Monday, June 18, 2012

Picking Daisies

"If Friends Were Flowers I'd Pick You"

Hello everyone. I hope you all had a nice weekend. We had beautiful weather here.
 Very unusual weather for this time of year with cool mornings and lower humidity.

I've collected some things together for a little summer tea. An odd mix of china
 and a cottage quilt I made in maybe 2006. I don't know...the years go so fast.

I couldn't find  daisies with yellow centers, so I had to settle for mums with green centers from the grocery store. 

I was happy when I found this daisy plate and a sugar bowl at The Vintage Swag (a little thrifty store in town) When I first got married, I wanted this set of dishes to use for every day but they were too expensive at that time.

When I got married, I carried a bouquet of daisies and my flower girl Shelley, carried a basket of daisies. My bridesmaids dresses were yellow dotted swiss with an empire waist and a band of embroidered daisies as trim around the bodice.

I don't remember where I found this basket door stop but I put it in because it matches the baskets in my quilt. On the bottom is stamped John Wright (cast in USA)

White charger is made in Italy. (Pottery Barn)

This yellow coffee pot also came from The Vintage Swag. (No mark on bottom) 

My Stella Doro day lilies are blooming, so I cut some to make an arrangement in the sugar bowl.

Yellow rose saucer also from The Vintage Swag (doesn't have a mark)

Mark on bottom of cup

The mark on bottom of daisy dishes

Thank you for stopping by and have a great week. 


Lavender Cottage said...

I carried some daisies in my bridal bouquet too Clara. Your tea table is charming, love the quilt. You may not have bought the china with the daisies way back when but at least have one plate to treasure now.

Luna Miranda said...

so warm and welcoming. the patchwork is gorgeous!

Blue Monday

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Beautiful blue!
Good Monday to you!

Mask on a Blue Wall

SmilingSally said...

I think that everyone loves daisies; I sure do.

Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Clara.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a pretty table set for tea! I love the soft yellows and greens against your beautiful quilt. Sweet post! Blessings, Pamela

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

There is nothing more refreshing than a pretty daisy! I love how you have incorporated them in your collage. It makes me want to slow down and make a nice cup of herbal tea.

chubskulit said...

Looks great! I love your music here.

PS. Would you mind following my new blog, where my BLUE post is? Thank you in advance!


Fiona said...

Lovely post Clara.

Love the daisies!

Best wishes


Cynthia said...

Love your yellow, and love the daisies! Very pretty.

Snap said...

Lovely summer tea. I love Daisies ... such a happy flower! I love yellow ... just enough on your table to shine. Your quilt is so pretty as a table cloth. Happy Tea Day!

ellen b said...

Lovely mosaics of your summer tea! Sweet...

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Beautiful post! So cool looking and refreshing! It does speak clearly that summer is here!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Clara,
What a wonderful tea! Everything looks so fresh and pretty. Love the daisy china! I like your green centered mums and I think they look absolutely charming with your china. Thank you for the tea. It was lovely and thank you for coming by to have tea with me. Have a delightful week.


Joy said...

Pretty post! Happy Blue Monday :)

kitty said...

Clara, I love your quilt...beautiful job! I, too, still love daisies! xo

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful and summery daisy tea! So cheerful! That would put a smile on anyone's face!

Laura Smith said...

Instant smile on my face when I saw your china! This pattern was my mom's when she married and we used it growing up. Thankfully she has saved it all-cookie jar and serving dishes included. She also carried daisies in her wedding. Thank you for this post it is lovely!

Betty Stapleton said...

Hi, loved the tea. When I got married, my bridesmaids wore purple dresses -empire waist with the row of daisies. Had a headpiece made out of daisies too and just before the weddding, they started to fall apart. My father in law rushed to the flower shop and they made more.
Our first Christmas my husband went to the local store on the corner and bought me four green daisy mugs. Like yours only green and a little bigger. I was so disappointed (not in the mugs I loved them, but that was it).Later we got the teapot, cream and sugar, don't have them anymore but if I saw them I would buy them. So I really enjoyed your tea, it was dejavue. Thank you for sharing...

Ann said...

That is a charming table set for summer. I adore the quilt no matter what year you made it. I remember wearing dotted swiss--love that fabric. The dishes are so lovely.

Bernideen said...

Daisies are such friendly flowers - that what Meg Ryan said in the "Shop Around the Corner" movie! Lovely post and thanks for linking to Tea In the Garden!

Beth said...

Hi Clara, Love the daisy plates, the daisies, and the daylilies. Your quilt is just beautiful! Your setting for tea today is lovely. Thanks for having me over!
Hugs, Beth

Leah H. said...

Sweet and lovely BLUES!

Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

janice15 said...

Always such sweet table items...I like the Yellow fiesta ware...and I love the daisy...I had saw a creamer and sugar bowl on ebay and was thinking to buy it....nice setting ...have a great day with love Janice

romance-of-roses said...

This was a very sweet post. I too like daisies and my son always gives me bouquets of daisies for occasions. I like the softness of your yellow items. Hugs...Lu

Denise said...

Hi Clara! We are at Sandi's Tea. I love the darling quilt tablecloth! Your tea table is a delight with the daisies and yellow touches. I remember dotted swiss fabric! Denise

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I love this post - the teacup, quilt and flowers all come together to make such a welcoming picture. I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Terri said...

What a perfectly set summer tea table! I love all the yellow and white. I enjoyed hearing about your wedding must have been married in the 70s?
Yellow dotted swiss.......*swoon*

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a darling tea you given us! I just love the daisys and your china to match. I enjoy the daisys in my gardens and let them reseed freely. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Nothing says summer like daisies. I really like your dishes, what fun. A couple of years ago I found three water glasses painted with daisies. I'm now down to one. I claim that to be my ice tea glass. It's hard to find the vintage daisy dishes and glasses now. I love them.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love the Fiesta ware you used today. Everything looks so welcoming. Your vintage daisies dishes are wonderful. I have that pattern in pink. I for got all about it. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Jann Olson said...

Hi Clara, this is such a sweet setting for tea. I love the quilt you made. It looks so old fashioned. I am an addicted quilter myself. The daisy dishes are such a great find and I love the other pieces that you have thrown in. I too love daisies. My Shasta daisies are so huge this year they look more like a bush. Just in bud and almost ready to bloom. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I had been by a couple weeks back on your More Pink Daisies post for Pink Saturday. I mentioned your blog on my Pink Saturday post this weekend. As I gathered your url's I fell in love w/you quilt, yellows, basket and everything. Beautiful post! Jenn

Donna said...

How beautiful. Your table setting is absolutely lovely. I carried a bouquet of daisies when I got married too!


Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Daisies are the perfect summer flower! I love how you've paired them with these beautiful sunny dishes!
I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Beverly said...

Clara, I have to tell you that I love this post. You might be surprised, but yellow is my absolute favorite color. And, yellow and pink is my favorite color combination.

My grandmother had those dishes, and I remember loving them, too.

And, guess what! I wore yellow and carried daisies in one of the weddings in which I was a bridesmaid.♥

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love to hear from you. ~Clara~