Inspiration comes just in time for TALU and Tea Cup Tuesday

March 4, 2013


Don’t you love it when everything comes together? What do they call that?

The Bermuda triangle!

After yesterday’s party I felt exhausted but in a way restored as well, and decided I’d pull out some lovely lovelies and get some photography work done.

Lately I’ve been noticing turquoise. Yesterday Chloe pointed it out as her most favorite colour of the moment, today I took my most favorite Morpho butterflies out of winter storage to shine up the house for spring and someone somewhere on some blog said that this spring turquoise is the new black.

Ok sold!

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I looked around for turquoise in the house and set up a photo shoot and I was working and working until C texted that she was coming home from a visit with her father. (Big, BIG rip tide flowing thru my Bermuda triangle) The first visit since last summer. The first time since the court case. The first time since he wrote those things he wrote in his perjurious affidavits. Can you say deprogramming alert? Can you say one emotionally overwrought, clenched stomach child about to step thru my door? (Ok, maybe a tiny divorce daemon alert here, but very tiny.)

Any rd. up, figured C could probably use a strong, hot, sweet cup of tea.

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Another, much warmer, tide flowing in the Bermuda triangle: My wonderful friend Joanne sent me a sweet snowbird ring she made from porcelain and it arrived today! She makes the loveliest tiny silver rings, which I plan to own several of, and she also makes beautiful statement jewellery and, the most wonderful added bonus, she has a Tumbler account and each image is more beautiful than the other. Truly, I could live in every photo and I make sure I stalk visit her most days.

Anyway, C home, beautiful ring, lovely sweet Earl Gray, brilliant butterflies, fresh spring garden flowers and happy turquoise.

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The cup C is holding is Elizabethan Fine Bone China and the second cup, the one with the rose and fruit inside the cup is another of my Paragon cups. The little serving plate is an Old Foley James Kent and the turquoise silver overlay vase is…actually I have no idea, but I love it.

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Oh, and the macaroons are made in a little Iranian bakery a few blocks away and are super yummy! Good thing I only bought one for each of us; they really are very moreish.

I believe that afternoon tea and a little sugary treat is the best thing to relax a clenched stomach and put the rosy back in ashen lips and pale cheeks, don’t you?

Linking with Artful Affirmations and Martha for tea cup Tuesday

And also with TALU with this post another lovely tea for two post.

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A special girl turns sweet sixteen 4842 miles away from home

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  • Reply michellepond March 5, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Beautiful color! You definitely deserved your tea and sweet treats.

    • Reply Veronica March 5, 2013 at 7:46 am

      Hi Michelle, I love that colour too. It’s all robin’s eggs and forget-me-nots, isn’t it?

  • Reply Maria Andrade March 5, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Hello Veronica,
    I absolutely love your tea cups! In fact, I love this intense turquoise colour, so I find all this china of yours with turquoise and gold just superb, fit for a queen!
    It all fits together, the flowers, the butterfly… in short, I was delighted by your photos!
    Thanks for the lovely tea.

    • Reply Veronica March 5, 2013 at 7:48 am

      Thank you so much Maria. It’s a happy colour, isn’t it? Hugs 🙂

  • Reply Becca March 5, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Beautiful tea setup. I especially love the bright butterfly.

    • Reply Veronica March 5, 2013 at 7:49 am

      Becca, those butterflies are so beautiful. Years ago I said I loved them and it somehow became an easy prezzy to give me and now I have many examples. I’m a lucky girl. 🙂

  • Reply Sara v March 5, 2013 at 8:11 am

    I might have said it before, but I’ll say it again–I love china. And that cup that C is holding and the lighting, wow! Fabulous 🙂 Here’s to unclenched stomachs and moreish macaroons–love to all (and I love turquoise too, just painted my office that color…)

    • Reply Veronica March 5, 2013 at 8:15 am

      Hi Sara, I love china too! Did your really paint your office turquoise? That’s fantastic! Bet it looks like a jewel. 🙂 Love to you.

  • Reply Catherine Llewellyn March 5, 2013 at 11:35 am

    very nice – and i love the links you have to other ‘teacup tuesday’ blogs – amazing – there are all these people celebrating teacups! – i love delicate china teacups and haven’t browsed for them for ages – i feel re-inspired to look out for them when i’m out and about – and lucky chloe having you welcome her home like that – very touching X

    • Reply Veronica March 5, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Isn’t it great Catherine? I love the imagination of some of these lovely ladies. Also love the clover cups and now Clover wants the clover cups too! Poor C, she’s curled up in a ball in her this evening after yesterday and all day university today. I’m making her some chicken soup! Miss you, hope everything’s ok. X

  • Reply Sophie March 5, 2013 at 11:36 am

    beautiful post!
    i love tea time ! and i have many teacup and teapot
    i don’t speak english very well but i like your blog! and i drink a lot of cup of tea every days!
    thank you for coming in my blog!!!!

    • Reply Veronica March 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      Merci beaucoup Sophie, le the est idéale pour se relaxer. 🙂

  • Reply Ruth W. March 5, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Nice to meet you and so glad you linked to Tuesday Cuppa Tea. We live just below Victoria, BC and are over to the island frequently…our closest big city. I am a 1st gen Yank from a Brit family and my honey is a Brit from just outside Stratford. My family is fr Leicester. W are over for a month every year. Lovely teacups and photos. The deprogramming is a pain, isn’t it?!

    • Reply Veronica March 5, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      Hi Ruth, gosh, then you are close to me. 🙂 Nice to get back to Britain, isn’t it? Although I don’t really share the British penchant for “builder’s tea”, you know, really strong, beefy PG Tips. I find it too strong. Deprogramming is a pain! 🙂

  • Reply Artful Affirmations March 5, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Your post is so very colorful! I Love your images. The tea cups are magnificent! That shade of blue is amazing. I Love that vintage style too. You met a difficult situation with courage and some tea….sounds like a brilliant plan!

    • Reply Veronica March 5, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      Hi Terri, Thank you for stopping by. That blue is amazing, isn’t it? Almost like a peacock blue. Tea sorts out all the worlds problems, doesn’t it? 🙂

  • Reply Lisa March 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Love your pretty turquoise teacups. Tea & dessert is a wonderful way to relax! Wishing you a peaceful week!

    • Reply Veronica March 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Hello Lisa, my fellow Canadian blogger, thank you for stopping by and now that you’ve left your addy I can come visit you. 🙂

  • Reply Pamela Gordon March 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I love turquoise and I love your gorgeous china cups and serving plate. Beautiful tea time. I am visiting from Tea Time Tuesday. Blessings. Pamela

    • Reply Veronica March 5, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      Hi Pamela, I’m so glad you stopped by and thank you for leaving your addy because now I can come visit you. 🙂

  • Reply Rosewalk Cottage March 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Your aqua teacups are so pretty. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog and I enjoyed my visit here.

    • Reply Veronica March 5, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Hi Clara, I’m so glad you could stop by. Thank you. 🙂

  • Reply kenyagjohnson March 5, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Very pretty. I didn’t used to be a fan of turquoise. I’ve been put off by my December birthstone. What is it, um Topaz? Well as I sit here with a turquoise shirt on next to my turquoisey cellphone case, and glasses rimmed with a hint of it, I have to say I kinda like it. I would like to have a cup of tea now too. TALU

    • Reply Veronica March 5, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      Hi Kenya, Oh dear, I just realised I linked the wrong link to TALU! What am I like? 🙂 I used to be bothered by colour and was only happy with black, white and gray neutrals around me. Colour in my environment was too distracting for my art, but now I’m really drawn to bright splashes of colour and usually red, orange, yellow and turquoise. (wonder what my shirk would have made of that…lol) 🙂

  • Reply Lavender Cottage March 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Turquoise has become popular and your teacups are charming. The blue morph is such a pretty butterfly, a nice addition to your vignette.

    • Reply Veronica March 5, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      Hi Judith, thank you for stopping by. Those butterflies are like magic, aren’t they? One can hardly believe that something natural and living can have those colours and that brilliance. 🙂

  • Reply iris March 5, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    bonjour et merci pour le petit mot
    vos tasses à thé sont superbe et ce petit brin de fleur bleu est très agréable à voir
    vous n’ avez pas de traducteur ? car j’ ai du mal avec l’ Anglais !!!!!
    du bleu ??? du bleu???
    à très bientôt

    • Reply Veronica March 6, 2013 at 6:57 am

      Bounjour Edith, I don’t have a tgranslator but this isn’t a problem because I can read your sweet comment just fine. Actually it’s good practice for me. 🙂

  • Reply Crafty Gardener March 6, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Beautiful turquoise teacup and saucer. I love seeing the spring blooms, here in Ontario we are stil covered in snow 🙁 It’s great to meet another Canadian blogger.

    • Reply Veronica March 6, 2013 at 6:59 am

      Hi Linda, some friends from FB are complaining about the weather out east. I hope your spring comes soon. I’m thrilled to be meeting more Canadian bloggers too. 🙂

  • Reply Felicity March 6, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Hi Veronica,
    You are so honest with your reader and not be afraid of telling us what you are going through in your life.

    • Reply Veronica March 6, 2013 at 7:00 am

      Thank you Felicity. 🙂 I figure if it’s my story, it’s mine to tell. 🙂

  • Reply Kathy Matthews March 6, 2013 at 6:19 am

    What a lovely blog you have! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me.

    • Reply Veronica March 6, 2013 at 7:00 am

      Hi Kathy. I really enjoyed reading thru your blog too. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by. Huggs.

  • Reply Carol Early Cooney March 6, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Your post is such a treat for the eyes! The ring is lovely on C.

    • Reply Veronica March 6, 2013 at 7:01 am

      Hi Carol, the ring is lovely on C but IT’S MINE! Lol. 🙂

  • Reply Martha's Favorites! March 6, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Hi: I want to thank you so much for your kind words. I am sure God hears prayers from everyone and I am so grateful to you. I too love the teal cups. I will share mine next month. I too look forward to getting to know you better. Blessings, Martha

    • Reply Veronica March 6, 2013 at 8:19 am

      Dearest Martha, sending you loads of strength and love. 🙂

  • Reply Sandi March 8, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Good morning Veronica,
    I adore your turquoise vignette; one of my favourite colours! Any shade of robin egg blue just makes me swoon. Both of your teacups are gorgeous and so is the butterfly! Thank you for coming to tea and enjoy your weekend.


    • Reply Veronica March 8, 2013 at 6:24 am

      Hi Sandi, thank you so much for popping by. 🙂 I loved my tour of Tuesday tea. Such creative ladies. I really hope to get to know everyone better.

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