Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring is here!







The Hour of Tea

This is "The Hour of Tea" by American artist, Frederick Frieseke (1874-1939).
I've been sharing art work like this on my FaceBook page and thought I should be
sharing them here on tea day, too.
Frieseke was a prominent American Impressionist painter. 
Born in Owosso, Michigan, he later studied at the Art Institute of Chicago,
the Art Students League in New York City and later in Paris.
Frieseke's art has been described as "Decorative Impressionism".
He often painted women in lush, colorful surroundings like his garden which was tended by his wife.


Spring Tea

Daffodils have arrived and for me that means Spring is really here.
I'm drinking Earl Grey in a Blue Willow cup and saucer by Churchill.

Wishing YOU well, much joy and a wonderful cup of tea.

A big thank you to our tea party hosts:


33 comments:

Ruth Weston said...

Your Daffodils are gorgeous! Ours are just leaves at the moment. I love your blue and white of course, and the yellow is such a wonderful combination. Your bunny is so cute! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Beautiful flowers! A vase of pure sunshine!

Micupoftea said...

Earl Grey in a Blue Willow cup- delightful! Ever try the nice Earl Greys from Harney & Sons? Happy Spring :)
S

kitty said...

Hi Snap,
Thanks for sharing the beautiful art work with us. I love your daffodil tea with your blue willow. The colors work so well together. I also love your dancing bunnies teapot in your header... Too cute for words!! xo

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Snap,
Your bunny is adorable sitting there and I too have a Churchill Blue Willow teacup. I adore daffodils and they were always my fav flower when I was growing up. Lovely post and thank you for sharing it with us at Tea Time. Hope you have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I love the soft colours of 'The Hour of Tea' and the striking bouquet of daffodils from your garden.
It's blue willow and violets amongst our friends this week.

Norma Ruttan said...

what a joyous piece of art! It enkindles in me a wish for a garden where I could sit and sip my tea.
Around here, we still have only the green shoots, not the amazing and stunning daffodils like yours.

Sharon Chapman said...

Oh to be a lady of leisure. I even have to drink my tea on the run these days.... it's called puppy power. Haaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I like the art you shared and the tea cup and flowers. Pretty!

Lynne said...

I enjoyed ""The Hour of Tea" and the daffodils will cheer me on during the snow burst this evening/tomorrow.
Thank you . . .

Beth Laverty said...

Beautiful daffodils. Mine are just poking up from the ground. And you know I love the Blue and white cup and saucer!

Vee said...

Beautiful painting... But your photo is wonderful...oh those daffodils.

Terri said...

I did not know Frederick Frieseke was from Michigan! I am from there as well. How did I not know???
His tea time painting is lovely!
Your tea time too is dear, with your blue willow tea cup and fresh cheery daffodils. I always love those!
Hugs, and Happy Spring!
Terri

Beth Laverty said...

Beautiful! And you know I love that blue and white cup and saucer!

Winnie said...

I am not familiar with that painter, but will look him up. That is a lovely painting. That vase is so pretty as are the dafs. I am expecting snow tonight, so these are so cheerful! Thanks for the visit this morning!

Denise said...

Thank You for the visit.I'm glad I didn't miss this post-I've seen a new to Me painting now-and Love it.Your cup and saucer are so nice and remind Me of My Mother because She collected blue and white transferware.Denise

Maria said...

this is the embodiment of a Spring post. Love that impressionist painting at the beginning of your post. perfectly suits your pretty teacup.

Maria @ The Good Life

Lady of the Manor said...

Your daffodils are gorgeous! Our's aren't blooming yet...soon I hope! Beautiful!!

The Charm of Home said...

This is very pretty! I see daffodils here covered this morning in snow! Eek! It will get 70 soon, I'm sure of it.
Sherry

Cindy said...

Hello Snap,
Love the old paintings, I think I"ll hang a painting this week and have tea and sit and admire it. Love your choice for tea today, enjoy

Carrie said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely painting! I loved the yellow daffodils with the blue and white teacup and cute bunny. Thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog :).

Princesa Nadie said...

I love Frieske´s paintings and this one is really beautiful
Thank you for your tea,sharing my tea cups with you has been a pleasure
Hugs

Michelle said...

Those Daffodils truly are a sign of spring.

Veronica Roth said...

Love the painting, so happy and springtime, isn't it? And blue and yellow...classic and beautiful together. Oh, I miss Earl Grey right now...lol.

Martha's Favorites said...

Perfect spring post. Lovely picture, flowers and of course the tea cup. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Karen said...

Hi Snap,
Oh my! I just love your fenton vase with the huge bouquet of daffodils. That is the perfect pic for spring. The blue and white willow teacup look just amazing with the yellow daffodil flowers. Thanks for visiting me and leaving such kind words! Have a wonderful week! Karen

Bernideen said...

I love your pretty tea vignette posting. Beautiful bouquet! So glad you shared at Friends Sharing Tea.

Kathryn Ross said...

Gorgeous impressionist art! I love the spackling of sunlight across the scene making it so warm and inviting to tea - with blue and white china. Nice lead-in to your Churchill Blue Willow. I have the same cup and saucer - however my daffodils are just buds - and with our temps in the teens today and new snow on the ground, I don't know if they'll ever bloom! Taking joy anyway typing in my fingerless alpaca gloves!
Kathy

Pat - Arkansas said...

Beautiful painting; beautiful daffs. Love the bunny!

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

What lovely cheerful images! Spring came here too, the daffs were out, and then .... Jack Frost came swooping down again! I hope the sun continues to shine for you. x

Barb said...

Your daffs and bunny signal spring. We're still getting snow, so smell the flowers for me, will you?

Deborah Montgomery said...

I grew up near Owosso, Michigan, but haven't heard of this painter. I love Impressionism, I will have to look him up. Your daffodils are so pretty, and go so well with your blue teacup.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful daffodils and painting! There is nothing like a good cup of tea to enjoy!