Unboxing Kitty Teapots!

UNBOXING!!! What do we have here? Join me in discovering the treasures I found in an online garage sale.

I scored a box of cat-themed teapots, and knew they would be perfect for our Tea With Kittens fundraiser coming up later this year. So I bought them, and then had fun unpacking the box to see what we got!

If you’ve known me for more than 5 seconds, you know I’m obsessed with cats. I LOVE cats, everything about cats. And cat rescue is the cause most near and dear to my heart. I try to support as many wonderful, deserving rescues as I can.

Last year, my dear friend Kyla, who is a neo-natal kitten foster, approached me with the idea of doing a fundraiser in a Tea With Kittens theme. The neo-natal kittens are tiny, many only hours or a few days old, and are some of the most vulnerable and fragile cases in rescue. They have very special medical needs. We wanted to raise money to purchase desperately-needed medical supplies to help save these precious, tiny little lives. Kyla works MIRACLES in saving the kittens in her care. Sadly, there is much heartbreak, as some just can’t be saved despite heroic efforts. But she’s an angel, enabling many kittens that would have died within hours to grow up to live happy, healthy lives blessing their furever families with their love.

Our inaugural Tea With Kittens fundraiser last year, on September 10, was a huge success! Yes! You actually got to pet kittens while enjoying High Tea! We not only raised over $2200 in funds, but also had many generous people donate medical supplies and other needs through our Amazon Wish List. Guests adopted cats on the spot and new people signed up to foster cats!

We learned a few things about logistics the hard way, as we had issues with too many people showing up for certain time slots for the teas, and got crushed for a while there. We were thrilled at the amazing turnout! But we definitely need to spread things out a bit more, so we’ll have a better schedule this year. We are working on bringing a VERY special guest to our fundraiser this year, so the date is currently not set. We are hoping for the late summer, early fall timeframe. If we are successful, then we’ll have a BIG announcement. Stay tuned!

A sweet scene from last year’s Tea With Kittens fundraiser at Rose Haven Event Venue.

Yes, I had just gotten home from the gym, so pardon the workout clothes.  I did this at home so my husband could film it. And sweet Blossom, our big chonk of a cat, got in on the action. 

About Rose Haven:

Rose Haven Event Venue is the most unique little wedding and event venue in Texas, nestled at the gateway to the Hill Country between Austin and Dripping Springs. Our historical building began its life in the 1860’s as the area’s first post office and general store, and it’s been added onto over the years to create a beautiful, unique, sprawling venue with a versatile floor plan. We are not only a wedding venue, specializing in microweddings and elopements, but also a versatile event venue perfect for everything from small showers and birthday parties, up to corporate events, fundraisers, and more. We have multiple event spaces, and a gorgeous outdoor event space–the Antique Rose Veranda–surrounded by antique rose gardens, and featuring a Pavilion with a stage wired for live music or DJs, lovely lawn areas, and our Rose Haven Cottage where our clients can relax and get ready before their wedding. For pricing and rental information, visit https://rosehavenvenue.com/services/

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