Jul 19, 2010

Ruby Tea...

This Ruby Tea has nothing to do with
grapefruits or colors.
It has to do with my Grandmother Ruby,
who was the painter of my cup and saucer today:-)

(click photos to enlarge)

I thought today we would set tea up under the Pussy Willow,
and enjoy the dappled sunlight streaming in...

A simple tea on a little tray..
set on the edge of the rockery wall,
I brought along a  pillow for comfort:-)

Here is the mix match cup and saucer my Grandmother painted,
She loved to paint china,
and she loved to paint roses!

I thought the teacup paired nicely
 with a snip of my Ballerina Rose

She even painted this sweet bud inside the cup...

The little saucer with a Nancy Reagan Rose...

A tiny saucer of fruit..
thinly sliced Nectarines and blueberries

A better look at the Nancy Reagan Rose.
Her vase is a vintage Vaseline bottle,
which has turned to purple sunglass.

Today I am joining several Tea Parties!
Won't you join in?

Sandi at The Rose Chintz Cottage

Lady Katerine

Terri at Artful Affirmations


Wanda Lee

and.. Paperbutterfly

Thanks for visiting me today!


Debbie said...

What a serene setting Bella. Your teacup and saucer from your grandmother are beautiful.
I love visiting you...always such a pleasure.

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Bella
Your tea cup is such a treasure! What a Beautiful keepsake from your Grandmother Ruby!Enjoy your week!

Cabin and Cottage said...

Hand painted china is so beautiful! How nice that you have a teacup from your own grandmother's art. I'm always amazed how these little pieces survive through time. Enjoy your Tuesday Tea Day! Jacqueline

Patricia Torres said...

What a calm & serene place you've made it into... The china is soooo osooo gorgeous... Oh lovely!!

maría cecilia said...

Dear Bella, your grandma Ruby was a very talented artist... such lovely paintings!!!!
Love them.
many hugs to you,
maria cecilia

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Bella,
This is so beautiful...and how special that your grandmother painted it!!!! Wow!!! Now I know where you get your beautiful taste!!!
Precious blog and lovely, lovely pieces on here...God bless.

Ruth said...

So beautiful. I love the new blog layout Bella.

Underneath His Wrapping

Dawn said...

It's always so lovely to visit this beautiful garden and your Grandmother Ruby was an obious talent! your roses are stunning and match beautifully with the C&S I love you choice of where to have tea today loving your cushion/pillow so pretty and I am still drewling over the chair planter from Sat thank you as always for a beautiful tea stop

Love Dawn xx

High Heeled Life said...

what a lovely setting ... your gareden as always is very inspiring. How wonderful to have such a beautiful keepsake from your grandmother. You have inherited her love of tea and roses... HHL

The Blackwood Cottage said...

I absolutely love the setting....you should be in Hollywood. So much romance it is mouth watering!!! Seriously, very talented sister.

Beth said...

Bella, Your garden setting is so beautiful. I really love the hand-painted cup and saucer. Your grandmother did a great job and what a precious heirloom!
Blessings, Beth

Princesa Nadie said...

Lovely photographs, lovely Tea cup and saucer painted by your grandmother (really an artist), lovely pillow...
Visiting you is a pleasure I always returned rememmbering beautiful images

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Bella, What a beautiful setting for your tea today, and how special is that lovely cup painted by your grandmother! A very special treasure indeed :) And very talented too!

Wishing you a Happy "Tea" Tuesday my friend!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Madelief said...

Hi Bella,

Such a beautiful setting for your tea. Wish I could join you. Love the floral teacup made by your grandmother. It must be very special to drink from it!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bella, what a lovely keepsake from your grandmother! She must have been quite the artist! Lovely setting and lovely memories of a special lady. Have a beautiful day.


Lavender Cottage said...

I wonder if painting on china cups would ever come back into fashion? Your grandmother made her cup so pretty and what a treasure to have.
Tea in dappled shade today was peaceful and the Nancy Reagan rose is as beautiful as the lady herself.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your grandmothers hand painted plates are just too pretty to cover up. Beautiful.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Bella - I always love visiting your blog. It's so warm, calming, and comforting. And your photos are so beautiful. How wonderful that you still have that treasured china from your grandmother. She was one talented lady. Such beautiful artistry! And I love the vintage Vaseline jar. You just don't see many of those any more....

Soooo pretty, Bella!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Nice China :)
Hugs from Sweden

kimberlyshaw said...

What a charming setting and beautiful teacup and saucer! Whish I could dive right in.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I always love to visit your site. It is so refreshing. I love your tea cup. I also like the new look on your blog. Everything is so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your home and your tea cups with us. Have a wonderful week. Blessings to you, Martha

PeregrineBlue said...

so so inviting. pristine and clea, light and airy yet with a touch of sin in those pastries. let's live it up in the garden.

GardenofDaisies said...

Beautiful! Tea under the willows with blueberries to eat, blush roses perfuming the air and crocheted pillows to sit upon. What could be more perfect?

Carrie said...

You've devised a lovely and delightful tea setting with your grandma's handpainted teacup and saucer!