Obviously, I have trained my husband well because the other day he came home with a great old chair he found at a yard sale for $5. Excellent, I said, and it also made a nice spot for my new teapot planter to greet guests at my tea party.
The last time I visited Holly Cottage Tea Room here in Newnan, I spotted this unique planter sitting outside on a table. When I admired it and asked if it was for sale, Miss Elizabeth, the owner's mother, said it was actually theirs but they'd be glad to sell it to me and order another. The friend who was with me placed an order as well, and I just love the huge size with the unique opening for planting flowers. (Observant readers may note that this teapot was also the setting for this year's Easter adventure with Emma and Matilda Peeps.)
Hot pink double impatiens are now planted in the teapot planter, and we'll see how they do. I just love double impatiens and they're sometimes hard to find! (Got mine at Walmart.)
And I was just thrilled when my tea partying friends arrived on Sunday bearing these gifts for their already-happy hostess: a frilly white basket of the cottage flower Campanula, some lovely miniature roses in a pearl-bedecked basket, and a pretty planter with roses on it. How did they know I like flowers?