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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Genteel with Big Hair


Dainty china tea cups
inspire an endless fantasy of  white gloved ladies with perfect posture, small waists
 and Big Hair .  

 I imagine these ladies playing croquet on the lawns of the grand ocean front Victorian Cottages I visited with my grandmother.


 Blue skies and a flag snapping in the breeze…

The crack of the mallet hitting the ball… Genteel squeals of delight …


Tea served outside. Ornate cast iron chairs to perch
upon. .

Have another cup of tea.

 Battenberg lace ...


and visiting cards 




Those days are gone. But here, still, are the last of the season’s
 
roses and some late blooming lavender…
And a garden of dainty china tea cups.

 
Please join me at these wonderful parties
White gloves and Visiting cards optional

Inspired Sunday @ Sunday View

Don't miss
Sightseeing with the Rococo Roamer in Pompeii

Tea time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage 

Don't Miss
Debbie's Harvest Tea



 Teacup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
  Don't miss
Veronica Roth - If the Mountain won't come to Mohamed... for tea

What's It Wednesday@ Ivy's and Elephants
Don't miss
making a Pet Ghost with PennyWise


Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 

Don't miss
 Dawn's  Silver Bat Centerpiece  @ WeCallItJunkin'

Be Inspired Friday @ Common Ground

Don't miss
 the Pumpkin Festival with Pam of House of Hawthornes

Circleville Pumpkin Show @ HouseOfHawthornes.com

Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Lavender Garden

Don't miss
 learning to make a mummy from a can with Noreen!
Don't miss

*A picture from Noreen & Marti's blogs - would be a spoiler not a teaser - Trust me! Just go!