This set has wonderful lavender, pink and blue Prairie Crocus flowers – the flower for Manitoba. The stamen are nicely detailed with soft, buttery yellow and touches of mocha all on a striking black background.
The Gainsborough shaped teacup is softly textured and gently fluted. Lavish gold gilt on the handle, rims, and foot of the teacup.
A peek at the bottom of the teacup.
This scallop crochet lace handkerchief is monogrammed with my initial in a lovely feather font.
For my centerpiece, I have filled an ivory embossed pitcher with soft pink tulips, sweet pea flowers and bright ranunculus roses. With its delicate flowers, evocative of butterflies in shape, the sweet pea’s history can be tracked back to 17th century Italy, when a Sicilian monk, Franciscus Cupani, sent its seeds to England. Doesn’t this cottage bouquet look delightful?
The votive candle holder I have selected for today’s tea time is an antique silver mercury glass. This unique finish has a great vintage feel. The deep pink amethyst color has a stylish embossed fleur-de-lis design which is pretty and chic. I love the way it reflects an era of romanticism.
“Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.” ~ Catherine Douzel
Thank you for joining me and to our wonderful hostesses. I am linking this week with the following ladies:
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz CottageTea Time Tuesday @ Lady Katherine’s Tea Parlor
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Friday Pretties @ I Love Pretty Little Things
Friday Favorites @ Simply Sweet Home
Teacup & Saucer: Royal Albert “Prairie Crocus”
Handkerchief: Scallop Crochet Lace
Centerpiece: Ivory Embossed Pitcher
Amethyst Votive Holder: Barreveld International