Monday, March 16, 2015

SHARING A PANSY BEAUTY for "Friends Sharing Tea"



Good morning dear blogging friends and
 welcome to "Friends Sharing Tea".

A couple weekends back we went on a buying trip and I found some wonderful cups and saucers at a really good price to sell at my shop.  After putting them out to sell, I immediately sold three because they were hand painted and really old and perfect.  I did keep this pansy one which is a  Paragon which as you know is stamped by appointment to the Queen.



  It is hand painted and lovely.  I am not usually drawn to the style with the design in the cup but the moment I laid my eyes on this one - I was in love!



and hand painted:




Today is "Friends Sharing Tea" which means that you are invited to participate if you are a tea blogger.  I am also sharing a couple little books I adore.  Aren't we ready for spring?


And a precious Victorian Valentine:


We are having some incredibly warm weather here in Colorado and the bulbs are popping out of the ground.  I am not sure how this is going to work if we still get some snow this spring which is what usually happens.   Even last year we had some snow in early May.



I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who participate in this weekly blog party.  



I hope your week is lovely and you take time to enjoy some tea! I will be sharing at other blog parties:


28 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, what a darling teacup, Bernideen! I can see why you fell in love with it. Such a pretty setting today. I know CO. is having beautiful weather because my son just flew there yesterday to give a talk at the university this week. We are dressed up like Eskimoes here while he could wear shorts there if he wanted to. Amazing to me the weather between the two places! Enjoy your weather and thank you for joining me for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Ruth W said...

Hi Bernideen...I can see why you kept that one! Lovely! And the books look wonderful! Thanks for hosting and for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your hand painted, stamped pansy teacup is simply stunning! I didn't know about the history of Paragon teacups. I also love your sweet books that you shared with us. Thank you so much for hosting your tea party. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your teacup is absolutely stunning...and looks so awesome nestled amongst your other pretty pansy decor, Bernideen! Thanks for hosting! Hugs!

Snap said...

Wow! Bernideen! I can see why you kept this teacup. It is gorgeous. Paragon is the best! Happy Tea Day and thanks for hosting!

Millie said...

Pansies are one of my favorite flowers, so I love that cup and saucer.

NanaDiana said...

I would have kept that pansy one, too! It is gorgeous. There is nothing sweeter in the spring than those little pansy faces nodding and smiling at you. That china provides the same smile for me. xo Diana

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The hand painted teacup is lovely Bernideen. I'm looking forward to pansies in the garden this spring.
Thanks for hosting your tea gathering.

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a gorgeous teacup! I would have held onto it too. And the books look so nice with it.
I hope you keep having nice weather as I'm heading out that way in a few weeks. No snowstorms please! :)

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Your Paragon pansy teacup is absolutely beautiful! The hand painting is exquisite. I'm becoming more and more of a fan of Paragon. I can see why you kept it. Our temps were quite warm during the weekend and my purple pansies were drooping.
Thanks for sharing and celebrating the beginning of spring! Have a wonderful week. ~Nora

Janneke said...

I understand why you fell in love with this handpainted cup and saucer, it is just gorgeous. I'm really fond of all violet and pansy pictures.

CatTales said...

Such a beautiful and colorful cup and saucer. I love the different photos of vignettes you have shared. Georgia is enjoying sunshine and 82 degrees today!

Margie said...

What a gorgeous teacup! I love the purple pansies and Paragon is one of my favourite China makers.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your teacup today is so beautiful! I love pansies and your book looks so pretty too! I can't wait for spring and your post puts me in a springish mood! Thank you for hosting Tea Time today! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Karen

Tea in Texas said...

So glad you shared your beautiful pansy cup and saucer! This so beautiful for this time of year! The pansies have bloomed beautiful this winter and the rain has really has helped all the Spring blossoms. I always enjoy linking up with you and thabks for hosting! We also have enjoyed shopping for china treasures. We found Royal Albert Chelsea Bird china set today at a new antique mall in Richardson! Hope you and your husband have a great week! I love to see your beautiful china and think of our visit several years ago!

Thanks ,
Pam

Martha's Favorites said...

That is one of the most beautiful tea cups I have ever seen. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Blessings, Martha

doodles n daydreams said...

That is a very pretty cup. A lot of intricate work and all hand painted - wow!

Diana

Beth @ Conversations from my House said...

I dearly love Pansies and have several cups and saucers adorned with them but have never seen this beauty. Thanks for sharing.

relevanttealeaf said...

Your pansy theme this week is lovely, and I don't blame you for keeping that beautiful teacup for yourself! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The Charm of Home said...

Gorgeous teacup! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Mom Wald said...

Your cup just may be to precious to use. Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Carrie said...

Hi Bernideen! That pansy teacup is gorgeous! It makes for some terrific pictures. I can see why it swayed you, even if you usually aren't into the designs in the cup. Sometimes those teacups make the pretest pictures though :). Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What a gorgeous cup you shared, and I enjoyed all of the link ups that featured "Irish" cups with shamrocks on them. I recently unearthed a teacup that I had forgotten all about and hadn't seen in about a dozen or so years, so it's time for another teacup blog post.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, I wasn't familiar with Paragon. Always learn something here! Pansies are such a "happy" flower, this cup would be especially cheering during a long winter.

Lady Linda said...

I love all your teacups. So pretty. I have the same Language of Flowers book. You do such a lovely job with your blog. I got my new laptop today, so hope I can really get back into blogging.
Hugs

Liz Hockamier said...

Hello!
Love that beautiful teacup!!! AND I have that same book ... The Language of Flowers. A lovely ssetting!
~Liz

janice15 said...

One of my favorites Pansy's... They are the sweetest love your sweet tea cup.. very dear post Happy Spring with love Janice

Angela McRae said...

I can totally see why you were smitten with this particular teacup. It is magnificent, and the vignette you created is perfect for it!