Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Teacup Thursday #33

I had to miss Miss Spenser's Teacup Thursday last week and I didn't even have time to post anything before I left for my quilt retreat. It was a week ago and I'm still trying to get back to normal. My clients had a great time and we have bookings for next November, but it was a difficult event. Lots to work out with my business partner.

Moving on's still fall and the weather is turning colder. Jim brought more wood up and chopped up lots of kindling for me. Snow tires are on the cars, storm windows are on and I guess we are almost ready for winter. A few more things to do in the yard to shut it all down.
I ADORE acorns and acorn decor! I saved this acorn cup and saucer for today as it is one of my favorites.
It's Austrian and very delicate.

Jim bought this acorn needle keep for me this summer in Port Townsend. It's called vegetable ivory and is actually carved from nuts the same way that ivory was carved. Very Victorian.

I found a thimble made of the same material that I didn't know I had. It's just such an interesting medium.
Sweet little thing with it's crocheted holder.

I've gathered a few other acorn treasures over the years.  We don't have any oak trees, just maples, so friends have given me acorns.

When I returned home Sunday night from the retreat, I had a package waiting for me from my Tasha friend Suzanne in MA. It sure came at the right time and cheered me up. Her card and personal note were so kind...thanks again Suzanne! I love my treats and our friendship.

What a great little box of magnets...all with a cute little laundry theme and brown!

This is the card Suzanne sent to's one of my favorite photos of Tasha Tudor.


Rosetta said...

Bellissimi immagini che parlano dell'autunno e scaldano ilcuore!Baci,Rosetta

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Linda,
Your Autumn teacup is so lovely! The needle holder is adorable as is the thimble. You have a thoughtful friend too. I love acorns and your acorn theme is very cute. Wishing you a delightful day today, my friend.


Heather said...

The acorns are a great theme.

Angela said...

I love old needlework accessories... Your needlekeep is beautiful. Thank you for sharing! (Also, did you read Victoria magazine when Tasha Tudor was their artist in residence?)

Linda said...

I love acorns too. I have a few real ones, but wish I had more. Fall is fast slipping away and winter is on the horizon. We have some great color but some really cold days sometimes. Love that needle holder.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful teacup! Don't often see acorn designs...other than in borders. What a special honey to get you such a fab needle case! That is gorgeous! We are definitely cooler up here..fall is here! Maybe we can have tea in December!

ornamentsbypink said...

Hi Linda, I like your first picture, nice fall decorations and what a cute squirrel! Your teacup and saucer are so pretty.
And that acorn needle keep is lovely, I never saw one like it.

xinex said...

I love your acorn collection, Linda. Beautiful and quite unique. The last picture is lovely!..Christine

romance-of-roses said...

I love all of your acorns. Which reminds me that I had a china hand painted plate with acorns and do not know where it is, but will look for it. Lovely tea cup and saucer. Hugs...Lu