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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tea Time In My Garden

Join me for a cup of tea and a little tour of my garden. Let's see what is in bloom and together we will look for inspiration for my "Tea Thyme" series of tea paintings.

Finding Inspiration . . . . .

Pink Ice Berg Roses are just beginning to bloom.

Bentley enjoying the garden looking for inspiration.

Here . . . .

You can see a little bit of my garden mirror reflecting the garden

There . . . .
Crimson climbing rose.

Wicker settee makes the perfect place to sit and read while enjoying a cup of tea.

Everywhere . . . .

Old salvaged wash stand makes a perfect potting area.

Another special place to sit and relax.

Winter pansies are still blooming - don't you just love their happy faces. Pink canopy of Cecil Bruner roses are in bloom.
Now that we found inspiration in my garden, it is time to paint a blue and white tea pot and cup. I decided to use the pink Ice berg roses and painted the tea pot with a sprig of roses.

I then painted the pink roses in the tea cup.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I love hearing from you and it means a lot to me that you have taken the time to leave me a comment and to follow my blog. If you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special please leave me a comment or send me an e-mail.

Blessings, Erin


Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

OH~~~~ How beautiful! Your paintings, your garden, and Bently also. Is that babytears by the rocks in your garden? I love babytears, one can never have too much.
Happy Easter,

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I think everything you paint is special, so just keep on showing us! Beautiful garden, beautiful painting. laurie

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Erin
Thanks for the cup of tea and the tour of your garden. Your "Tea Thyme" series of paintings are off to a good start by the looks of things - I'll keep popping back over for further updates

Happy Eater to you!

Lisa said...

I love every square inch of your garden! What a lovely settee. Thanks so much for sharing your pretties with us. I love your blog!

Unknown said...

Your garden is always so pretty and your art just adds that special touch .
Would love some tea .

Phyllis said...

uh! You make it look so EASY!!!
I just love everything you paint and I really, really, really love your garden!!

Four Paws and Co said...

Beautiful! Your garden is so serene and peaceful, and the painting is precious! I always get a warm fuzzy happy feeling whenever I visit! ♥ Diane

Anonymous said...

Erin, I don't know what it is about blue and white china but I think you and I have both caught the bug!
Lovely photos, lovely, sweet paintings!

Donna said...

Beautiful paintings and a beautiful garden, Erin! I love the old washstand in the garden.

Hugs to you and Bentley,
Have a good week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Just beautiful! You live in beauty and it shows in your painting! Love the wonderful blues!

Heather said...

oh! what a beautiful, beautiful garden and the paintings are so lovely! very nice to meet you :D

Unknown said...

OMG, your painting is gorgeous!!! When I looked at your table set for tea with your blue and white china, it brought back memories of when I was a little girl. Friends of my mom gave me a blue and white china set for my very own when I was eight years old. I still get a thrill when i see a table set like that. All of your garden, your Bently ad your painting is wonderful. I so enjoy seeing your posts.

Unknown said...

What a BEAUTIFUL Garden! I LOVE IT! I love little nooks in the garden like the one with your blue Adirondack Chair and the wash stand!
PS: Bentley's just too cute as well!

Ruth Welter said...

Just lovely Erin...keep up the inspirational work.


Anonymous said...

Hello Erin,

Thank you for sharing with us and showing us how to paint some simple and easy things.

I painted a tea cup and wonder if you will kindly show us how to paint the tea pot.
Thank you so much.

cottage farm villa said...

Hi Erin, Thank you for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself and leaving such lovely comments!!! Oh, sometimes I miss SoCal when I see lovely cottage style gardens. I can spot a California backyard without even looking at the profile! Your paintings are just lovely!! :) So nice to meet you......