Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Special Pretties In The Garden

Hello tea friends, thank you for stopping by!  Today I am sharing two special pretties with you.  One new and the other very old, but new to me.  A few weeks ago I found a wonderful surprise on my front porch.  My cousin left me a beautiful teacup from my paternal grandmother!  This is the first and only teacup I have of hers.










The other pretty is a butterfly bench I bought in honor of my dear daughter.  I think it looks so beautiful among the flowers of my four square garden.









The teacup was lovingly well used, but it makes it that much more precious to me.  The  bottom is stamped  "Sabrina", England, Coalport, AD 1750,  RD298063.






I'll leave you now to enjoy tea in the garden.  Again, thank you for visiting and have a wonderful week!























I will be joining the following parties:  Tea Time Tuesday,  Tea In The Garden, A Return to Loveliness, Teacup Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Share Your Cup Thursday.

26 comments:

basi basilyus said...

I would like to butterfly :)

Beverly Kirk said...

I have been craving BLUE in a teacup.... my time and collection will come. Have a great day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful garden, Nancy, and the butterfly bench is so whimsical there in that spot. Your teacup is precious and a lovely colour too. I'm so glad you have it; a real treasure! Thank you for joining me for tea and have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Ruth Weston said...

What a wonderful post! A gorgeous garden, unique bench and the most beautiful teacup! Family treasures are just...treasures! Thanks for sharing with Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Martha's Favorites said...

What a beautiful cup! How very special to have it. Love your flower garden. I have a special area in my home, I just might try. Hugs, Martha

Carolyn said...

The garden is beautiful and I love the teacup too!

Carolyn

Beth said...

Nancy, Your garden is absolutely stunning! Amazingly beautiful! Love your bench in your daughter's honor too, as well as your pretty teacup.
Blessings, Beth

kitty said...

Hi Nancy,
I love the butterfly bench in honor of your dear daughter. What a perfect spot for it amongst the flowers in the four square garden. Your gifted blue teacup is so lovely and perfect for a sip of tea. Hugs sent your way.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The butterfly bench is adorable, I would love to have one myself. Blue and white teacups seem to be timeless, this one is very pretty.

Beth said...

The bench looks perfect amongst the rudbeckias!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful garden and the butterfly bench goes perfect in it! Love the teacup handle, how blessed to have it, since it was your grandmothers.

Mom Wald said...

What a lovely surprise! Coalport, Grandma had good taste. Your garden is gem in your lawn. It simply sparkles. Will you actually sit on your bench, or is it for display? Thank you for sharing with us.

I like your Coalport Tea Cup so much, that I simply had to pin it to my Tea Cup Tuesday Pinterest Board, linking directly to your blog post. It was is so nice sharing Tea Cup Tuesday with you. My blog is marywaldsvintageplace.blogspot.com stop by for tea cup fun, and say "hi".

Deborah Montgomery said...

That teacup is beautiful! I love to have family heirlooms, and enjoy using them. Your garden, and the surrounding woods, looks so peaceful and lovely; a perfect place to sit and enjoy tea. The bench is a special touch in the middle of those lovely flowers.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

That is such a lovely tribute to your wonderful daughter. I know she would be so pleased. And the tea cup and saucer from your grandmother is truly beautiful. What a marvelous way to spend some time savoring and cherishing the memories of loved ones. Thinking of you my friend. Thank you for sharing this with us. I enjoyed this moment with you. (((hugs)))

The Victorian Girl said...

That teacup is so beautiful and so special since it belonged to your grandmother. Blue and white is always a winner in my book!

Bernideen said...

Nancy:
Your teacup and saucer are such a treasure and so glad it was given to you! Your new bench is indeed perfect for your garden and looks darling there! So glad you shared at Tea In The Garden!

Carrie said...

Wow that butterfly bench is wonderful in your butterfly garden! What a great surprise to find that lovely teacup on your step! The blue is terrific and it is definitely a great keepsake of your grandmother.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh what a treasure - and a lovely garden. And bubbles in your tea bring good luck.

Susan Boback said...

So much love shared in this post, Nancy. From the family member that gifted you your grandmother's tea cup, to the butterfly bench as an extension of your love for Amy. Your garden is so beautiful this year. It seems the flowers are reaching high to the sun in honor of Amy. I love blue and yellow together, and here they are, paired so nicely in your garden. Isn't there something special about bubbles in a cup of tea?

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, my your garden and the teacup are spectacular!

Karen said...

Oh my Nancy,
Your tea in the garden is absolutely gorgeous! You have the most beautiful yard. That butterfly bench is very pretty and I do love Coalport teacups! Everthing is so inviting. Have a wonderful week! Karen

Lady Linda said...

Your new tea cup is stunning. I just adore it. What a lovely bench for your garden...very touching.
Enjoy this last month of summer.
Linda

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love the butterfly bench! Have seen them in dark colors but never white. Looks so good in your pretty garden. The teacup is so pretty too!

Jann Olson said...

Nancy, I love your beautiful garden! The bench adds just the perfect touch. I feel a little embarrassed to ask, but what of your daughter? I am so sorry, but I am not aware. The teacup is such a special gift also. So very happy to have you join SYC!!
hugs,
Jann

Mindy said...

Wow, what a beautiful piece of property! The new bench is perfect - you'd have a hard time getting me to leave. :)

Connie said...

Oh, I have been having a wonderful time touring your posts and wandering through your amazing garden. I am in awe :)
We just purchased a small cottage in the country. A true fixer upper that had been neglected for many years, but we love it. I look at your garden and dream that mine can be even half this pretty one day. It takes lots of elbow grease, but once the house is done, I'll have more time for outdoor planting. I can tell that a lot of work and love went into yours. Totally gorgeous!
I am your newest follower and I do hope that you will decide to visit and follow me back.
I'm a retired Northern Indiana girl that has been transplanted in the Pacific Northwest for the past 40 years :)
Have a wonderful day and I hope that I hear from you and that we become great blogging friends.
Connie :)