Monday, November 1, 2010

The Pansies are blooming

Pansies have such happy little faces don't you think?? They look like they are smiling. Here is Australia the pansies are blooning everywhere - mine not so good due to lack of water but never the less quite pretty.

My Mum made this pretty tea cosy many years ago and it was just perfect for today's table with the pansies on top.

A simple white teapot and cup and saucer were all that were needed with the beautiful cosy.

DNo 1 bought me this pretty cloth from Belgium when she was living in London - blue really isn't my colour so I don't use it that often but it is very pretty.

The pretty china painted plate was a gift to me from my mother a couple of Christmas's ago - her friend had painted it for me.

These pretty side plates allow the flowers on the cloth to show through a little. Once again I have used my Donna Hay sugar sticks - what will I do when they have all gone??

 Just how cute are these pansies???



KathyB. said...

I have to say, knitted and crocheted tea cozies are not my thing, but the tea cozy your mother made is wonderful! I would wrap any teapot on my tea table in that cozy gladly, of course blue IS my thing.Oh, I would love to have a family member make me such things. You are blessed.

Bookie said...

What a sweet tea cozy! It is so pretty and perfect for this place setting. Everything looks so inviting with its calm shades and hand done pieces.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

What beautiful things!
And blue is totally my thing, so I'm loving this


PS. I'm having a giveaway ending today -- check it out if you're interested in a set of silver teapot teaspoons!

Unknown said...

I love how happy pansies are! Your crocheted tea cozy is simply gorgeous :)


Terri said...

Suzy, your table is set beautifully. I love your white tea cups, they are simply lovely and go well with any colors. The tea cozy your mum made is amazing! I love it. I have recently become interested in making some myself, only from cloth. I wish I could crochet like your mum!
Thank you so much for sharing with us today.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Suzy,
Your pansies are so pretty! Mine are just about done for another season. I do think pansies are such happy little flowers; much like daisies, in my opinion! Love the tea cozy your mother made you; it's darling! What a lovely tea today! I would love to find some sugar sticks here. They are so fun! Pretty blues! Thanks for sharing and Happy Tea Tuesday.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Stunning. What a soft and romantic setting. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your tea cozy. Gorgeous. Your dishes and accessories are just perfect. So inviting and pretty. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Suzy...

Ohhh...your pansies and pansy tea table is sooo beautiful! It just seems so funny that ya'll are just now entering into spring...and here in the US we're in autumn. It's delightful to see some fresh flower blooms!!! My friend, your tea cozy is gorgeous! Your mom is a talented lady! Ohhh...and the hand painted plate...sooo beautiful!!! I also just adore your beautifully embroidered tea cloth...I love that! All such sweet gifts! Thank you for sharing them with us today...such a treat, my friend!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Princesa Nadie said...

I love your crochet pansies!
Happy Tea Cup Tuesday

Pellie / Penny said...

What a wonderful tea table you set. Your tea cozy is awesome.


Unknown said...

I have that same tea set! Actually I have 2 sets of 4 dinner sets and a tea set for 4 with teapot coffee pot sugar bowl and creamer. Love the tea cosy I don't have any of those!

Lady Katherine said...

I just love the cozy your Mom made, how wonderful it looks with the pansy's and the lovely table cloth! I adore blue. lol Don't you just love white teacups! How wonderful we can use them with any color! Love the dishes too. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time. I have to smile when you mention your hay sugar sticks. I did find them online, but have not ordered any! I keep forgetting! lol

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow! I love that tea cozy. It is so pretty. It goes so well with your tea cups today. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha