Sunday, July 13, 2014

Paint and Tea Party

So what does one do on a hot and muggy Sunday afternoon in Western Kentucky? Go to a Paint and Tea Party, of course.
As I have mentioned on this blog I live in a great little art community; which leads to some very interesting parties and events. One of our neighbors moved here from California a couple of years ago. She and her husband have a lovely home but it did lack her signature. Rose invited her artist friends over to help decorate her new garden shed. Her vision was to turn this little shed into an expression of art with lollipop flowers.

She provided paints in primary colors and we were encouraged to create our own palettes.

Let the creativity begin!!!!!!

Rose has a pretty colorful garden shed, we all had a fun afternoon and the neighborhood is just a bit brighter.

Did I mention, Rose is an excellent chef? With our tea (and sangria) we had cucumber sandwiches, brie and apple sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, stuffed tomatoes and an assortment of little bites of sweets (including a to die for lemon bar thing.)
Rose Hughes is a quilter, textile artist, lecturer and author. She blogs at, you can see her beautiful art quilts on her web site,, her books are available on her on Amazon.


  1. It was such a fun day having everyone there to help 'flower-up' my shed; and always fun to get to cook up great treats to be shared. The lemon bar thingys are actually lemon shortbread-- YUMMY. Thanks for painting along with us Chris and I look forward to painting rocks at your place!

  2. It was really so nice and the shed looks great! Rose is definitely making Paducah look more artsy!