I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Monday, April 29, 2013

I Love My Eden Rose

Good morning everyone.
I'm sitting here in Napa Valley, California on a mini-vacation. I'll be sharing those photos in a week or so. But today it's time to share my new Climbing White Eden Rose, and my new Finlandia teapot and pitcher. I was at a thrift store and found both of these vintage items for 50% off.
I love blue and white and couldn't resist bringing them home.  All  my other blue and white dishes are packed away while we remodel our French Country kitchen. 
This blue and white cup and saucer is the only blue and white left in the china cabinet. I have packed away all the other blue and white dishes in anticipation of our up and coming remodel in the kitchen and dining room. The redo was postponed while my sweetheart built a beautiful iron fence and gate for our church. I will share those photos in another post. 
I love the Eden rose bud with the soft pink center. 
Today we are outside under the pomegranate tree with the peonies in the background. I dug the peonies up from my mother's yard before we sold her home last month. I will always have a memory of my mom's beautiful garden in my garden.
The little hankie as the napkin, which also belonged to my mom. With an old fashioned clothes pin for my napkin ring
I have a new love. A funny book about  Peter Mayle's 'A Year in Provence' 
I'm only in the month of February and I already know how to cook a fox!
Beautiful White Eden
White Milk Glass vase and the scrumptious Eden Rose.
It's time for tea in the garden. I love my little shortbread cookies with my afternoon tea.
This bouquet is a mix of Peony, White Eden, Simplicity and Crystalline.

Wow! What a whirlwind week. Napa Valley is so beautiful in the spring.
The grapes are just starting to set and the weather was perfect.
There are over 300 wineries in Napa Valley.
Go Here for a brief overview of the region.
Thanks for visiting. I've been busy this past week working in the garden and traveling up and down I-5
Hope you have enjoyed my new treasures.
Linking to:
Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life for Be Inspired Tuesday
A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
DIY By Design for Spring Into Spring
No Minimalist for Open House Party
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Open House
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday


  1. Your roses and table are beautiful.

  2. I think you found a terrific teapot, vase and cup and saucer. I love the hobnail milk glass vase too! I hope you have a very restful vacation Betty - have fun!

  3. Oh my what a beautiful teascape. I love your teaset and the roses are stunning. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  4. Oh my, such scrumptious roses, Betty! Your Finlandia tea things are so pretty. I love blue and white; it's so fresh! Love the white hobnail vase too. Enjoy your vacation and I look forward to more pictures. Thank you for coming to tea.


  5. Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday. I love your blue and white dishes and I adore peonies. I think it is so special that you were able to transplane them from your mother's home. xo

  6. My goodness you are a very talented lady not only are you an awesome decorator but you can cook a fox...rofl.
    JM Illinois

  7. Your roses and table are gorgeous! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

  8. Magnificent roses and what a find ~ the blue cups ~ gorgeous decor ~ so creative ^_^

  9. Your roses are breathtaking!!!
    Napa is gorgeous. I am from Long Island and our vineyards are growing in favor too.
    Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

  10. How gorgeous is Eden Rose. The blooms are so delicate and full! They look gorgeous in the milk glass!
    Your Finlandia finds go perfect. I am visiting from Feathered Nest Friday
    Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

  11. I didn't know that the Eden rose came in white! I love my pink ones--they should be blooming soon!

  12. I love your Eden Rose too! Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.

  13. wow - roses already? please come over and share your gardening posts at Fishtail Cottage's garden party! xoox, tracie

  14. Beautiful roses. So glad I dropped by(from So. California)

  15. Everything looks just lovely! A getaway in Napa Valley is always a good idea. My favorite time there is in the fall when the leaves in the vineyards are changing but anytime will do! It's wonderful that you brought the peonies from your mother's garden into yours. They are beautiful. You will love "A Year in Provence" - it's one of my favorites!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  16. Betty, Your roses are gorgeous!! It is so nice that you have your mom's peonies. My mom has a rose from her mother, and I would like to get it for my yard. A Year in Provence actually started my love of travel journals when it originally came out! If you have the chance there is an excellent mini series of the book (I can't believe I'm saying that as I rarely find the movies of books to be satisfactory), which stars John Thaw as Peter Mayle. The scenery is amazing. Enjoy! Linda

  17. What a beautiful post! I love this beautiful china, it's one of my favs in blue and white. I went to Napa Valley years ago and it's one of my most memorable trips, ever! Your roses are lovely and the flower vase is exquisite! Big hugs,

  18. I love your roses too and your blue and white china. I especially love that you dug up your mother's peonies. She must have been smiling. :) I would have done the same thing.

  19. Oh my goodness, those roses are AMAZING.

    Thanks for being a part of SEASONAL SUNDAYS.

    - The Tablescaper


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