Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day to all my blogger friends.


 Snowy Days and Fellowship of Flowers

Since we can't seem to break the back of winter.....  it is getting sort of like the energizer bunny.... just coming and coming and coming.    So I am so thankful I can participate in Michelle's Fellowship of Flowers.

I did the third flower of the month  shown here at the top of  the first two, though I am not crazy about my work.  I am seriously considering changing the black yarn.  I have been trying to ONLY use items in my overwhelming stash so sometimes my choices aren't the greatest.  This time the yarn is too thick.  I will try something different I think, if I can find something I like better.  It won't be too hard to redo I don't think.


The next flower in this series is a daisy and what she has shown us is lovely.  So I will be working on that as soon as I get the felt cut out and supplies gathered.  I think she told us there were 6 flowers in this next set. So we are at the half way point.  I look forward to seeing what she had in mind for us to do with these.

If you are thinking you still might want to get involved with all this be sure to check her blog.  The patterns and instructions and all are just  $35 through Craftsy.  You can also buy supplies from her if you are not  "blessed" with an over abundance of "stuff" already like I am.  Click on the logo on the right side bar.  (no she didn't ask me to do this....  I just happen to believe this is a really good deal and FUN)

Monday, February 10, 2014

A Valentine Tea Cup Tuesday.





Happy Valentines Day

Here are some things I have pulled together to make a fun Valentines Day Tea Party.
The heart above was something I made in an art class a couple of years ago.

I thought I would use PINK this time, not the more traditional Red and White.   This teapot is part of a set I probably featured awhile back.  There is a sugar and creamer that goes with it. AND they each have copper tea cozies.  For this I just chose to include the tea pot.

The mark on the bottom indicates this was made for Forman Family Inc. by the Hall China Co.  After an internet search I think I have learned that it was a restaurant in NYC somewhere.  If you know add a comment.





  Carnations



 Since I was using the pink theme I found this cup and saucer featuring carnations.  And in my china cabinet in the house I found this Aynsley floral... A carnation.  It is apparently the August flower of the month.  I have one of these little porcelain flowers for all the birthday months in our family.

 AND here is the cup and saucer.  It is made by Royal Tuscan. (According to the mark it is part of the Wedgewood Family of china makers.



I hope you will enjoy a cup of tea on Valentines Day.  
And be sure to visit all the other tea parties going on today and tomorrow.   

I hope you are enjoying this weeks Tea Cup Tuesday.   Here are links to some of the other sites.

 http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

http://www.marthasfavorites.com/

 

Rose Chintz Cottage

http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/

 http://www.antiquesandteacups.info/


  http://blog.bernideens.com

 

I hope you will come back here next week for another tea party.  And check with me on Thursday or Friday when I hope to show some progress on my latest Fellowship of Flowers projects.