Tea cup Tuesday. Getting ready for Easter.
I’ve made a few quiches and other egg based yummies over these past two weeks and, instead of cracking the eggs, I blew the contents through two small holes, leaving the shell intact.
Chloe and I thought we might paint the egg shells and hang them on some branches from the garden cherry and plum trees, which we hope will force bloom just in time for Easter.
Any work must certainly involve tea, and, since we were going to be at this for a while, a big cup of tea was in order.
The tea cups I chose for us are whimsical Dubout Editions Clouet earthenware cups with cat cartoons by French cartoonist Albert Dubout. I bought them years ago in Paris but now they are available in little boutiques all over the place.
The egg shells stayed put on an ironstone oyster plate, a Sbux milk steamer held our paintbrush water and a mouth-blown glass plate was our acrylics and matte medium palette.
The trick was to not rinse the paintbrush in the tea…guilty…loads of times.
We painted forget-me-nots and anemones and violets, forsythia, pussy willows, blue bells and a bumble bee here and there.
Then we hung our eggs on the tree branches…
…sat back and finished our tea.
Happily linking up with Terri of Artful Affirmations to admire her window studio set-up, and to Martha, and sending Martha lots of love and strength. I’m still thinking about you and I care, to Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage and realising we both own identical lovely little pink vases! And to Bernideen and admiring her new shabby chic look.
un joli moment !
et un très bel arbre de Pâques avec de bien jolis oeufs peints!
bravo à l’artiste
Merci beaucoup Sophie, un gros bisou à tu aussi. 🙂
Beautiful and artistic. You are very creative.
Thank you Rajesh. 🙂 Very sweet of you to say so.
Just simply beautiful. You and C have lovely tea times.
Thank you Sabra, painting with C is lovely and I love to see her developing her own style. 🙂
j’ adore la fête de Pâques
et tous ces oeufs peint avec beaucoup de sérénité
tout cela est très beau et plein de charme
et les tasses décorées avec les chats de Dubout ( super )
Merci beaucoup Edith. I think it’s true, painting is a serene and calm thing to do. And very nice in the middle of our busy lives. I love those cups and they hold a good amount of tea. Bises, 🙂
Silvina from Tazas y Cuentos
Lovely Easter eggs! I made some with decoupage some days ago.
And very nice teacups too!
Besos from Argentina, Silvina
Did you really Sivina? I’m going over to your blog to have a look! 🙂 Hugs.
Having just moved from one home to another, my husband took note that we have enough cups and mugs to open our own diner. LOL. Guess I have a cup problem. I adore yours!
Oh Diane, Robert says the same thing about my china collections. Tell hubby you’re a photographer and need them for props…that’s how I get away with it. 🙂 I’ve been following your move. Wow that was fast! I’m so happy that things worked out so well for you two + pups.
Beautiful work and I love this Tuesday’s teacups,
Michelle it’s a lot of fun. I love anticipating and checking thru the props and asking C to join me. She loves our time together too. 🙂
What a sweet project for you two to share! I love seeing where you are working and having your tea. Your wood table is so lovely, and tea cups so sweet. The eggs look wonderful in the tree. You are both really good at painting flowers! This is a lovely experience to have!
Hello Terri, and thank you for hosting. My father collected antiques heavily his whole life and, lucky me, some spilled over this way. That table is extraodinary. It’s a good six feet wide and seats 12 comfortably and the leaves fold down smoothly into a six by two foot skinny sofa table. 🙂
Ohhhh so pretty – I love that idea of painting on eggs. The branch is the perfect display.
Thank you JoAnn. Would you believe the plum blossoms started to open over night? I think they will be in full bloom by the weekend. 🙂
These are just beautiful. Lovely photos of Easter preparations. I have to mention how I love the sweet dishes, too. Deb
Hello Deb, my fellow Canadian cat lover! Thank you so much. I’m off to see your tea cups now. 🙂
Your hand painted eggs are so beautiful! And I love your tea cups. I have never seen those anywhere. Have a happy and blessed Easter! xo
Thank you Barbara. We think those tea cups are a bit cheeky and fun. I hope you have a happy Easter too and get lots of chocolate! Much love to you. 🙂
Your photos are gorgeous and your lovely young lady is very pretty! The talent and creative painting on the eggs is so beautiful an then hanging them from the tree branch was a great idea. Your cute cups and saucers with tea was a perfect way to have a lovely time together.
Aw thank you Pam. With our busy lives it is so nice to spend some time together over tea. Off to check out your tea cups now. 🙂
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Your painting of the flowers is really nice – love this! Also, thanks for linking to Friends Sharing Tea!
Hi Bernideen, I’m happy I found your blog to link to. 🙂 Have a nice day.
Fun post. I giggled about dipping the paint brush into the tea … I’ve done that too! The eggs are lovely and a great example of recycling! Easter Eggs to Quiche. Voila! Dubout Editions Clouet earthenware cups are wonderful — so much fun! Happy Tea Day!
Hi Snap, lol, then you need a fresh cup of tea! 🙂
thank you for the kind comment on my blog. I really enjoy to visit your blog, too. Today you made me laughing a lot. Cleaning the paintbrush in the tea – thats exactly what I always do when I have a drink while painting. Therefore my tea stands never beside the colors. You ladies are artists! The flowers turned out really lovely and the eggs look great. I love that you have chosen brown eggshells. I love them also. Your cups are as cute as your cats. I saw the helpful cat in the last post. So cute. Thank you for sharing this nice Easter tea time. Have a lovely Easter.
Best greetings, Johanna
P.S. If you want to practise your German, you can mail me. Your German cannot be so bad as my English is.
Lol Johanna, my German is terrible! I’m glad I’m not the only one rinsing my brush out in the tea. 🙂 I hope you have a lovely Easter too.
Huggs to you.
Veronica, may I come stay at your house–Please? I won’t be a bother, I’ll help with housework–I’ll even do windows (and I really hate doing windows), just let me play with you and Chloe on all these cool projects and drink tea out of fabulously beautiful cups…:-) Thank you for bringing beauty and joy into my day!
Oh my gosh Sara, you are so invited anytime. There are five bedrooms here and just say the word and your name will be on one pronto! 🙂
Those eggs are beautiful! They made me smile! You are so talented! I wish I could do that! And your cups are so cute! Have a wonderful week!
Thank you so much Sakaco! 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful week too.
I love the whimsical teacups Veronica and you ladies made some beautiful painted eggs to hang. The fact that the shells were left natural makes them even more appealing.
Thank you Judith. 🙂 I always prefered the natural look so I’m glad you like it too. I don’t know how to dye just the egg shell. I suppose it could stand on a bamboo skewer to dip and then to dry…hmmm…nope, still prefer the natural shell. 🙂
Thank you so much for your kind words. They almost made me cry. You are so talented. Love those eggs and your tea cups are so cute. Have a wonderful Easter. Blessings, Martha
Oh Martha, you’re so sweet. I hope everything will be ok for you. Have a lovely week and enjoy your Easter. 🙂
What fun; sipping tea and painting eggs! And your eggs really are lovely! How sweet they look on the tree. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Hope you have a lovely week.
Thank you Sandi, and thank you for hosting. I’m meeting the loveliest ladies. I hope you have a lovely week as well. 🙂
Hello there Veronica
Your Tea time post is very creative and very charmingly pretty. Oh my!… I love your artwork that you hand painted on your fabulous Easter eggs as you sipped tea. All is so beautiful. Love it!
Have a marvelous week and a wonderful Easter.
Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee
Hello Wanda Lee, and thank you for your lovely comment. I hope you have a lovely week as well. Huggs 🙂
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a delightful comment 🙂 I greatly appreciate it! Your eggs are simply stunning! You are very artistic 🙂
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Thank you Stephanie! 🙂
Beautiful eggs! And I adore your cups and saucers.
Thank you Donna! I love them too. 🙂
I have one cup of the artful cat china, bought when I was in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON many years ago. So fun to see it again. Love your eggs, they are painted beautifully, a treasure to keep for years. Patty/BC
Hi Patty, I’m so glad you stopped by. Aren’t those cups great? They hold a decent cup of tea. Those eggs don’t usually last too long because they are so fragile, but it’s ok; I love ephemeral things. 🙂
Your eggs are so very pretty, what a fun creative way to spend some time. I love your tea cups too
Thank you Angela, those tea cups are fun, and they hold a decent amount of tea. 🙂
Veronica, thank you so much–I love the idea that my name would be on one of those lovely rooms 🙂 You never know, we are on opposite ends of the continent, but I could get over there some day!
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