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!!