Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentines...


Now...Firstly, Happy Valentines Day to one and all!! And now..I feel I should explain myself. To be honest I think as a jeweller I am duty bound to arrange my stock of pearls into the shape of a heart on a vintage pink doily...especially on February 14th! Hope everyone had a special day!! :D x

Now..for the good bit! A beautiful cup that I ordered from Karin came in the post today! It is one of her mint cups, and it is in the Blue Rose pattern. It is so wonderful, I am just in love with it! I am now beginning to dream of a little mis-matched set of all different patterns for when I have people round for tea...! I have been a fan of Karin's work for a long time, and her blog Karin's Style was the first blog I started to read. I just loved the variety and beauty of her posts and found them so inspiring when I was just starting up my business. To be honest, it was her blog and the ones that I later found through her site that inspired me to start up my own blog! I am so glad that I have, as it has become such an important part of my day, and really does help to make me feel connected to the world when I am just sitting here in my small workshop..it so nice to see what everyone else is up to! So..thank you Karin, for the wonderful cup..and all that it represents to me! xx

15 comments:

jenny vorwaller said...

so pretty! those pearls and the lovely teacup!

happy heart day!

Jessie said...

oh. that teacup is simply beautiful. i really should start collecting some of those...

and now i will check out karin's website!

karin said...

sweet, sweet Abigail! such lovely words - thank you! and i love that you took a photo - my cup looks lovely there, with tea in it!

Shari said...

what a beautiful post, abigail. I adore the pearls in the shape of a heart. Lovely thoughts about karin and starting your blog. These photos are great...put them in flickr so I can add to my favorites! :)

Happy Happy Valentine's Day to you dear friend.
xoxo
Shari

mati rose said...

this is precious. thank you!

lisa s said...

love the pearls on the doily. just love!

great cup from karin - lucky girl....and so so glad you started a blog!! xo

mav said...

what an absolutely lovely cup. wow.
it is a treasure. xo! mav

Abigail said...

I am still in such awe of the cup..and feeling very lucky..

Karin-glad you like the picture..I should have taken the teabag out first perhaps..it is Duchy Originals though, from Prince Charles estate! So maybe I can get away with it ;)

Shari- I have posted all my blogged images on Flickr, about time really..thanks for reminding me!

Lisa..im SO glad I started a blog too..I get to 'meet' all you lovelies because of it!

I have just watched Truly Madly Deeply..if you have not seen it you must..so so sad- sob! happy valentines indeed :) xx

posy press said...

beautiful tea cup...and your collected pearls are little bits of perfection. happy valentines day abigail!

IMEDAGOZE said...

I agree with you... Karin's blog is really addictive. :)

that's one perfect love of pearls! happy velentine's day!

karin said...

me again abigail! you should'nt have taken the teabag out, i often think it's the beauty of it when you see things actually used by someone and not polished for a photo shoot. you know, beauty in the everyday ;)

jennifer said...

how on EARTH did you get the pearls to stay put and not roll all over the place???

Abigail said...

Hi Jennifer! They are half drilled pearls, so are sort of button shape with a slightly flat bottom..designed for putting onto rings as solitaires etc, not the ones for stringing that are drilled right through - that would have been a challenge!! :) x

jennifer said...

thx, abigail! :)

angela said...

what a lovely lovely blog to discover.

i'm having such a love affair with karin's work at the moment. saving pretty pennies for the cups to enjoy my tea and coffees.

i did have a recent splurge with jatta lavi's work. however karin is next.

angela.