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A Circle of friends


Sometimes life gets so busy, we change, things change us.

Sometimes directions in life are easy, sometimes a little harder. We all set ourselves goals, day by day, week by week…month by month…and even next year.

Every week I set myself some weekly goals to visit my circle of friends. Those whose blogs I adore to look at, read, comment and get inspired from. Our circles of friends are all different. We all have different passions. Those who write poems, who create in their kitchens, who paint, who make tea, who capture things through the lens…and you my friend, are part of my circle, and how lonely my life would be without you.

Today, I wanted to share with you, a reflective corner of blue and white. The changing blue skies and those soft romantic white clouds, are finally appearing and reflecting a new Spring/ Summer .

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“The whole earth was brimming sunshine that morning. She tripped along, the clear sky pouring liquid blue into her soul”  Theodore Dreiser

Blue and White china mugs…can’t you smell the aroma of freshly brewed coffee!

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Served with a handsome favourite of Rocky Road. Chocolate, nuts, cherries and marshmallows…Ohhh! what temptation!


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I got lost for a while  a few hours in the material department, don’t you just love the new textured fabrics I purchased. Fun new colours and designs, enhancing my styling photography.

More blue and white treasures to find…

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Venetian glass, beautifully hand crafted Murano glass candy. A very antique blue cut glassware sugar bowl. The original spoon lost, but this beautiful silver bowed round spoon sits in place lovely.

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The first tableware I would think of in blue and white, would be the ultimate’s in tableware..Wedgewood. Magnificent masterpieces of elegant ceramics.A vision of perfection…stunning designs, with delicate edges that resemble linens and lace.

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This Wedgewood leaf plate is called ‘Ice Rose’, an intricate rose design with a single gold stem and leaves.

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A Wedgewood blue and white teapot.

“Use your dinnerware on a regular basis. We believe our products can create an atmosphere what will make every occasion unique and special”  Lord Piers Wedgewood

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And Springs images..blue bird bookmark.

One circle of friends meet at the beginning of the week, introducing their table teatimes and opening their homes to loveliness. Inspiring visions of their beautiful collections and treasures. Join in and meet my circle of friends…

Sandi ~ http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/ Rose Chintz Cottage TTT

Kathy~ http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/
Victoria – A Return to Loveliness
Marty~ http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
Table Top Tuesday
Martha~ http://www.marthasfavorites.com/
Teacup Tuesday
Terri~ http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/
Teacup Tuesday
Wanda Lee~ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Pam~ http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com/
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee
Trisha~ http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/
Tea Party Tuesday
Lady Katherine~ http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/
Teatime Tuesday
Trish~ http://angelwingsandapronstrings.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in some blue and white with me.

Have a lovely day,



  1. Lovely post. I do like blue and white. Your mugs are wonderful as is the Wedgewood tea pot. Wonderful treasures. Happy Tea Day!

    • Wedgewood is so elegant in its blue and white, and those mugs are our regular every day tea or coffee mugs, thanks for joining my circle today.

    • Cindy, you’re always welcome to the circle, and we”re all so busy sometimes it would be great just to ‘sit’ for coffee with friends..

    • Mandy, I was looking forward to your visit, and inclusion in the circle, It would be great to meet with you, receive a signed copy of your book and have coffee together, under a blue and white sunny day.! Oh the chatter if we could all get together! x

  2. Hi Yvette,
    Well, I simply cannot start my day without coffee. Your cups are very pretty! I love Wedgwood too and used to sell it years ago in the jewelery store. Lovely post and thank you for sharing it with us. Enjoy this day.


    • Thanks Sandi, and a pleasure to have one of my hostesses in the circle.I can’t really start the morning without my coffee either, Then through out the day its a mix match of tea and coffee…and always an espresso thrown in after lunch. Wedgewood is lovely, but wouldn’t be able to resist buying it, if working with it. I’m sure you have some beautiful pieces in your collection. x

  3. FABBY says

    Just lovely my friend, I feel the same way about you and blogger friends, you all keep me sane sometimes and also make me happy. I’m happy looking at your beautiful sky blue table with the gorgeous cups, tabletopper and that beautiful blue teapot! Such a happy table and thanks for sharing. Thank you for your sweet visit and wonderful comment! Lots of hugs. FABBY

  4. FABBY says

    Just lovely my friend, I feel the same way about you and blogger friends, you all keep me sane sometimes and also make me happy. I’m happy looking at your beautiful sky blue table with the gorgeous cups, tabletopper and that beautiful blue teapot! Such a happy table and thanks for sharing. Thank you for your sweet visit and wonderful comment! Ivette, I couldn’t find where to follow you! Lots of hugs. FABBY

  5. Dear Yvette,

    This just so refreshingly lovely.., I love each and every detail and especially the artfully arranged vignettes with the white flower, green ribbon and blue and white tea mug on the fabrics.., Fabulous!

    Many thanks for joining me for the celebration of my 100th, Tuesday Tea For Two’, as well as for our 71st, ‘Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday’. Two’.

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

    • I look forward to joining that special circle of friends, each Tuesday, I can’t always manage a post but continually visit everyone I can. Thankyou for hosting each week…have a wonderful week! x

  6. Hi Yvette,
    So nice to meet you and I just loved your tea with the gorgeous blue and white, one of my favorites. The details make this so special and refreshing. Perfect for whatever season you are in. Ours nearing Fall. Beautiful words so fitting for our blogland circle of friends. Thank you for sharing your heart and gorgeous tea day.

    Thank you for stopping by for tea with me also, and for your kind words.
    Have a special week.
    Blessings always, Celestina Marie

    • Hi Celestina. Grazie mille! It was lovely having you join me and my circle of friends. I’m looking forward to Spring, but I sort of mix and match my posts to join in what ever season, with friends all over the world.Have a great week! x

  7. I also love seeing your photos and the color palettes you put together. You would be a perfect home stager. But this opening line: “Sometimes life gets so busy, we change, things change us.”.. I can really relate too

    • Hi Kay, The opening line is just how I’m feeling at the moment but it seems interacting with my friends and visiting everyone helps keep me occupied and free from wandering thoughts! Thanks my friend for joining my circle. Look forward to your next inspiring post! x

  8. Nothing like a cuppa coffee in the morning 🙂
    Love the blue!
    It is great to have friends, their presence in our lives is precious!
    Hope you have a great week!

  9. What a lovely post and beautiful photos. Bought back happy memories of going on a school trip as a child to the Wedgewood factory and being allowed to press out little moulds of the cameos which we took home to our mothers (a bit crumbled by then, but we were terribly proud children!).

    • Oh, my goodness, what a wonderful outing and lovely memories, even though crumbled your mother would have adored that cameo. Thanks for joining in my circle of friends, have a great week! x

  10. Hi Yvette,
    Thanks for your visit on Tea Day.
    You are sharing such beautiful images with all those amazing blues , the coffee cups, the teapot, the Wedgwood jasperware, the glassware sugar bouwl on that stand…

  11. Hello, Yvette…I can tell spring is stretching her lovely sleepy arms on your side of the world. Your blues are echoing the pretty skies. I do like your Wedgwood teapot…very pretty colors and soft glaze shine.
    Oh, and yes, I love the smell of freshly brewed coffee. I wish I could still drink it. But alas, a cumulative amount makes my body feel achy and tired like I am coming down with the flu (this happened after menopause) – so I stick to tea now. But an occasional cup is a joy.

    Have a glorious day,

  12. Oh Yvette,
    I am just loving your blues! They are so lively and do remind me of the sky and of the sea! Gorgeous teacups and teapot! Your fabric choices are quite inspiring!
    Thank you for sharing your vibrant post with A Return To Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  13. Beautiful “blue & white” post, Yvette! 🙂
    Love your coffee shots ~ yum! A cup is even better sipped with a friend!

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