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Friday, August 19, 2011

A winter tea~

A busy week is behind me......just a little time to escape this morning, doing what I like best,  the flowers, photographing and having a cup of tea.......

Arranging flowers in various shades of  green..........

Old books and a tea set from a much loved elderly couple.........

  And that votive candle to make me smile...

And who can resist these even if just plain and simply iced.......

    A special glow ..........

 Sprinkles of fairy wishes for you from me....


Just love the green flowers with the old beaten silver.... 

See you soon!


  1. Shel, you have a wonderful way and talent with that camera of yours. It feels like I'm having tea with you and I can taste that cup cake!!

    Your flowers are wonderful and love the silver "vase"

    PS: Its freezing here now and pouring down which is good as it has been so dry.

  2. Hello, I hear you are in a drought son travels quite a bit to Stellenbosch for the moment...and always seems to bring back the cold xx
    Thank you for such a huge compliment from someone so talented.
    I'll pop over to you.
    Have a "warm" weekend.

  3. I was going to say..and fairy sparkles too:) I love the asparagus fern tucked into the arrangement:) I fancy old books too..I don't have many but I fancy them..

    This is a lovely post Shel..It is a passion for do it well.
    A great weekend to you also.x

  4. A happy weekend to you my dearest "online" friend xxxx

  5. What a beautiful way to treat yourself to tea. I love the dishes. Are they Royal Albert Lavender Rose? And all of the silver adds such sparkle and elegance. Cupcakes look calories in them, I presume? ;-)

  6. Ahhhh, all my favorites together - vintage books, silver and china. Tea and sweets sound lovely too. I love the green flowers!

  7. What a stunning display! Truly love every piece, and I can totally see why you'd be happy to share it with all of us! BRAVO! Can't wait to see more!

    I hope you'll stop by my blog to check out my new feature. I've gone back to doing posts on my home, and I've got my newly styled "bar" in the dining room up. Would love to know what you think!

    Thanks again for sharing! Stunning.

  8. Keep an eye out for a SMALL.. paper.. SNAIL envelope(small) in fact!:)xxx
    Wanted to see if it would travel faster..

    It's been 1 week..but you know it can take months:(

  9. What a beautiful flower arrangement so unique! Love the pink and white tea cups too, one of my favorite color combinations. If you get a chance please stop by our tea time giveaway, the Mom at cottage and Broome.

  10. Thank you for all your lovely comments..they really mean so much.
    @ Monique: Always spoiling me...I will keep an eye on the post.... nothing beats a package in the post from so far away! xx:-)

  11. Humble envelope:) Filled with gratitude at all your kindness.:)That part is invisible.

  12. Thank you, have a wonderful Sunday xx

  13. Lovely settings.

    Love it.

    Karin Şen Cankan

  14. What a beautiful setting! LOVE the floral arrangement with all the chartreuse flowers! That really brightens up a space, doesn't it? :-) Your silver and china services are beautiful! Obviously well-loved and cared for! Those chocolate cupcakes look fantastic!

  15. Thanks Alycia
    I love my flowers,can never have too many.
    Will pop over to you.
    Love Shel xx

  16. Simply gorgeous...I love it all!
    I am enamored of old silver...very pretty Shel!