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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

tulips and teacups





I love tulips!  Especially in the winter months when we're snowed under in a world of white outside and no sign of spring on the horizon.  They can certainly brighten up the house and bring a lot of cheer.  This is my second bunch of tulips and so far I've been making them last a full week and up to 10 days each time I've bought them. 

The teacup is Royal Albert's American Beauty.  The vintage post card is from 1911.




The snow from last Friday's storm left some interesting drifting in the front yard.  I edited the photo to show the textures.


Murray snowplowing the driveway on Saturday morning and ruining the pretty snow.  We got 20 cm. with that storm.

We had another 10 cm. last night as well and it snow-squalled all day today.  Winter is settling in it seems.

This is bouquet # 3 in yellow.  


This teacup is by Johnson Bros.


I'm hoping to buy a mixed bouquet this week for.  Unless the Mister buys me something else for Valentine's Day.  Haha.
We'll see.

We went to a pancake supper today for Shrove Tuesday.  Will you be eating pancakes today or perhaps in the next week?  I like them with real maple syrup on them and sometimes I get fancy with strawberries or blueberries and whipped topping.  :)

Well, I hope you are having a good week so far.  Thanks for visiting and I hope to be back with another post later in the week.

Blessings,
Pam





40 comments:

  1. The tulips are a welcome sight!

    I did have pancakes for lunch today.

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  2. WOW ! you got lots of snow , Right now it is snow squalling but doesn't look like a lot will stay as the land is warm now and it all seems to melt so fast but who knows nature has her ways . Lovely photos and pretty tulips . Thanks for sharing oh pancakes I forgot guess I will have to get them on the go tomorrow . Have a good day !

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  3. I love pretty tea cups and that is a beautiful old postcard. We didn't have pancakes but I always loved them with maple syrup. Now I can't have sugar so I eat them with a little fruit on top. Hugs!

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  4. There should be more tea cups in the world and people who appreciate them. It's always been my thought that the things we used to hold sacred are quickly going by the way side. I hope you get those flowers. Carol

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  5. Lovely tulips..I hope you get some from Murray...
    Enjoy your week..
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  6. I'd like another 10 or 20 cm. here, then maybe we can get back to some skiing!

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    1. Working on a temperamental lap top...

      No, no pancakes for Fat Tuesday. ☺

      The snow is beautiful and pristine. I do hate to see winter waltzing in this late as if it thinks it can hang around for a while. Good news for you, though!

      Pinning your beautiful bouquet of yellow tulips!

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  8. Love the tulips, tea cups and colors . . .
    Inspiring . . .
    I've been treating myself to tulips too . . .

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  9. Pam, the tulips are so pretty. Something about winter and a few tulips makes it seem easier to take. Beautiful tea cups too. I haven't had pan cakes since Christmas morning. Guess it's time for IHOP..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  10. One of the nice things about winter days are the tulips - I love both your bunches Pam.
    Oh that snow looks wonderful (to me who has only been in snow once)!
    I can understand it would get tedious and I remember you saying it was difficult to get out for a walk.
    Each season has it's pros and cons - Autumn is my favourite - it seems more gentle and softer than the others.
    Shane

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  11. The tulips are lovely. We had pancakes with lemon and sugar yummy!xx

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  12. Ahh...such beauty! You know, I don't know when I have ever gotten tulips for a bouquet but they are certainly beauties and the teacups (and the vintage postcard) with them make such lovely vignettes. I may have to throw some hints out to my Jim for some tulips :)

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  13. Pretty shots. You just keep throwing photos of snow to make me shiver, huh?

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  14. I love tulips especially in white jugs! And you have my mom's Royal Albert set . So pretty to think of springtime but I see you are a wee bit snowed under yet! Take care!

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  15. I can't wait for the tulips to be blooming...maybe I'll get some for my kitchen at the store!

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  16. I invited granddaughter Jasmin, her boyfriend, and their longtime friend girlfriend Donia (they all started school together in Kindergarten and are all now at the same college!) for supper last night. Made their favorite mac'n cheese ("the Queen's recipe") and for dessert made them the English pancakes with fresh lemon juice and sprinkle of sugar I showed my recent post. Everything was a hit - they certainly were stuffed and warm when heading out later into the very cold night. As for me, I just feel fat and will have to work off my share of the calories when the weather gets warm enough to walk again!

    Your snow is beautiful, and I agree about tulips in the house - they make the dreary, cold days special, and thoughts of Spring are always pleasant. I must buy some for the weekend.

    Murray looks like he's getting plenty of exercise!
    Have a happy Valentine's Day Pamela.
    Stay warm and safe - hugs, Mary

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  17. It's so funny to see the tulips followed by a photo of snow and more snow! The photo of Murray with the snow blower really brings home how much snow you have. As I write I am looking at the very same pink tulips on my kitchen table - so beautiful. From now until they are gone from the market I will have tulips in the house. Such a treat!

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  18. How lovely to see you have spring indoors with the lovely tulips , then ALL that snow outside. Your husband must continually be clearing your drive way. I assume your roads must be kept clear for you to be able to get out and buy flowers. We haven'y had any snow this year , which I'm pleased about. We've had continual rain for the past two weeks .it's a good thing our house is higher than the road, as the river on the other side has overflowed the banks. So gardening is on hold for the moment for our planned new rose beds. Oh well it's St Valentines day this weekend, maybe I will get roses , most likely NOT. Enjoy your weekend.


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  19. What pretty tulip and teacup combinations!! The patterns in the snow are amazing aren't they, incredible what nature can do. We had pancakes for dinner last night, so good!! xx

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  20. I also have that same shade of pink tulips on my table. Just love that pink and the yellow bring such sunshine. Great snow pictures!

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  21. Such lovely vignettes, Pam! Love your tulips and teacups and always love your nature scenes. The snow drifts are so pretty. I love blueberry pancakes and real maple syrup and of course, lots of butter :) We actually had a couple of days of spring-like weather and I over-did it in the gardens. Sitting with my back against a heating pad :) Strange dark clouds are rolling in today.....stay cozy, my friend. Hugs xo Karen

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  22. The tulips are pretty! I love them too. And the snow drifting is like art. Thanks for visiting. Hoping I eventually find a new piece for the now empty spot in our living room :)

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  23. Fresh flowers give winter more warmth. Love your tulip and teacup photos. Enjoy your snow - it's been spring-like this week in the CO mountains.

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  24. Your tulips and teacups go together well. I like the white pitcher you're using as a vase for your tulips. We had pancakes on Saturday at our daughter's house. We don't have them very often any more, but I like them with maple syrup and fruit, like frozen blueberries or strawberries. Stay warm while it storms!

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  25. I love your sunlit drifting photo. And you're so right about tulips. I definitely need to get some. I'm really feeling the mid winter bleaks. It's supposed to be -13F on Friday night. Spring can't come soon enough. But tulips will definitely help.

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  26. The pink and yellow tulips are beautiful! I love the tea cups and card, too. So pretty. We had snow today but just got an inch or so. It's been very cold and windy. Brrr! Stay warm and toasty and enjoy those lovely tulips!

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  27. Tulips are such a welcome sight this time of year. I really like the patterns in the snow too.

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  28. Your post is beautiful...love tulips, too and yours are very pretty....so are the cups.

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  29. I love spring flowers in a vase at this time of year too Pam. Have you tried putting a copper penny in the bottom of the vase with tulips? It is supposed to help them keep straight - I've done this and it seems to work...

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  30. I love seeing tulips this time of the year to remind me of Spring! They certainly brighten a winter day. I like Judith's copper penny tip--I will have to try that. I have not had pancakes in a long time--I've been trying to avoid carbs, but I should have indulged for Shrove tues!

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  31. Gorgeous shots of the tulips! And such charming teacups too.

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  32. Ohh, I love your tulip pictures in the white vase, they are so beautiful! Your snow drifts are beautiful too! Do you still have snow? Our snow is melting again, and we are back into the rain. Such is winter, lol! Have a wonderful day my friend :)

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  33. I love tulips too, Pam. They really do add some spring cheer to one's home. We are in the deep freeze this weekend. Can't complain though as it's the first one we've had all winter. Just think, February is half over come Monday! Not that I'm wishing my life away, but January and February are two months that I'm always happy to see go. That's a pretty teacup. It looks like needlepoint. Enjoy your Valentine's Day weekend!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  34. Happy Valentine's Day, Pam!

    Your tulips and teacups made me smile! I am especially drawn to the sunny yellow ones and their complementary teacup for its catchy colour and pattern. What beautiful pics you've taken of the snowy scenes outside!

    Stay warm and snug!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  35. I think that your Tulips are the perfect cure for a cold wintery day! :)
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    ~Liz

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  36. Gorgeous flowers! I love the snow shooting out of the blower! LOL

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  37. Your tulips are lovely. I have resisted buying any yet, but I think it's just about time for a bunch. They do cheer up the room, don't they?

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  38. Beautiful teacups and how lovely to enjoy the colour of the tulips in the winter. They remind us that soring is coming.

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