It is time to take a break and get ready for the business of the holiday season. I am trying out a new cookie recipe and crafting with the last of my garden spoils before winter.
I had saved this teacup for Veteran's Day because of the red poppies on it but, I discovered that in America the red poppy is really intended for Memorial Day. In Britain, however the red poppy is a symbol of Remembrance Day, ( often called Poppy Day), in remembrance of the ending of World War I.
Okay without going into a lengthy history lesson, (of which I could, because I was just over at the above link reading with fascination about the whole Poppy Day story...sigh, GEEK) here is my teacup made by Grace's Teaware.
This teacup was beautiful. It even had a delicate pattern embossed in the rim of cup and saucer.
Now, about that crafting with the garden spoils... I gathered the last of these lovely ferns this week and crafted candle rings. I love how they turned out.
I often love to bring the outdoors in and use it in different ways. I'll see how these do when they dry out. I have never tried this before.
Are you crafting for the holidays yet?
I will link this to:
There Is No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Totally Terrific Tuesday at Live Randomly Simple
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House