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Monday, May 6, 2013

Tea Cup Tuesday-Stormy Tea Time

Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!

It was a dark and stormy tea....
The clouds are roaring in wearing dark billowing cloaks,
and blotting out the sun....

Heavy rain drops and wind driven wet leaves rack the house in great gusts...

ooooh, nice and dramatic!


Perfect timing for a warm cup of tea : )

 It is quite dark in my art room, 
But I found the perfect spot to lay my tea.

This new sweet coffee table...
I just found it the other day. 
It is the perfect size, and height for a 
hobbit sized person like me! lol!

I may leave it this stain,
or I may paint. 
What do you think?

I am still wanting to paint my art room.
What about a French blue?
Or a nice parchment? 

 I've chosen this dear botanical tea cup, 
It is so light and thin...tea is delicious in it each and every time.

 My tea pot this afternoon I found in England while driving to Lymington.
She was in a very charming vintage shop on the roadside. 

I am having delicious and aromatic Assam tea.
Cream and sugar enhance it's flavor for me.

 This is the lid to the tea pot,
The nob itself looks gorgeous,
as well as the delicate spray of flowers.

These are the wildflowers on the opposite side...
The pictures do not do it's beauty justice. 
I feel blessed to have her with me.

For my treat today...
These tasty little cookies from Whole Foods.

I was really surprised at how creamy they are. 
They are my new favorite : )

Isn't this an interesting style handle? 
I am sure there is a name for it, 
but I don't know it...do you?

Tea Cup Backsatmp:
This delicate beauty was created by W. Guerin, in Limoges, France.
The closest backstamp I could find was dated 1890-1930.

So, she might be a bit old.

Tea Pot Back Stamp:
Isn't this a sweet backstamp?
I just love the little birdie 
carrying the stick with two banners.
 No luck yet with dating this backstamp.

Forgive me for tooting my own horn....
A domino book I made last year or so was featured on
Altered Arts magazine's cover this month.
I was very honored to find this out! 

She looks sweet on there, doesn't she?
She is a Paperwhimsy girl image.
There are a few pages of my entire book inside.
They really did a beautiful job on their Domino Art article.
There are many other gorgeous domino books featured.
 I was very impressed with the beautiful images inside.
You can see this magazine HERE
I am going to order a copy to keep : )

Did you know I teach a mixed media domino book class at Creative Workshops ?

Thank you so much for stopping by on this stormy spring day.
I am so glad you did!
I hope you are enJOYing life today.
If you would like to join in Tea Cup Tuesday, just go and create a post
with your tea cup in it and then come back here and link up that post below.
Then Martha and I can come and see your lovely tea post!



Felicity W said...

Hi Terri,
Love the presentation of the tea table. It's elegant and soft.

Also the stormy sky as a background of the nearly black and white photo of the window seat creates a great contrast of what is to follow in the later part of the post.


sophie said...

Une très jolie tasse !
ces fleurs sont délicates et belles!
un joli moment pour le thé
belle journée du mardi

earthen-magic said...

...yaY! ~ way awesome stormy splendidness! ~ and ~ that cookie looks divine! ~ any wonder 'tis thine biggest fave at the moment! ~ blessed be! ~ dearest cuppa kindred!...(O:

Miss Jane said...

Hi Terri,
Your pictures are really beautiful! I'm glad to partecipate on yours tea cup on Tuesday.
Thanks for the invitation!:)

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Terri,
What a lovely tea you have there. So delicate are those pieces and yes, the backstamp birdie is a sweet one. You were cozy with your tea safe from the stormy weather.
Wishing you blue skies, Ruthie

Clara said...

Hi Terri!
Congratulations on your feature. I love your pretty new teapot and teacup is gorgeous. You have so many pretty ones.

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Hello Terri!
Your photos are fantastic. I love your teacup and your tea pot, so feminine and sweet... The photo with the lid is wonderful.
I enjoy your parties a lot, thank you for hosting!
Besos, Silvina

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Well Terri, in your opening you've set the scene for a good tea mystery. :-)
After viewing everything that Bernideen has been painting white, your table would look nice either in white or the blue you're thinking of.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Terri,
What a find the teapot is! She is really lovely and the teacup goes so well with her. I like your coffee table. If it was mine I would paint it. I find the details seem to pop more when these pieces are painted. And French blue would be gorgeous in your art room. It is bright and sunny here today and we will welcome it as we have had a very cool Spring so far. Have a happy day.


The Tablescaper said...

Love, love, love that new coffee pot! It's so sweet and has such detail. Just gorgeous.

- The Tablescaper

Karen said...

Hi Terri,
I just love the Limoges teacup! The gold is so striking! Your pretties look gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Take care,

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Terri!

That t ea cu p is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen- wow!

As for the (snicker) Hail Merry macaroons, yummy! Cute name. I think even Mother mary would approve and like them! :- )

Have a lovely day, finally stopped raining but already the sun is behind clouds again, so may rain more...hate it, need to get out in the garden and get some work done!

Happy Tea Tuesday!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
oh my, what wonderful treasures you share today. The tea cup and the tea pot are breath taking beautiful - it doesn't surprise me that they are Limoges. This is the kind of weather to sit warm and safe in a room with tea. I love a bit dramatic when it is just from the weather. The cookies look so yummy! Thank you so much for sharing this delightful tea and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

P.S.: Your paintings from the last post are really great. Your ARE an artist!


Beautiful tea pot and I bet the tea is wonderful serving through it! Your tea setting is stunning! Thank you for hosting this lovely tea party. Big hugs,

janice15 said...

We had a couple of stormy days here in San Francisco... I'm totally in love with your new Tea Pot..It's just beautiful...and your new Coffee Table in my opinion is just perfect the way it is...I love dark rich wood.. Happy Tuesday with love Janice

Christine LeFever said...

My only name for the teapot handle is Beautiful! The sweet little bird is very possibly a swallow, which is one of my favorites. Your window scene is hauntingly gorgeous. I see gluten free on your delicious little cookie and that's what we must have here, since my husband cannot have gluten. Good find.
Congratulations on the cover picture of the magazine. I am going to go see that article now. It stands to reason that yours would be the cover. Your sense of beauty is limitless. As for the table, either way is beautiful.

Kathy said...

Hello Terri, We've had stormy weather of late - and cooler. I have enjoyed the soft rain and the glimpses of the sun. Your tea looks quite lovely - I like the table's dark contrast to your light couch - but, am not adverse to paintedfurniture!
So delighted to join you and Martha ths week,

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
I had problems linking my imagine
I´m always glad having a tea with you

Dorthe said...

So cosy having tea inside your lovely home, while the sky is turning black, and water falls from above!
The sweet beautiful tea cup looks so lovely with your tea with milk- and the tea pot is wonderful- a pretty piece to bring home from your travel my dear Terri.
Hope you have nice weather again...here we could use some water for the rose busches!!
Hugs and love,Dorthe

xinex said...

Your tea set looks so beautiful, Terri. I also love the table where you set our tea. Gorgeous tray and linen....Christine

Holly M said...

Congratulations on your Altered Domino Book article. Your class is wonderful, and I recommend it to everyone.

sharon said...

Terri, A huge hug and huge Congrat's on the cover of the Altered Arts magazine, that is FANTASTIC!!! Such an honor and you are so deserving, that class is fantastic, you are fantastic! I have to get this!
Your tea set look so gorgeous, I love the lid also. I so wish I was sitting there with you....someday for sure! Hugs!

Edith DUTERTRE said...

tout est dit d' une si charmante
façon , on va se laisser aller
à prendre le thé avec vous
un petit peu de crème
légèrement sucré
j' aimerais bien acheté ces
gâteaux , il m'ont l'air
ma chambre est peinte en jaune très
pâle , le jaune " Money "
c' est une couleur très reposante
à bientôt
edith (iris) France

The Charm of Home said...

Hi Terri,
Congratulations on being in the magazine! I somehow managed to delete my thumbnail as I entered my link. You can delete the link and I can come back later and add it in.

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Terri,
I love how you set the mood to your tea time today! So mysterious! Your teapot is gorgeous. love it! I would paint your table a pretty color. Thanks for hosting.

Linda Kunsman said...

First of all congrats on being a cover girl!! I didn't know this mag even existed any longer-at least it's not sold around here anymore. Lovely presentation despite the stormy weather outdoors. I'd def. not stain or paint the table-I love the dark richness of it especially against all your pretty creamy things!

Jann said...

Hi--I love your posts, Terri! The teacup and saucer are both beautiful--and that table! What a find! I would leave it just as it is--it's wonderful! As far as the paint in the room goes, French Blue sounds so pretty. Enjoy the storm and stay safe and cozy!

Cinderella Moments said...

Congratulations on the cover! That is well deserved. I love a cozy cup of anything hot when it's thundery. It's so nice! Don't you hate when you want to make some kind of change but there are too many possibilities? Then you hesitate. But I'm sure you'll figure out the perfect color.

Micupoftea said...

Congrats on the feature! Your Limoges is lovely. I like the table as is in the dark stain...so elegant! HAPPY May:)

Anne Payne said...

Hey Terri! I love your new table and think the dark color is quite dramatic against the lighter tones in your room. I guess I wouldn't paint it :)

The first thing I thought of when I saw the tea cup was how cool it is that the gold on the handle is rubbed off some. It was well used, meaning well loved in my book! Beautiful images as always and so serene.

We've had so much rain lately and our first spring thunderstorm on Tuesday evening. Buckets of water!

Elaine said...

I think we have got some of your stormy weather now, I was just in my craft shed and the wind was roaring in the trees above me! How lovely that your teapot came from near Lymington, that is so near to me! Well done for your publication, so well deserved, I expect you are very excited by that. Those cookies look delish, I see they are vegan too so I could eat them! Your little table looks perfect for tea, I would struggle to paint it as I feel bad painting wooden furniture! French Blue would be a great colour for your craft room. The areas you have shown us always look so pretty. Elaine x

Anonymous said...

Hello Terri,

I love your photos and the cosy looking window. I can imagine a roaring fire in the other corner of the room. What else is there to do on a cold day but some craft. Karen.x

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Terri! Sweet congratulations about the magazine cover. That's sooo exciting! :)...This beautiful post made me want a cup of tea so badly, I'm going downstairs now to fix myself one now! Have a lovely weekend sweetie! xo

Frieda Oxenham said...

A delicious cup and teapot! And lots of congratulations on having your beautiful book featured in Altered Arts. I'm lucky enough to have one of them from Lenna's swao and know how gorgeous they are!

Linda Vincent said...

Congratulations Terri! I can definitely recommend that Domino Workshop......it's excellent ;-)
Lovely post btw xxx

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