The Tea Bats Lenormand second edition will begin it’s second sale this approaching Valentine’s Day. Sale will fun Feb 14th through to March 20th, with shipping the first of April. Check back again Tuesday. 🙂
Have Tea Cup Will Travel
I just happened to spy this at the Steampunk Symposium as a little red riding hood was walking by our table. Isn’t it great?! It’s a leather holder for your tea cup so that it can be on your utility belt – and I sooo support a tea utility belt! I didn’t happen to get a chance to visit the vendor who was selling these. I’m going to look around online and see if I can find them and of course share that link!
The things that just happen to walk by!
The Harvestor at the International Steampunk Symposium 2017 from The Attic Shoppe Trading Co. on Vimeo. – This! Joey Marsocci and his Grymm Studios created this incredible character/costume. You can find him at facebook.com/Grymm.Studios
A Flower Pixie Finds a Good Home
This gal did a wonderfully dedicated campaign through her family to get this pixie. Finally her uncle nabbed it for her while she was in the costume competition. Seeing how excited she got when I handed it to her afterwards was priceless.
A Biased Convention Directory
There are so many people and shoppes to see here, but I have my own favorites. If you’re at the Symposium this year, many of the vendors are located in suites and tucked away here and there. These are some of my favorites.
— Picklepot: I just met jewelry maker Jen and she is an instant friend (we both have sailor mouths for days!) Her work is gorgeous! Photo sample of one of my purchases below. Everything is handmade and high quality. She is next door to us in Hall E.
— Drunken Cherry: Baker Anna is next to us for Saturday only, also in Hall E. Oh my… boozy shmores is what she’s offering next to us. She has these incredible alcohol infused marshmallows. I sampled the strawberry champagne marshmallow and had a critical oh…. mah…. gawd moment. Delicious stuff. She’s not here for long, but she offers all her treats online.
— Spectra Nova: Sarah has been my friend forever. She makes wonderful steampunk themed jewelry, but also offers up a huge variety of trinkets and jewelry supplies for making your own. Check out her lovely corset chains, which work well with jeans and jackets when you’re not in your best neo Victorian garb day to day. Sarah is in suite 125 in Hall A – Victoria Market. She’s a little harder to find. Hall A is just off of the front area of the hotel and you will find her at the end of the hall.
— Blonde Swan: You just haven’t had the full convention experience if you haven’t drooled over the handmade leather hats of Blonde Swan. And shoppe owner and artist Elisabeth has more character in one of her pinkies than most people accumulate over their entire lives. She is in suite 134 in Hall D.
— Altered History/Milwaukee Candle & Apothecary: These ladies make the best soy candles that last forever! My current favorite is Eucalyptus and Mint. They’re right next to Sepctra Nova in suite 123 in Hall A. I just got back from visiting them and they have beautiful handmade spirit boards this year. If you came in during our very inappropriate conversation I apologize. I’m pretty sure there are weird, invisible convention fairies that put strange topics into people’s minds.
The International Steampunk Symposium
Are you in the Blue Ash area for the Symposium? Stop by and say hello! We are located in Hall E the Carpenter’s Run, just outside of Conference Room I. We’re across from the ever wonderful author Leanna Renee Hieber and next to PicklePot – Jen makes some absolutely gorgeous jewelry by the way. We have all of our decks available, along with a table hosting our art print shop. There’s a lot of steampunk and Lovecraft inspired art going on!
Mad Hatter Tea
Coming up soon (Feb 18th) another wonderful fundraising event for Lush Lapel. We’ll be sending along some of our teas for the Mad Hatter Tea Party! More info here!
Madam Aubergine’s Mystical Tea
Our night at the Ladies Literary Club in Ypsilanti was absolutely wonderful! Our host Acadia put together an incredibly beautiful tea party and she left no detail out. Below are a few samples of the evening including all the beautiful (and unique to each table) tea settings. The Wormwood Queen’s hubby Ted was a wonderful master of ceremonies for the event mingling historical facts about the city and the Spiritualist movement and with a gentle slight of hand turned things over to us for a little bit about our society, where we come from and the stories behind our teas. We started with Butterfly Circus Tea and got into tales of that circus, fairies, and how Mab came to be in the most interesting green house this side of Salem. The next serving was absinthe tea and devoted to all things green fairy as Kate talked of her family’s history creating absinthe and how some of the myths attributed to the drink came to be. The final tea was our new blend created for the Motor City Steam con –a nice vanilla and rum mix. Tea goers sipped tea with the loose tea inside as Kate gave them a lesson in tea leaf reading. A few ghosts popped in for a visit; one of which got a tad surly at times and really liked to stand behind people. We were also pleased that through our gift box raffle we were able to raise additional funds for Acadia’s The Blushing Violet Project. It was a wonderful night and we can’t wait for the next one!
What a night!
As the title implies, it was quite a wonderful night. Our host Acadia put together a beautiful, beautiful tea party! And so much happened throughout the evening. We’re relaxing in out hotel room having a glass of wine to unwind (Witch’s Brew!) and relax. We’ll have a full event recap as soon as we get back home. Thank you Acadia and our tea ladies for a wonderful night!
The Tea Bats Raffle Box
Miss Blue just finished the second raffle box for Madam Aubergine’s Mystical Tea event. This one features our Tea Bats and include a Tea Bats Lenormand deck, Tea Bat trading cards, Tea Bat mini prints, a sample of our Batnip tea, and a wee butterfly bloom hatpin. Proceeds go to a very good cause – The Blushing Violet Project.