Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Blue & White Toile & Transferware

I was looking through my files today trying to
clean things up a bit as I have way too many
photos saved.
However, I found these photos that I
took awhile ago for my
Afternoon Tea book and
didn't use so I thought
you might enjoy seeing them.

                                                                     As many of you know, I am a bit
                                                                    of a dishaholic.
                                                                  I love transferware in all colors.

                                                             I collect it mainly at thrift shops or yard sales.

                                                                   However, a few pieces were new
                                                                   like the ones above.
                                                                      Toile is another favorite of mine ~
                                                                      whether it is fabric or wallpaper.

                                                                        Antique sugar bowl.
                                                             Well, that is a few of my blue and white
                                                                        transferware and toile. Someday, I will
                                                                        show off some of my other collections.

                                                                                              Thank you for visiting,


Monday, October 27, 2014

A Beautiful Book and Tea Time


                                                       I hope you had a lovely weekend.
                                                       We were invited to a family brunch,
                                                       and a birthday celebration for my brother
                                                       and I also was invited to a lovely afternoon
                                                       Today, my tea time is a blue and
                                                       white theme and again a mix of
                                                       patterns. Blue and white always
                                                       looks so crisp and fresh.

                                                         With my tea I have a beautiful
                                                          new book that was an amazing
                                                         gift from a fellow gardener and
                                                         photographer all the way from
                                                             When this beautiful book arrived in the mail
                                                             everything stopped as I made a cup of tea
                                                             and sat down to enjoy it all.

                                                                My photos of the book do not do it
                                                                justice but you can see more on
                                                                Helen's beautiful blog or on her Pinterest
                                                                It is amazing to me that even though we are
                                                                 so far apart we have many of the same plants
                                                                in our gardens and even the same color preferences.

                                                                     I love her greenhouse.
                                                                Helen grows beautiful roses.
                                                                  Lovely peonies too!
                                                                  Inside Helen also shares my love for linens and lace.
Her photography is so beautiful!

perennials and roses                           Source: Helen Fredholm on pinterest 

Dense with Cottage garden plants

                     These are better examples of the quality of her
                        photos then my shots of the book ~ via pinterest.

Now, if only we lived closer I am
  sure we would enjoy many tea times together!
Thank you so much Helen for this most
 beautiful gift~ I will treasure it always!
You can visit Helen on her blog  Fredholm where
she shares more beautiful photos from her
home and garden. You can even order a
copy of this beautiful book from her if
you like.

                                                    Now a couple of shots of my very enjoyable
                                                    afternoon tea with a new friend who has
                                                    an amazing collection of beautiful china and quilts
                                                    and all things lovely!

                                              Reminds me of a Downton Abbey tea time.

                                             I felt very pampered! Thank you so much for
                                             a lovely tea and visit !

                                                            Hope you have a great day!