Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Teacup Tuesday - My Garden

Hello Again Dear Friends &
Welcome to another Teacup Tuesday!
Today I have another piece of Shelley to share with you...
A piece that is a charming example of 
A time when Gardens...
And the Rest of the World 
Were places of Peace & Quiet ......
And where life seemed more Genteel.....

Thinking especially of those in Moscow today....
Another View...

 This gorgeous and classic collectible
Shelly Trio in the  pattern called
This Trio depicts a Hand-painted Garden Scene

With additional Pink Roses and Yellow Flowers.
Green grass melts with the Grey Transfer
Of tall tree "roots" to act as the border.

An additional Yellow Border for the Center
  Acts as a Garden Sundial.
Accented in a bright BLUE TRIM

Made in the Queen Ann Shape :)
Dating 1925-1940 with this pattern entered into the pattern book in 1928.

One of My Favorite Quotes Is
"Bloom where you are planted"
Mary Engelbreit
And it just seems to fit well with today....
A Little About Hollyhocks....
Because to be honest... I had to look them up....

Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) are one of the oldest flowers known,
having been found by some of the earliest recorded visitors to China.  
It's not surprising that the hollyhock has been a favorite for so long 
with it's charming saucer-like blooms that resemble tissue paper in their delicacy. 
The plant grows from 5 to 9 foot tall with the blooms measuring 3 to 5 inches across. 

 A Single Bloom Blue Hollyhock

And A Pink Double Bloom Holly Hock....

Today's Color Inspiration Is
Taken From 
My Garden

How Appropriate.... An Afternoon Tea Setting

A Blue Tit 
No color scheme found in Nature can surely be wrong?

I know a Blue and Yellow Interior Design is probably not "In Vogue" atm
But Hey.. I could live with this .. couldn't you?

Weddings are always full of Delightful Inspiration

And Laura Ashley just makes bed look so inviting.....
Not that I really need an invitation to have a Nana Nap....

I have been exceptionally worried about Terri's health this week
The "nurse" in me coming out.... thinking of all the case scenarios...
So Terri if you are well enough to stop by and read this..
My thoughts and prayers have been with you for a speedy recovery.

This Bouquet is just for You!

So don't forget to check out Martha and Terri's Blogs
To see more Beautiful Teacups this Tuesday!
I was just finishing this post
When I looked out the window into my own garden
And Honestly I couldn't believe it!!!!

A Ulysses Butterfly Fluttered Past....

So I thought it only fitting that I leave you with an image of this 
Beautiful creature that is native to North Queensland....
It really is the same vibrant blue...
There is something quite magical about them...
And yes we are lucky to have them as guests in our garden quite frequently.

Thanks so much for stopping by for Teacup Tuesday
Hope to see you again soon
Bye for now
Lou xxx


Martha's Favorites said...

I don't remember if I told you last week but I just love your cups. This one is especially stunning. I am having real problems with coveting. Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely work of art with you. It is cups like yours that just make me drool. Blessings, Martha

Angela Harris said...

Great post. Love the flower and butterfly photos :)
i like Teacup tuesdays

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

shelley teacup normally the most precious cup.. and you are so lucky to have one.. I am still looking for one, for myself.. thanks for sharing.

Elaine said...

Your tea cup is beautiful and the picture of that butterfly is breathtaking
Thanks for sharing

Marlene said...

Gorgeous teacup! That bird is adorable (even if it does have a rather strange name attached to it).

Such inspirational posting!

Anonymous said...

A georgeous post...the photos are so pretty, your teacup is the most unusual one I've seen, and your flowers were so fresh and sweet! Thanks for sharing alll these images...they made me smile!
Have a 'blue' day....in a good way!

Msartist said...

So Lovely! Your tea cup is amazing!
I just love hollyhocks~
Such enchantment you have left me with a little color inspiration too!
~Thanks, Theresa

Terri said...

Your cup is gorgeous! I love hollyhocks and the painted blue ones on the cup are exceptional. It is truly a special set!
I have enjoyed reading your post and seeing your beautiful garden.
Thank you for the well wishes, I am off today to a neurosurgeon soon (six hours away). I hope to know more soon.

Carrie said...

Beautiful post...such an exquisite tea cup and saucer...so poetic!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I was really looking forward to your post to see more Shelly and you certainly did not disappoint!! Another STUNNING tea cup and saucer. Such lovely colors and details!! I am going to start hunting for one myself!! I too am worried about our Terri and I too am a nurse.I work full time night shift in a Physical Medicine ( acute Rehab) unit.

Susan said...

Wow, Lou, that was a LOVELY post. The cup is darling. At first, I thought the flowers were lupines. Remember the book, "Miss Rumphius?" Charming story. Enjoyed the post. Sincerely, Susan

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lesson on your Shelly and hollyhocks! I have a Shelly and it is my favorite of them all! Have a wonderful Easter! Marcia

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh, your teacup is absolutely divine! Just lovely. :-)

Have a wonderful Thursday!

LW said...

Beautiful post, full of beautiful things…
That butterfly is magnificent, how lucky you are to have them come visit your garden.
What a Lovely tea cup. My grandmother had a garden full of hollyhocks. When I was a child I would make tiny fairy dolls out of the blooms, as I look back I am not sure that they really resembled fairies at all but to me they were enchanting.


P.S. Thank you for the kind words about my art kit… and for taking the time to stop by.

stefanie said...

what a gorgeous post!!! have a wondeful Easter

eMeLiNe Seet said...

delightful post ! Love your blog !