grab your coke & popcorn and enjoy the show!

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Tea With Eunice T. Bagg

Hi and welcome to Mrs.T.Bagg's blogging tea party! Today I'm introducing Eunice. And we are serving iced tea today, sweetened with orange blossom honey, because Eunice declares "hot tea is just toooo darned hot on a humid day like today"! And it takes patience to sip hot tea, a virtue Eunice unfortunately lacks.
Yes, Mrs.T.Bagg art dolls are infused with a variety of personality traits. I like to think of them as snippets of my own personality. I love cats, travel, adventure, old movies, silver teapots and fine china. I also love paper back novels, well worn bathrobes and oversized coffee mugs. I guess that's why there are so many Mrs.T.Bagg characters... there's just so much of me!
My introduction today is of an impatient, adventurous and daring personality. Eunice. She simply refuses to act her age! And she dares to wear that awful, bright green hat. "In honor of St. Patrick" she declares! She's not even Irish!! She's just out there.
Eunice has a passion for travel and high adventures. And she loves to take her cat, Thomasina, everywhere with her. Eunice has carted her cat to Bora Bora, Antarctica, and the Amazon, to name just a few places. And Thomasina, (who hates to travel) seeing as she's on her 9th life, is hoping Eunice will retire soon to a nice, safe retirement village where she can lounge about and grow ridiculously fat!
When it came to choosing names for my little teacup ladies, Eunice was top on my list. I chose her name from a favorite character of mine on the Carol Burnett show. I named this particular teacup doll Eunice not because she looked so much like the character on the show, but because that character wore such outrages clothes and hats! And this green hat is no exception!
Funny thing, Eunice used to be the most unpopular Mrs.T.Bagg in my collection. But lately, Eunice in her green hat has enjoyed quite a come back. Apparently, green is "in" now. Go figure.
For Eunice, (and myself) there is no greater adventure than a trip to the movies! The smell of fresh popcorn, the salty, buttery flavor... I wonder what's playing at the theater...
Ah well, it's late. I think I'll microwave some popcorn and pop in a dvd of "The Quiet Man" or "Brigadoon" or maybe the remake of "Alice in Wonderland" with Johnny Depp. We love Johnny Depp. We all do.
We also admire actors from the bygone days of old. John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Gene Kelly and did I mention Johnny Depp? Definately Depp. I know, he's not an oldie, but he's a favorite!
I will close today's blog with Eunice's favorite Quote: "I know karate, kung fu and 47 other dangerous words!"
Good night and God Bless! ...Rose

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Tea Party With Eleanor!

WoW, HaS iT bEeN tWo MoNtHs?
I almost feel as if I should reintroduce myself.
Rose Farnsworth Davis, artist, crafter, sculptor, seamstress, teacup & button collector, maker of Mrs.T.Bagg artdolls. A mother, daughter, grandmother, housewife and lover of all things french and italian.
What I "am not" is...

consistent with this blogger thing.

I don't know what happened. I really like blogging and reading blogs. I just... stopped. And now I'm back. For a while anyway.

Now, about that tea party
I thought I would throw a little tea party for all of you, my new friends in bloggerland, and in this way, introduce to you my cast of TeaCup ArtDolls, one at a time, over the next few weeks. These little ladies are infused with a lot of personality and they have been my companions now for over a decade. I love them dearly and I hope to entertain you with their charm and character!
So, please select your loveliest teacup, brew your favorite flavor of tea and relax in your favorite comfy chair. I would like you to meet...
I am very pleased to first introduce to you- Eleanor. She is named for Eleanor Roosevelt and is my signature Mrs.T.Bagg doll. I have used her picture in all my graphics and advertisment. Eleanor has graced my letterhead, business cards and gift tags.
In the beginning, this Mrs.T.Bagg art doll was the most popular. I originally created Mrs.T.Bagg while living in Richmond VA and I think this particular character resonated with the ladies of the east coast and of course near and around Capitol Hill. The resemblance to Ms. Roosevelt is of course due to the signature blue hat and her long, straight, "no nonsense" face.

I have actually given each Mrs.T.Bagg character a personality, a "profile" if you will. I've created trading cards with a little snippets of facts to accompany each Mrs.T.Bagg doll. I've used vintage greeting cards or postcards and altered them with photos of these little teacup darlings. They all have a common theme of cats, movies and tea of course!

I love cats and to my delight, so does Mrs.T.Bagg! Eleanor's two cats, Frankie and Truman, enjoy their presidential treatment as Eleanor spoils her tomcats with bowls of warm, sweet cream! And sweet cream turns her favorite raspberry herbal tea into a delicious, delectable desert.
Eleanor and myself both have a love of movies. The oldies especially. A few of Eleanor's favorites are "Meet John Doe" and "Mrs. Miniver". Her favorite actors are Greer Garson, Gary Cooper and Johnny Depp. Yep, Depp. We're, Depp fans! All of us.

At the bottom of each art trading card is a favorite quote that I've collected over the years. Eleanor's favorite quote is- "My mind works like lightning, one brilliant flash and it's gone!"

I do hope you've enjoyed tea with Eleanor.
If you get a chance, I'd love to discover what your favorite cup of tea is. And what is your choice of tea cup? A mug? Fine china?
Tonight I've enjoyed earl greyer in a blue stoneware mug.
What's your favorite? I look forward to "hearing" from you! ...Rose

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