When I became the full time mistress of Linderhof,
I decided that every afternoon
at half past three
I would stop for a cup of tea.
And I have.
For a long time, my afternoon tea cup
|A sweet gift and a perfect afternoon tea cup|
Was this cute little tea cup given to me by a dear friend when I retired.
I'm not really a "single" tea cup person but this cup embraced my philosophy that every day I would make
"Time for Tea"
And for many years, I used it for that afternoon cup.
But then on a cleaning spree, it got put away with some other tea cups
Afternoon tea at Linderhof, then, was usually served in a blue and white cup
And the "Time for Tea" cup was forgotten
Friend Jill called and asked if I would participate
But first, I had to get a chair
|The perfect chair was hard to find|
For not much money I got this old wooden kitchen chair
Definitely in need of a little love.
And with an idea in mind, I rooted around to find this:
The tea cup
Which would be the inspiration for my chair transformation
And so I painted the chair white
Then got out my paints and got to work
With tea cup near
|I'd look at the tea cup and add something to the chair|
About three-fourths done
|Enough paint, but not too much. A good artist knows when to stop!|
And the chair finally finished
|Not a tea cup but a teapot.|
Transferring a cup and saucer into a painted chair was a lot of fun
|A pair -- the tea cup and the chair.|
I think the chair is a good interpretation of the tea cup!
After, chair was finished, it was half past three and so . . .
I took time for tea.
|After an afternoon of painting, one needs a cup of tea and a cookie!|
My tea cup of choice?
The inspirational tea cup, of course!
|And something to read while one enjoys tea and cookies|
With some cookies form the larder
A new recipe that I wanted to try.
They're really Christmas cookies
but they were good in October
full of hazelnuts with a candied cherry on top!
And a read -- not a "how to paint" book
but rather a favorite (but hefty) volume
Constance Spry's cookbook.
I still have a little more to do on the chair.
I have to poly the piece and then get it to the Gordon Parks Center.
It will be displayed in a store window downtown during November.
And the auction will be
on November 30, 3012
in conjunction with the observance of Gordon Parks 100th birthday.
The "Chair-ity Auction" will be in the evening at the Fort Scott Community College Ellis Fine Arts Center.
For more information, please contact Jill
at 223-2700, ext. 5850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Perhaps you can call in a bid!)
It is Monday and I'm sharing my chair with Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Met Monday.