I do love my husband!
He likes to call himself a workhorse. He seems to thrive on physical activity – working hard and taking from his work a sense of well being. Though it is heavy work at times, he does enjoy putting our yard in order. He will be apt to digging what-nots up and replanting them on a whim. I leave him to it – a simple joy.
And, a blessing!
While he’s getting all dirty in the mud of the garden, I am happily writing – muddying my mind with words in the hopes of bringing forth creative roses.
Imagine my delight when, just yesterday, after his weekly ritual in the yard and the cutting back of all our roses, he plopped a water jug before me in my writer’s reverie – sporting the very last rose from the front bush.
A long stemmed beauty – blooming to perfection! He thought to bless me – and with the blessing came the inspiration for this week’s tea post!
The water jug – decidedly unsuitable for such a lovely rose – needed to be traded in on a bud vase. Believe it or not – I don’t own a bud vase. Strange but true. Teacups, teapots, large vases, bowls, and candlesticks galore – but not a single bud vase to be had!
Note to Self: Get bud vase on next thrift store adventure!
So, I think – what else is a teacup good for – FLORAL DISPLAYS! And I knew just the one!
Love it? I found it thrifting one day and chose it for it’s pumpkin color knowing it would be a nice feature for a harvest season tea post. The deep salmon pink shade of the rose would be a nice compliment to the cinnamon-pumpkin orange shade of the teacup!
I set up a couple of shots and . . . Ooops!
Copperfield! What are you doing in the middle of my business – again!
They say “Curiosity killed the cat.” Don’t you believe it! In my cat’s case – it tends to endear him to me. Too cute! Okay, Copper – you can be in the picture . . .
I don’t know the marking here. Any ideas out there?
Clipping the rose down to its bloom and a couple of leaves as fillers, I displayed my teatime rose in a teacup of water. Perfect!
Now – to place it back where I’ve had it displayed this season – on the bookshelf with Jane.
Do stay tuned for an upcoming Jane Austen Tea Post that I’m planning. I perform a one hour Jane Austen Tea for ladies’ groups that I want to pull some material from – and am considering the images to go with it. Looking forward to it – hope you will be too! But, for now . . . it’s just a rose by no other Jane, than Jane Austen.
And, don’t you love that quote of her’s on the ceramic coaster!
Oh! I almost forgot! Something to enjoy with my cinnamon-pumpkin colored teacup that will compliment a nice cup of tea today?
My gluten free Pumpkin Oat Bread – with pumpkin butter garnished in raisins! Yum!
Happy Tea Day!
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