"Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come." Song of Songs

Monday, September 5, 2011

Teacups and Roses

Today I am sharing a bouquet of roses with you.

Some on teacups, some in pictures.

These were growing in my mother's garden.
She has a yard full of roses.

There is something elegant about roses...something romantic, and special.

They have a lovely fragrance. Can you smell it?

I don't even mind that they have thorns.
They are there as reminders to handle them gently and carefully.

"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns;
I am thankful that thorns have roses." ~ Alphonse Karr


On dark winter days when the roses are nothing more than bare sticks in the garden,
I have a bouquet of teacups in full bloom waiting for me in the china cabinet.

I hope you have time today to stop and smell the roses along the way.

And sit down for a little rest.

And have a cup of tea.


"Your soul shall be like a well watered garden."
 Jeremiah 31:12


  1. Hi Charlotte,
    that is such a pretty post. I love roses everywhere, in the garden, on the china, as parfum and surely in my flatware. You own a lot of wonderful china with roses.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  2. What a charming Rose post! The flowers are lovely as are your rosie tea cups! Happy Tea Day!

  3. Hello Charlotte,
    Your roses and teacups are so lovely. I love them in the garden, in a vase, and on china too. They are nature's most perfect flower, I think. I love them in all colours and I haven't met one I haven't loved. And I agree with Mr. Karr's quote about the thorns. Thank you for sharing your lovely post.


  4. Thank You for the flowers and the enjoyment of sipping the essence of tea from your lovely tea sets. The photos are gorgeous and post
    DELIGHTFUL !!!!..Hugs

  5. I love roses - in the garden, in my house and on my teacups!

    Those are lovely roses from your mother's garden.

    Have a wonderful day.


    ps - I grew up in Southern California. Are you a Northern, Central or Southern California girl?

  6. Your mother's roses are wonderful! I love what you said about thorns - a good reminder to take great care with the roses. I am always enchanted and inspired by the artwork on teacups - so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your lovely post with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  7. Beautiful Charlotte! Your garden roses are so beautiful, your mother must be quite the gardener. Your tea cups are pure joy! So happy with all their gorgeous roses on them! They must be wonderful to use.
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful flowers and tea cups with us.

  8. You matched them all up so well! Very nice post!

  9. Dear Charlotte,
    Another wonderful selections of beautiful tea cups. I love my tea in the afternoon and enjoy my cups even more..A beautiful tea cup makes sipping tea a delight to behold. We have a rainy day today and my tea made the dreary day better..
    Enjoy time...

  10. Stunning tea cups and fabulous roses. Very sweet post. Hugs...Lu

  11. Can we ever have too many rose patterned tea cups, I don't think so. Your cups are so pretty and although I'm very fond of pink, I love the yellow one. x

  12. I'm not sure if I like the roses or the teacups the most! Lovely.
    Lady Linda

  13. This is a lovely post about the most favored flower!

    I also posted about my pink and roses tea setting:

  14. I like your rose-themed post. It nice that the roses are blooming again before autumn sets in for the next while.


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