Monday, February 18, 2013

A Hint of Spring

I couldn't help but find a hint of Spring this week at our local farm store.  Violets and pansies have arrived and I happen to be there when they put them out.  I don't have any purple teacups.  The cups I have pictured on here before for violet teas I have given away for gifts.  This teacup is by Domestications the pattern is Athena.

Valentine's Day was the same week as Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day, the first day of spring, and Easter are all in the same week; and that is only four weeks away!  Whew, I thought last year flew by.  We'll be blogging about summer in 5-6 weeks!
Some luck for you, a real pressed four leaf clover mounted and framed in my Etsy shop.
I am ready for spring!
I will link this to:

 Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life
Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life
Old Time Party at The Old Time Farmhouse
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Sunny Simple Sundays  at Sunny Simple Life
Share Your Cup Thursday  at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Cowgirl Up Party at Cedar Hill Ranch 
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House


Susan said...

Sherry, your tea cup is very pretty. Sometimes you do not need anything more than simple white.

Susan said...

Ah, a hint of spring-I can almost smell it.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I am so ready for Spring too, Sherry! We have a snow storm going on right now and I am longing for the end of this white stuff! Pretty violets and a charming teacup. Thank you for joining me for tea today and I'm glad you're on the mend. I'm not quite there yet.

Blessings and hugs,

Lisa said...

Your lovely pansies just stir my heart! Thank you for your sweet glimpse of spring. Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven this week!

Beth said...

I enjoyed your post. I like how you've framed the four leaf clover, Sherry.

Diann said...

A very pretty touch of Spring post! I can't believe how holidays all seem to be back to back this year. Time is flying by, Now I think I will go and make a cup of tea and browse/dream through the gardening catelogs!

Pura Vida said...

cute little clover and a wee spot of tea

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I am so ready for spring myself and can hardly wait for the smiling faces of pansies at our garden centres. Of course that won't be for a couple of months.

martinealison said...

Une belle note printanière... dans la grisaille de l'hiver qui perdure, c'est bon !!
gros bisous

Unknown said...

Everyone is seeing spring! haha! Im just seeing piles of snow! :D I love your teacup, a winner!


Martha said...

oh such a breath of fresh air! fresh blooms ae always welcome here! I thought about it that the birds have begun to sing their Spring songs. Love it!

Taylor de Sa said...

Love that tea cup! I wish it felt like spring in Toronto. :)

Anonymous said...

Lucky you...Ours won't be available here, for at least a month, yet!

Cynthia said...

Love the teacup and the flowers. I wish I felt some spring feeling in Northern Jersey. Tired of the winter now .


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I just bought some pretty pansies at the grocery store -- just love that pop of color on these dreary days! I love your framed four-leaf clover -- I don't think I've ever found a real one but maybe I'll create a 'fake' one somehow because I love the idea!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I guess we all too often want to hurry things along and not enjoy the moment...but when it is cold and dreary, there is nothing better than Spring flowers that puts a smile on your face...Four leaf clovers are so special in our household as St. Patrick's Day is my granddaughter's birthday..!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sherry: I too am so ready for Spring. Love the post today. Blessings, Martha

Chenille Cottage said...

Such a peaceful and pretty post, Sherry. Soon it will be time to smell the flowers.

Resa @ said...

Violet tea? I haven't heard of that but am going to look it up right away. Sounds like you might have previous posts about it. I can imagine that it is heavenly! Enjoy your photos and think your white tea cup set is charming ( but you have my permission to buy a purple tea cup to keep for yourself, hee-hee.)
REsa ~ Pitcher and Plate

Mom E. said...

Love the tea cup.....I own a "few" of them myself....
The cups actually are/were made by American Atelier and the style is Athena, as you said. Domestications carried them for awhile, so some do have the Domestications mark on them. When the economy crashed, American Ateleir stopped producing these dishes along with their Baroque version which blends so beautifully with the Athena dishes. I have never had "nice" dishes before, and when I saw these in Domestications, I fell in love...I was able to acquire quite a few pieces before they became nearly "extinct". They can be found on Replacements, Ltd., and some on ebay and they are quite high priced. So, if you haven't given them all away as gifts, you might look to see what is still available....I just found, after all this time, the 13 inch bowl on a pedastal...I love it, and had to pay more than I would have liked, but that was the one piece I really wanted and hadn't been able to find for two years.
Just LOVE your teacups!

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

I know that Spring is around the corner but sure feels like Winter here. Can't hardly wait till the snow melts. Love your pretty teacup and Spring blooms are such a blessing. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
p.s. missed your party last week. Hubby and I were out of town. Will be by this week.