Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A cuppa . . .


"In Ireland, you go to someone's house, and she asks you if you want
a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you're really just fine. She asks if
you're sure. You say of course you're sure, really, you don't need a thing.
Except the pronounce it ting. You don't need a ting. Well, she says
then, I was going to get myself some anyway, so it would be no trouble.
Ah, you say, well, if you were going to get yourself some, I wouldn't
mind a spot of tea, at that, so long as it's no trouble and I can give you
a hand in the kitchen. Then you go through the whole thing all over
again until you both end up in the kitchen drinking tea and chatting.

In America, someone asks you if you want a cup of tea, you say no,
and then you don't get any damned tea.

I like the Irish way better."

- C. E. Murphy



Short and sweet today . . . after answering my four questions yesterday for the 
"virtual blog tour" I guess I ran out of words for today, gasp! ;)

Our prompt today is "a cuppa" and I used my grandmother's antique cups and saucers,
with some of the fallen rose petals from my Belinda's dream roses. The petals still smell good!


{KK Start and Chamomile}



{KK 411 and paperlove}




I actually took this one in January and don't remember the textures I used on this one. Since
there was nothing to photograph in January really, I started playing with some still life's and
have had a little love affair with stacking cups and saucers.


{KK 511}

"Tea for Two?"

I may be the only one who photographs my caterpillars as props! haha
But in my defense, I didn't have my enclosure set back up yet and they were
looking for a spot to make their silk pad to hang from.

This was a good way to keep an eye on them.... :)
Two birds with one stone kinda thing, ya know?

Have a great day,
Love, Kim






34 comments:

Linda/patchwork said...

Great photos.
I especially like the last one.

Kathryn said...

You crack me up . . . only you would have caterpillars on your teacups. Smiling. :)

Caz Sultz said...

Love your teacups and photos ! The caterpillars add a special touch...!

Melinda said...

Your post made me laugh- a couple times actually- the Irish story and then- the caterpillars!!! I love the teacups with the rose petals especially! Lovely!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous cups and I love the Tea for Two shot, so adorable and I really enjoyed your Irish story.

Sarah Carletti said...

So creative!

jmeyersforeman said...

beautiful photos, and the last one when you had company was very cute! good on you for taking advantage of the opportunity!

Tamar SB said...

That's so cute!! Love the China.

My class is starting a butterfly unit in science right now!

abrianna said...

Great quote! The petals work well with your grandmothers cups, but my favorite is the one you took in January. Gorgeous.

TesoriTrovati said...

Ha! That last one makes me think of the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland! These are beautiful. Especially the macro on the tiniest edge of the petals in the cup! Enjoy the day. Erin

zotova said...

Fantasy! I am delighted with these photos!

Dotti said...

I love that story! And your grandmother's cups were perfect for the theme. You're gonna rock Be Still.

Brenda said...

Love your teacup balancing act! And your "cuppas", filled with dried rose petals - so very lovely and I can practically smell the fragrance from here.

Sheila said...

Love your images! The last one shocked me - wasn't expecting that!

Kerri Farley said...

Oh I LOVE!

Lorena Barrionuevo Grabinski said...

ohh, god! such a creativity!!! all of them are spectacular :)

Sarah Huizenga said...

Absolutely love that stacked shot!

Barbara said...

so fun and so you, I see you were playing with your stacks and along came a friend.

Anita Johnson said...

Love the caterpillars....so very exciting. They look just perfect on the cups!

terriporter said...

Wish you could have seen the smile on my face when I got to the last photo! Your cups are lovely, especially with the rose petals, but the caterpillars just take the cake!

kathyinozarks said...

beautiful Kim-Love your caterpilars

EarlK said...

Wonderful. Your tea for two is fabulous.

Lisa said...

How stunning and Beautiful.. I loved your story also. Made me smile.

Sharon said...

Caterpillars and teacups -- that's so YOU, Kim! This made me laugh out loud with delight :)

June Caedmon said...

You are definitely something special, Miss Kim. "Tea for Two" made my day... and it's been a tough one - thanks, friend :)

Prairie Jill said...

Lovely still lifes! And getting the caterpillars to pose for you was quite a feat! (Somehow, it made me think of the Mad Hatter's Tea in Alice in Wonderland.)

Kelly Kardos said...

it's 4;30 a.m., I can't sleep, this made me laugh! Your quote and that last photo is just so fricken cute I can't even stand it. LOVE LOVE LOVE the one with the pearls. But then they're all perfect Kim. super post today.

Kelly Kardos said...

P.S. your tea cups are gorgeous.

Michelle B said...

I was enjoying your grandmothers delicate tea cups and rose petals, then I saw the caterpillars... How sweet they are! They posed perfectly! That image needs to be put on a note card.

CarolHart said...

Lovely images, though I am especially fond of the last one. So unique

Gail Dixon said...

Oh my, I LOVE the one with the pearls. Exquisite!!

Kim Klassen said...

oh kim... so creative... i especially love the pearl shot... wonderful cuppa photos....

i'm so happy you took the time to stack cups.....

so inspired. xo

Cathy H. said...

You have such beautiful tea cups and all are wonderfully composed!

Mitzi said...

I like the Irish way much better too! These are such wonderful shots. I must admit...while all are lovely. The last one made me smile. Hugs, xoxo

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