Flowers and Obsession

In full Bloom - a perfect Rose!

In full Bloom – a perfect Rose!

Tea an flowers!

Tea an flowers!

You may have noticed that I like to take pictures of flowers. I like growing flowers. I love the colours, textures, shapes and infinite beauty of the simple flower!

I have many China cups with flowers on them in which to drink my tea.  I live with my Mother’s Floral Petit Points around me and my friends know that flowers will always bring a smile to my face.

Well I have found a new (to me) way to surround myself with flowers all year round.

The first Aynsley floral!  Pansies are my favorite flower.

The first Aynsley floral! Pansies are my favorite flower.

About two and a half years ago I went to a Church Bazaar.  I sure that you have been to one: tables in the middle, where they serve tea, sandwiches, cut into quarters, some of the bread carefully trimmed of crust, and little sweet goodies perfect for the tea!  Around the outside of the tea-tables were the tables for the bazaar items.

Each table was “manned” by a woman – a fervent bargainer – who was out to make the most for the church, by making sure that the best price was received for each of the formerly treasured items on the table!

The new collection - 3 Aynsley Florals with a beautiful Pansy picture from a friend!

The new collection – 3 Aynsley Florals with a beautiful Pansy picture from a friend!

At that Bazaar I fell in love with a small piece of China – A Vintage Aynsely Floral!  I bought it – after a little haggling and brought it home and have been living with it for the last two and a half years.  Quite content with my one little flower.

Flash forward to two weekends ago.  I was cruising around Pinterest – a very dangerous place – it eats time like no one’s business!  And I stumbled upon a picture of some china flowers – sort of like mine.  I followed the link back and stumbled upon Ebay – a place I had managed to ignore – like – forever!  They had lots of my flowers – all kinds of flowers in all kinds of sizes!

An hour and a half later – I had ordered two more flowers and had about 20 more on my watch list!  I was hooked!

This Tuesday the first one arrived.  This was a big bouquet – lavish with roses and jasmine!  The second arrived on Wednesday, a little bouquet with miniature flowers and myriad colours!  These were not expensive – in each case the shipping was more than the cost of the flowers.  This will be an easy obsession to feed!

Happy Collecting!


The start of my new Collection.

The start of my new Collection.

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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5 Responses to Flowers and Obsession

  1. Maureen Byrne says:

    I like it, once bought a ceramic chicken from a seller in Cardiff Wales. I figured out what I would pay for it if it was for sale locally. The E Bay auction and shipping came out to less than that! Although my hubby thought I was nuts LOL

  2. knotrune says:

    Ah, ebay, an enjoyable and dangerous obsession 🙂 I discovered it a couple of years ago in regards to antique clothes. I would never have guessed how cheap genuine Victorian clothes can be! Of course there are expensive ones too, but for the bargain hunter there are some amazing things out there.

  3. Ria Gibson says:

    What a beautiful new collection to start!

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