Hello Dear Ladies,
Today I am simply sharing some things around my home. Above is an African Violet I got so I could have a fresh bouquet in my home at all times. I would love to buy the gorgeous bouquets I see in he grocery store but the thought of spending $15.00 on something that might only last a month or less, makes me recoil. However I came home from my outing with a happy heart because Safeway has a big bucket of roses by the stem. I was complaining in a previous post that they no longer let you buy one rose. I bypassed it for the African violet. I will put bouquets in the house when I have an open house or an afternoon tea.
While in Goodwill looking for a green sweater, which I did not find, I happened upon this cup in perfect condition with no sign of wear at all and it was only $2.00.
The name of the pattern was not on the cup. It looks like a tree blossom of some kind, such as apple, and it was delightful to see because it was is a quiet little print that is so sweet and has such an innocent feeling. Tree blossoms are so fleeting that it is good to have them preserved in bloom.
It is a Duchess brand from England.
I know ladies and family members who like to sit a spell for tea, and although I do have a set of matching cups, I always like to serve tea in something new to people who have already used my other cups a number of times. I notice they always reach for the new and different cup.
I found three more practically new cups, and they were only $2.00 a set. I will reserve two to use as gifts.
This one is called Briar Rose and is made in Germany. I am very proud to have this because I have found very little china made in Germany. It also shows very little wear and tear, as you can tell by the rim on the saucer.
There is a bud on the side of the cups that matches the saucers.
Also today the flowering quince was so bright. Too bad I did not find a cup with that vivid color, to match. :-)
The sunset privided some color through the bare tree limbs.
Below: a recent Susan Rios painting in her Etsy Store.
If you have recently become a homemaker I hope you will take some time to add a few special things to your home so that your heart can be nourished by the beauty of things that are lovely. Home can be a reflection of Heaven, and can influence even the most reluctant people to refinement and love.
The last pictures, below, are on lend to me by a friend, who wants me to choose one for myself that she intends to give me. She uses special art markers on poster paper. I cannot decide, so I might have to buy them all! I enjoy the art.com posters I often put on my blog, but I especially like art from people I personally know.