Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring Tea '15

Spring Tea: The Charm of Home
To welcome spring this week I wanted to get out these teacups and have tea.  I love these teacups.  I got them online at a Goodwill.  

Spring Tea: The Charm of Home
I always loved the colors and pattern on them.  They are most likely Chinese.  They have no markings.  I also love them because they have no handles.  

Spring Tea: The Charm of Home
I am enjoying how my new lens works.  It will zoom in on one thing and make it so clear while the rest of the picture is blurry.

Spring Tea: The Charm of Home
I actually zoomed in on the pattern on the inside rim of this tea cup and when I got to editing I realized the flower on the left is smeared.  It was most likely mass produced and the paint was smudged when they were made.

Spring Tea: The Charm of Home
It never matters to me if something is perfect.  I always can see the beauty in it anyway.  Everything looks beautiful in this near spring light in my window.  I have noticed, when taking photos, that the best natural light is from the fall and spring. It is something about the angle of the sun in the sky.  The light is almost magical the way it glows.  
Are you excited it is almost spring?  It was almost 70 here today with plenty of sunshine!


I will link this to:
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
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
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Say G'Day at Natasha in Oz
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
Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day
Do Tell Tuesday at Maybe She Made It
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Share your Style Thursday at Common Ground
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of the Home
What to Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance


Jonell w Harrison said...

Oh YES, I too love those rich colors...gotta luv GW.

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Love the teacup. What lens did you buy? I am actually beginning to shop for another one for our trip to Europe. Thanks

Tea in Texas said...

These cups and saucers appear to be very rare antique china. The photos are so beautiful with the use of your zoom lens. I'm glad you shared your treasures for tea time!


Martha's Favorites said...

What a lovely tea cup you purchased. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. Blessings, Martha

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

I love your precious china and your nod to spring. It's coming here slowly and it is more than welcome to be sure!

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Je trouve vraiment ces petites tasses à thé adorables... Seulement lorsque le thé est très chaud n'est-ce pas un peu délicat ?...
Dans votre billet précédent j'ai beaucoup aimé aussi la tasse avec les fougères. J'ai un ami qui crée des céramiques en incrustants des fougères. Le rendu est magnifique.

Gros bisous ❀ ☼ ❀

Pura Vida said...

I love them too because they are so pretty

Sylvia said...

Very pretty teacup!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous post! I love the teacups!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sherry, your teacups are soo pretty! I love that they have no handles too; very unique and perfect for a Spring tea. My son who also lives in IL flew to CO on the weekend and it's even warmer there. How I wish some of that warm air would come our way. Alas, we are getting yet another storm tonight and into tomorrow. I've never been more anxious for Spring to arrive. It will take many weeks for all this snow to melt. It is a record year for snowfall. But our water table will be excellent this summer! Thanks for joining me for tea and Happy St Patrick's Day!


Antiques And Teacups said...

So pretty!I love the pattern colors. It's going to be 50s and sunny today...spring here! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

What a pretty pair! Love how dainty they look with pretty colors, perfect for a spring tea:) Happy Spring! hugs, Poppy

Margie said...

Very pretty! I didn't know that Goodwill has an online store?!? Spring can't come fast enough for me!

Mrs. Laura Lane said...

I am excited for spring. It's chilly here in the house this morning. The rain is falling.

You always have lovely photos and such a beautiful collection of tea things.

Do drop in!

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Unknown said...

Beautiful China Sherry - but wow - your photography skills are incredible - gorgeous photos !
I never knew you could shop at a Goodwill online !

Unknown said...

I am in love with these tea cups!! Pinning! Thanks for sharing this at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week. I can't wait to see what you have lined up this week.

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