Friday, 25 May 2007

Green Fingers


Well I'm hoping to get some more gardening in this weekend, but, being a Bank Holiday, the weather forecast isn't looking too promising. Here instead of, and just in case I can't get into the garden to take any photos. is part of my china collection. If you click on the images I think they'll enlarge. Isn't it wonderful? It's "Green Fingers" made by Beswick in the 50s and I love the images. Very quaint and stylised and very much of its time. A gorgeous green that reminds me of the teacups that used to be in the staffroom when I was at Primary School (although I'm not as old as the china).. Look at those skirts and waists on those ladies and the lovely ponytails. I'd like to say I looked as gorgeous when I was weeding the garden or daintly tending to my flowers underneath the tree but I wouldn't be able to get away with that one. Can you see the man posing, leaning on his spade, pipe in hand watching over things ... Idyllic I know but I love it.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and hope you get to spend some time outside (wearing nipped at the waist skirts and your ponytails high of course).

18 comments:

Mirre said...

Such gorgeous images!
Enjoy your weekend!

Victoria May Plum said...

I can't begin to tell you how jealous I am!!!
Lovely, lovely finds.
I hope that the weather holds out for you and you have a productive, sunny bank holiday in the garden.
Victoria x

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

I love those! Looks like some pretty wisteria on the trees..so pretty!

Hope you have a wonderful sunny weekend.
Heather

Tracy said...

vintage china goodness to start the weekend - perfect.
have a great weekend
Tracy x

Clare said...

I like your vintage china, it reminds me of the Midwinter crockery. I hope we do enjoy some nice weather this holiday weekend! Have a great weekend whatever the weather! Clare x

weirdbunny said...

That china is superb, do you use if often or just keep it for very best ? - love Julia x

Ragged Roses said...

Hi Julia
We use the butter dish all the time, cups and saucers and plates often and the jam pot very seldom - we just scoop jam from the jam jar!

Alison said...

What gorgeous china...so delicate!
Alison x

Vintage to Victorian said...

Lovely china. I don't think I've ever seen that one, although I may have done ... in my childhood!!

Sorry if my post tired you out! It had much the same effect on me ... Glad you liked the photos, though!

Sue x

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Oh how delightful! Such darling china you have!

meggie said...

Enjoy your weekend! Wonderful pics.

Heidijayhawk said...

oh i adore that pattern! how sweet!

Daisy Lupin said...

Hi, Just had to say what delicious china that is, I have got to admit I haven't seen any illustrations like that on china before. Also must find that garden book, I have just been talking to all sorts of people of how I am fed up of neat and tidy garden's and am now aiming for what I call a 'teetering on the edge of a dangerous wilderness', so that book I must make a note of.

Racheal said...

Such lovely china and I also like the table cloth.
Racheal x

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your china though I think it would be better if the man were doing the work and the woman was lolling around. LOL

see you there! said...

The china is great, no wonder you enjoy using it. I've never seen that pattern before and I love the shade of the green.

carolyn said...

I have never seen that pattern before and am very jealous.

Heidi said...

I am catching up with blogging friends after my vacation. I LOVE these dishes! What a fun set to have. These are just adorable. I hope you got some of that gardening done and enjoyed your long weekend!