MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, May 14, 2018

More precious-nesssssssss?


First of all, I have to share a picture of the beautiful flowers I that were delivered for Mother's Day from our #2 son and daughter-in-love who live all the way across the country in British Columbia.  Aren't they beautiful?  We also got to Skype with them yesterday and had a lovely visit.  Great fun watching our sweet little grandson as he's testing out lots of new words!  Thank you Shawn and Winnie 💕

Because precious little has been happening on the stitching front, I thought I'd do as someone asked and post a few more pictures of my small cup & saucer collection.  I don't ever use them, preferring to have my tea and coffee in a mug, but I like to see them sitting in my china cabinet anyway!

This one belonged to my maternal grandmother 
and is labeled on the back with
'Castle - Hand Painted - Japan'.
The inside of the cup is mother-of-pearl.



This one also belonged to my grandmother.
She had a set of dishes in this pattern and
all that remains (that I'm aware of) is this
cup and saucer and one small
tea plate. 
The pattern is called 'Bridal Rose'
and was made in Western Germany


This one, also from my grandmother, 
is also lined with mother-of-pearl
and is labeled 'Castle - Hand Painted - Japan'




- You have to go and look at THIS!!!!!  Kim does the most amazing things with previously unloved pieces of embroidery and this is her latest creation.  This belongs in an art gallery!!!  Be sure to scroll down to see all the photos.

- There's a tutorial HERE to make a very sweet little apron from vintage linens.

- Go HERE if you'd like to make a really cute child's apron!

- For those of you who use clear stamps for your projects, perhaps THIS idea for storage might be something you'd like to do.

- For those of you who garden, perhaps you might find some interesting ideas HERE to beautify your own space.  If you click on each of the pictures it should take you to further information for each.

Another quote from 'Anonymous'..."Make a list of things that make you happy.  Make a list of things you do every day.  Compare the lists.  Adjust accordingly"




12 comments:

Kim said...

It took a while for the penny to drop that the Kim you referred to was me. How very sweet of you. Thank you, dear Mary Anne for making reference to my little chair....the cheque is in the mail. =) Now....how beautiful is that bouquet of flowers; such a lovely surprise. I am in love with your pretty teacups. You have a collection of ones I have not seen before. My favourite is the pink and white hand painted Japanese pretty. How delicate it looks. The Mother of Pearl on the inside must be exquisite. Me thinks you need to sip some tea from that pretty sometime today. Xx

I am said...

Hi Maryanne your flowers are beautiful and glad you had a lovely mother's day. I love your cups and saucers especially the first one xx

FlashinScissors said...

Awww! The flowers are gorgeous! I’d like any one of those cups! I have been looking in the shops but not seen any pretties like those!
Tee hee! As soon as you said “Kim” I knew exactly who you meant .... small world! I’ll be looking for pretty tapestries ..... oh dear, and then I’ll need to find a chair too!
Oh, you definitely need to sip tea from your beautiful cups!
Hugs, Barbara xx

Christine B. said...

What beautiful flowers Mary Anne and I just love your cups and saucers. I really love china! Hugs Christine x

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'm so glad you had a nice Mother's Day. If you can't be together, video chatting with loved ones is the next best thing.
xx, Carol

Becki said...

Thank you for sharing more pictures of your tea cup collection. I don't think I'm one who asked for more, but I sure thought about asking. :)

That top tea cup and saucer are unique. I wonder if I'm seeing it correctly - the saucer having a raised center is really a surprise.

Such pretty flowers from your far-away kids and grandchild, Mary Anne.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a wonderful way to be recognized on Mother's Day! Thank goodness for Skype, right?? I absolutely love the occupied Japan cups and saucers -- to me, they are always so delicate and I love the luster finish on them! Loved getting a glimpse of your collection!

Janie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day.
Thanks for sharing your collection of beautiful teacups, wow.

Karen said...

Gorgeous china. Love the quote!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Beautiful bouquet of flowers! I love china but I prefer mugs to cups. Thanks for the links. The garden designs are interesting.

Createology said...

Lovely fresh flowers do make our homes smile. Your teacup treasures are beautful heirlooms. I adore vintage intense and the chair makes me swoon with delight. I need to totally readjust my Happiness list. Lovely Day Dear...<3

Lorraine said...

That first teacup and saucer looks so unique in how the center is raised up. Checked some of those links and got lost for a while in a good way.