Friday, February 28, 2014

More Fellowship of Flowers


Fellowship of Flowers continues but I have also had time to work on or finish up a few other projects lately.  Since it keeps on snowing and being awfully cold I stay inside and work on fun projects.

A month or more ago I showed you a scarf I was crocheting.




 I have finally finished it.  I was trying to use up some yarn I bought a few years ago.  The basic scarf was regular wool yarn.  At the same time I had bought some decorative yarn, eyelash I think they call it, and I mixed that in a bit.  Also I am making the fringe with that yarn mixed with the last of the wool yarn

.  So when I say it is finished....  well I still want to add more fringe but basically it is done.  I will do that when I have some time watching TV.



On Wednesday of this week Michelle showed us the final flower of the month AND the Feb. project. Wow is all I can say.  It is a beautiful table topper.  I really want to do this one so have to get busy and finish up.  In addition to the flowers there will be 7 bumble bee motifs.


If you want to see the project you can click on the Fellowship of Flowers link.  Mine will be a bit different only because my colors are a bit different.  I hope to be able to show you my finished project in a couple of weeks.  I have gotten the bees and the final flower ready to start the embellishment.  I do hope I can get them well on their way over the weekend.

Here is the flower I finished this week.....

Come back next Tuesday for Tea Cup Tuesday and I hope to have more to show on the Fellowship of Flowers project either next Thursday or Friday.  See you then.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Tea Cup Tuesday, a visit to a flea market

The last Saturday of the winter months here in our area there is a flea market we like to attend.  I showed a few things I found last month.  This month I concentrated  on all of the cups and saucers I found there. I thought they might make a nice Tea Cup Tuesday post. There were quite a few at this sale even considering this isn't an area where I normally find them.


The first group I found was these pretty little Japanese "Pedestal style" cup and saucer sets.  One set even had little legs instead of a pedestal.


 Another table had these Royalty items.  The mug was from Charles and Diana's wedding. Nothing real special as they were available in every shop during that time.  The cup and saucer and plate were made by Royal Winton at the time of Queen Elizabeth's coronation.  I used to collect these kind of items and would have purchased the Elizabeth set but have to admit I don't collect them anymore.




 One table had a grouping of tea pots.  Just about any style you might have wanted.  Too bad I REALLY don't need anymore.



 These three sets are Royal Albert.
 I neglected to check the Marks so can't give you names.  I think the one with the Poinsettia "may" be called Yuletide.  If you know more please add to the comment section.

And this set is a design with Holly though I couldn't tell you its real name either.    I spent some time at the Royal Albert site on line but didn't find it either.


This final cup and saucer this week is an earlier one from a  Royal Albert flower of the month series.  This is "Holly", number 12 in that series.  From what I can learn it is probably from the 1940s or maybe the 50s.   I loved the detail on this one.
 

And here is the mark.

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 will show you some progress on my latest Fellowship of Flowers projects and a picture of a UFO that is now "finished".