Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A new fall teacup

One thing I love about the changing of the seasons is the way the color palettes shift. After the pastels of spring and the sunny brights of summer, we are moving into earth tones, and yes, even a lifelong pink fan can be drawn to fall. And so it was that a very earth-toned teacup at Homegoods in Marietta caught my eye over the weekend. I love the crackling you can so clearly see in the handle.

I also like the color gradations in the entire teacup, a color scheme which seems very fallish to me. Have you noticed that the teacup seems a bit large for the saucer?

Then you're a smart cookie and have no doubt guessed this is actually a planter! I've seen lots of pretty floral planters shaped like teacups, but never one that is so absolutely perfect to sit atop this old Exposition Tea box on my living room hearth. And maybe it'll bring luck to the Christmas cactus I've had on life support!

11 comments:

Frivolitea said...

That looks wonderful. And you are right, the colors are perfect for fall.

Southern Touch Catering said...

Oh, Angela I love it and you are right, it goes perfectly on your old tea box. It's just lovely. Now if we could just find a great one to sip from too!

my cup of tea said...

I love the way that looks! The box is really cool to!
~Blessings~
Donna

parTea lady said...

That is a great looking planter and I like how you display it on the Exposition tea box.

Celestial Charms said...

Lovely teacup planter, and lovely blog!

Anonymous said...

I am happy for you. What a lovely treat to find!
Now I am feeling sad. I bought the exact same teacup several years back at AC Moore. I enjoyed it so much! A few days back I walked out onto my porch to see it sitting on the floor smashed to pieces. How I miss it!

Sue

Steph said...

Love it! And I love how you gave us just a peek at first.

Ginger said...

Lovely! I like the fall colors. I have a tea cup planter in bright summer colors.

Lisa Leggett said...

Tricky, tricky! I love it! I'm going to go have to search my local Home Goods too! I've been holding myself back from buying one of these planters on eBay, but the darn shipping is so expensive I just couldn't bring myself to it. I love yours though, and I think it'e perfect on that crate.
Have a tea-lightful day, Angela!

Oh, yes by the way, your eyes did not deceive you. The wire basket/planter out on my garden table is indeed a tea cup & saucer... from... you guessed it, Home Goods! Love that place!

Jason Witt said...

Teacup planters are one way to celebrate tea with the decor of the house. Not that I understand that very well as a bachelor, but when it comes to tea I think it's tasteful. --Teaternity

Linda J. said...

Ooooh! I love it!