It was beautiful on Summer Solstice, but the past two day, the sun has slipped away. It was warm enough yesterday to eat dinner outside and enjoy the peaceful evening, so that was nice.
I'm having a cup of coffee in my rose mug, looking outside at another dull day...sigh.
I have been sorting through things deciding what to take to the July antique and collectible show. We will have a double booth-my husband will have men's items and I have lady items so it's a great way to draw in both men and women.
As I was looking for my vintage fabrics, I came across some roses in my fabric stash...not old but so pretty. I decided to use a few for Miss Spenser's Teacup Thursday. I'm featuring roses this month to celebrate Rose Festival time here in Oregon.
I found this great book at an estate sale for $1.00. It looks so ordinary on the outside, but the pictures inside are just fantastic! I wish I could share them all.
The teacup was given to me as a gift.I'm sorry my photos aren't really too good today. I think I was in a bit of a hurry to get my post up. I should take more time. It says Tuscan Fine English Bone China Made in England
"Naples and I know nothing about it. When I went to tea for Ann's birthday last Saturday (you can see pictures from the party if you scroll down a bit) I was telling the ladies about Teacup Thursdays and how I used to buy teacups just because I liked the look! Now, I'm beginning to learn about the makers and it's opened up a new world of teacups for me.
My dear friend LaVonne gave me the rose dish for a treat a few years ago. She thought it had to live in my tearoom. I love it. It has a mark that reads-P⎮S Germany. I'm not sure if you can really see the hands on the watch, but they are scissors. My friend Bev gave it to me this week. She knows I quilt and sew and thought I should have it now. She's my doll friend and she no longer uses the watch. I was thrilled to be the new owner as I don't like to wear a wrist watch. Wait until the ladies see it at my quilt retreats! I will treasure it.
In reading through my post, I find myself thinking of all my sweet friends....I really am blessed with a flock of them. Don't you love to have gifts that bring back such memories of dear friends?