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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Teacup Thursday #60 and More Gardening!



Can you believe this is my 60th posting for Miss Spenser's Teacup Thursday? It's really been so fun and I've learned a great deal. Of course the best part is meeting lots of great tea lovers and then that branches out to other bloggers and...I love it!
We had a great vacation over Memorial Day. The weather was nice today, so I wanted to finish up my planting in the backyard.My wonderful handyman Duane helped me move my potting shed and little cabinet over on the side of the house. He put down gravel and then built me a little shed for my tools. This was just a wasted space that I never used. I give him the credit for turning it into a wonderful area. He put down gravel, then sprinkled dry mortar over it and watered it down. It was less expensive that than concreting the area and yet it keeps the gavel from tracking all over. Here's some pictures of my new work space after I made a trip to a new nursery for plants.







I'm working on an herb garden. I'll have to post pictures soon when I get it finished. I ordered some spoon markers from an Etsy gal in Eugene Oregon. I got carried away and have to order a few more spoons. Here the first order....


Today I planted basil, oregano, tarragon, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme,mint, marjoram, chives and lavender.


Oh yes, it is Teacup Thursday, so on with the sharing. I love this cup and saucer and thought it was just perfect for a garden theme. I've had this one for years. It's marked Colclough China Made in Longton England Genuine Bone China! The little lady is charming as are the flowers.



It was fun to take the teacup photos outside....a new experience for me.

Do you have a favorite herb? Do you plant them in your garden? More pictures to come.....



19 comments:

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Lady Linda THAT IS the most beautiful teacup and saucer I've ever seen! I LOVED your post but the cup&saucer stole my heart away!
Have a fun week,
Donna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Linda,
I LOVE your teacup! Oh my goodness, it is DARLING and so very whimsical! It would be so fun to sip tea from its cuteness. Thanks for sharing and have a delightful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Antiques And Teacups said...

Love your garden space! Hope pretty, rather than just utilitarian. Love your Crinoline Lady teacup. That pattern is especially popular in Australia! Thanks for sharing. Happy TT!
Ruth

fabraholic said...

Hi Linda,
What a beautiful teacup!!! I have never seen one like it, what a special treasure. Love your new garden work spaces. I love just about all herbs.
Have fun in your garden,
Jan

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Linda said...

I adore that cup. How nice to have a nice little area to putter over your pots and plants. Come look at my post from Tues. about the little house and tell me what you think. Have you ever seen one of these. Thanks.

GardenofDaisies said...

Linda, I love your Garden Belle teacup! So pretty! I love browsing through the tea blogs, even if I don't post to those tea memes regularly. Tea drinking is one of my favorite ways to relax.
Your new garden shed area is wonderful! I love your big potting bench. Wish I had one like that. Did your husband make that for you too? (Can I borrow him for a day? )
I have seen similar spoons on ETSY and want to order some! I LOVE herbs. I have several planted in pots out on the deck. I love being able to step out the kitchen door to pluck whatever leafy thing I need to cook with. I probably use my basil, chives and sage more than anything else. But I also have rosemary, oregano and a few others. Sometimes I just love to run my fingers through them to release the scent and then take a deep breath. Herbs (and other plants) are the easiest way to feel better. Who needs therapy when you have green growing things? :-)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I ADORE that teacup!!! It is perfect for your garden and to share for the summer we are about to begin!

Thank you and thanks for your visit!

60 teacup posts for Teacup Thursday, that is awesome!!

xinex said...

What a gorgeous teacup set. I love the girl on the cup, reminds me of Gone with the Wind....Christine

romance-of-roses said...

Wow! wonderful post. Good luck on your herb garden, too bad I wasn't with you at that new nursery. The cup and saucer are so pretty. Thank you for stopping in for a visit. Hugs...Lu

Denise Adorian said...

lovely new garden area.so nice for you.Beautiful teacup.Enjoyed this post.

Bernideen said...

That teacup and saucer is exceptional! never seen one like it and I have sold them for 25 years.
Have fun in the garden!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: That tea cup is amazing. I have to go look for it on Ebay. I just love the garden look and the lovely lady. Sorry for coveting. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Lady Linda, Love your teacup - it is exquisite - I do adore herbs and hope to increase their number in my garden - I think my favorites are rosemary and lavender - at the moment ;)

I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Rosewalk Cottage said...

That teacup is just so pretty. Thank you for sharing.
~Clara

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Hi Linda!! I have a few moments this evening to catch up on blog reading...your cup has left me speechless...it's so exquisite! I LOVE IT!! I have never seen anything like that before!! LOVELY -- just like you! Donna

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Hi there! What a beautiful tea cup and saucer! :) Hugs~Holly

Terri said...

Oh I love so many herbs, it is hard to have a favorite....hmmmm....for tonight, I will say Lovage! As I have been looking for some for ages.

Your Colclough is very romantic! What a lovely cup to have tea in while lingering in the garden : )
Hugs,
Terri

Storybook Woods said...

Oh wow, I know it is wrong but I am really coveting that tea cup. Gorgeous, you lucky girl!!! Clarice