Friday, February 21, 2014

Teacups And Pink Camellias

The flowers of late winter
and early spring occupy places
in our hearts well out of
proportion to their size.
~Gertrude S. Wister
Hello everyone,  How was your week? Mine was great.
We had beautiful weather here, sunny and in the seventies.
Just last week we had a severe ice storm. It damaged many
of our trees and left us without power. We we're so
lucky to have a gas fireplace which kept us warm
thru the outage.
One of my favorite flowers that blooms at this time
of year is the Camellia Japonica. This one is a formal
double and I love it's gorgeous pink color.
I thought this color looked pretty with some
of my tea cups so I played with my camera
a little bit. China, flowers and pearls look
so romantic together.
Camellia oracle of winter bliss
You are the promise of springs renewal
Midst the slumbering landscape
Like winters splendid jewel
 Your miracle of life
So delicate and so sweet
You adorn Victorian homes
Upon these earthly streets

The beauty of your elegance
Your fragile blossom lingers
The softness of your petals
Pass through my waiting fingers
 I celebrate your symmetry
Your absolute perfection
Creation of that Life divine
You are but God's reflection

You are a life long lesson
A song that's ever sung
From the deepest winter spell
You bring forth the morning sun


Thank you for stopping by.


Michelle Pitts said...

Teacups and can never go wrong...just gorgeous. thank you for sharing...HPS Michelle

janice15 said...

Just beautiful... I love everyone of them tea cups and flowers.. and I have some pink Camellia's in my Garden too and they are pinks.. I saw some pretty white ones the other day.. with love Janice

LV said...

Love that gorgeous bloom. Wish I had some of them in Texas.

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful photos- teacups and roses and you can't go wrong, Clara. Happy weekend to you- xo Diana

Jenn R. said...

I so enjoyed your pink post. Wonderful sentiments and beautiful photos. Well done! Haven't been by in a long while, nor participated in Pink Saturday for just as long. Happy Pink Saturday!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Camelias are such perfect flowers! They are absolutely as precious as your china teacups.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

So good you had a fireplace to keep you warm ! Love the color of the flower and your teacups.
Happy P.S.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Lovely treats ! HPS....

Sylvia said...

Beautiful Cups, love the pinks.

Beverly said...

Clara, your photos are stunning. I love camellias. We have five rather large camellias on one side of our house. I always think of Emily Whaley when I see camellias.

Happy Pink Saturday, my friend.♥

Ruthie Miller said...

Good morning Clara,
How fortunate you are to have lovely camellias. That flower you show is so exquisite. Dare I say, it almost doesn't look real~it is so perfect. So pretty with your china and pearls. Great photography and words to accompany them.
Happy Day, Ruthie from Lady B's Time for Tea

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful post. Love the soft pink of the camellia.

podso said...

The color of your rose is exquisite. You have photographed it so beautifully with your teacup and saucer!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The peach camellia matches the one teacup perfectly. I'm glad you had a gas fireplace to keep warm while your power was out, ours would be our saving grace too in the same predicament.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty pinks, the teacups and flowers are lovely. Have a happy week ahead!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautiful post, Clara! I love the colour of the camelia and it goes so sweetly with your amazing teacups. I always enjoy your poetry and your photos are simply lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us and joining me for tea. Have a beautiful day.


Ruth Weston said...

I love camellias. Used to live in a warmer climate where we grew them. They are so beautiful! Love your pretty teacups...romantic indeed. We actually had a dusting of snow...unusual for us. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Beth said...

Your images are really beautiful, Clara. I love the camellias and wish they were hardy in my area. You showed many lovely teacups too and I like the one you chose as your header photo. It's a stunner!

Snap said...

So pretty in pink! I love camellias and yours is gorgeous. Combined with all your pretty teacups -- stunning teascapes. Happy Tea Day!

Deborah Montgomery said...

that camellia is so perfect. I agree, tea, flowers and pearls are such a beautiful combination. Love your pictures.

Beth Laverty said...

Pretty, pretty teacups. And they look lovely with the flowers and pearls. What fun you were having.

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, Yes to pink and tea cups and pearls! That would make a lovely name for a Blog. Your blog is really pretty, You have really good taste!
Loved the photos...
The flower was so pretty!
Blessings, Roxy

Veronica Roth said...

Those are beautiful tea cups Clara and I agree they go so well with pink camellias and pearls. I completely agree with Gertrude Wister because I keep running around the garden looking at my aconites and snowdrops and willing the crocuses on. Oh my goodness they are so precious. I think though, that by the time my pink camellias bloom, I might be over the precious winter blooms stage and the millions of blossoms will become a nuisance as they fall all over the ground and front No...just kidding. I love my pink camellias. Hope your week is shaping up to be a great one. :)

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Clara: Love all your beautiful tea cups. The last one is my favorite. You are right camelllias are just perfect. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Terri said...

Hello Clara,
Did you put up a new header? Or did I miss it last time? I love it! It is really gorgeous. Your tea cups today are a treat to see. The Camellia is so beautiful! Delicate beauty!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your tea cups are so beautiful and delicate. I've never noticed some of the flowers on the cups look like camellias! They are blooming here in Florida now, too....lovely!

Joy said...

I do love pink camellias, and they are so pretty with your teacups.

Susan Clayton said...

Perfect verse and photos they complement each other perfectly. Very enjoyable post. Happy Teacup Tuesday! Angels to you!

Southern Style Southern Charm said...

Beautiful china. What is the name of the pattern of the first one in your post (blue floral)? Very pretty. Kathy

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