Saturday, April 25, 2015

Little April Showers and A Few of My Favorite Things

Drip, Drip, Drop Little April Showers......

Hello, friends, thank you for visiting me today!  Do you remember that little tune from Disney's Bambi?  It certainly applies to today in the neck of our woods.  It's very rainy!  We are in the middle of a drought so the rain is a welcome sight, but it can be dark and gloomy to a California-born sunshine-lover like myself.   On days like these, I surround myself with my loved ones and a few of my favorite things. 


Beautiful, fragrant roses....



my favorite color combination of blue and white depicted in a pretty pattern on a lovely pot,







antique lace-edged linen in soft Paris grey,





a sweet teatime in antique silver






good words





and good sounds.





 

I also love to take this kind of day to reflect.






Right now I'm just slightly obsessed with Tori Amos' album Night of Hunters, her first album released on a classical label.  I've been a fan of hers for years, but just recently gave this one a listen...and it is fantastic.  Pairing her beautiful voice and piano with orchestra-caliber strings and woodwinds, all arranged alongside the works of Satie, Chopin, Debussy, Shubert, among others, is like heaven to me.  I'm only sorry I didn't grab it sooner when it was released back in 2011!  I just had to gush about it a bit!  If you're a music appreciator, I think you'll enjoy it (unless your're a purist, ha).


I'm looking forward to trying out a new product, Maison Blanche Paint.  I recently visited the local antique where I previously purchased my Annie Sloan, and they have decided to carry Maison Blanche instead.  The label states there is little to no prep work needed.  There are mixed reviews online, so we will see....



How do you keep things cheerful on a rainy day?

Until next time......


From my collection:

Teapot, antique, Oneida Wm. Rogers & Son Collection
Cup, antique, Reed and Barton King Francis Collection 
Cream and sugar, antique, W.M. Rogers
Linen, Antique
Mini chalkboard, Michael's 
Pot, Ross


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34 comments:

  1. Such a nice display of your favorite things! Beautiful silver teapot...I don't have any large silver pieces but would love to have a teapot. It's such a statement piece. My favorite thing is the white sign and I am surprised that it's from Michael's! It's great how you find your treasures in such a wide variety of stores. (I like how your lists at the ends of posts.) Enjoy the week despite the rain. ~Nora

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    1. Thank you, Nora! It's always been my credo that beauty can be found anywhere, if we're only willing to look hard enough. :)))

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  2. What a romantic tea you've shared today, with the roses, and your gorgeous tea service. The vase is so pretty as it just makes your roses pop! I hope the paint works out for you!

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    1. Thank you, Kitty....I'm hoping to do a furniture piece soon!

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  3. Looks like a perfect setup for a rainy day. I know how much the rain is needed! So nice to have a visit from you!

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  4. Your blue and white pot of roses is beautiful - very striking! I agree that a rainy day forces us to stay inside where we can absorb the beauty of music playing in the background while watching the rain. A blessed day it is!

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    1. It can be a blessing. Thanks for popping by!

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  5. Hi,
    I just love your silver tea set and the gorgeous pink and red roses in the beautiful blue and white vase! The lacy tablecloth is beautiful too! Such beauty! Karen

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  6. There is something so classy about blue-and-white china and your pot is just lovely.
    Amalia
    xo

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  7. Beautiful vignette and Beethovan's Fifth is hard to beat - love the scherzo! Found you in Pinterest and, now, am following many of your boards. Yay!

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    1. We are official Pin pals, I followed you too, thanks, Diane! ❤

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  8. Wow! what a beautiful tea setting! I love the combination of the gorgeous silver tea service with the blue and white vase with the roses.....beautifully elegant! The delicate lacy table cover adds a touch of romance....love it! Thanks for inviting us to such a beautiful tea~hugs, Poppy

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  9. Oh these are certainly some of my favorite things too. That tea set is just perfection and paired with the blue and white planter makes a truly elegant vignette.

    Great job putting it all together.

    Have a great week,

    Janet

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  10. Such a besutiful and high tea table! Love the blue mixed in too...Christine

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  11. I haven't heard of that brand of paint, can't wait to hear about the results compared to AS~ love the roses in your blue and white~
    Jenna

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  12. Wow such a pretty arrangement. The tea set looks gorgeous . Love the blue pottery. Thank you. Love sujatha:)

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  13. What a pretty tea time vignette!

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  14. A romantic tea setting! I love the silver tea service and your roses in the blue and white pot. The lace sets it all off very nicely. Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  15. Hi: Everything looks so very beautiful. Love the silver service. Have a wonderful Mother's Day. Blessings, Martha

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    1. Hi, Martha! Thank you so much! You, as well!

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  16. Amo este tipo de fotografia, y las piezas hermosas! Saludos

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  17. So lovely. Love the silver, I really like the sheet music you placed amongst the tablescape. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Valerie! Although Tchaikovsky is my favorite, you can't go wrong with Beethoven! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a lovely weekend! :)

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