Which would you pick?

These are three teacup and saucer sets done in the three colorways of RJR‘s A is for Anabelle fabric collection.  Which would you pick?  I am not normally a green person, but the green colorway is causing my heart to flutter…


Teacups and saucers have popped up at sundry times at Ivory Spring… because we are somewhat serious about teacups and such over here.

[Spode Delamere in a blue/brown autumn setting]

[Spode antique gilded unknown pattern amidst Benartex’s Silk Road fabrics]

[ Lomonosov Guipure among Russian-y things]

[Spode Sheffield in an English bookish setting]

[Mottahedeh Mandarin Blue in a traditional setting]

[Johnson Brothers Heritage White in a spring afternoon Chinese tea setting]

[Spode Blue Italian and Blue Geranium peeking from the china hutch]

[Royal Albert Lady Carlyle in a cottage setting]

Which would you pick out of this lot?

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Pieceful Garden Scrap Project: Part 2: My not so “scrappy” pillow

I underestimated the time I would need to complete my scrappy projects from the Pieceful Garden kit scraps. But I did get one of the scrap projects done last night. It turned to be a not-so-scrappy looking 24″ pillow:

The pride and joy of my pillow is the fabric yoyo! I have never made a yoyo before. But I was really inspired by what Arlette has done with her yoyo’s. So, I decided to give it a try. I thought it turned out pretty good and added a little something to the overall look:

Many of my whimsical friends wanted to get in the photo shoot for the pillow. They also wanted me to drag out some of the fineries in life as props. I think some of them just wanted to play with my breakables — you think French Loppie there got a bit carried away as he practically immersed himself in the teacup??!!!:

Click here for tutorial on how to make the center block with the Pieceful Garden kit scraps.

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Thank you for coming to my show-and-tell today. I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed weekend. I will be back on Monday! See you then!!

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Disclaimer – you will ONLY have the scraps left from Double-Nine-Patch blocks trimming the blocks for the scrap project. Anything extras you see in my scrap projects require extra fabric(s). You may choose to purchase more fabrics, or mix-and-match with other fabrics. The reason I used coordinating fabrics is because I had extra fabrics left from making the sample quilt for “The Quilter”.

The tea strainer that shines with TLC

The reason I didn’t show you this other tea strainer I have in last Thursday’s post is because this other tea strainer had needed a bit of TLC, and I hadn’t had the time then to give it the TLC it deserved. I did have some time this week to give it a real shine! So, here it is… after being polished with silver polish:

The strainer is from Reed & Barton’s Francis I collection. I normally display the tea strainer with my Spode Sheffield pieces:

I am showing a close-up picture of the strainer. Notice the clusters of fruits. I am fascinated by the art of silversmith-ing, aren’t you? I am also fascinated by a lot of other things as you will see later (like how castles were built in the Middle Ages). For now, let’s admire the close-up:

I am showing this ensemble again with books I am currently reading. I wonder if you could tell what kind of person I am from the books I read?