Monday, April 30, 2012

Daffodil Time

Hello everyone,
We are enjoying a beautiful  but cool spring day.  The sunlight is coming in our large windows making it cozy and warm inside, but sure wish it would warm up outside!  My daffodils are blooming now.  Early for them as they usually bloom mid May.

I set the table for tea today.  I don't own a daffodil teacup, but i do have a mug and plate to share that my special friend out in California gave me a few years ago when i visited her.  They are called "Daffodil"  by Suzanne Clee.  I got the teapot at a thrift store.  It looks spring like to me with the forget- me- nots and violets.  Its marked Ellgrave, a div of Wood  & Sons, England.  My sister gave me the cute little girl votive holder for my birthday last year, and the tiny goldfinch came from my Mom.

My angel statue among the daffodils outside looks like she's cold!

I'm so happy you stopped by today.  I hope you all have a wonderful week.

I'll be joining in on these lovely parties:
Tea Time Tuesday
Tabletop Tuesday
A Return To Loveliness
Show and Tell Friday

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Scripture Tea

Hello everyone,
Yesterday was a cool day in the upper 40's and sunny.  We're at the little farm cottage for the weekend.   I took a break from spring raking and thought I'd enjoy a cup of tea and some molasses cookies.   I set the tea tray in front of the fireplace to take the chill off of me.

I'm using one of my favorite teapots I had for years.  I bought a box of raspberry scripture tea on my way home from
Florida, so thought Id try it.  I love the fact that the tea bags have different verses printed on it.  Its like a special verse for the day.

My daughter just gave me her old set of pink dishes knowing I love pink!  The teacup is sturdy and I know will be one of my everyday favorites.

Well, the tea and cookies were just what I needed to bring back some energy to tackle the rest of the flower beds.  Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I'll be joing  the following tea parties:  Tea Time Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Teacup Tuesday,  Table Top Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea, Return to Loveliness, Teacup Thursday, and Pink Saturday.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Flower Fairies

Today its snowing and blowing outside so thought I'd share with you my collection of Cicely Mary Barker Flower Farires that over winter with me in the house.
Cicely Mary Barker was born in England in 1895.  She was frail all her life and educated at home.  She mainly taught herself to draw and paint.  Her fairies were modelled from children that attended her sisters nursery school.
I just love their facial expressions and how true to life they seem.

I keep most of them in my Wardian conservatories.  These garden fairies look like their interested in what is going on with us humans!

The next few pictures is of  my Wardian with a pump organ and one of the garden fairies giving a concert.  Oh!  One of the fairies is flying away and the other is tip toeing away!

This next Wardian shows some flower fairies warming up by the pot bellied stove.  The one on the left looks like he's "pouting".

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing my collection of flower fairies.  I have more at my little farm cottage and will share them in another post.
The flower fairies seem quite content in their Wardian homes, but as soon as the weather warms up we may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of them outside in my flower gardens.

Along with the fairies I have the "Complete Book of Flower Fairies" by Cicely Mary Barker.  With pictures of each fairy she painted along with poems about the fairy names.

Thank you for visiting,
I will be joining the following parties:
Show off your cottage monday
Home and garden thursday
Feathered nest friday
Show and tell friday

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Easter Tea

Happy Easter everyone,

In celebrating our Risen Savior I've set my table for a Easter Tea.

I'm using my blue ruffle crinoline plates I bought at a resale shop many years ago.  There is no name on the back but I believe they are made by Hazel-Atlas.

The bunnys I collected over the years.

Lastly, I thought I'd share the greeting card I got my  hubby.  A sweet bunny couple having Tea Easter morning.  How sweet!

I hope you enjoyed my Easter Tea and thank you for stopping by.  I always appreciate your visits and lovely comments.  May you have a blessed Easter with your loved ones.

I will be joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for her special Easter Tea Party,  Friends sharing Tea at Bernideens Tea Time blog,  Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, and At the Bunny Hop at On Sutton Place.