Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Marie in a Teacup and ATCs!

Hello Friends!

It's another Pink Saturday!!
As promised, I am sharing the very lovely teacup
that Kris made for me in the
Marie's Teacup Garden Party Swap.
It's sooooo beautiful!! And Limoges!!
Isn't Marie cute with fairy wings?

I love the color combination, aqua and lavender.

Thank you so so much Kris!  I had so much fun with this swap,
searching for the right teacup and creating my little vignette.
And then to receive such a lovely teacup garden party
in return is the icing on the cake!!
I think I must share the Marie Teacup ATCs
I made for our monthly ATC swap at MAMA.
They're not atually teacups,
but they're pretty cute.
I must confess to a flight of whimsy on these :)


Soo much fun to create!
And now, since it is May,
and lilies-of-the-valley are the flower of the month,
I'd love to share some lovely images of this sweet flower with you.
Also called muguet in French,
they are part of a charming custom in France.
Every May 1, one would take a little bouquet of lilies-of-the-valley,
available from the many flower peddlers on the street,
to all the important ladies in their life--
mothers, wives, aunts, girlfriends, grandmothers, etc. 
I have always loved this flower,
my grandmother had a huge bunch growing all along her back fence,
where it was shady and moist.
So here are some muguets for you, dear readers:

Click, right click and save!

Lots of links to lovely pinks at Pink Saturday.
You will find more lovely teacups at Martha's Favorites and Artful Affirmations!
And, for lovely, shabby, chippy whites, stop by White Wednesday!
Lovely, feminine things at Pearls and Lace Thursday!
Lovely, cottagey links at Feathered Next Friday!
And for all things lovely and vintage, visit Knick of Time!

Have a wonderful May!
Time for tea...


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is just beautiful, Lorraine! I would enjoy just taking all that loveliness in. I love the colors she used and the teacup itself. What a fun swap! I love to do swaps but have a hard time finding them or usually find them when it's too late to sign up.

Anonymous said...

Very inviting Lorraine ~~ I never knew that about May Day, lovely!!!
My lily of the valley is just poking through the soil. I love their delicate look.
Have a great day,
Hugs Rosemary...

JoAnne said...

Your Marie atcs are wonderful Lorraine and I love the cup you received.
Thanks for the lily of the valley images-they're one of my faves too!

The Junque Seeker said...

Very pretty! I loved the one you made, also.

Congrats on your win from the A Little Bit French blog!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how very lovely, from the teacup to those amazing cards you made (love paper).
I also enjoyed reading about the muguet French custom. How very special.
Thank you for sharing, Lorraine, and for stopping by.
Much love,

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love that tea cup! It is amazing how talented people are. It is so special. You are a lucky lady to own this one. Blessings, Martha

Terri said...

Love the tea cup art you received, it is a gorgeous color combination.
Your atcs are fab! What a fun swap.
Lily of the Valley is my all time favorite flower, besides lilacs, roses and violets!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

darling teacup creativity!
thx for sharing...
HaPpY TeaTime ~

Marti McClure said...

Love your teacups Lorraine!

bj said...

Happy Pink Saturday

Marydon said...

Just gorgeous, Lorraine. Your cup is beautiful.
Have a beautiful weekend ~

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Just beautiful, Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs Marilou

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Lorraine Sweetie...
OMG what a gorgeous share this evening. I love this Marie with her angel wings, in her little tea cup. Her colors are so beautiful and soft. Romantic, very romantic.

Thank you for sharing the lily of the valley images. They are simply gorgeous.

I also want you to know how much I enjoyed reading about the muguet French custom. How very special.

Such a delightful post this evening. Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Ms. Burrito said...

Sooo pretty! Happy Pink Saturday!

My Pink, I am also inviting you to link up with my color Connection meme.

Lorrie said...

I really love the "let them drink tea" card. Fun!

Heather said...

I love ALL your ATC's..they turned out fabulous!! Great colors and so dreamy fun!! Happy Pink Saturday!! Hugs!!

Thank you for visiting my blog :0)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love all the sweet floral touches and pink!

Happy pink Saturday, Happy Derby Day and ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Please stop by and enter my celebrate spring/moms giveaway.

Zaa said...

Greeting Lorraine...

What a delightful Teatime post... Your marie in a cup is so very lovely, as are all your beautiful ATC's.

Thanks for sharing the sweet lily-of-the -valley images... They are one of my favourite plants ... Just this morning I was meandering around the garden looking for them ... They've sprouted ( ha Ha)

I'm so happy to have had this teatime pleasure with you .. and your artful creations. Please do come to visit me at the Grand lady sometime... HUGS

Michele said...

wow! ok your teacup gift is just beautiful, lucky you! but man your ATCs are perfection. really gorgeous. thanks for the sweet freebies and happy pink saturday! xo

Laurie said...

Such beautiful Marie creations -- inspiring!

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful tea cup and beautiful post. I host a weekly meme called Seasonal Sundays. I'd love to have you come and join me.

- The Tablescaper


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