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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Summers Cup!....




I picked up this sweet little vintage cup at a car boot sale the other week - its so pretty, really delicately decorated and super thin china which i love! If you hold it up to the light you can see right through it. Since I like my tea in big doses, i thought to myself this little cup will never get used and will end up lonely in some cupboard for fear of breaking. Instead, I decided to fill it full of flowers and use it as a vase to celebrate the arrival of summer. I picked all the wildflowers from my garden, as we have lots of wild and woolly bits to encourage our ladybugs to thrive as they protect our lovely vegetables from insect nasties!

Come to think of it, I have a poetry book by Penhaligons somewhere, called 'Summers Cup' which i must dig out - all the pages are scented and the illustrations are so gorgeous too....

Have a lovely weekend everyone and be good to the ladybugs! :)

7 comments:

All things nice... said...

That's really pretty, the colours match your cup too :) You must have lovely flowers in your garden. Weather is miserable here today :( Hope you enjoy your weekend too!

All things nice...

Lynda said...

Oh my goodness, those flowers are so beautiful and perfect that I thought they were fake at first! :) Very pretty cup too!

TanyaMac said...

all things nice - expect a big blast of sunshine over the next couple of days! so the weather man says anyway!

Hey Lynda, good to see you again! yeah the flowers are mad pretty - I had no idea that i'd find so many bright colours! :)

Wee Cute Treasures said...

This is spectacular Tanya. What amazing colours. Divine. Hugs, Carol xoxoox

TanyaMac said...

Hugs back to you Carol! xoxo ;)

Edana said...

That cup is beautiful. I have been on a mad vintage china buzz lately- awesome find.

mangocheeks said...

Likign this idea. I don't have a vase for small flowers, so this is a perfect idea. In the past I've been using empty jam jars. This is so much more elegant too.