Thursday, June 11, 2015

Tea Time Thursday #79

 Happy Tea Time Thursday. It's been a busy day and here it is almost dinner time and I am just getting to my blog post! I was with my dad a good part of the day, stopped to see Jimmy and Otto, did a few errands and here it is almost 5PM. Although I adore pink, I just can't pass up a blue Forget-Me-Not teacup!

Jimmy found these two gems recently at as estate sale. I purchased the little crocheted pillow from a lovely lady who had just the best sewing items, buttons, lace and ephemera. She was a delight to visit with and I was thrilled with her offerings.

The first cup is just beautiful! I love the soft blue handle and the delicate little clusters of Forget-Me-Nots!

This cup is a Crown Staffordshire fine bone china teacup and it is Made in England.

The next cup and saucer is really quite pretty too. The colors are really bright and I like the flower print. A nice cup and saucer for a collection.

This one is called "Forget-Me_not" by Royal Standard. It is also bone china and was made in England too.

I am currently very busy finishing up my Tea Time booth for the Doll Fair in Vermont on July 1st. I will have to ship it east in a few days. It has been a fun project putting together a tea shoppe for the fair. Jimmy and I are going back to New England to attend another Tasha Tudor event. She would have been 100 years old this August, so it's a special year to remember her. I will post pictures later this summer as I don't want to spoil the surprise of it all now.

Tasha Tudor LOVED Forget-me -not flowers. I have always loved this photo of her walking in the  field of tiny blue flowers. Her gardeners were not always thrilled with them and would take them out! I love them and don't really care where they pop up.

You can buy seeds from Tasha Tudor's garden through the family website.

This is one of Tasha's cards featuring the little flowers. I am so excited to go back to New England with my husband. We have been trying to take this vacation for 2 years. It will soon be here! Hope you are enjoying some gardening. 


mamasmercantile said...

Exciting times, hope you have a wonderful trip. Both cups and saucers are beautiful but it was the cushion that thrilled me the most today, it was stunning. A true delight. Have a great weekend.

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh! My dear Lady Linda! What charming tea cups and I love the delicate forget-me-not flowers...they are so daintily painted!

The shape of each of these tea cups is quite elegant - what treasures to add to your collection:)

And do enjoy the Tasha Tudor event...what a lovely little card featuring her favourite flower...

I am simply in love with the delightful blue colour of these flowers!

Thank you for sharing such a sweet post with us today...lovely to visit with you!

Hugs and blessings,

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A couple of pretty new teacups for your collection Linda. I visited an artist's garden one time and she had literally painted swaths of blue throughout with forget-me-nots and that vision has stayed with me ever since. The photo of Tasha in the field of them is lovely.
Happy tea day!

Stephanie said...

Oh Linda, the first Forget-Me-Not tea cup took my breath's absolutely stunning, my friend!

Your Tea Time posts are always so sweet and delightful. I hope you are doing well. I got your precious card yesterday in the mail and it truly blessed my heart! Lord-willing, I will write you back soon :) Love to you, dear one!

Denise said...

I love Forget-Me-Nots too Linda.I miss You too sweet friend. I just have been baby-sitting My youngest Granddaughter (Maddie),and now this Summer vacation My Grandsons also full time and sad to say not much time is left of My day.I have to fill that short time up with recovering My strength.I know the two of You are doing almost the same with darling Otto.I enjoy the pics of Him so much. Linda You know I love the way You and Jimmy travel around the states enjoying Your hobbies and friends with the same interest. Visiting Your blog and FB is a joy-Hugs Denise

All4 Barbie said...

Hello from Spain: Fabulous new teacups for your collection. I hope you have a wonderful trip. Keep in touch