Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TWO OR MORE TUESDAY: TEA AND BUTTERFLYS

I am really excited to be participating in Two or More Tuesday hosted by A Gypsy's Corner. I just recently started following Tam's blog and just love it. She is both interesting and sweet, the perfect combination to me. Pay her a visit and see all the participants in this event. It's a fun way to make new friends!! :-)
I received this beautiful teapot, cup and tea bag dish (is this the correct way to describe this??!) from my husband on Valentine's Day. It was such a sweet and memorable day. We got up early as usual to have our morning coffee and chat as we always do and then we exchanged gifts, almost like Christmas morning! I also had little bags decorated with hearts and flowers for the girls, and the most gorgeous three dimensional cards, all glittery and girly that I found at Target. They carry Papyrus cards at a great price. All you gals probably know this being the savvy shoppers that you are, but I didn't and thought I would pass it along. Anyway, they delighted in their little bags filled with inexpensive jewelry and chocolates. But I was truly surprised and touched at this beautiful gift The Husband gave me. He is always so generous in his gift giving because he truly tries to find the things that you will love but wouldn't buy for yourself, and I love that quality. He was so unsure if I would like this, but my gosh, who wouldn't?
This tea set is made by Lenox and is from the Butterfly Meadow collection. He thought it would be perfect for that second cup of tea, filling the cup and pot with water. The little tea bag holder is much more elegant than a paper napkin or plate as I usually use!

Here is a close~up of the butterfly on the lid. Isn't it precious? It truly makes me think of spring and oh my gosh, that is a heavenly thought living in Chicago!

Here I have the three pieces...


Finally you ask, what is with this dog in the post? Well this is Layla, Milo's little sister. Layla gets the bum rap a lot because pictures of Milo always seem to make it in my posts, probably because he is always doing foolish and crazy things when I am taking my pictures! But Layla is just such a sweet and gentle old soul, although not technically old. Her birthday is tomorrow and she is turning two!! She is a chihuahua/mix with a crooked tail and very haphazard markings. She is also bowlegged (we should have named her Lucky!!). So anyway, here is my little darling, sitting on the window ledge like a cat! Happy birthday Layla!
I hope you enjoyed the gift I received from my husband. He is just so thoughtful and kind sometimes, I am so blessed to be spending the rest of my life with him. I should have been named Lucky.
xoxo
Janie




39 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Tam, Just wanted to let you know that I haven't been able to leave a comment on your blog. The word verification will not load. I don't know if anyone else is having this problem...

I hope you get this message...

xoxo
Janie

mbkatc230 said...

What a lovely gift! You DH sounds like a sweetie. I Miss Layla is a cutie! Is she camera shy? She has such a sweet face. Thanks for sharing. Kathy

April said...

Janie~
First of all, I just read on someone else's blog that the word verification problem has been an issue for a number of people. Thankfully, I haven't run into it myself.

I love your teapot...and the story behind it! How very sweet of your hubby to get that for you! He really knows the way to your heart, doesn't he? Don't little gestures like that mean the most? I think you're both quite the lucky ones!

Smilingsal said...

I had trouble leaving a comment on another blog because of that stupid word verification. I had to give up! It can be turned off, you know.

Your gift is called, "Tea for One" I believe, and it is special, as is your husband. Lucky you, indeed.

Tomarie said...

What a sweet dh you have! Love the teapot! :-) Laura

bj said...

Good morning, Blondie girl,
What a sweet post you have today.
I adore the gift from your sweet hubby. And I strongly suspect that BOTH of you are the blessed ones!!
Thanks for sharing your sweet little doggie, too...

Bo said...

Good morning...what a romantically sweet gift from your DH...and very pretty too. Your little Layla is lucky to have you for her family!
;-) Bo

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a sweet pup! Love the teapot.

xinex said...

Hi Janie, That is a beautful set and how sweet of hubby to get it for you. Your dog's a cutie too!...Christine

PatQ said...

Happy Birthday Layla! One of my dogs birthdays is on the 27th. They should have some cake together.

Sherri S said...

What a sweet Valentine gift! It is lovely.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Lucky Janie, You absolutely have a keeper there as the other half of your heart. And I adore the photo of your fur baby in the window. :) Lynn

Chandy said...

Wow, cute stuff! Hooray for great DHs!

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

Cass said...

Well hello to Layla; what a sweet doggy! And that husband of yours sure knows what to get doesn't he? A keeper for sure.
Cass

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

That is a cute little set. My SIL loves butterfly's and I know she'd like a set like that.
Oh cute little Layla. Happy Birthday you sweet girl. Lots of tummy rubs and ear scratches coming your way.

Susan said...

Happy Three or More Thursday!

Beautiful pieces!

Susan

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Janie,
aw thank you for your very kind words and what a fabulous post for 'Three Or More'. I LOVE teapots and yours is just precious and of course how can you not like the story behind it. I'm so sorry that many of you had trouble posting comments on my blog. I fixed it this morning by turning word verification off, hopefully this will fix it for good...:o)
Thank you for playing along with us this Tuesday.
Have a wonderful evening,
Tam

Tracy said...

Hi Janie, What a lovely little teapot, I have a small collection of them myself. How nice you have a husband who can think outside the box (of chocolates) on Valentine's day!

KarenHarveyCox said...

I don't think that I have been to her blog yet. Thank you for the introduction. I love your tea pots. I think the best part of setting tea, are all the memories that come to life on the table.
Oh, and your Layla is adorable.
Karen

Deb said...

What an adorable teapot set & lovely post! Your Valentine's Day sounds wonderful. Happy Birthday to Layla - what a precious dog!

Susan said...

I came by to wish you happy Outdoor Wednesday...but I don't see you post (yet)
Suan

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Loved the teapot how thoughtful of your husband ,we are so blessed!!! Loved layla she is so cute!!
Blessings
Sue

Tealady said...

Hi! I must have missed your Outdoor Wednesday post for this week, but I wanted to say what a sweet teapot that is. So thoughtful of your husband to give it to you. And Layla is a sweetheart, too! All the best.

Ms. Tee said...

Hi Janie :)
What a great gift your hubby gave you! The little butterfly dish is so cute. It all definitely makes me want spring! And happy birthday to your Layla ;) Hope you have a great (and warm) Wednesday~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Beautiful... and love the pup!

XO,

Sheila

Beth at Aunties said...

Oh Janie,
These are so pretty. Your DH does sound so wonderful.
I disabled my word verification last night. It has been having so many problems.
Thanks always for your sweeet comments!

Beth

JudyBug said...

First of all, Happy Birthday poor ignored Layla! There should be ballons, doggie treats?

Do you still have ice in Chicago? It's been really warm here today. Spring is coming!!
JudyBug

cityfarmer said...

It seems like I'e met this gypsy lady...sometimes everyone looks familar.

cute puppy and lucky hubby to have a wife like you.

The White Bench said...

Hi Janie,
Layla is sooo sweet! A cyber hug to her from Kim and me!!!!
Your teapot is lovely!
Monica x.

Cass said...

Hi Blondie! I'm back ... to tell you that there's an award waiting for you on my blog for today, 2/26. Best ... Cass

Via Marina- Marina said...

Hi!nice post! I love the teapot!

see you soon...
Marina

Cynthia said...

Hi Blondie,
I love the pretty pieces you have here and your dog is just so cute. Sounds like a great hubby! Thanks for the nice comments on my chair. Cindy

Tomarie said...

Just had to pop back by again and say a big thank you for leaving such sweet comments about the pics and my grandson! It truly made my day! L~

Dana and Daisy said...

Happy Birthday Layla! And thank you so much Janie for your very kind words about my kitchen.

You have me thinking I should enter that cookie sheet somewhere! I'll have to google to see where I could!

Thanks for your encouragement!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Janie...What a cute post! Your hubbie is a sweetie...love your gift! And your dog looks like a dear little soul! Have a great weekend...Debbie

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Jane,

Thanks for coming by. I'm so glad you like my new blog design. It was alot of fun to design.

I'm loving you beautiful butterfly tea holder. It's all very pretty.

Layla is darling!

Have a wonderful evening.
~Melissa :)

The Whispering Poppies said...

What a sweet hubby! Your teaset is darling ~ I love the little butterfly on the top!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Um...Target carries Papyrus cards?!? This thrifty chick did not know this. Thanks for the heads-up! :-)

Your husband...ROCKS! What a great gift.

Happy belated birthday to Layla! She is way to cute to be camera shy. :-)

Lorrie said...

Hi Janie, I just love your teapot-such a beautiful gift. I'm very behind in visiting my blogging friends--bogged down with extra work for my job and also a full house here at home this weekend and the coming week.