Saturday, July 18, 2015

Matching Your Dress To Your Teaware Part 18: Butterflies Aplenty!

It's that time again Kittens for another Perfect Pairing!


I'm in LOVE with pairing! Butterflies are aplenty!

Whenever I see butterflies anything I always think of my mom. She is the biggest fan of butterflies that I know. I remember as a little kid growing up she would have butterfly pictures all over the house and I remember her always getting so excited and pointing out whenever there were butterflies outside in our path. It seems that we were always running into butterflies.

I'm not sure if there just aren't as many butterflies out and about as there were in the world or if being in northern California now rather than where we lived before in south Florida when I was younger the butterfly population is just not as big. But whenever I see a butterfly it always reminds me of all those good memories growing up and reminds me of my childhood.

As much as I love this pairing I am even more in love with this dress! It's a crazy hard dress to find but I was fortunate enough to be loaned it for a bit from the most amazing women ever! This dress features huge Monarch butterflies in brown, orange, and yellow throughout the dress. It's like if someone released the floodgates and all the butterflies came spilling out!



When I saw that one of my favorite novelty teapot makers, Cardew Designs, makes a teapot that features all over butterflies on it I knew I had to make a pairing of these two!

The Butterflies teapot features butterflies of all kinds of species in an all over pattern throughout the pot. And because they are of all kinds of species, there are lots of colors throughout the pot! A solo sculptured monarch butterfly sits at the lid of the pot, wings spread, ready to take flight! The edging of the lid, top of the teapot, and handle all have a detailed and brilliantly saturated monarch pattern embellishing the pot.

Both pieces, the dress and the teapot, are such amazing things but together it's like a little bit of magic! Thank you so much to my incredible, wonderful friend for letting me borrow this dress! I can't wait to wear it out on my birthday coming up in a few weeks! <3 Reader friends, you will be seeing more of this dress in the upcoming weeks






Cardew Designs Butterflies Teapot

Cardew Designs Butterflies Teapot

Cardew Designs Butterflies Teapot- Lid Detail

12 comments:

  1. Wow I really love this dress and matched so perfectly with your butterfly teapot as well! :)

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    1. Thank you Camilla! This is one of the most dresses I've ever seen! <3 I hope one day I will find a dress in this print to call my own ;) But for now I am so happy to have it to borrow and that I was able to photograph it for this Perfect Pairing post! <3

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  2. Matching perfection again! That was nice of the lady to loan it to you x

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    1. Such an amazing women! I am constantly surprised and humbled by how generous and kind some people can be! It's very nice to know there are some really good people out in the world still!

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  3. Oh wow, what a great pairing! So nice of that woman to loan you this dress! It looks very lovely on you.

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    1. Thank you Bristol! To date, I think I would have to say this has been my favorite pairing so far! I cannot believe the generosity of the lady who loaned me the dress! So incredibly sweet and kind of her! <3

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  4. It's quite unusual to see a butterfly print that isn't twee - but this one really isn't. It's really quite classic - lovely!

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    1. CiCi, Yes! This print is actually based on an old 1950's/1960's novelty print. I heard that originally originally it was a design by Emma Domb though that would be so unusual since she is mainly known for her spectacular evening and cocktail gowns. But apparently the story goes that it's an original pattern by Emma Domb then other people manufactured things in this print in the 50's and 60's. <3 I'd love to learn more about this print if I could. It's such a gorgeous print!

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  5. really beautiful butterfly print and I agree with Cici its a bit different which I like

    retro rover

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    1. Thanks Katherine! I adore this print so much! <3

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  6. Great pairing of the dress and teapot. I've just been picking up a butterfly pin and skirt for myself, so it is fun to see your post. I enjoy your outfit/tea posts.

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    1. Hi Christine! Thank you! It's so fun to hear that this posted just in time for your new butterfly pin and skirt! <3 How pretty those two must be together!!! <3

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