Galentine’s Day Tea Party

In honor of Valentine’s Day this year, I broke out some of my vintage dishes and invited some friends over for a last minute Galentine’s tea party. We all know you don’t really need a reason to get together with your girls, but who doesn’t love a theme?

Follow along for my tips and you’ll be throwing a tea party in no time!

Everything was all about mix and match. I had camomile flowers left over from last week that I mixed with my Valentine’s flowers I got over the weekend.

Because I’m constantly thrifting, all of my plates and cups and silver pieces are just a bit different. I tied it all together with matching gold teaspoons, gold flatware, and pink linen napkins that I made one morning last week.

To make the party as simple as possible, I picked up pastries including these amazing heart shaped, chocolate dipped cookies at my local bakery. I also stocked the fridge with lots of champagne. Of course we also had tea! I served Prince of Wales, mint, and a blend from Laduree (a French pastry shop.)

I used a piece of lace I had left over from a project as a runner and mixed up chairs from around the house for an Alice in Wonderland vibe. I had my guests pick records that we played throughout the party.

Along with pastries, I served tea sandwiches. Because what is a tea party without tea sandwiches!?! I made butter and cucumber sandwiches, salmon with cream cheese and dill sandwiches, and turkey and cheese sandwiches. I think cucumber sandwiches are extremely overlooked and underrated. Last year, I had an obsession where I ate probably 3 cucumber sandwiches a week for at least a month.

I also served a veggie tray and radishes with butter and sea salt. I loved having the veggies, even though it’s not “traditional” for tea time.

I sent my girls home with these sweet treats because don’t they just remind you of being a kid!?

I hope you guys enjoyed seeing photos from my party! When you throw your own, just remember to keep it simple and keep it about hanging with your girls!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Rehabbers!

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Crazy for Cocktail Caddies

They’re my latest obsession. You know, those things you can put a bunch of glasses in and conveniently carry around the party to serve the drinks, transport glasses, or simply use create an extra fancy display. Since I love cocktails and LOVE collecting funky vintage glassware, collecting drink caddies seems like a logical next step, right? (Support me in my hoarding here!)

My interest was piqued by this beautiful gold set listed on One Kings Lane.

Yes, it is stunning, gorgeous, everything one could hope for in a cocktail set. Except it rings in around $450. All of you, my dear Rehabbers, know that wasn’t gonna fly for me. Okay, maybe it would if I wasn’t going to accumulate several or was buying it for a super special occasion or gift, but as a “just for fun” purchase, I just had to look to see what else was out there. Boy, was I glad I did!

I’m gonna take you through a few of my favorite finds. I found a medium priced set, a cheaper set, an even cheaper set and one wild card that was too cute not to show you!

Medium Priced Set

This is a set of shot glasses from RegencyMod on Etsy and it rings in at $169. While it’s not 24K Gold like the One Kings Lane set, the price difference shines.

Cheaper Set

This is a set of 4 full sized glasses with matching coasters sold by 14th Street Vintage on Etsy. It rings in at $75. MyrasMagicMiscellany on Etsy has a similar set for $70! These actually match the previous set, so if you really wanna go crazy, you can get both and still ring at about half price of the ultra luxe set!

Even Cheaper Set

I LOVE the holder on this set. These shot glasses have a cute heart and flower motif. This set of 8 shot glasses with the holder rings in at only $32 from KatePearceVintage on Etsy!

Wild Card!

I love, love, love this set. I may even buy this one for myself if one of you don’t scoop it up first. I have been actively trying not to buy, so this one is your gain! It rings in at $31.44 on ZenZetty’s Esty shop.

Any of these would be perfect to use during holiday parties or to give as gifts. I can just imagine one sitting out on the bar next to my record player while having friends over to decorate the tree.

Are you ready to get your collection of cocktail caddies going?

Happy hunting, Rehabbers!

(I have no affiliation with any of these sites or shops and this post is not sponsored in any way.)

One Stop Fourth of July Shop!

I love the Fourth of July! (BBQ, beer, beach, parties, and fireworks celebrating independence in the sky… I’m in!!)

I also love Target. You just keep walking through the aisles and racking things up, and before you know it, you just can’t get out without spending at least $100.

I was looking for bright summery dishtowels and had one of those Target trips. Turns out Target is the perfect one stop shop for fourth of July gear.

It all started when I was walking through the dollar deal aisle.

These cute mini-buckets caught my eye.
These cute mini-buckets caught my eye. At only a dollar a pop, I couldn’t resist picking up a couple!
Then I found these around the corner.
Then I found these around the corner.

I ended up getting three of the red star buckets and two of the polka dot buckets. I thought they’d be super cute filled with white hydrangeas and mini flags.

These trays in white and navy could be used even after the fourth. I thought about filling them up with the flowers or with candles that are all different levels. Or maybe even cups for the drink station. The possibilities are endless.
These trays in white and navy could be used even after the fourth. I thought about filling them up with the flowers or with candles that are all different levels. Or maybe even cups for the drink station. The possibilities are endless.
This table cloth is fun and not too on the nose.
This table cloth is fun and not too on the nose. For $20, you’re definitely not breaking the bank. The blue and red table scape would be pretty with natural hemp accents.
These plates with that table cloth gets you the red, white and blue look in a fun and modern way. The plates are a durable plastic.
These plates with that table cloth gets you the red, white and blue look in a fun and modern way. The plates are a durable plastic. 
This fish serving plate is super fun.
This fish serving plate is super fun.
The dishtowels that started it all.
The dishtowels that started it all.
What would a Fourth of July party be without fireworks!?
What would a Fourth of July party be without fireworks!?

As you can see, I found a TON of stuff! It made me want to have a party just to rack up the cute accessories!

Whats your favorite part of the Fourth?