Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Have A Cup Of Cheer

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." --Henry James

Our Tea Party Illustration

Happy Wednesday, everyone. Hope you're having a holly-jolly week! I'm just popping in for a quick hello. A friend and I co-hosted a holiday tea for the neighborhood ladies yesterday. I meant to snap a bunch of pictures to share with you but got so caught up in the fun and festivities that I didn't get chance. 

This week is full of holiday hustle and bustle, so I think I'm going to put my feet up for a bit and relax with tea in a pretty china cup. Hope you get to take a few moments for yourself today, too. XO




15 comments:

  1. That drawing is EXQUISITE! Loooove it, I could see it blown up, framed and hung in a beautiful dressing area or ladies office. You are such a talent Jeanne:)

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  2. That might very well be one of my favorites of yours, Jeanne. And lets hear it for having too much fun to take photos!!
    xo,
    H.

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  3. Hello Jeanne

    I love your watercolour and so beautifully executed. The values and composition work in harmony. This invitation set the stage for an elegant soiree.
    Helen xx

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  4. tea and macarons, perfection. Love that color combo

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  5. Such a pretty painting, Jeanne! I would love to see you do a whole series of these....a painting a day. You are so talented.

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  6. Très jolie illlustration, Jeanne. So this is what civilized afternoon tea looks like... Too bad I do not enjoy tea as much as I love coffee :-) This is one ritual that has often passed me by... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  7. Is that your china? I love it. I think I need to unpack my tea service and have a ladies tea. It does sound so much more gentile than that of a "to to paper" cup.
    pve

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  8. We're reading this as we indulge in our own cup of tea this afternoon at our desks. Thank you for such a pretty pause in our day.
    xxoo
    C + C

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  9. I agree - it's a good sign that you were having such a wonderful time that you forgot to take pictures. And with talent like yours, you can paint your memories instead! :) Hope to see you next week after your hustle and bustle dies down a bit. :)

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  10. Jeanne I adore this illustration. You capture the loveliness of tea time so perfectly!

    2012 Artists Series,( I think you will like)
    xoxo
    Karena

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  11. Ah! A pot of tea ... a macaron perhaps Pistache or salted caramel .... a little closing of the eyes .... It's a special time of the day.

    "All Things French"

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  12. I agree with that quote, and the illustration is perfection. I love your work.
    My daughter and I enjoy tea in the afternoons when she is here.
    Happy Wednesday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  13. I'm a huge afternoon tea fan and I absolutely agree with that quote. Your illustration is so perfect and would be a beautiful image for a special birthday card. Pretty macarons and traditional china - gorgeous.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. My oldest son keeps asking me to take him to the Plaza for tea. How cute is that?! I love that you're taking some time to enjoy the season!

    Merry merry weekend!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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  15. gorgeous illustration, jeanne.

    jonesin' for those macarons.

    hugs.

    michele

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