Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Blossom Fever


Living in a vast fruit belt affords one the chance to prosper twice in a season...



Once from the beauty of the blooms that paint the orchards endless shades of pinks and whites and again later in the Summer when the luscious cherries and peaches droop from the branches...


I am not the only one smitten by all this blossoming, French, Austrian and Prussian china makers


once hand-painted their delicate porcelain wares in similar adoring motifs...


Alas Spring in all her glory...


14 comments:

Pomona said...

The china is absolutely beautiful, and a lovely way of fixing something which is so evanescent.

Pomona x

Pondside said...

Those old Prussian patterns have long been favorites of mine.
It looks like spring has well and truly arrived in your part of the country. I heard from my sister on Monday that she'd taken a house in your town, for a little peace and quiet for writing-to-deadline. I can't think of a better place to be!

June said...

Hi Susan,
You are certainly blessed to live amongst so much beauty. I think when the fruit trees blossom has got to be the loveliest time of year. I think maybe it is because of the length of our winters that make it so. I do love the old Prussian patterns.

I was sorry to see the loss of the beautiful old tree at your place. What a storm that must have been. We had 50 mph winds a few days this Spring, and I worry so much about the damage...which is out of my control too. I always worry during storms becaues we live in a pre-fab home and they are not the best or sturdiest in a storm.
hugs from here...

snoopydog said...

Your blossoms and china are really beautiful! Looks like Spring has well and truly sprung. Enjoy! Ros

Catherine said...

Those plates are so beautiful! It must be so wonderful living around all those beautiful trees!

Lovely!
xo Catherine

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Susan your blossoms evoke images of Spring...and it's not even Winter Down Under yet...a few more weeks to go!!! That blossoming china is just gorgeous...I think I need a cup of tea now...Hope all is well with you over there in beautiful Canada...Dzintra

Zuzu said...

Oh my!!! Such a gorgeous post, Susan. I love the blossoms & your beautiful china!

Would you belive I'm looking out the window at more snow this morning? So you can see how much I love seeing Spring at your house! :)

Hugs,
Zuzu

Blondie's Journal said...

What a lovely, lovely post, Susan. Your china and blooms are just beautiful. I'm sorry about all of the wind damage you have had...that was one majestic tree that came down. We are surrounded by old walnut trees that are just a few feet away from out house and I worry a lot about high winds.

Thank you for stopping by with Miss Maddie!

XO,
Jane

Penelope's Beehive said...

I can just imagine the delightful fragrance of peach and apple blossoms...and to gaze upon such lovely hand-painted treasures seems the way to keep a few Springtime blooms throughout the entire year!

Warmly,
Judy ox

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

~~~ i actually have tears in my eyes...so beautiful here...that MUSIC !!!!! LOVELY. i MUST get this music.....

and i just ADORE your sweet, sweet pets...

i am so very HAPPY to have found you...what a pleasure

kary and teddy and all the kittys at farmhouse kitchen

victorian parlor II said...

Oooo...I love hand-painted porcelains! The flowers are gorgeous too:).

Blessings,

Kim

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

.... i had to come back...i LOVE it here so much....the music...and all the sweet sweet faces on the sidebar....

happy to see you at farmhouse kitchen...always nice to see a friend

kary, teddy and all the farmhouse kittys

Cottage Garden said...

Oh how glorious Susan. I am so envious of your double blossom delights .... and the delicate shades of the china pieces are exquisite.

But I'm so sorry about the wonderful old tree - that must have been some storm and the poor empty nests - I could weep. Nature can be so cruel.

Jeanne
x

Heather said...

so lovely! These beautiful delicate flowers and the hope of a season renewed is why I love spring so :) i need to paint more little blossoms!