Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Puppet Show and High Tea

On our last full day at the workshop we spent the morning getting our puppets ready for their debut.
The outfits that everyone made were amazing. Jewelry and hats and hair! A baker with his wedding cake, cats and dogs, sisters, rabbits and that's my fox above. We named them and came up with a short story for each one. So much fun!!!

The show begins....

Irene from the UK in her cute hat and the flower pin she made.

The ladies who took such good care of us came up from the main house for our puppet show and to make our last day extra special, set up a beautiful high tea afterwards. They were always smiling and helpful and colorfully dressed and created the most delicious gourmet meals and incredible desserts.

For the high tea we had two kinds of tea and cupcakes and a cake make by our dessert lady, Sheila, with the Olympic rings on top.

Our last day and time to say good bye to our wonderful hostesses, Katie and Carol in the back, the two English sisters....Les Soeurs Anglaises!
Thank you for a most memorable experience.

Oh, and they had a little store too! Filled with linen pouches, buttons, scarves and drawers of "stuff" that you would like!

This was a photo on the wall of some of Julie's work from a previous workshop.

Bye to lovely France...a wonderful trip with wonderful friends...who made it one of the best experiences of my whole life.


Anonymous said...

Another round of glorious
images from the workshop.

Love the ones of the little shop..

and LOVE the new header.

babs said...

What an amazing experience....can't imagine taking a workshop abroad...a dream for sure. You are blessed!

art spirit said...

Thanks for coming along with us! It was a really special treat to take a workshop abroad and meet all the ladies who came from all over to join us.

veronica said...

Lovely to see all the photos you took of us----look at me ogling the cup cakes!!!!!! Best wishes, Vera.

Elizabeth Armstrong said...

It has been so wonderful to read about your lovely time in France. Thankyou for taking the time to post and let us all come along for a sticky beak!
A wonderful dream to aim towards.
Enjoy every last minute

Every best wish

Pixie said...

So wonderful Mary,, i have enjoyed these posts so much, what a fantastic experience for you all, the puppets are so great, very inspiring..
Big hugs Pixie xx

Marie said...

Lovely...just lovely!
Thank you for sharing...
The puppets were adorable, so much creativity.
What fun and what magic.

DebO said...

Oh what a small world we live in. For six glorious days I happily share your company on the workshop retreat of our lives, I eventually arrive back home in Australia and two weeks later encounter you on Pinterest with your name credited to a lovely art piece. I am so glad I have found your blog, it is pure are a soulful talent... I will follow your creative adventures via this forum and one sweet day we may meet in the nether regions of rural France and stitch and sing (sorry about that) our way through another memorable few days.