Hello from a lovely cloudy day in the desert.
Pink blossoms continue to fill my two hydrangea bushes.
Lovely things, aren't they?
Nature is good.
They used to be blue, but now I quite love them in their changed state.
Pretty in pink.
Of course, they do aid in the flutter of tea party brain.
Flowers and tea cups do make the soul happy.
Especially for us lovers of petals and warm sips clinked.
Blooms are changing as the days get warmer.
With summer just days away.
Can you believe it at all?
I let petals wither and fade and drop on my mantle.
Such beauty in their withering.
I finally had enough shelves made to fill my tea cabinet that I got on Craigslist a couple months ago.
It was brown & horrid, but with potential, so I painted it white of course, haha!
I brush painted it, what was I thinking?
Little nightmare of 7 coats, but it was so so worth it in the end.
It has bottom shelves too, but I am still organizing those.
I have 3 tea cabinets now.
This one is filled with my most frilly pieces.
Perfect inspiration for our tea party.
And how I adore choosing a tea cup every day.
Adds such a little joy to my days.
I have been collecting pieces for 16+ years now.
I am quite in shock of time flowing past me like a wind storm.
Glad I started really early and have managed to keep my faves in tact.
It's not organized per se, but everything I love is finally in it for the most part.
Now I only collect pieces I adore.
I do pay a bit for pieces I loooove.
But that is balanced with shockingly good finds.
Such as this little creamer on the left, that happens to be French, Limoges.
It was 3 dollars.
I am in love.
So it's all about tea and blooms these days.
Plus me drawing like mad, nearing my illustration deadline.
So much to do, so much to do.
I collect gobs of dried flowers around my house on trays.
I can't seem to part with them.
The colors just get so intense.
They're quite like paper art to me.
So, I keep them.
I'm so excited for the mad tea party.
More excited than normal if you can imagine such a thing.
I may sneak off to run an errand and peek into an estate shop down the road.
Just posting these pics ignites the tea things hunter in me.
How are you out there in the great big world?
I have a big blonde fluffer on my right foot as I type.
And a very warm snoring Brownie snuggled under my chair in a way that I am trapped.
Time for tea, of course.
And candied ginger.
See you soooon!
I gotta get back to work, time is a ticking.