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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Joyful July Giveaway Winners!

After printing out all 131 entries, removing the double entries and then placing the remainders in a hat....

(drum roll please............)

I am happy to announce that the winners of my giveaway are...... 

 This sweet tea cup will travel to.....

Brenda From Down Memory La La Lane!!!

The pineapple  quartz earrings will wing their way to.....

 Joann at the Vintage Dragonfly!!!

And the free online Domino Class goes to.......

Sharon From Livewire Jewelry!!!
( Sharon, please e-mail me your e-mail)

As always, I am wishing I had a present for each and everyone of you! I appreciate you all so much, for your visits and your lovely comments. You all encourage me so much! I am so lucky to get to know you here in Bloglandia. 

I hope your July was Joyful
and that your August is full of beauty : )
btw...Happy August!

Thank you All!


Monday, July 30, 2012

Tea Cup Tuesday-Cheerful Violets

Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
It has been a long hot summer,
and tea has been a lovely occasion during many cooling rains
and thunderous storms.

What could be more cheerful than a cup full of violets?

...and a paper thin cup...

 ...made of hand painted porcelain?

...and cheery upright cups with pretty leaves of gold...

...with a mesmerizing fanciful handle...

and a frilly romantic a cup.

...a stack of cheerful summer memories...

...violets strewn here and there....

.....just waiting to ease your day with a cup of delicious.....

....and aromatic....


And just in time too...a new storm system is brewing!

I hope you are all having a good summer season,
that you are all well,
and that you are enjoying life.


....to join in, just create a post with your tea cup in it, and come back here to link up that post to Linky Tools below. Martha and I make the rounds each week to everyone's tea post and truly enjoy or visits!
Make sure you visit my co-host Dear Martha...she is a sweetie,
and has many gorgeous sets of tea cups to share.

My JoyFull July Giveaway ends Wednesday!!!
I will be picking the winners on tonight (Tuesday the 31st)
So if you have not yet entered just go Here to see the prizes and to comment!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Prayers For All

May All Feel Love


May All Find Peace



May All Experience Joy...

From Within



Monday, July 23, 2012

Summertime Tea

Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
I am so glad you are here today.
I have received so many lovely and encouraging comments from you all...
It really does a heart good!
: )
So thank you all so very much!

The beautiful flowers above reside in the sunny yellow cup below...

Doesn't it just sing "SUMMER TIME!"

The saucer has a sweet grouping of flowers and a lightly scalloped edge.

This little demitasse was a gift from sweet Kim at Tabby's Place.
She surprised me out of the blue! And I have been enjoying it ever since.
Thank you again Kim!
This adorable cup just fits in my hand.

It was made at the Potteries in Longton, England, where so much of the English china was made. The company that made it was Tuscan, and it was manufactured as early as 1947, but maybe as late as 1969. The Tuscan company eventually became part of the Wedgwood group.
It is such a bright and pretty cup!
I just love it!

This chintz tea cup also speaks of summertime....

With it's cheery collection of wildflowers strewn all over the thin porcelain...
this pretty cup wishes to be used in afternoon teas out of doors,
preferable under a lovely old shade tree...

This set was manufactured by the Rosina China Co... a company from
Longton, Stoke on Trent, England...sometime after 1952.

Summer time teas are perfect when the temperature has cooled down
after a thunderstorm, and every thing smells clean and fresh in the garden.....
Thank you so much for stopping by for Tea Cup Tuesday!
If you would like to join in and share a tea cup of yours,
just go and create your post with your tea cup in it,
then come back here and fill in the blanks with Linky Tools below : )

8 more days until I pick winners for my Joyful July Giveaway!
If you haven't already commented to enter, just go HERE to do so,
you only need to be a follower to enter.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Sewing for Fun and Healing

Hello All!
Happy Friday!

Last week I decided that Yes I did want to create a slip cover for my
gorgeous (orange) couch, that doesn't seem to match with anything!
I have been dreaming about how nice it would look
in my art room in a soft white to match my rose adorned curtains
(see header, right side)...
So that is what I have been doing for 4 days, and I am almost done!

I watched a few YouTube videos and got the general idea,
then just winged it from there...
So far so good! I have finished sewing the liner and the top slipcover,
and have even finished the ruffle.
Just a few more touches and I will share a "before" and "after" photo. 

It was a big job, but not near as bad as I thought it would be,
and boy does it feel good to start a project and not stop until it is done : )

This is what is on my table now...
Three more prayer flags for a swap at Creative Lenna.
I have dyed some lace, dyed some fabric, used some old tea bags, some beads, 
and I still have the sewing and final embellishments to do.
Creating these flags is very enjoyable...contemplating the prayer, thinking good thoughts
around healing and peace....all feels very GOOD. 
Thank you so much Lenna for an opportunity to partake in such a fine swap!

What are you creating this weekend ?

Thank you so much for stopping by!

10 more days until I pick winners for my Joyful July Giveaway!
If you haven't already commented to enter, just go HERE to do so,
you only need to be a follower to enter.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tea Cup Tuesday-Summer Rose Cup

Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday, where Martha and I share our love of tea cups,
and we travel around Blogland to visit you and yours!

What a lovely day for a pretty cup of roses!

Sweet robin egg blue....and lovely gold details...

Lovely roses and pretty golden flowers adorn this summer cup.

a dear cup to bring about memories of outdoor teas by the lake...

Lightly scalloped edging, and a pretty handle...

This vintage 50's cup is from my favorite china company, Paragon.

Thank you so much for stopping by during your busy summer!
I kept is short and sweet today, to make it a bit easier to visit.
If you would like to play along just create a post with the tea cup(s)
you would like to share, 
then come back here and sign up with Linky Tools below.
Martha and I love to come and visit you all : )

If you haven't already signed up for my Joyful July Giveaway, click HERE to go to the post to do so!
I am celebrating July by giving away a pretty tea cup and other prizes! YaY!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Tea Cup Tuesday

Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!

It is now truly summer,
Everyone is busy doing things we only do this time of year.
So, to celebrate the wonders of this season
I have a short post
At the beach....

Playing with Photoshop on an image of a child's tea cup and saucer.....
I was very delighted to spot this vintage looking tea cup set.
(the photo effect makes it look old, but it actually is in fine condition)

A delightful scene of children playing at the beach.... 
This is a souvenir cup, and the plate says "A Present From The Sea".

And a pretty handle!

I bought this lovely set at a flea market, thinking it was vintage...only to get it home and see "Made in China" underneath the price tag sticker! Lol! So, I don't think it is too old!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer!

Visit my Joyful July Giveaway post if you haven't already signed up...
Three lovely prizes! Including the tea cup I featured last week.


Sign up with Linky Tools below if you would like to share a tea cup with us.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Prayer Flag Banner

Hello All!
Happy Joyful July to you!
Summer is in full swing,
 and Mother Nature is having hot flashes! 
....just like me ; )

This past week I had the joyful opportunity to create a banner of prayer flags!
My inspiration is Gail of Creative Workshops ,
she very generously put up a Free video on the creation of
prayer flags for the members...(anyone can join!) 
Old linen runners, bits of fragile vintage lace, tissue thin old embroidered hankies, vintage sheet music,
buttons, old millinery, and old photographs were lovingly gathered and rearranged over and over until 
each flag represented a prayer or wish I hold for myself, my family and the world.
I even tried my hand at a bit of embroidery!
See my birdie above?

My deepest wish and prayer is for the healing of all...


I used this dear woman to represent the feminine spirit
She has such a wise and knowing gaze...

She has clarity and balance...

I love that she can come out of the pocket.


My prayer for faith in LOVE


Hanging prayer flags outside, lets the breeze carry the healing prayers all around the world.

I received an invitation to join a Prayer Flag swap with Lenna at Creative Lenna!
She hosted a mini book swap a year ago that I loved and I am excited to join in this swap too.
My hands are already reaching for more material to get started on!

I have seen these beautiful prayer flags on blogs all over the Internet lately...and I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to put my prayers in form. I was so delighted to see the prayer flags Frieda Oxenham created and is showing on her blog. They are amazing!

There is also a blog dedicated to The Prayer Flag Project, and you can visit it and see many beautiful prayers. I have decided to take part in this one too : )

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. 

Hugs of LOVE,

click here to comment to enter!

 A Lovely bird tea cup...

 Pineapple Quartz earrings....

And a FREE Mixed Media Altered Domino Book online class
at Creative Workshops!

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