Thursday, July 03, 2008

Tea & Hydrangeas Vintage Ceiling Tin

I just finished painting my latest vintage tin, Tea & Hydrangeas. I decided to do a series of vintage tins with teapots, cups, plates, lace doilies and of course.....florals. I'm calling the new collection: Tea Time.

This one started out by antiquing the whole piece and creating a frame for my table scene by painting the inner edges a soft blue.

I decided on purple and blue Hydrangeas on this one, purple being the Hydrangeas on the cup itself and the blue sitting just inside and next to the teacup.

I thought a gold rim and edging would be lovely on this teacup so I added some gold around the rim, handle and bottom.

The barest indication of some far off blooms can be seen in the upper section, right underneath the vine. I like doing this as I think it really grounds the image.

What would some afternoon tea be without a beautiful vintage doily to go underneath all the lovely tableware?
The next two weeks I'm taking a much needed vacation from painting. I will endeavor to not touch my painting supplies or projects for a full two weeks. It wont prevent me from thinking of new ideas but, I need the break so I can regroup. When I come back I'll be showing some more tea time tins as I just purchased two beautiful old tins, one is gothic and just gorgeous and will really suit this new collection quite well I think.
In the meantime, while I'm on vacation, I'll be taking lots of day trips to great places and will be uploading all my photos of our days away in the week or so to come. After years of wanting a tiny camera that could fit into a purse, I'm getting one. This will enable me to take it everywhere and hopefully get some great shots.
Have a wonderful holiday!!


Kari & Kijsa said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

NeereAnDear said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Thank you for the fourth of July wishes and I do hope you enjoy your full two weeks off...




Melissa & Emmitt said...

Happy 4th Ruth!
Melissa and Emmitt

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Thank you Ruth, I did have a wonderful holiday, well, 2 in fact. Hope you are going to have a wonderful one too. And good luck with getting your tiny camera.

Love the tin you've painted this time. Just the way I like it, tea and flowers what more could a person possibly want?

Mosaic*Queen said...

Very Beautiful!!! (as usual) :-)
Have a wonderful vacation!!! You deserve it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Gail McCormack said...

Very lovely Ruth, wouldn't it look great with pretty china plates hung either side!
Have a well deserved enjoyable 2 weeks off, look forward to seeing your photos

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

Be careful what you wish for, my hydrangea-painting friend! I, too, just got a pocket-sized camera (pink, of course, and NO MORE INCREDIBLE HULK!!), and I've shot more photos in the past week since I got it than I could use in a lifetime of blogging!!

But it sure is fun to have, and I can't wait to see your new treasures!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful painting Ruth! Your new series will be gorgeous...I love hydrangeas!
How fun!! A new camera! Hope your vacation time is rejuvenating as well as a respite for you, be sure to keep that "idea" notebook handy when all the creative juices start to flow!

Siobhan said...

I love hydrangeas, especially blue ones!!! :)

Charm & Grace said...

Beautiful ... what a lovely pink doily. And you know how I feel about hydrangeas. It's a great color combination.

:-) Christi

celestina marie said...

Hi Ruth, What a beautiful new painting. Love it. I understand taking a break too well. Hope you have a great time with the new camera and looking forward to seeing your pictures.
Hope you are having a nice holiday weekend.
la rea rose

Brook said...

Very pretty Ruth!


Donna said...

Beautiful, Ruth! I love the colors you used.

Enjoy your two weeks! Looking forward to seeing lots of photos.


Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Ruth, I'm so glad you stopped by, so I could find you. Your artwork is gorgeous. I venture off in a lot of creative directions, but I don't paint and really admire the one that do. Love your blog.

Abby Creek Art said...

I LOVE hydrangeas! Beautiful painting Ruth.

Catherine said...

It's gorgeous Ruth~you are so talented!! I love old tea cups, hydrangeas~especially blue ;) & vintage doily''s perfect Ruth! I'm late ..tryin to catch up..I do hope you enjoyed your two wks off~ I just checked out your vacation pic's~looks like you had a lovely time indeed! :)

Dorothy said...

Oh my goodness Ruth, your latest ceiling tin is so pretty! I love the way you apply your watercolor technique to decorative objects so beautifully! And I just read your latest blog from your vacation. What a lovely place, I've never heard of it, but I'm going to google it to learn more.