Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mosaic Monday - A Voilet and Teacups


When the snow is blowing outside and the temperature is below
freezing the perfect antidote is to snuggle into a quilt with a
cup of tea and a wonderful book.


Here are a few of the teacups I acquired from my Dads',
along with a purple and white African Voilet.
They make perfect companions.

I am joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.
Drop in and visit all the stunning mosaics.

Thanks for your visit and have a great week!




38 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

What beautiful teacups.

eileeninmd said...

Your African Violet is beautiful and what a lovely collection of teacups. Wonderful mosaic.

Scrappy Grams said...

Your collage of teacups and violets are stunning! Thank you for adding beauty to a very frigid day.

julieQ said...

How beautiful this lavender is...just the most feminine of scenes here!! Thank you for this lovely collage!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh so pretty!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I love tea cups and have quite a collection of them! This is a beautiful mosaic.

I was reading your last few posts and was sorry to read about the passing of your dad and mother-in-law.

podso said...

I also love teacups but am not good with violets. I love the lighting in your photos ---beautiful!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very pretty...love the shades of lavender! Happy Monday! ♥

Sall's Country Life said...

What a pretty mosaic! I love teacups, and remember playing teaparty with my dolls all the time. Such a warm thought for such a frigid day! Thanks for warming me up.

Deb said...

I love the one with the lady on it. Beautiful selection of cups and it is nice that you now have them to cherish. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

Bernie said...

Such a beautiful mosaic. The African Violet and teacups are just lovely. I think that's exactly what I'd been doing on a frightfully cold day ... snuggling up with a cuppa and a great book!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Jen
You have some pretty teacups of your Dad's. Dare I ask if you got the tea cart we spoke about?
Judith

Mary Lou said...

I love the cups. I got some pumpkin spice tea I'm going to try.
Thanks for your visit today.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

What pretty teacups. I'm sure they hold special memories. African Violets are one of my favorite flowering house plants. Beautiful mosaic!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The teacups make a lovely mosaic. The violet is very pretty too.

Vee said...

This is so pretty. Your antidote for cold and snow sounds great to me. Do you have a favorite tea cup? I really like the middle one to the right because it reminds me of a dinner pattern my grandmother had. Very elegant.

Genie said...

I love lavender, tea, and I collect tea cups...so I really like this post. It is so pretty and delicate. Lovely photography.

Konda said...

Oh....I am going to have a cup of tea...great pics

Ebie said...

I love your collection of tea cups and saucers. The are so delicately pretty! Nice photos.

Ingmarie We said...

Your mosaic of the teacups and violets are marvelous. So lovely composed.

bj said...

Your violets and tea cup make a beautiful mosaic. :)

Snap said...

The tea cups are lovely and so special because they are from your Dad's. Beautiful mosaic with the cups and violets. Well done!

Carol said...

Beautiful teacups! Makes such a lovely and pretty mosaic!

Sheila said...

Such an elegant display of fine china teacups. I'm sure you'll be looking forward to using them sometime when you have a spring tea in your lovely garden. Hope springs eternal!

Lorrie said...

I love the ruffled blossoms of your African violet. And somehow, violets and teacups meld so well.

It's really cold (-7 C) here today (well, cold for Vancouver Island) and a hot cup of tea is close at hand.

Lorrie said...

I've been scrolling through your recent posts. I'm so sorry about the passing of your father followed quickly by that of your MIL. You and your family are indeed going through a rough patch.

Praying for comfort, sending hugs,
Lorrie

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love your photos....the teacups remind me of mine....ones I inherited from my mother-in-law last June.....treasures......do you mind me asking.....what program do you have for your pictures? I like the collages you do.....and I will certainly post the UFOs as soon as I get to them....I have 5 tops to handquilt....may be sometime.....lol

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Your teacups are lovely! The African Violet is one of the prettiest I've seen too.

Elizabeth said...

loving all the soft lilac colors in your mosaic...thanks for stopping by and taking a look at mine, too!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jen,
What beautiful teacups! Love the collage you made; very pretty! I still haven't learned how to make one myself. Even my son couldn't help me with it. Everyone tells me it's simple but I can't figure it out and neither could he. Oh well, I guess by and by, it will happen. In the meantime, thanks for sharing and have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Debbie said...

Your teacups are lovely! If you love African violets, you would be amazed at how many varieties they have at Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses in upstate New York. I'll try to get there soon and show a mosaic ;o)

Carol said...

Lovely collection and compositions! It would be lovely to have tea Frances!

Cass @ That Old House said...

They DO make perfect companions!
Beautiful photography, lovely mosaic. Thanks for brightening a cold, cold day!
Cass

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful mosaic; they are lovely teacups and with the wonderful memories and connections attached they are perfect. Your post actually made me long for a winter day -- that is exactly the kind of experience I miss!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Beautiful mosaic. and great tea cups... Lovely
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Love
Farah

Carol at Serendipity said...

Jen,

Beautiful. Just beautiful. Your photographs are stunning and the mosaic is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

Carol

Lynn said...

What a beautiful mosaic and sentiment. I used to have several African violets but had to give them to a new home when I moved. You've inspired me to get some more. They are so lovely. Thanks for sharing.
~ Lynn @ Cottage and Creek

Alison said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your teacup mosaic is very pretty. I love china cups. My old Scottish auntie used to say tea didn't taste the same in a mug! That's a sweet glass bird too!

I haven't grown African violets in several years, but your purple and white one is quite nice!