I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day

I am so proud to be an American.  I belong to The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

A descendant of a patriot who with unfailing loyalty rendered material aid to the cause of American Independence during the Revolutionary War.

I had the honor to visit Colonial Williamsburg during a Memorial Day Commemorative Program.

Colonial Williamsburg presents a modern service honoring military veterans who died while serving their country.

I am joining Mary @ Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. I want to share with you my moving experience on Memorial Day. Please link back to Mary's house and see more Mosaics.

The Fife and Drum support the procession that starts at the Palace. Prayers are given and musket volleys are fired at the Palace and the Churchyard. 

The rector and women from the town start the procession at the palace by placing an olive branch wreath at the front gate.  They proceed to Bruton Parish Church and place a wreath there, and on to the French Grave site to place a wreath to honor those interred in or near those sites from  the American Revolution and the War Between the States.
A brief commemorative service with musket and cannon volleys take place at the French Grave site.  The French Grave site is the only location where the cannon is fired.  It was a very moving experience listening to the cannon fire and being grateful for the freedom I love.   

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Bless you all,
Betty @ My Cozy Corner

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The ROSE that loves to bloom.  I have two large Iceberg floribundas in my rose garden.  One I bought and one that started from a small branch that I dropped while pruning. The next year the branch was a small plant.  Today four years later it is a full grown mature plant.  The profuse blooms are amazing.  The plants bloom all summer long and the white color is just beautiful.

TAKE A LOOK.......

I am joining Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.

Please jump back and check out the other beautiful outdoors photos. 
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Vintage Flax Spinning Wheel

The Flax Spinning Wheel has a great story.  I love tea carts, so I found a tea cart in the newspaper one Saturday and decided to take a look.  My sweetheart and I drove to a beautiful home and was greeted by a very sweet women.  We saw the tea cart and bought it.  Then she said " would like to buy this flax spinning wheel".  I thought it was beautiful.  The upright position was intriguing.  And the price was right. I decided to buy it.  We visited awhile and found out that we had mutual friends.  The cabinet maker that built all the cabinets in their house was the same cabinet maker that built all of our cabinets.  SMALL WORLD.  We are great friends now and call each other every month or so. I love this piece and my granddaughters love to peddle the spinning wheel as they pass by going out the front door to go home after a visit with me.

Hope you enjoy my thrifty treasure.

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I'm joining Suzanne @ Coloradolady for Vintage Thingies Thursday. 
Leigh @ Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday.
And Cindy @ My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday


Monday, May 17, 2010

Outdoor Accessories

I love Spring.  This winter was very harsh in our area.  The temp was 17 degrees a couple of mornings.  I thought I had my tender plants protected from frost.  No!! No!! they all froze except the spider plant, which I had taken in the house to enjoy for a couple of weeks.  The spider plant stayed in the house all winter. 
Last weekend I went to the nursery and bought all new plants. 

I love angels.  This angel I painted a few years ago, but the frost cracked the paint and I just decided to leave her alone. 

The Aloe Vera plant was frozen so I trimmed off the fronds that were damaged.  The succulents in the strawberry pot were also replaced.
Well, I need to go and take some pain pills now for my aching back. Ha! Ha! Just kidding.  I love to play in the garden. 
I'm joining Marty @ A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday. And, I'm joining Susan @A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. 
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Mosaic Monday - Birthday Memories

I love to start a new week.  I think about what I am going to blog about all weekend long.  Today I am joining Mary over @Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

On April 16, 2010 my sweet brother-in-law had his 60th birthday.  On Saturday the 17th of April he had a wonderful backyard Bar-Be-Que.  I took photos of the his family and friends and made a small scrapbook for him.  While  I was watching my sister-in-law prepare the trays of food to take outside I thought they were so beautiful that I wanted to have photographs of the food, and some of the charming things in her kitchen.  I walked outside and took a photo of the beverage bar.  Ice tea, Coffee, flavored water and lemonade. Awesome.
The prize was the birthday cake.  My brother-in-law has restored a vintage British Triumph TR3 ( white and just beautiful) and his soon to be daughter-in-law baked his birthday cake with the TR3 logo on top.  The Red Velvet Cake was fabulous and the frosting was out of this world.  What a great day we had.  Good food and celebrating a birthday for someone so special.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

My Blue and White Showcase

Today is Show and Tell Friday.  I am joining Cindy at My Romantic Home.
I have been collecting Blue and White accessories for about a year. And, I have wanted to share them with everyone for a long time.

I just love this cup and saucer so much.  I found it at an estate sale.  It is a Johnson Brothers - Made in England.  The tea pot is part of a set of dishes that was on sale at Save Mart Super Market in Santa Clara.  I bought it before Christmas when I was visiting my mom,  while my sister was on vacation.  The small dessert dish is Spode - Made in England with an Italian design.  My sister-in-law gave it to me to sell in "My Cozy Corner" but, I kept it. I want to live with things for awhile before I sell them.  I think that is human nature.

I found this photograph in Tea Time Magazine click here in the March/April 2010 issue.  Johnson Brothers Indies teapot, sugar bowl, and cup and saucer from a private collection. When I saw this cup and saucer that was similar to mine in a magazine I was so excited. 


This is a sweet cup and saucer.  No markings anywhere.  If anyone knows more about this cup and saucer I would love to hear about it.  Thanks.

The candle stick is Spode. I won it last month as a white elephant gift at our church women's meeting.  The sugar and creamer I bought at a small antique store for $10.00.  And, the Camellias are from a tree in my front yard.  The three blooms I picked are the only ones that didn't have brown edges from all the rain we've had this winter.

Thanks again to Cindy at My Romantic Home for hosting this get-together.
Link back to Cindy's blog and enjoy more things from our heart, our home, and our garden. 
Thank you for stopping by and please leave a comment if you can.  I have enjoyed showing My Blue and White and I hope you have enjoyed it too.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Real Pineapple & Faux Pineapple

I Love Pineapple!!!!!

While driving on the road to Hana, Maui I stopped and bought a fresh pineapple.  Kimi showed me how to cut the pineapple.  When cutting the eyes from the pineapple with a diagonal cut more fruit is saved.  After all the diagonal cuts are made just cut into four pieces and Wa La a juicy and delicious pineapple.

I saw some beautiful tropical fruit.

I was in Maui on Mother's Day and my daughter and granddaughters decided to give me a Mother's Day gift.  As I said, "I Love Pineapple."  We went to Lahaina for our last shopping day and I was so surprised when THE SWEET DARLINGS GAVE ME A  PINEAPPLE PURSE. 

I was so happy.

Thank you for visiting me today.  I'm joining Cindy @ My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday and I 'm joining Michael @ Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday.
Please leave a comment.  I love to read them.

While I was Away

I love to go on vacation and look at a beautiful, peaceful harbor.

Or a small village on a beautiful beach.

Or a beautiful waterfall.

And, of course watching my granddaughters play on a black sand beach.

My garden was growing and growing and growing.  Remember a few weeks ago when the strawberries were green? 

And I had just one poppy.

My favorite rose.  New Dawn is blooming over the arbor.

The sweet peas are blooming

And the lavender is growing so fast

But what a surprise I had waiting for me when I came home.  My sweetheart was out finding treasures.  He went to a garage sale and found two covered glass dishes for 5.00 dollars.  One was 2.00 dollars and the other was 3.00 dollars.  I just love them.

As you can see they are very nice.  I wanted to show off the poppies and the sweet peas too.

Thank you so much for visiting me.  I'm joining Leigh for Thrifty Thursday @ Tales from Bloggeritaville  so please jump over and visit her blog.
If you have time, please leave a comment.  I enjoy reading them.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday - Maui

I came home yesterday from Maui.  What a wonderful trip.  My granddaughters are like little fish and my daughter had a great birthday on May 5th.  The weather was mild, in the low 80's during the day and cool 70's at night.  The trade winds were blowing and the humidity was around 67%.  I love humidity. Warm vacations are the only time I have curly hair.  I live in a very dry climate and when I'm on vacation in a warm humid climate. I just love it.  I don't know if I would love humid weather so much if I lived where it was humid all the time, but the flowers and plants seem to love it too.  It is so beautiful on the island of Maui.

We stayed at the Royal Lahaina Resort in a small cottage very close to the beach and swimming pool.  I'm still organizing photos so just a couple of sunset photos for Outdoor Wednesday. 

Aloha... Thanks for stopping by to visit.  Please stop by again to see more of Maui with me.  I love to blog.  I go on vacation then blog about it.  Awesome to take a trip twice.
I'm linking to Susan's Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer.  Hop over and check out the great outdoors.  Please leave a comment, as I love to read your stories too.
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