Friday, September 16, 2011

Birds & Blooms

I've noticed that wall calendars seem to be going the way of books and paper. What was once as essential as a broom and dish cloth for the functioning of a household, is now somewhat dispensable for plugged in people. 

Maybe that's why calendars have become such works of art. I showed you a fantastic bird calendar from Cavallini & Co. last month. This one is from Papaya, and has a bit more glitz and sparkle. I found it at Kepler's in Palo Alto, CA, but it's available online. An address is at the bottom of this post.

It will indulge the girlie stuff impulse in you, and is maybe perfect tucked into your powder room or clothes closet.

I'm also featuring my somewhat girlie English rose china teacup with it. The saucer is an orphan. I'm always asked for the pattern, so here it is.

The shell pink interior has a nice subtlety about it, and is perfect paired with birds and blooms!

Here are a few sample pages. . . .

Doesn't it just bust the cheery meter? I hope your last official weekend of summer does the same!
Have a great one!
Ciao! for now!


This week I'm joining Pink Saturday of course!


Cher' Shots said...

My Cheery Meter just blew it's needle off! What a beautiful entry and of course your pics were what set the needle flying.
'hugs from afar'

Marydon said...

I agree with Cher'. Exquisite captures ... where did you find this calendar, I MUST have it!, Jacqueline.

Don't you just love blending orphans with one another ... beuatiful.

Have a lovely weekend ~

Antiques And Teacups said...

Goodness! That brought back memories! I used to do commercial loans at Crocker Bank in Palo Alto which doesn't exist anymore so you know I am over 35, and use to love shopping at Kepler's. They had the best stuff! I love the calendar. Good ones are definitely works of art!
Thanks for sharing and for a small dose of nostalgia!

Pamela Gordon said...

This is such a gorgeous calendar! I always have calendars up - one in the kitchen and office. I need them for a quick look. Some calendars are works of art now ~ so beautiful. Pamela

lvroftiques said...

Beautiful calendar and I love the married teacup set! Vanna

Betty Sneeringer said...

Absolutely beautiful - both the calendar and your cup etc. I miss a nice selection of calendars. I'm so glad I held on to years of old ones and have been using parts of them for my garden scrapbook journals.

mary beth said...

Gorgeous! I keep my old calendars and Im going to keep an eye out for these! Cheery doesn't begin to explain these!

once in a blue moon said...

oh my cheery meter, now you are talking girl, so serene, happy and darn well... cheery!

Bella said...

Hi J,
You are so right about calenders not being used anymore, I buy them and then notice I haven't turned the page for months.... This one is pure eye candy!! I don't know what it is about fall and glitter, but I go wild for it!! I bought a big color collection!
Happy Pink Saturday :-)

Debbie said...

This would make an excellent Christmas present for someone I know (and love). And I love your teacup and saucer, it's just my cup of tea... sorry I couldn't resist!!

The French Hutch said...

How beautiful are the calendars. When I find one I really like I enjoy all year. Thanks for sharing. Happy pink

The French Hutch

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, what a gorgeous calendar! I love the girliness of it and sparkles too! Love your dainty teacup. You have paired it very well with the orphaned saucer; beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday.


Cozy Little House said...

That is a true work of art! I have to have a calendar. I'm old-fashioned. Also are great for decoupage when the year is over.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

A delightfully feminine and pink post! :)

Victorian1885 said...

What a glorious Calendar! Thanks for sharing..


Cottage and Broome said...

Sweet calendar, pink and glittery what could be bad! And you are right I would have asked about the pattern of that tea cup, beautiful. Your pictures are always wonderful. Laura Cottage and Broome

Lavender Cottage said...

A vintage glittery calendar, who could ask for more?

Olga said...

That's a lovely calender. I love all those sweet birdies. Beautiful photography.

Linda said...

Hello Jacqueline,

I came by your blog through a friend and love it. What a gorgeous, happy teacup - certainly among the prettiest I've seen. I will seek out the calendar. Thank you for such a beautiful post.

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Anonymous said...

I love the photos in this post.
That tea cup is stunning and the artful calendar is pretty!

Happy Pink Saturday!

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

GardenofDaisies said...

That is the prettiest pink rose teacup!! And I love your gorgeous calendar too. I still have them on my wall. I have to buy two every year, one for the office and one by the kitchen phone. Even my daughter, who is totally plugged in to her phone and all it's apps, loves to have a pretty wall calendar by her desk.

Suzann said...

Love your pink teacup and the saucer.
the calendar is beautiful
HappY Pink Saturday
Suzann ~xoxo~

chubskulit said...

Beautiful pink!

My Share of Pink, have a fabulous weekend!

Juule said...

I l-o-v-e that calander! Beautiful. Where did you get that?

Olivia said...

Oh my your calendars are darling and so are your heavenly teacups! Love love!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a gorgeous calendar..such eye candy!

Melissa said...

So beautiful and dreamy. HPS!

Kay said...

I have been using and loving calendars since my girls were babies--and that's a long time! Since I was so poor then, the darling pictures were my wall art!! And every year I have to have at least 2 or 3 or 4! I know what you mean about the selection of calendars diminishing--at least in the stores. Last year I looked everywhere for a porch calendar---I just love being able to look at a beautiful sunny porch when we are socked in the gray. And I couldn't find one! (but a dear friend gave me a beautiful, colorful vintage flower seed catalog one to brighten my life!) A few weeks ago at Michael's I found a porch calendar and snatched it up. Your Birds and Blooms one is just so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us. And that cup and saucer is the perfect partner. Very sweet, charming, and cheery!
Love, Kay

Micupoftea~ said...

Pretty images, lovely cup! Happy pink Sat :)

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love this pretty calendar. I made my own calender for 2012 thru snapfish of photos of my
roses. It turned out nice.

{ T G L } said...

Love the calendar but love the fine bone china even more! So romantic and delicate! :)

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