Friday, January 8, 2010

Having Tea With Charles


Wow!! Is it ever cold outside. We have temperatures below zero and snow falling. I know many of you across the country are also experiencing colder weather than normal. With it being too cold to venture out, I've gotten tons of things marked off the "to-do" list. I've also taken some time for myself and enjoyed a good book, a spot of tea and chocolate. :-)) Let me show you one of the books I've revisited ..

Welcome to Pink Saturday. Our gracious host each week Beverly fills the world of blog land with beautiful pink.



I'm sure many of you have seen this tea set before. I have to say out of all I have, it is one of my favorites. I call it a floater, finding it's way around the house. This week, I chose the living area. Setting on a tray with a vintage napkin and a bit of greenery, seems to warm my soul.

With a borrowed teaspoon from another set,

Charles Faudree has achieved an international reputation for creating all the elegant accoutrement's of a French Country Estate. As well as enjoying his great books and design style, I find myself living by one of his sayings, "too much is never enough." lol OK, I know many of you are minimalist, my daughter is one. I, on the other hand enjoy having my things around me. Warming my heart as well as my home. Charles was recently in the Kansas City area and due to my work schedule I wasn't able to meet him. I'm hoping he'll find the time to head back our way again soon. :-)) Many of you have already discovered this wonderful book, for those of you that haven't treat yourself. You won't be disappointed.
Nicholas, Charles' faithful companion, always camera ready. :-)) What a cutie!

Please help yourself to a peanut cluster or two. :-))

I enjoy the smell of a sweet smelling candle, don't you ?


Miss Scooter, on the other hand is a bit camera shy. I'm surprised I was able to get this shot.. lol
Thank you for joining me today on Pink Saturday. Be sure to swing by Beverly's for a full list of those participating. She has asked us to visit someone we haven't visited before. What a wonderful way for us to meet new blogger's. Beverly, as always, thank you for hosting this event each week.
hugs ~lynne~
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36 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What a gorgeous post, Lynne! I have that book, too. I should revisit it, during these cold days.

ceekay said...

I can see why that teaset is a favorite of yours...it is lovely. Enjoy the reading and foofing!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I can think of nothing better than having tea with you, Charles, and Scooter. I also love this tea set. It's just so feminine and pretty. I also would love to have one of thos p'nut clsuters! laurie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Lynne, I absolutely LOVE that tea set. It is just perfect and I think the prettiest one I have ever seen. I love that book too. I have just about worn the pages off of it. I will go check out Cindy's post and send her some congratulations. Be sure to check out my post about a new blog and a new meme. Hope you stay warm. Hugs, Marty

KMfamily ;-) said...

Hi Lynne,
Thanks for the peanut clusters..dont tell my hips..lolol.
I am mezmorized by your beautiful napkin. Wow that is pretty!!!

we are cold in Philly too..but i think you guys are getting the most coldness out there.
Keep sippin that tea to keep warm or just snuggle with Miss Scooter. She looks like a cutie.

9405018--Pat said...

Hi Lynne, Do you have Cabin Fever today? This crazy weather is still snowing here today and so cold. I need to get the book of Carles Faudree. I was going to Nell Hill's last fall when he was here, but my mom was ill that day. Maybe next time...Try to stay warm love your post today...Hugs Pat

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Pat, no girl I don't get Cabin Fever. Do you? I always find something to keep me busy. I've marked so many things off my "to do" list, and now the grandson is here so you "know" I'll be staying busy. Either cooking or playing.lol Isn't this weather crazy? I can't believe how big the flakes are. I remember you saying your mother was ill that day, I hope this finds her much improved. Hopefully, if Charles is back in our area we can meet up and go together.. Girl.. you stay in and stay warm.. hugs ~lynne~

Designs on 47th Street said...

Lynne, this was such a comforting post....not to mention a most beautiful one! It's always nice to hear of another deco book to enjoy. I don't have this one. We are up to about 30" of snow and sub zero temps. The wind was blowing the snow around so badly yesterday that many of the highways had to close. I wondered if you still had your shop with all that's going on. I'm glad you do. I imagine that is comforting for you. Oh, thank you for the peanut clusters..my sweet tooth was calling out! :)

Take good care,
Donna

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

I'm getting stir crazy at the office...I would so much rather be home working on my "to do" list!

Ginger said...

Lynne, thanks for coming by to see me. Your post is just lovely and thank you for inviting me to tea. I am a big tea drinker, just love it. Your tea set is so beautiful and the mercury glass is also. I love mercury glass. Stay warm, here in Okla it is 6 degrees today.

Ginger

salmagundi said...

Hi Lynne-- I saw where Charles F. was going to be at Nell Hill's. I was hoping you would go and post some pictures. What fun that would have been to see the 'King' at the 'Queen's' store. It's cold here, too, but suppose to warm up tomorrow; so maybe warmer air will be coming your way. Take care, Sally

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful tea set from a Beautiful lady...Girl I love all your pictures...your fun is always a safe and warm place for me to land...just like on RMS I always found myself on your space...Check your email also...great minds think alike and all ha ha!! Thanks for coming by and seeing my antiques I knew you would at least take the time to enjoy them...Hope you have a safe and great weekend my friend...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty tea set. Scooter looks warm and comfortable. Bring on the Spring! ;-)

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Such a lovely tea set. I wish I had one like it. Miss Scooter is a doll! Rosie

Carolyn said...

Love that tea set!!!

Carolyn

The Muse said...

Whisk me away...Whisk me away!

vignette design said...

What a beautiful tea set. And I too LOVE Charles Faudree! I have two of his books and never get tired of looking at them...--Delores

Donna said...

Your tea set is beautiful! Stay warm and give Scooter a big hug.
Blessings,
Donna

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a lovely teaset! I have several "floaters" in my house too. It's good to have things that will work well in different rooms. Also, your peanut clusters look divine! I'd love to help myself to one. Thanks for sharing!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh we are kindred spirits. What I wouldn't give to have tea with Charles and have him decorate a room of mine. :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love that tea set so so much Lynne, I think it is one of the prettiest I have ever laid eyes on~ your pics are gorgeous! Thanks for the nice note about my give-away, I am so glad I found you as a friend! Cindy

Dolores said...

Hi Lynne,
Thinking of you and hoping you and Mr P are having good days!
Your tea set is so beautiful and delicate!!!
Charles' dog, the King Charles Cavalier, looks like mine...... I love those pictures.
Hugs,
Dolores

Barbara said...

Bad weather certainly gives us opportunity to get on with all those projects we always say we are going to do. Personally I have had a hard time concentrating on many of them but have done some.

Charles looks a fun companion to share your tea with.

Light and Voices said...

I will check this book out. Thanks for recommending it. Oh if you are keeping track, I am having a spot of tea and a peanut clusters. mmmmmm yummy!
Joyce M

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I love your tea set.....simply delish!

And you pup is a cutie too..

Warm blessings,
Spencer

g said...

How very pretty!! I will check out Charles' book. Looks like Nicholas the puppy has been at the cushions, though!!

Hope you are staying warm and snuggled.

Happy Pink Saturday!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Great book and teaset! Happy Pink Saturday!

Becs said...

What a beautiful tea set and vignette! That tea towel is gorgeous too! Happy Pink Saturday, I loved the tour....Becs

CC said...

Hi Lynne,
That's such a wonderful,gorgeous tea set..complete down to the tiny spoon in the cup. Happy Pink Saturday..have a wonderful weekend.
ummmmm, may I have a peanut cluster please?? They're my very favorites.

Claudia said...

Such a pretty teaset and an adorable dog! Happy Pink Saturday!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Lynne, Your teaset is gorgeous!!! And you did an amazing job beautifully capturing it with your photos! Great post!

The book looks interesting, too! I'll have to check that one out! :) Stay war, hugs, Rhonda

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

what a beautiful post....I look forward to everyone of yours...

Melissa Miller said...

Lynne the elegant tea set is so beautiful. I know you are enjoying lot's of hot tea during this cold weather. Brrr...:)

Miss Scooter is a sweetheart!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey my sweet friend...Thanks for coming by and seeing more of my none sense antiques and for your kind comment to me...just made my day girl...
Now Candace and I just when to our small town for the day lunch and when to thrif store....Oh girl I got 4 drapes panels in black and white toile with the checks Waverly mind you for $16.00 for all I was doing my Happy dance for sure I'm going to hang them in my office and made new pillows out of one of them ha ha!! I told you I was done buying anything else for the house....but these are differ so reminds me of my room at your house that I love so much...Now I need to add me some red here and there and I'll have a Toile room at last ha ha!! Love ya girl...it was so great hearing from you....May the rest of your weekend be a GREAT one my dear friend....Much love Gl♥ria

Deanna said...

Beautiful Tea Set!
Stay warm, Lynne.

God bless,
d

dana said...

Good Morning, Lynn! Oh, yes, your wonderful snow photos capture how very much of that white stuff we have had....even though it's so cold, it's still beautiful!

Wasn't Charles D at Nell Hill's in Nov? That would have been fun seeing him! I don't have any of his books, but I do love to look at them in the bookstores.

Happy Pink Sat......love your wonderful tea set photos! Dana