Saturday, February 28, 2015

Pansies and "Tea Cup Flowers"

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and relax with a cup of tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art. Pansies and Violas are very special to me and remind me of the "tea cup flowers" my sister and I planted as children.  Our Mother  taught us how to plant bulbs and Pansies/ Violas in mismatched or chipped  tea cups that she saved for us to use for planting. Every day we could not wait to stand on a stool to watch them grow on the kitchen window sill.  This year I decided to plant Pansies in old chipped tea cups and try painting them.


Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, in the garden to look for Violas and Pansies.












This year I planted Pansies in the old rusty funnels and love they way they turned out.







Chipped tea cups make wonderful containers for plants and remind me of the "tea cup flowers" my sister and I used to plant when we were children.





                       It makes me happy to see my "tea cup flowers" blooming . 





I am in my studio painting Pansies and Violas and will share some of the finished paintings with you next week.



Thank you for stopping by.  I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those following my blog.

Have  lovely week.   Blessings, Erin

"When they call to me, I will answer them . .. I will rescue them and honor them."  Psalm 91:15

16 comments:

Bev said...

Everything is beautiful, as always! Where on earth do you live that the weather is always so good? You always have flowers! I'm watching it snow for the 3rd day in a row. It's 21 degrees. I want to move to the area you live in! XO

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh everything looks so pretty. I planted some foxgloves and Santa Barbara Daisy's today in pots and also some mixed lettuce.
Looking forward to seeing your paintings next week.
I need to get it together and do a post. I pick up a 9 year boy from school every afternoon and help him with his homework, but sure stops me from continuing to get my stuff done. But the money is great so I can't complain.
Just waiting for the rain to come.
Have a wonderful week ahead.
Mary

Jann Olson said...

Erin, I can't wait until I see beauty beyond my garden gate! I love how colorful yours is!! Pansies in teacups are just delightful. Love the planted funnel. I have a large one. May have to plant it. Thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait to see your paintings!
hugs,
Jann

My Garden Diaries said...

I love your sweet studio assistant!! He is adorable!! And your garden is so beautiful and full of just the most amazing color! Thank you for sharing your inspiration! As I watch the snow fall here your garden gives me hope for spring! Great work!! Nicole

Susan said...

Beyond lovely....just soul-lifting! Doesn't look like Massachusetts. Love your work and photography, too. Susan

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Those colors are so vibrant! Wonderful to see when we have snow on the ground!

Barbara Lilian said...

Loved seeing all your colourful pansies. What a lovely rustic idea to use the rusty funnels and they have their own drainage hole. I'm painting pansies again, so I look forward to seeing your painted pansies.

bj said...

Coming here with all the wonderful color is not only good for my eyes...it's good for my spirit and soul....just beautiful.

Sue Kosec said...

Love Love Love the flowers in the rusty funnels. Just a perfect marriage.

Have fun planting and painting.
xo
SuZeQ

Art and Sand said...

Everything looks wonderful.

With my hand issues, I am not doing any gardening and it shows!

http://deezie-sunshinedeezines.blogspot.com/ said...

Love when I see all your pretty flowers and paintings. I adore your assistant also, he is so cute. Its snowing here :) it seems to be always nice where you are. Lucky you
have a great weekend
deezie

A Joyful Cottage said...

Erin, the tale of your mother saving teacups for your sister and you to plant flowers in is very sweet. And then to see your charming cups with blooms in them. . .well, it just made me smile. Your garden inspires me. I love, love, love the funnels. I must incorporate some funnel plantings in my next garden! God bless you. xo ~ Nancy

El Desván de la Gata Perezosa said...

preciosooooo, me quedo en tu blog saludos desde España

Tante Mali said...

Good Morning,
this is a feel happy spring post. Wonderful on a grey morning her in Austria. Love the violas in the funnel and your assistent - perfect and soooo sweeeeet!
Happy days and all my best
Elisabeth

Jean Tuthill said...

Your flowers and garden is so beautiful and inspiring. I am just waiting for the snow to go away. It will probably be awhile. In the meantime, I will dream and plant a beautiful garden in my mind.

Henderson said...

Some plants, black-eyed Susan, cone flower, and herbaceous plant as an example, is categorized as drought tolerant, which means that they will get by with to a small degree of wetness from time to time and still manage to grow quite well.