Monday, November 26, 2012

Final tea time in November 2012

November is coming to a close.  Because we were in the Syracuse area for Thanksgiving we were able to go to the Syracuse Regional Market.  It is one of my favorite flea markets. It was a snowy day but it didn't stop the dealers and it didn't slow down the customers.
        I was a little surprised to find some veggies still available and still looking good.  Even some mushrooms this time.

And of course I had to visit the local coffee bar for a great cuppa.

  And this week I was very happy and lucky to be able to find not ONE but TWO nice cup and saucer sets.  I am going to show one this week and save the other for next week.

This particular cup and saucer didn't have a design name or number.  But it was from Regency Bone China Company.  The thing that impressed me the most was how it resembled Old Country Roses.  It would look fine at a tea party using  that china I imagine.

 And the pretty gold edges really dresses it up I think.

Before I discovered the Royal Chelsea of a few weeks ago I hadn't really thought about all the cup and saucers that were rimmed with beautiful gold.  But lately I seem to be finding them everywhere.
And this is a beautiful example!
Here is the mark, fairly plain with not much information included.

I hope you enjoyed the quick trip to the flea market and this weeks cup and saucer choice.

After you visit my post today be sure to check out  these other tea posts.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Getting Ready for A Ticket to Venice

Last Sunday I told you about the upcoming class I will be taking called A Ticket to Venice.  It is still a couple of weeks away but wanted to keep my promise of showing you work I did on another Mary Ann Moss class called Full Tilt Boogie.
This was making a journal learning to sew signatures together to create the book.

Here are a few pictures of the first journal I created in the FTB class.

 I used an old journal cover.  Added some floral scrapbooking paper and used some vintage fabric and buttons to make the binding.

I then created 8 signatures out of paper from scrapbooking supplies, old pages from empty journals, water color paper and what ever else I had on hand at the time.

 I decided I wanted to create a photo album out of this journal, using pictures of my home, my gardens, my cats and some pictures I had taken on some of my travels.
Here are a couple of layouts I created from shots from my garden.  In the first one I added some cute little cards with butterflies and flowers.  Inside the cards I wrote commentary on the pictures.  Sort of makes it interactive.
The second spread shows some pictures of my garden taken one spring.
Come back next Sunday for a look at another Full Tilt Boogie journal I created.

Hope seeing these will make you curious about Mary Ann Moss and her classes and maybe make you want to sign up for one.