Here are some peonies from my garden. I adore them! The tea cup on the dresser and the matching teapot are a Royal Dalton pattern called "Celebrations". I recently found them at my local Royal Dalton outlet store at 50% off!
This pattern is special to me. This is the wedding china pattern of a dear friends mother. We used to all have tea together, not with this china, but at Cracker Barrel on Sunday nights. Pauleen, Brenda, Donna and I would go out without our young children, or husbands, and drink tea (Darjeeling) and eat chocolate cobbler. I always loved Donna's wedding china and the girls and I would tease over who would "inherit" her china.
So when I found this pattern on the tea cup and tea pot, I treated myself. It brings back special memories, of these lovely women and their friendship to me.
Maybe one day we can have a visit together and have a real tea party! Please come visit girls! I miss you!