Monday, October 18, 2010

TeaTime Tuesday & Pretty Handmades

Greetings Sweet Bloggie peeps and welcome to another
Please see my previous post HERE to enter my most recent GIVEAWAY #7! And if this is your first visit with me you may enjoy reading some of my past Tea Tuesdays :-)
Today I am sharing with you some more of the pretty china pieces a very dear friend send me to care for! Am I not the luckiest ducky in the pond or what!!
The most charming Paragon Teapot has a delightful wreath of cottage garden flowers ~ roses, iris, tulips, anemonies, asters ~ circling around the upper half and lid. I simply adore it with it's dainty scallops, swirly handle and painted golden touches.

This huge box had me reaching into a Lifetime supply :-) of packing popcorn and gasping out loud as I carefully opened each piece and matched the cups up with the saucers. Eleven exquisite Paragon cup and saucer sets in a rainbow of pastel sherbet shades with rich black! Oh my!
I'll showcase more of them in another tuesday post.

I chose this pretty blue one today with it's Spring tulips and jonquils. How artfully the flowers are arranged in the cup and a sweet little arrangement on the saucer! The flowers base is a transfer design with painted details and all the black is carefully handpainted around everything! The artists must definitely drink decaffinated tea to have such a steady hand ;-)

Isn't it interesting how the design does not lose perspective when looking into the cup - it looks like a plate! The bottom mark is PARAGON ~ By appointment H.M. QUEEN & H.M. QUEEN MARY ~ Fine Bone China ENGLAND Reg

Ahhhh look at this sweet teapot! It is marked TUSCAN Fine Bone China Made In England and has a Crown and Wings motif. It is totally handpainted from the pretty pink posies and minty green leaves right down to all those little gold dots! Wowzers is it gorgeous and I absolutely LOVE it!

I made the trio of tea theme handmades below and along with some more they will be in my Ebay store later today! There's a cute "Pincushion Confection" made from a vintage teacup, rose teacup accent pillow and another featuring a graceful Victorian Harrison Fisher lady enjoying a cuppa!

I am linking up with these fun tea parties today so be sure to stop by each and see these ladies sweet teatime offerings!

* MARTHA and TERRI for Teacup Tuesday
* Wanda Lee and Pam for Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
* Sandi for Teatime Tuesday
Lady Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor


Sunday, October 17, 2010


Sunny Sunday Greetings to anyone reading my blog today!
I am the ecstatic owner of a brand new computer :-) My ancient ole guy has been coddled, updated, debugged, pampered, debugged, tuned-up, loved & hated, debugged and debugged again and again but finally decided not to wake up one morning as he quietly drifted off to wherever old computers go when they die.
My new GIRL is SO FAST and I can now visit my favorite blogs without getting discouraged. It took almost 5 minutes for the old GUY to open a page! I am so out of the loop and looking forward to some FUN blog hopping again!
And to celebrate I have another GIVEAWAY for you! If you know me from eBay you know how I love to make Christmas Stockings with VINTAGE IMAGES. I made this one for you with a pair of sweet ANGELS and PINK ROSES and think it turned out so darling!
Not including the loop hanger, it measures 12" diagonally from top of ruffle to tip of jingle belled tosie and I am loving this MEDIUM SIZE . . . it's perfect to display in lots of places around your home like a bedpost, chairback, stairpost, hook, knob or peg :-)

Pretty pink and rosey fabrics make up the stocking and its embellished with vintage pink satin ribbon bow, sparkling jingle bell and a super glitzy rhinestone snowflake! If this is something you'd like for yourself or to give as a gift I hope you will enter my GIVEAWAY #7!

1. Become one of my sweet Followers for one entry . . . if you already are then you are automatically entered and don't need to do a thing.
2. Leave a comment on THIS POST for another entry - must be on this post or I'm not able to keep track of it.
3. If you post a link to this Giveaway on your own blog you will receive yet another entry! Just come back and leave another comment on this post that you did it!!
4. And for a 4th entry just add my regular bloggie link on your sidebar ~ you can "grab my button" at my top left sidebar. And yes ~ sigh ~ you must leave yet another comment on this post so I can add you again :-)

Now how easy is that! The winner will be drawn on November 2nd. Thank you so much for visiting today and I will see you again real SOON!


Monday, October 4, 2010

Another Teacup Tuesday with Shelly!

Happy TeaTime Tuesday sweet bloggie peeps! Today I have for you 3 more of the pretty Shelley Chintz teacups gifted to me by a very dear friend! You can read more about them by clicking HERE and HERE!
I am linking up with these fun tea parties today so be sure to stop by each and see their pretties.
* MARTHA and TERRI for Teacup Tuesday
* Wanda Lee and Pam for Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
* Sandi for Teatime Tuesday

GREEN DAISY has pretty, long stemmed springtime Shasta Daisies on a minty green base. I LOVE greens and this shade is particularly beautiful! Perfect for a cuppa spearmint tea ;-)

I absolutely adore violets! My thumb is green when it comes to indoor African Violets and the wild violets grow like welcome weeds in our yard. They bloom with the lily of the valley and together they make the sweetest little bouquets. PRIMROSE has tiny scattered violets mixed with yellow primrose for the perfect color compliment. The charming scalloped top edge and dainty handle make this design a favorite for sure!

Ahhhh MELODY! A pretty mix of petite asters in shades of pink, blue and yellow on a base of tealy green . . . Same curvy rim, handle and golden accents as Primrose and I'm thinking of green tea with sugar in this cup today!

I have made some new tea inspired pillows that will be listed on ebay this morning and invite you to take a peek by clicking the photo.

And the WINNER is . . .

Monday morning hello's sweet Bloggie Peeps!
For the Pink Santa Embellished Bottle giveaway we had 486 entries! That's my highest yet and I thank everyone who tossed their name and comments in the hat!
I save all the folded numbers from previous giveaways so only have to add any additional new ones which makes it quite easy!
The winner is #39 who is The Polka Dot Closet! Carol I will contact you for your mailing info and hope you like the bottle!
Thanks again to all who entered . . . you know I'll have another giveaway very soon ;-)

Hugs and Smiles,