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Monday, May 12, 2014

Tea Cup Tuesday-Mother's Day

Hello All
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!

Sunday was a beautiful day to celebrate Mother's Day,

I was lucky to go on a breakfast picnic 
at a local park that is just gorgeous. 

 We arrived early and found a spot by the pond,
under a Japanese maple tree.

The contrast of the intense sun and dappled shade,
made my images all come out dark. 
So we only have this image from across the pond.

It was a serene and lovely morning.
The picnic basket made packing so easy!
(Picnic basket post is Here)
And our light fare (of tea, watermelon and
egg salad sandwiches) was delicious...
made even better by our view.

So my picnic basket was a success!

We walked around the large area of gardens 

There were beautiful spring flowers everywhere.

Beautiful colorings...

Our gentle spring has benefited the gardens.

The flowers were stunning
and very inspiring!

 When I returned home my daughter had
decorated the kitchen table area 
to celebrate Mother's Day.
I was surprised!
She gifted me this wonderful book,
That I am enjoying very much.

Later on while reading, I enjoyed tea in this special cup...

which  I think my have lavender on it? 
I am not totally sure of the flower.
What do you think?

She is a pretty vintage cup,

She does have some bits of whimsical 
decor around her rim and pretty handle.
Which I love about her.

And here we see on the backstamp
that she was manufactured by Tuscan.
It was a fine company in Staffordshire England.
1947-61 was the time period for this stamp.

Thank you all for stopping by today!
 If you would like to join in Tea Cup Tuesday,
just go and create a post with a tea cup in it,
then come back here and link up below. 

Martha and I are enjoying our tea time visits
with you all!

...and I thought you all might like to know
That  Kimberly of Art Joy Stuff
is having a tea themed giveaway!





Oh, that Mother teacup is adorable!
Beautiful spring flowers, my goodness. Hope you had a lovely M'sDay. Thank you so much for hosting and enjoy your week.

Dorthe said...

Dear Terri,
what a beautiful book ,from your lovely daughter. I had to visit Amazon, to see a little more .
And that cup is created for Mothers day, and a cup of cozy tea. I`m so glad you was able to go for your tea in the park tour, and that you enjoyed it , in the wonderful sunny weather.
I hope your tuesday will be a good day, dear friend.
Hugs from Dorthe

Beth in NEPA said...

Your picnic sounds delightful. I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful flowers. I think the flower on the teacup does resemble Lavender! It can be if you want it to be anyway.(LOL)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Terri,
Your picnic spot is so beautiful! It looks so serene and how lovely to sip tea and drink in all the beauty there. Your "Mother" teacup is lovely and I love Beatrix Potter anything. Thank you for sharing and have a lovely day.


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

It looks like you had the perfect Mother's Day, Terri. I went to the Dallas Arboretum and enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors and had a brunch picnic on the lawn with some of my family.

Anonymous said...

Oh my - what a perfectly lovely post with all sorts of stunning! To begin with - a real picnic in such a garden is swoon-worthy. A lovely spot by the water - the photo looked like it was a painting. The flowers are gorgeous - and good on you with the Beatrix book! My husband gifted me with it at Christmas along with "A Fine Romance" - I have it displayed on my tea counter with Beatrix tea things - more of which I'll be featuring next week along with the book, too! Now, I must plan a picnic of my own with a great basket I scored thrifting for only $5! I am inspired!

Karen said...

Hi Terri,
The park you visited looks remarkable! Such gorgeous flowers and scenery! Your Tuscan teacup is very pretty and what a special gift for Mother's Day! Thank you for hosting Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha. Have a wonderful week! Karen

Valerie said...

What loveliness! Such candy for my eyes this beautiful day! Your book looks very inviting. I will have to check it out at the library. =) Always such a wonderful place to visit...your blog. Love everything about it! Blessings and sunshine, Valerie

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Terri. That tea cup is precious. Beautiful park too. I hope you mother's day was special.


Denise said...

What a lovely teacup and picnic. The flowers are just gorgeous. Foxgloves are one of my favorites!

Victoria said...

Wow..what a beautiful post Terri! The flowers and blooms are so magnificent..I cannot believe you get to enjoy those flowers now..I wont be seeing that till another month or more here! lucky! I loved it all..and the cup is gorgeous! Thanks for adding flower magic to my day!

Tea in Texas said...

Your teapot and saucer is stunning and I love the delicte handle and decorations. The idea of a breakfast picnic is so specail. Your photos of the gardens next to the lake is a perfect place to view and enjoy your time there. Have a great week! Thanks for hosting this wonderful party I adore!


The Charm of Home said...

That is a beautiful teacup Terri! Thanks for hosting!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh Terri, how delightful- what a wonderful day for you!

I love every picture, and this post makes me so happy for you. Hugs.

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Terri, what a lovely way to spend Mothers' Day. We had a beautiful day out doors too. Thanks so much for sharing my giveaway, you are the best!
hugs and JOY,

Martha's Favorites said...

Terri: Your Mother's Day sounded perfect! I love the tea cup. I am glad you had a special day. You deserve it all. Hugs, Martha

KathyB. said...

Your whole Mother's Day seems the perfect way to spend the day ...lovely scenery, a beautiful teacup, spending the day with a loved one, and a book to look forward to reading !

KathyB. said...

Your whole Mother's Day seems the perfect way to spend the day ...lovely scenery, a beautiful teacup, spending the day with a loved one, and a book to look forward to reading !

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
what a marvellous cup and a marvellous way to celebrate this Day. Thank you for taking us with you on tour. I love each photo and especially this very beautiful tea cup. Thank you for sharing this special day and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Edith DUTERTRE said...

la fleur sur la tasse me
rappelle plus de la bruyère
et le livre doit ètre super
quel amour votre fille
edith (iris) France

Cindy said...

The Foxglove is an amazing looking flower with all its bells hanging down. We are still just looking for the first of Spring flowers here, so enjoy all your lovelies / ness.

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
Your teacups posts are always lovely!
Thank you very much for your words...all is getting well and
I only can say Thanks
A huge kiss!

tattrldy said...

You finally were able to have your picnic! It looks like it was a beautiful place to have it, all those wonderful flowers. Then to go home to such a lovely cup of tea. That cup is very beautiful.
Have a wonderful day!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Terri, oh my that is a beautiful place to have a picnic! The Foxgloves are breathtaking. We had a cold and windy Mothers Day, but gorgeous today. Love the book and the beautiful teacup. Yes, I would say it is Lavender. Happy to be joining your party today!

Carrie said...

That park is lovely! Thanks for sharing all the pretty flower pictures (and for hosting too). That teacup is definitely a great match for mother's day.

sharon said...

Terri, your teacup, your Mother's Day, the setting, the post, the flowers, your gift, ALL of it is so beautiful it made me cry. I am so happy for you! Hugs!

Marfi-topia said...

Looks like you had a lovely day!
Great gift from your daughter:)
Have a happy day!

Frieda Oxenham said...

Stunning! Looks like you had your cup of tea in paradise. And the photographs are such a delight!

Victoria said...

HI kindred..love this awesome post and especially the gorgeous flowers! All of your photos are like a visual feast for my eyes and heart!
Wishing you a beautiful Auugst day..and here's to a sparkling September...

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