Sunday, April 14, 2013

Teacups and Flowers

"When April scatters charms of primrose gold
Among the copper leaves in thickets old,
And singing skylarks from the meadows rise,
To twinkle like black stars in sunny skies;

When I can hear the small woodpecker ring
Time on a tree for all the birds that sing;
And hear the pleasant cuckoo, loud and long --
The simple bird that thinks two notes a song."

- William Henry Davies, April's Charms

Good morning everyone. How was your weekend?
It was beautiful here Saturday and I went to the garden
center and picked up some white Azaleas. They will look so
pretty planted along with my pink ones. I also picked up
a couple more Hydrangea. They are the Endless Summer
variety and those will be planted with the three native
variety, I already have. Today I'm featuring some of my
teacups and pink carnations.

teacup doesn't have a mark. saucer is marked Austria.

The pearls belonged to my MIL.

 I found this teacup at a thrift store and the little saucer is Lefton China.

Teacup Sphinx Exclusive Japan
saucer is French china T&V

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely week.


Aud said...

So gorgeous teacups you are viewing. Especially liked the first one with roses.

Carol L McKenna said...

So elegant and divine flowers and teacups ~ Beautiful photography for Mosaic Monday ^_^

Lavender Cottage said...

Some pretty teacups in your collection Clara, and displayed elegantly.

Snap said...

Clara, you have some lovely teacups and I like the bling, too!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely teacups and pretty pink flowers. Lovely images! Have a happy week ahead!

A Garden of Threads said...

Putting a flower in a teacup seems to elevate its' beauty. Gorgeous photos.

podso said...

So pretty. I like the flower on the teacup!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You always show tea cups that I've never seen or even imagined...each one very beautiful. Enjoy your week!

Jennelise said...

Hello! Thankyou for stopping by my blog and for your kind comment! I love your photos - that pink flower in the pedestal teacup is just beautiful! Take care!

The French Hutch said...

Your teacups are lovely and I love your vignettes with flowers and pearls. Happy Spring Clara.....

The French Hutch

Lorrie said...

You have some lovely and unique teacups. The one on the saucer from China looks as though it's on its own pedestal. How elegant it is. Your teacups must give you a lot of pleasure.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

That carnation has such pretty colours: your pictures are lovely.

Stephanie said...

Your tea cups and saucers are truly charming, Clara. I love the way you displayed them with the carnation and pearls. Have a lovely day!


Diann said...

What lovely teacups! the vignette with the flowers are so pretty and soft!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such pretty teacups, Clara, and you have displayed them so elegantly with the carnation and pearls! I do love carnations and yours looks perfect sitting in the cups. Thank you for coming to tea at my Cottage and have a beautiful day.


Gardening in a Sandbox said...

How pretty to add a flower to your elegant teacups. Valerie

Veronica Roth said...

Love your tea cups Clara and love the way that red edged carnation bloom looks in them. Actually, I'm so happy that carnations seem to be making a resurgence. Love their spicy scent. Very pretty. :)

Terri said...

Hello Clara, stunning post today! Such beauty with the flowers in the tea cups! I love mixing up flowers with china. They work so well together. Your tea cups are all so lovely.


Diana Taylor said...

You have the most exquisite teacups - absolutely beautiful photos too - I love the flower in the cups, it really is a lovely way to display them.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lovely post. Your teacups are so beautiful. Your pictures capture their beauty.

Jocelyn @

Martha's Favorites said...

Love the tea cups you shared today. The pedestal one is my favorites. I grow Carnations as well, I love the color of yours. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What beautiful teacups, Clara- and I love how you mix and match so perfectly to make loveliness!

I don't do well with Azaleas, not sure, only tried once - but my MIL has gorgeous hot pinks ones and I love if I am visiting her when they are in bloom, so gorgeous.

Glad you are adding such pretty flowers (more) to your garden!

Happy tea Tuesday!!

Bernideen said...

What a lovely collection of teacups - really pretty ones!

I can't wait to be in the garden too!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What pretty teacups, Clara! It will be a long while before I can garden. We got 12 inches of snow over the weekend! Have a wonderful week!

Pondside said...

I love pretty cups and saucers too. You've displayed yours so prettily.
I look forward to seeing photos of the azaleas and hydrangeas in bloom in a few months.

Micupoftea~ said...

So lovely, Clara! Azaleas are just a delight in the garden. We used to have two azalea trees. Have fun gardening and enjoy your tea time :)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Elegant beauty!

LV said...

Enjoyed seeing your lovely assortment of teacups.

Tami Kenner said...

I never grow tired of seeing beautiful teacups. Just perfect.
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Riet said...

I love the teacups and flowers. You make such fine photo's, I love them.
Happy pink Saturday

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Lovely, lovely pink! Happy Pink Saturday!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your teacups and pearls are so pretty together. Perfect for spring!

Ruthie Miller said...

I see pink, I see flowers, I see Pretty!!
Ruthie from:

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