Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Irish Tea Cup

Last year my daughter was fortunate to go to Ireland. She asked me "what do you want me to bring for you?" Well I said, just bring me a cup and saucer for my tea and that is exactly what she did. She chose this one cause of all the Irish clovers...It's so sweet and dainty and while I drink my tea I always think of her.

I didn't post any other tea cups because I cut my pointer finger with a kitchen knife and it's too difficult to type with it all wrapped up.
Enjoy a beautiful week my friends...

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cottage Color Orange Party

With Halloween and fall not too far away, Etsy Cottage Party decided to go with orange for our color. I didn't think I had anything orange, so had to search around and get creative.
This little pumpkin is an antique, given to me by the lady that sold us our home, many years ago and I treasure it so.

And here is my kitchen ceiling fixture that was here when we bought our home. It is an antique with hand painted parakeets. The colors are still vibrant, made before 1930. Of course it looks best at night, then you can really appreciate the art.

Here we have a beautiful sunset at Manhattan Beach, CA. photo taken by my grandson.

Damien, one of my son's cats. Just look at his eyes, wow! He didn't want to have his picture taken here but he really is a sweet cat.My son took the photo and made the flames around him...just being silly.

My orange canna.

One of my beautiful roses, love this color.

And this completes my color orange for this color party. Hope you enjoyed it and now have a beautiful weekend. Blessings...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Crepe Myrtle Trees

I had a dental appointment today and as I was driving couldn't help but notice that all the crepe myrtle trees were blooming and in such lovely colors. Giant clusters of flowers are so spectacular. They really are traffic stoppers.
I took out my camera and began taking pictures of these colorful trees, So thought since I couldn't post tea cups today because my home is a mess right now, having some painting done, decided to post these lovely trees, hope you enjoy them...

Were they not spectacular? Hope you enjoyed,

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My First Tea Set

I joined Martha's Tea Cup Tuesday again this week...
I learned all about tea from my sweet mother, who of course is no long with me. She would have tea every afternoon, I was just a little girl and had my own little tea set, you know the kind I mean that all us little girls have had. She would serve me my little cup which we had with cookies or something my dad had baked, he enjoyed baking and everything he made was delicious.
As I grew up the afternoon tea tradition continued, of course when I was at work we had our tea on weekends and after dinner, we would sit and talk with our cups of tea.
One day we both were out shopping and we saw this tea set, she immediately said, I am buying this for you, I wasn't even married yet this was back in the early 50's, and yes she did purchase it and I treasure it so, it's service for six. Love my very first tea set, thank you mom and I love you always and forever and thanks dad for baking all the goodies.
Had to share these pretty little spoons that I bought at a garage sale, all for $2.00

One of my daughters also enjoys having tea and has taken me and my granddaughter to tea at the Rose Garden Tea Room at the Huntington Gardens in Pasadena several times. It's a beautiful place with many gorgeous gardens and a lovely tea room. Of course the menu is very special, so yummy.

"I cannot sit and chat with you, the way I'd like to do...So brew yourself a cup of tea, I'll think of you, you think of me"
Enjoy the evening and the coming weekend my tea loving friends...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday

I will begin by showing you this gorgeous rose that my granddaughter, Kelly, send me this morning via my email. First thing I saw was this precious pink rose. She told me she was walking her little dog when she saw it and thought of me. Sweet, sweet girl. Ok to the business at hand. I have entered Martha's Tea Cup Tuesday and will show you some of the tea cups and tea pot that I have done myself.

This one is one of my favorites, I did quite a bit of decorating on it, as you will see in the last pictures.
Tonight I had tea alone because my husband was not feeling well and went to bed.

This tea pot I decorated to match one of the tea cups. I apply the decals and fire them in my kiln, haven't done too much lately but plan on doing more soon.

Here are two of my tea cups, one matches the tea pot. I so enjoy doing this work.

Tea pot and cup.

You can see how much detail I added to this tea cup.

Here is a view of the saucer. Actually it's even prettier in person.
Lovingly Lu

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Garden Flowers

"In the Garden We Don't Count the Hours"
I have joined Cottage Garden Party to show off some of our blooms...
Some pretty day Lilies

Love these Spathiphyllums, they are all blooming now

Yellow Canna

I planted in this bird bath

Orange Canna

Yellow Cactus blooms once a year

"Let us be silent that we may hear the whispers of God"
Thank you for visiting my dear friends...
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