Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August! Teacup Thursday #67

August has arrived....the last month of summer. Summer has been very slow in coming here in Oregon this year, but the weatherman is predicting near 100 degree temps this weekend. The garden and the flowers are loving the sunshine.  I'm featuring a lovely rose teacup for Teacup Thursday this week. I got this one at a garage sale, yes, a bargain. It's so pretty and I think it's very summery.

I love the shape of the cup and of course, I always favor the cups that have something added inside.

The design goes from bud to bigger bud to buds with a rose in full bloom on the saucer.

The teacup is made by Dover China made in England. This is the only one I own by this company.

I have been having a hard time with my roses this summer, but as you can see, this bush has taken off again and it looks pretty healthy.

Have you been enjoying the summer Olympics in London? I was invited to my sister's house to watch the opening ceremonies on their big screen TV . It was wonderful and of course my favorite part was the Queen and 007's entrance!
WIth the interest in England, London and the Olympics, I was enjoying a sweet little book that I pulled out to enjoy.

An English Cottage Year. I love the graphics and little projects and recipes that guide you through the year.

Of course I love the pages on lavender.

I took some photos of my lavender in my garden to go along with the book pictures.

Love the bee boxes and bee skeeps....

I had to sneak up on the bee but I finally got a picture!

Happy Teacup Thursday! Thanks Miss Spenser for hosting the party. I'm going to enjoy the treat my husband brought home this afternoon. This is one of the things I love about summer-berries!


Antiques And Teacups said...

A lovely summery teacup indeed! That looks like a wonderful book, and your garden is lovely!

Susan said...

Very charming post today, Linda. That little book is so delightful and the raspberries look sumptuous.

Thanks for your visit and comment to my blog yesterday. My mother used to say a prayer with angels in it, too. This is how it went:

Angel of God, my guardian dear
To whom God's love commits me here.
Ever this day be at my side,
To light, to guard, to rule, to guide!

Is that the same one you used to say? Susan

Susan said...

p.s. Love the yellow rose tea cup.Susan

Kathryn Ross said...

My Lady Linda! Joy to you and thank you for your good wishes about our upcoming wedding plans with my daughter! Blessings to you as you gear up for your family's big day on September 8th! Presently I have to get moving on the engagement party - a very casual open house affair, as I fear the wedding itself may need to have a pared down guest list due to costs.

As to your wonderful lavender - what is your secret! Mine are doing so poorly - I think two have died. And, I had such hopes for them, too . . .


xinex said...

Beautiful teacup! And I love the picture of the beehives. You have a lovely garden..Christine

Denise said...

Beautiful post.Lovely cup,book and garden.Thank you also Linda for the wonderful card you sent me.I always enjoy visiting you-Denise

Terra said...

This book is very charming, both the pictures and the words. Thanks for sharing it. Those raspberries look delicious; we have some blackberries in our garden.

romance-of-roses said...

You have such pretty tea cups. Love the lavender picture and beehives. Very pretty post, so peaceful. Thank you for visiting. Hugs, Lu

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

This is a beautiful post!

janice15 said...

I love your Yellow Rose Tea cup, very pretty indeed...and your sweet book...Garden is looking lovely. It's almost time for a winter Garden. Hummm the days have just flown by...Have a great day with love Janice

GardenofDaisies said...

Mmm, I love berries too. And I love the scent of lavender. Your garden looks as lovely as the one in the book.