Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
We have 12 more days of summer to enjoy : )
My little balcony porch has been such a treat this year.
I will show you next week how it all looks now that
I have added my new painted chairs (a sneak peek in this post...),
table, flowers and cushions.
There is something about porches in the summer
that awaken in me long forgotten memories of childhood.
It is in the smell of the breeze,
and the warmth of the sun kissed pages of a loved book.
Candles at night flickering
Crickets chirping and
Friends and loved ones to chat with.
So priceless to me.
I am so blessed to have my friend Cheryl from England visiting this week.
We have not seen each other for two years!
We had a little sit out on the balcony
and these sweet biscuits she brought over
were a very nice treat...
and clotted cream fudge!
and clotted cream fudge!
Oh and she gave me a sweet cake plate I will share next week.
I am so grateful that she could come to stay.
We have a really good time together.
(The little Bavarian tea pot)
Also today a parcel arrived in the mail from my friend
Dianne Buckley, who is also from England.
She is a watercolor artists, and creates cards as well as paintings.
This is such a lovely card!
And to my great surprise tucked neatly in the envelope was this
wonderful watercolor she painted!
See Emma and Betsy?
They really do look just like that!
And she was very kind to paint me so young! lol!
And put me in my favorite color shirt.
And...put me in Bertha...my tea tent!
I was speechless other than repeating over and over
to my family...
"Oh my!"....."Oh my!"
Thank you so much Dianne
Your honor me with your kindness.
I appreciate both of my friends very much.
I also appreciate each of you!
I would like to take this opportunity to show my appreciation
with a giveaway that will begin today and be added to as we go along.
I love a good giveaway...
My first giveaway will be the sister match to the sweet rosey tea cup above!
She is a new cup made by Grace Tea Ware, in China,
Many of us have Grace tea pots.
This company creates beautiful patterns.
This one is very vintage looking.
I just love it!
I hope you do too.
If you do, just leave a comment that you would like to be entered
into the drawing for the twin of the cup above.
This sweet little apple blossom tea pot was made in Bavaria,
I do not know much about this company and I hope one of you do?
I have had this dear little tea pot for about 18 years.
If you would like to join in Tea Cup Tuesday just link your tea cup
post below. Then Martha and I can come and see your tea cups too : )
Thank you so much for stopping by!