Saturday, July 14, 2012

A garden of tea-cups

I have a garden in my dining-room that needs tending.
 Lots of pretties to arrange.

 I don't know how it happens but somehow I ended up in the antique shop again in Almonte and there she was, my next little treasure.
 I saw her, I stopped breathing and I grabbed her faster than Audrey's exits. Home she came and boy does she look good here. On the bottom is stamped Wade Heath England. She will make any tea taste like heaven. She is my favorite today. See the little chintz serving plate.  Oh dear...  she was on the next table. I felt weak, had to buy them fast and get out of there.

Where is that duster? And I don't mean Audrey.
Where is Audrey, anyway?

Oh! Ahhhh, peace at last.

I'm joining Elaine at for Sunny Simple Sunday and Seasonal Sunday at ., Kathy at A Return To Loveliness and for Make it Pretty Monday.

hugs, Deb


  1. Audrey does just what my Charlie does. Gets his head under the covers. I can't believe Audrey isn't sniffing around your new find. It's very pretty in your collection!

  2. LOL! The antics of Audrey. Love the new cup ... the butterflies drew me right in.

  3. Deb,
    As soon as I saw the teacups on my blog list, I knew it was you!!

    Beautiful post and a refreshingly new look to your blog, too.

    Hope all your kitties are well. The new cup is purrfect!

    Tom, Mom Julie & the guys

  4. Deb, Tea cups are another of my passions--started by the first ones my mother gave me. I can't seem to pass by an antique shop without perusing for tea cups and like everything else I love to collect; it's becoming quite a lot!!
    Audrey, like my Bailey, is quite the attention getter. Love watching her antics! XOXO

  5. Deb I think you find the prettiest teacups! They are just waiting for you it seems. Love the chintz! Hugs, Linda

  6. Deb - you sure are enjoying your teacup collecting.

    Glad to see Miss Audrey is all tuckered out and resting quietly.

    Julie and Poppy Q

  7. What a beautiful collection - and tea always tastes better when taken from beautiful china. My husband can't understand why I am so faddy.

  8. I fully understand - there is no way you could have left that lovely cup and saucer behind, or the serving plate which is essential for your apple sauce oat cookies (which are so, so good - I'll be cooking up more apples on Monday for my next batch!)

    Zebby doesn't put his entire head under these days, he just buries his nose and mouth in the fluffy scarves he has appropriated!!!

  9. So very lovely. And oh, that Audrey . . . ! Becky

  10. Love the teacups and the cats hiding place looks like a place one of my cats would hide!

  11. You're so lucky to have these great antique shops. But I'm sure you could ferret out a gorgeous cup from almost anywhere. And they are gorgeous. Couldn't pick just one favourite if I tried.
    Hello Audrey! We see you....,,,

  12. My friend Loraine had a cat that climbed under the covers when she wanted to sleep.

  13. pretty cups AND cupboard

    Laughed at your last picture...:)

  14. Love all the china, but my eye kept wandering over to your sidebar to check out all the pretty kitties. lol. Visiting from A Delightsome Life. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  15. Love your garden! LOL! So glad you shared it with Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  16. A garden of teacups. What a cute thought! I love your "flowers" and your kittys.
    Ruthie from:

  17. Oh, thank you so much for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you and your kitties' prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse