a cute makeover. I've seen these boots in children's sizes that are very faded. I'll have to check out what you did to renew them. Yellow and blue are so pretty together!

cynthia lee designs said...

It snowed here today!! Where did our Spring go to? Love the flowers in the boots...so cute.
Oh...just wanted to let you know that if you sent the package out to me, I never receive it.
~Cindy

Kim said...

Love, love, love all your glorious vignettes! I am salivating over your pretty hexagon runner/quilt. Actually, I am salivating over everything!!

bj said...

adore your pretty boots. :)

Kris said...

What a darling transformation for your boots! I have been on lookout at thrifts for a pair to paint.
Love the quilt the boots and dishes are on. So cute with the layering of vintage dupishes too!!!!
XO.
kris

Ruth W said...

Love your polka dot wellies! We should go stomping thru puddles together...I in my floral and you in your ploka dots! Love your china...lovely blending of flowers, quilts and your lamb...perfect with the spring for Rebirth! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Adorable!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

The polka dot boots with flowers are adorable.
Denise

Gina said...

What a sweet rainy day tea! I would have never thought to transform the boots...that was a great idea! I also love your dotty yellow teapot.

Beth @ Conversations from my House said...

Love those boots. Those kind always remind me of my young grandson marching through puddles while proudly wearing his boots. And such a pretty table you set!

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Oh I love this post! A rainy day, rain boots and some yummy tea, would could go together any better? I am going to have to check out your tutorial on what you did with your boots to freshen them up. I have a pair in the garage that have also faded. I wish we would get some spring rain here, only if it started to fall right now I am afraid it would come down once again as snow.
Have a wonderful week Jann!
XO Barbara

Melissa said...

Jann, those dishes are SO pretty. My goal is to accumulate enough dinner, salad, and dessert plates for each setting at my wedding. I think it will be fun to have all the mis-matched china!

Karen @ karensuponthehill said...

Jann, your rain boot makeover is just about one of the most clever things I have ever seen! I would never believe they were spray painted! Great job :)
Thanks for sharing!
Happy Spring!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Jann, love the rain boots filled with the flowers! Yes a rainy day is perfect for tea! I will have to try the TAZO one that you have mentioned.

Have a great week!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a perfectly lovely springtime tea, Jann! Love the boots and the posies that fill them! I am loving your dotty teapot too. How sweet is that!
It will be a long time before spring actually reveals itself here. We received 16-17 feet of snow in the past two months and we are literally buried beneath mountains of the white stuff. We are all really tired of it and everyone is concerned about flooding once it begins to melt. But the weather is so cold that the melting will be a while too. It's been a terrible winter and I am SO READY for green grass and posies! Your pretty tea table helps perk me up. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Have a beautiful day, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

lynn said...

very cute boot redo, jann:) have a great day!

Susie said...

Jann, I adore it all. The boots are wonderful. ..I am going to paint my little pair now. I love the teapot too. You have found some of the sweetest things. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Whimsical and Curious said...

I love these boots, they are so happy
x
Lauren

One More Time Events said...

So Cute Jann!!! love your boots filled with flowers adorable!

Spittin-Toad said...

So pretty Jann...Happy Spring!!
Denise

petalspapersimplethymes said...

Your Rainy Day tea looks so lovely! I adore your rain boots, Jann. Last year, I bought a cute pair of rain boots for our front porch. I found them at an antique flea market and just fell in love with them! Soon I will fill them with forsythia branches in bloom. We had a big snowstorm in the Midwest yesterday. A Snowy Day tea would be fun here today! ♡Dawn

petalspapersimplethymes said...

Your Rainy Day tea looks so lovely! I adore your rain boots, Jann. Last year, I bought a cute pair of rain boots for our front porch. I found them at an antique flea market and just fell in love with them! Soon I will fill them with forsythia branches in bloom. We had a big snowstorm in the Midwest yesterday. A Snowy Day tea would be fun here today! ♡Dawn

Cynthia said...

These are adorable, love the color boots with the choice of flowers

Cindy

Cynthia said...

Love the color of the boots and paired with such great flowers

Cindy

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann your dishes are beautiful and I love your boots redo. You are always so creative! Hugs, Jo

Snap said...

Jann, what a clever and cute post! Love your "new" boots and fun filled with flowers. Wonderful rainy day tea. Your mixed and matched plates and white teacup are lovely. The dotty teapot (I love polka dots) made me smile. I love Tazo teas and your quilted runner. A fun springtime teascape! Happy Tea Day!

Debby Ray said...

Well that has got to be one of the cutest spring tablescapes I have ever seen, Jann. I really love the blue and yellow together...just adorable!

Mary Ann Potter said...

Cute, fun rainy day ideas! Fortunately we are having sunshine. Our ground has been pretty saturated for the last few weeks. (Maybe I could send you our next rainfall!)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a sweet rainy day tea, Jann. I adore your boots and all your thrifted finds. The Passion tea sounds delish!

Margie said...

Your cute vase boots and polkadot teapot brought a smile to my face!

Rose L said...

Did you make the quilt table runner? Love it!! I love so many things in your decor!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such fun spring decorations, Jann...and I LOVE the cute boots!

Junkchiccottage said...

So cute Jann. I just got a cute pair of vintage yellow rain boots today and I am thinking of putting flowers in them for a center piece for Easter. Love how cute yours are.
Kris

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Wonderful and magical flowers, great boots - vases! Beautiful photos!

Creations By Cindy said...

Well you know I am loving everything!!!! The boots are too cute! I have a pair of boots like that in the grands play room! Might need to take them out and spice them up now! And I do love me some Passion tea! Hope you have a great day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

A Joyful Cottage said...

Those boots are simply adorable, Jann. I think I'd pray for rain just to be able to wear them. LOL But, having them filled with your gorgeous flowers is wonderful, too. I love the layered vintage dishes. You always discover the greatest things at thrift stores. I'm struck by how the colors in that pretty sugar bowl match the colors in the runner. I absolutely LOVE when that happens. You have the touch, my friend. Always enjoy seeing what you're up to. Hugs, Nancy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love the boots and the chandy for that matter!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Those polkadot boots would go with my new tablescape real well and I love the dotty teapot too! I think those plates all look wonderful together. I hadn't even noticed the glass ones until you mentioned them- very pretty. I hope you have luck finding more. That tea sounds realy delicious. Cinnamon seems to make things just right!

Kelly Deal said...

Love your vignette Jann! So pretty!

scrappy quilter said...

Wonderful vignette. I really like the dotty teapot!

Heidi Madden said...

Jann, what a sweet little vignette you have set up here. I love the collection of vintage plates, they work so beautifully together. And of course the boots are precious. You are so talented.

Janice Kay Schaub said...

I love the dotty tea pot. I would love to have one like that. I am collecting small teapots. Anyway, the boots. I saved a pair of orange flower rain boots for several years with the idea of using them to plant something in them. My great grandson claimed them for two summers. I think he has finally let them go and so maybe this year I can plant in them. Thanks for the reminder.
Janice

Dixie Delights said...

That is SUCH a great idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Share Your Style! xo

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Your rain boots are just too cute!! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at The Round-Up from the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature.
http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/03/the-round-up-from-before-after-wednesday_31.html Hope to see you again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse