WILDFLOWERS excite me ... especially when there's a whole field of beautiful " Queen Anne's Lace, basking in the heat of a midsummer's day. I just had to try to capture the natural beauty of God's garden.
Well, I shall have to ponder this lovely visual gift over a cup of tea with you.lovely Ladies. Won't you please make yourselves comfortable, pick your favourite tea set and help yourself to some tasty dainties.
I thought you might enjoy some of the pictures I took yesterday ... Please do enjoy ..... This delicate wildflower goes by so many different names, such as Wild Carrot, Bishop's Lace and my favorite Queen Anne's Lace.
Which name do you prefer? For now, please allow me to fill your cup with tea, while I share todays teaset with you. ((below)
It's an Ansley duo, that has my captured my attention, especially, since viewing the wildflowers under the canopy of the blue sky... The artist's colours are so calm and relaxing.
Ansley has created millions of beautiful china patterns. I always marvel at the uniqueness of each tea set. This cup has an unusual armature with a squared top, which makes it a very comfortable thumb rest. It's a very friendly little handle, isn't it !!!
( Ha Ha)
The decorative motif is a simple rose, in gold lustre partnered with a periwinkle blue leaf in the background, which I thought was very artistically clever, since the predominate shade is a light teal/aqua on the cup and saucer. Who knows what is seen through the artist's eye ... That tiny whisper of periwinkle greatly enhances the lyrical tone of this teaset.
I did have to smile, when I saw the meandering floral theme complimenting the inside and outside of the cup ... Sweetness plus !!!! ( ha ha)
As in nature, it's the little things that really endear your heart to remember, isn't it !!! I've always felt pleasure in wildflowers and often remember family trips to the lake, where we would wander through the fields in search of blueberries. Most often, it was the tiger lilies and woodland flowers that captured my attention ... although my clothes were often mysteriously stained in a delicious blue, like my teeth
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Little memories bring little gifts and treasures of nature ... Have you ever seen Queen Anne 's lace forming it's intricate seed nest. Here's a picture.
All the seeds drop inside the cradle and then are dispersed into the wind as the cycle of plant ends. Doesn't it remind you of a teacup and saucer ( ha ha) ... Whoa ... my imagination is on the run again!!!
Incidently, "How are you enjoy the " Buckingham Palace tea"? I'm savouring the richness of it's flavour especially with the honey spoons... smooth( yum, yum).
I found them at " Winner's department store. They come in all sorts of flavours, cinnamon, maple, lemon, pomegranate and of course, wildflower. You can have one as a teatime gift if you like, Ladies.
( sip sip)
I almost forgot to give you a peek at the pretty saucer that goes with todays teacup ... I love the way the Ansley Artisan has mimicked nature by molding it with flower petals to rest your teacup on ... Don't you agree that the gold fluted edges ( Ping, Ping ) are the perfect finishing touch.
Some days, I am filled with gratitude for the joyous teatime moments that I spend with you... Today is such a day, in which I am pausing and remembering this relaxing feeling .... " It's a beautiful world " and I am grateful for your kind company.
May every sip of tea be filled with gentle love and the simple appreciation of teatime friendship.
May you move through your day with this awareness of gratitude
TEA TIME sharing with:
Sandi at " Rose Chintz Cottage" ..Tea Time Tuesday (http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.ca)
Terri 's ,Tea Cup Tuesday (http://artfulaffirmation.blogspot.com )
Ruth at Tuesday Cuppa Tea (http://antiquesandteapots.blogspot.com )