It's just the Balloon Lady and me, enjoying a morning cup of tea ... So Welcome !!!!! I'm reminiscing over the brilliant moments of Autumn while gazing at my gladiolas
How resplendid those elegant flowers look in that old pickle jar( Ha Ha)...I just couldn't find a vase tall and large enough to cradle the lofty stems , so I had to improvise in order to save them from naughty Jack Frost, who has been nibbling about lately.
Look at those pretty blossoms gathered around this handsome saucer. Yes, I think that the cup is a girl and the saucer a boy (ha ha) since there seems to be quite a bit of charming design chatting up from this saucer. I love that art deco type edging too !!!
While most pottery is difficult to date the Johnson Brother's collections, fortunately, have a reference guide available to locate and date your teaset pattern. Their guide is broken down into separate chapters based on shape or pattern of the china. There are three major plate shapes, scalloped, coupe and smooth rim. If you have a plate with a scalloped edge then you would proceed to the chapter marked scalloped edge,
where you would see hundreds of illustrations to assist in identifying your china. The reference guide also includes information such as the pattern name, number and history or production date. I was however unable to identify the " Pareek " name which I thought might have some significant value...If you know anything about this label ..Please do kindly pass it on as I'm so curious about it .
HMMM... Excuse me while a take another sip of my Earl Grey , the bouquet is quite intoxicating.
Plus taking a little sip break allows me to enjoy the abundant gifts that Autumn has shared in the garden. The gladiolas are still blooming amidst the cool temperatures. These elegant looking flowers are one of my favourites.
As a child I used to visit an elderly gentleman. who exclusively grew, hundreds of gladiolas. Every Spring and Fall I would watch him lovingly tend to the plants and for that happy childhood past-time , I always received a glass a milk and two freshly baked cookies.( Ha Ha)..So of course I visited quite often.
Childhood past-times often rub off and I quess , my love of this beautiful flowers is one of those childhood tributes... The brilliance of colour on these 36-48 inch stems, certainly sets the yard ablaze with happiness. ( Below) The sun was shining from the window onto the blossoms giving them a golden aura. Isn't Autumn Beautiful !!!
Drinking my morning tea with the Balloon Lady and you has been so relaxing... Sometimes, it is nice to just drift away... So let go of a few balloons today and enjoy the colour of life , my Friends
Thanks for your kind visits.
I'm sending you all ...
" A HUG IN A CUP "
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