Thursday, May 7, 2015

Tea Time Thursday #75

Pansies! Can you ever get enough pansies? I have always loved them and I always seem to buy a few more every year. I love the color of this variety I got a few weeks ago.

Welcome to Tea Time Thursday. I do look forward to this post each week. I try to share something tea related every Thursday. As we get ready for Mother's Day this weekend, I thought it would be fun to do a pansy blog.

This is another recent find! The color of the cup is really a cobalt blue. It looks more black in the photo but it is quite a lovely deep blue. I love all the pansies surrounding the saucer and the little bouquet inside the cup.

The teacup is bone china, made in England~a Crown Staffordshire. English. You have to love the English teacups. I wonder how many different patterns there are? Amazing!

This tea book was given to me in 2005 for my birthday by my dear friend Ann. It's a sweet collection of delightful tea stories and recipes. I enjoyed reading through it again and of course, my mind drifted to all the teas I have had with my friend. Ann has finally retired so I am looking forward to more teas!

I love vintage postcards and I think this one is so pretty. It is post marked 1910 and has a penny stamp on the back side. Pansies for thoughts......

I also love to collect vintage calling cards. I just added a few lovely ones to my collection and this is one! Lots of pansies. I think I need to do a post on my calling cards soon.

Here's a little poem to enjoy from the tea book by John Milton....

On May Morning

Hail, Bounteous May! That does inspire
Mirth, and youth, and warm desire;
Woods and groves are of thy dressing;
Hill and dale doth boast they blessing.

Thus we salute thee with our early song,
And welcome thee, and wish thee long.


mamasmercantile said...

Beautiful post and poem, love the pansies on the teacup. Hope you have a wonderful Mothers day, we celebrate here in the UK in March.

Sylvia said...

That is really a pretty teacup!
I enjoyed the poem.
Have a great weekend.

Rose said...

I love your tea cups!

When my son was young, he bought me a new tea cup every Mother's Day. I have a nice collection.

Stephanie said...

Hello sweet friend! Oh, how I enjoyed your pansy post :) They are such a happy flower with personality.

Your tea cup is so beautiful and I'm sure tea tastes extra sweet out of it. Have a blessed Mother's Day, dear Linda. Love to you!

The Victorian Girl said...

Oh yes, I just adore pansies too! It always amazes me how such a delicate flower can survive the snow and cold each year (here in Texas anyway!).
Happy Mother's Day!

Lady Jane said...

Such a nice post. I am always sad when it gets too hot for my pansies and I have to replace them. They are such a happy flower. Love the tea cup and the poem. Have a very Happy Moms Day.