Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Brambly Hedge

Today I am showing off my summer Brambly Hedge tea set.  I found this at the local thrift store a few months ago.  You can see my post on the spring  sets in Brambly Hedge and More Brambly Hedge.

The tea sets are always decorated with the beautiful art from the Brambly Hedge books.  The summer plate is surrounded with a blossoming blackberry cane that has a lot of little green blackberries all over it.

I happen to have some blackberry canes in bloom and full of little green blackberries right now.  These blackberry canes are special because my Grandfather gave them to me and he recently passed away.  He was always working tending his property and shop.  So it is really special I have these blackberries.  Every summer when I make a cobbler I think of him.  I even made him a cobbler one year from these very berries and took it to him for his birthday.

I also love having the blackberries in my yard because it reminds me of growing up in Kentucky and picking the blackberries in the roadside brambles along the lane.  From these brambles I made a cobbler or two for myself when I was a teen.  Here is the Brambly Hedge book.  I had to get the book after finally getting to collect all of this beautiful china.   The book also has blackberries all around the cover. 

This is the Summer Story that matches my summer tea set.  It is about a little pair of mice having a wedding.

My youngest son still enjoys me reading to him and he loved the art in the story that depicted the elaborate working mills etc. the mice have in the tree trunks. 

A real summer pleasure having tea in my Brambly Hedge tea set and reading a sweet story to my son.
I will link this to:
 Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 

Inspire Me Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life
Share the Shelter at A Sheltering Tree  
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season  
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove  
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Cottage Style Link Party at Lavender Cottage Garden
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House 
 Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
Tea In The Garden at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
 Share your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen


Sylvia said...

Such a pretty teacup and book too!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

oh it is beautiful. It makes me think of Beatrix Potter.

Cranberry Morning said...

That is so sweet! I've got to check into that Brambley Hedge book. :-)

martinealison said...

Une très jolie et douce publication...

Attention à ce que vos petites souris ne viennent pas grignoter votre tranche de gâteau ! Elle me semble succulente !...

Gros bisous à vous.

sandy said...

Such a cute little tea set! Love that there is a book also! How fun!

Maggie Ann said...

A delightful post, I'd never heard of 'Brambley Hedge' before. What a charming introduction.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I've not heard of Brambley Hedge before, very sweet and reminds me of The Wind in the Willows.
The teacup and plate are whimsical, nice collector's items to have.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

How special to read the story to your son and enjoy your darling teacup! Last winter I found the autumn and winter mugs at a thrift store. They sure are cute! Wish mine were teacups, though!

Snap said...

I love a good children's book. The illustrations are always so much fun. Brambley Hedge is one of my favorites and how lucky you are to have the tea things. Happy Tea Day!

Babs said...

Brambly Hedge is so sweet. I actually have a "brambly hedge" in my back yard..with wild blackberries on it, waiting to be picked. How lucky finding the tea set at the thrift store. Love the little bouquet with the hydrangeas,rose and green bramble berries.

Antiques And Teacups said...

How nice you found the set! They are very hard to find. I LOVE Brambly Hedge. When I taught kindergarten the children loved the drawings and stories. I love the china! Thanks for sharing your lovely collection and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Unknown said...

So Brambley! Lovely! Pretty! BTW...I did a shout out to you and your blog today :) Hope you are well!

The Old Parsonage said...

Hi Sherry

Loved everything about this post - the photos are gorgeous
the story of your grandad's blackberry canes
The book that you hare with your son!

Love it all my friend!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

This is such a sweet post, Sherry. I love the story of your grandfather's blackberries and making cobbler. The Brambly Hedge china is simply delightful and I'm so glad you found so many pieces. It is heart-warming that your son can sit and enjoy you reading the story to him. I miss those days! Thank you for coming to tea and sharing your special tea set and memories with us.


Terri said...

Hello Sherry,
What a beautiful post! I love Brambly hedge, but do not own any of the pieces yet. Your cup is wonderful!
We had blackberries as well as raspberries in our backyard when I was a little girl. A highlight of summer was getting to pick them and eat them immediately. Yum : )
Thank you so much for sharing!

Martha's Favorites said...

I love Brambly Hedge. I have a couple of pieces myself. Your post today is so lovely. I always enjoy visiting you. Thank you for always sharing your heart. Blessings, Martha

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Gorgeous, just glad you shared this.


Cynthia said...

My girlfriend loves the Brambly Hedge. Huge fan I will have to show her this. I think this is so pretty too!


Anonymous said...

Hi Sherry - Such a sweet tea set and series this is. Why would someone cast it off to a thrift shop rather than treasure it? All the better for you, I daresay! It is reminiscent of Beatrix Potter art, and she is a great favorite of mine. Blessings to you!

The Tablescaper said...

I love how the whole Brambly Hedge theme transforms you to another time and place.

- The Tablescaper

Mrs. Laura Lane said...

You share such lovely things, pretty things on your blog.

It makes me want to give up my rustic/early American garage sale look. Actually, I couldn't even describe my look.

Oh, now I'm smiling!

Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,

Laura Lane

Got My Reservations said...

We just packed up the Brambley Hedge books and gave them to our daughter who is now 28. I loved how you used them as an inspiration for your tablescape. Lovely!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Pretty! I have a spring and winter teacup that I bought when Target had them years ago. I don't have any of the books but they looks absolutely charming!

Pamela Gordon said...

That china and the book are just delightful! I have never seen either one before. The drawings in the book are so sweet and full of detail. I can see why a child would enjoy them. Visiting from Share Your Cup. Pamela

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your cup and saucer are so sweet! I've never heard of Brambley Hedge but will be on the lookout for it! So cute! Thanks for linking to TTF this week.


Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Sherry,
I love your post about Brambly Hedge and your grandfather too.
My children had some of those books and received some birthday cards with Jill Barklam's detailed and charming illustrations which we all loved. Each picture is something to linger over to see all the little details.
You are so lucky to have the china. So glad you shared it with us and that you enjoy it.
Best, Ruthie from Lady B's Time for Tea
(I did a post in the spring on one of the little figurines, Mrs. Apple. They are darling and something else you can add to your collection)

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

Sherry, it's moments like this that will create a special bond between you and your son. He will always remember. I love your sweet tea set and the book is precious! I love blackberries. Wish I had room to grow them. My cousins daughter has lots and sometimes gives them to me. I made a cobbler that was delicious. Yours are so special, coming from your grandfather. Thanks for sharing with SYC.