Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Candy striped Tuesday


This week I really needed a cuppa... we spent last weekend helping DNo 1 and her husband and young son shift house! Need I say more?  It is amazing how much 'stuff' we all accumulate. She had only been living in this house for 6 months and I have been at the farm house for 33 years so I hate to think how I could get all of my junk moved.





I bought two of these pretty cups a couple of years ago with the idea of smashing them up and using them for a mosaic but I just can't seem to bring myself to take to them with the hammer.






































Pretty little daisies always make me smile. When everything else in the garden has finished there are always a bunch of daisies to pick.




























Aren't these little sugar hearts just the cutest things? I'm so glad most of my friends don't take sugar so I can just use these for show LOL! I have used a side plate from my collection of Robert Gordon china which you can see here.




Mr FH picked this old stool up one day when he took the rubbish to the tip (on a farm you have to take your own rubbish to the tip!) so he brought it home for me. It was ugly brown and much higher so I sawed the legs off and painted it pink!




What a happy little spring flower - such pretty colours.





I covered my little tea bag tag with pretty paper - I find them very ugly so I always do this when I have friends coming.


Suzy


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24 comments:

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Suzy :) Such a fun cup to have tea in, and the plate is a nice compliment to the cup & saucer. I have to say that I am lovin' that sweet pink stool!! It's so Pinkalicious!!

Happy Tea Tuesday!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Blondie's Journal said...

You have such a great eye for detail and what please our senses...the sugars, the tea bag paper. It's those little things we do for the people we love. And I love your china, it's fabulous! So is the little table. Nice of the husband to bring it back to you!!

xoxo
Jane

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty is all of your lovely pink. The striped dishes are such fun and I love the little pink stool and flowers. Lovely. Thanks so much for linking to TTT Hugs, Marty

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Suzy!
What a fun post and your photos are darling!
Is that a pink pointsettia you have there?! Such a perfect pink!
I collect little old chippy painted stools and your "tippy" one would be right at home here :-)
I can tell you are a talented creative soul - wrapping your teabags - and a wonderful hostess too!!
I had a nice visit today!!
Hugs,
Lynn

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What an adorable setting! I love the colors and the idea of covering the tea bag tag is just too cute!

Terri said...

Hello Suzi,
What beautiful photographs you take! Your setting is lovely, the cup is playful and pretty at the same time. I am impressed that you cover the tag on the tea!
I think the stool is a fab find and you prettied it up nicely.
Thanks so much for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday.
Hugs,
Terri

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Suzy,
I love your soft pinks! The poinsettia is gorgeous and so is your stool! Love the soft candy sripes of the china too and that little pink sugar heart is darling! I've never seen those before. I love your idea of covering the tea bag tags! Lots of creative spirit here. Thanks for sharing, it's been a real pleasure! Hope you have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Atelier de Charo said...

What a lovely tea time, love the cute stool love the idea to cover the tea bag tag!!!

Hugs
Charo

Doni said...

I am enamored with your words today! Not only the pictures of your lovely tea set, but your words made me smile. As a Texan, we just 'move' from one house to another, but the phrase 'shift house' sounds much more elaborate!!! And what about 'rubish to the tip'!!! That's a new one to me too! Is the tip a dump or something?? Love it!
The pink poinsettia on the floor there is so pretty!! The pinks all go together beautifully. Wish I lived nearby...I'd like to try one of the sugar hearts!!!! (you'd probably need to hide them from me...I'd take two!!) Just kidding, they're precious!
Blessings, Doni

ellen b said...

Oh what a lovely cuppa you created for yourself! Love the little stool you used, too. It really is scary how much stuff we accumulate!

food for thought said...

so cheerful!

Sarah said...

Totally pinkolicious! I'm so glad you didn't take a hammer to these lovely pieces. Stripes are always a winner! Love the entire vignette. I could sit and stay for hours. The little extra touch of covering the teabag tag is a wonderful idea. I think I'm going to do this as a gift for friends. Thanks for the idea. ~ Sarah

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What lovely stripey cups! YUM...tea & shortbread!

Blessings!
Gail

Celly B said...

Your striped china is so fresh, crisp, and pretty! I'm so glad you didn't smash them for a mosaic although, I'm sure it would be lovely, too! The daisies are the perfect complement to your cup of tea!

Mimi said...

Absolutely beautiful china...your photography, too!

Kathleen said...

Oh that is so pretty in pink, perfect for Spring there! Those sugars are too cute, I'd have to smack the chubby little hand that tried to use one, LOL!
I tried to follow, but I can't figure it out!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Very pretty. I love the sugar hearts! The covered tags on the tea bags - very attractive. Pretty dishes.

Carol

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Suzy, love your photos and please do not smash that adorable cup! We have pointsettia up here at Christmas time. Your pink one is so pretty for your springtime room. What a nice hubby you have to bring you a stool like that! I will follow you to hear more of life in Australia! Linda

Barbara said...

Oh, this is just lovely! I have bought dishes for the same purpose and never could smash them. Your daisies set the perfect mood.

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dearest Suzy Q!

Thanks so much for joining in with our tea parties once again this week dear friend!..,

Your lovely tea table arrangement is simply delightful! And those perky, pink stripes with that pink heart sugar, and yummy cookies/ bisquits; I'm loving this weeks post!

I love all of the extra little touches, especially the detail of the tags, your hubby's thoughtfulness and that darling pink stool with the flowers; all of the heartwarming parts!.., Well done; I love it all!..,Beyond charming as always!

I cannot tell you how glad I am to be back to visiting folks at long last!..,It is just so frustratingly hard when I'm far too busy and tired to go beyond just merely posting my blog posts!..,(I'm still very,very busy,and even exhausted, but it's beyond delightful to be back Suzy)!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dearest Suzy Q!

Thanks so much for joining in with our tea parties once again this week dear friend!..,

Your lovely tea table arrangement is simply delightful! And those perky, pink stripes with that pink heart sugar; I'm loving this weeks post!

I love all of the extra little touches, especially the detail of the tags, your hubby's thoughtfulness and that darling pink stool with the flowers; all of the heartwarming parts!.., Well done; I love it all!..,Beyond charming as always!

I cannot tell you how glad I am to be back to visiting folks at long last!..,It is just so frustratingly hard when I'm far too busy and tired to go beyond just merely posting my blog posts!..,(I'm still very,very busy,and even exhausted, but it's beyond delightful to be back dear Suzy)!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Entertaining Women said...

I was unfamiliar with Robert Gordon china...it's beautiful. Thank you for sharing your romantic and lovely design. Cherry Kay

Patricia Torres said...

Gosh.. thats gorgeous... The sugar hearts are so pretty... I know what you mean.. by collecting things.. I feel as though.. the more I clear.. the more grows in my cabinet.. *wink*

paperbutterfly said...

It was wonderful that you took the time to stop in for tea last week. The stripes and daisies just say "Happy to be here" I love the heart shaped sugar. Did you make them? or purchse them? I would love to share them with friends. I am still in catch up mode from my trip but tea is being. Hope you can join the fun!
Have a blessed week.
Pam