Thursday, May 10, 2012

Blooming May

Suddenly everthing is beginning to put on its prettiest May dress

Through the dining room window I can see sweet peas and roses, and smell them too.





Mine are on a tomato cage~Not as lush and awe inspiring as these!





I once painted sweet peas all over a teacup. I knew when I finished it I wouldn't be doing one again, so I hung it on a hook in my sideboard and use it for Spring Tea parties.




A new windmill. Lithograph tin. I adore this because its made to be a little house.

My dream, to live in a windmill.





On the water,(since I'm building castles in the sky).



Bluebirds in the garden and a sweet pea patch out back.




Up the stairs to our front door. Someone who is very tall and has a bristley moustache has to duck a little to get home, but he doesn't complain.




More pots for my shop






Now I must rush, there are bouquets to cut and sweet peas to water!

xxx

julie



juliewhitmorepottery.etsy.com

47 comments:

Delila said...

sweet peas one of the loveliest things in this world! i could imagine what is like to walk in a field full of them. the sweetpea teacup is wonderful, perfect for a tea in the garden.

Madelief said...

Your pots and cups look beautiful Julie! So does the view of your garden. To have sweet peas in bloom already....lucky you!

Happy day!

Madelief x

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Pretty blossoms and your pottery is just wonderful!

Makiko Hastings said...

How lovely :) I can feel full of spring from your post. Sadly over here in UK has been rather wet and cold this year's spring... I cannot wait to see flowers and sunshine! xm

Claire said...

Julie a post full of delightful pics .........

Sweet peas, I love them, I have one little brave seedling poking it's head through the soil ...........I just love their perfume. Your sweet pea teacup is just beautiful as are your new pots......

Ah Spring........

Claire x

Valerianna said...

Beautiful! I can almost smell the sweet peas. I wouldn't mind ducking to get home either, if I could grow roses in the forest!!

We are still cool and rainy, but starting to get unfurling ferns and blooms.

Happy bloming!!

The Sea Garden said...

Your garden looks heavenly Julie and your pots as always. I am hoping it's not too late to plant my sweet peas here.I love all your little bits you collect too, the windmill, the little dovecote!

Shelley said...

Your pottery is always such a pleasure to see...every piece just wonderful...blessings

sharon said...

I can smell the sweet peas from here, and if I close my eyes I am there too! Beautiful!

jone hallmark said...

Oh My Gosh, that little windmill house is fantastic!
And the sweetpea cup from long ago is so wonderful.

You are amazing, my friend. I continue to dream about a trip out to see you....and play....

xo

jone hallmark said...

gosh your shop empties quickly.....sigh.....

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love your new works of art and sweet peas are one of my all time favorites.....and that little tin windmill is unbelievable......How did I miss that wonderful little pink house...I could live there forever!!!

Librarian said...

Simply lovely! That picture of the sweet pea field takes my mind instantly on a fantasy journey.

Zulma said...

Simplemente bello , amo tus diseños amiga !!! beso y buen fin de semana !!!!

Laura Farrow said...

delightful as always. xo

gallerydarrow said...

I can relate when you said you painted your sweet pea cup and knew you would never do it again. It's a sort of purge, necessary and the first time around, a joy, an accomplishment but twice an impossibility.

Your garden and sweet peas, planters, pottery, tiny windmill and home are a delight.

Oh yes living in a windmill would be fun!

xoxo

cr-mics said...

Nature is a bit behind here in the Netherlands, because of the cold. My sweet peas are only 3 cm tall!! But on the other hand, enough windmills to enjoy! Enjoy your garden, it's soo soothing.

cr-mics said...

Nature is a bit behind here in the Netherlands, because of the cold. My sweet peas are only 3 cm tall!! But on the other hand, enough windmills to enjoy! Enjoy your garden, it's soo soothing.

cr-mics said...

Nature is a bit behind here in the Netherlands, because of the cold. My sweet peas are only 3 cm tall!! But on the other hand, enough windmills to enjoy! Enjoy your garden, it's soo soothing.

cr-mics said...

Nature is a bit behind here in the Netherlands, because of the cold. My sweet peas are only 3 cm tall!! Enough windmills though, to enjoy. Good luck with your gardenwork!

Zuzu said...

Of all the homes I visit via blogland, I think yours is the most magical, Julie! I ooooo and ahhhh at everything you share. :)
Enjoy your beautiful weather and sweet blooms, my friend!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Vicky said...

Beautiful, beautiful pots Julie, they are all gorgeous!!
I can almost smell those sweetpeas!!
Hugs
Vicky xxxx

Pixie said...

Beautiful beautiful pots that make my heart sing........such skill and such detail......oh i love them all..xxxxx

Pauline said...

How wonderful to look at your beautiful pots on the windowsill. Sweet peas are one of my favourite flowers.
Beautiful work.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

May flowers are always so delicate and pretty. Love all your beautiful pottery.

GardenofDaisies said...

Your pots are absolutely wonderful! As is that sweet pea teacup! Love all of it!!!

pushkasmarbles said...

Your post was so full of cheerfulness. Thank you! :) Ruth

dutch sisters said...

Your pots and cups are georgeous!!

Carolyn Parker said...

Thank you for sharing sweet pea delight here at Mother's Day...every photo and caption is such a lovely pleasure. Oh, that dear little windmill...
love and fragrant blossoms,
batty mae and petey

vicki said...

Julie- I agree that May is the most beautiful month for flowers. You've painted them perfectly on your pots and on that dainty little cup. I love sweet peas too- seedlings from plants that once belonged to my great grandmother have now completely taken over my flowered. They are incredible!

I lust after everything you make--

Vicki

Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful....sweet pots, sweetpeas, roses and a lovely little windmill...so perfect! Have a happy weekend, Julie.
Helen x

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

If I had a greenhouse I would fill it with sweet peas and your pots:)
Love
Becky

dulcy said...

May I come and visit you at the windmill house? Such lovely flowers and super sweet little pots everywhere!

xo
dulcy

Aprilgirl said...

The May blooms are just beautiful! Your painted pots are charming, whimsical, and a real delight. Thanks for sharing a glimpse of your world - always fun to read your blog. Happy "Blooming May"!

BumbleVee said...

I always wanted to live in a lighthouse...but, it would have to be a portion of it that was 'specially built to be warm and cosy...cuz I'm sure they are draughty and cold and damp...being always right there on the edge of an ocean cliff....ahhahha... ... but, for the peace, quiet and the ocean waves...

Kay G. said...

Have a lovely May.
This is from Kay!

Thuis Thuis said...

Hello, just stop by.
And see your beautiful work.
So cheerful!
Love Annette

catkin tales said...

hello
i just favourited your etsy shop in the hope that more of your lovely creations might appear there in the future. it seems they sell like hot cakes as soon at they hit the shelves! and i am not at all surprised. they are just wonderful!
the hedgehog one particularly tickled me, but they are all very charming. you have such talent.
i'm in love with your blog too and shall visit again :)

p.s my brother is a potter, i must show him.

Barbara said...

I just love those pots.

Lisa Graham Art said...

This is such a pretty collection on this post Julie. I love your tea cup ...it deserves to fly solo. :)

Lisa Graham Art said...

I went to your shop and it was empty.
:(

Erin said...

Hello Julie, your pots and cups make me smile and happy! Love them!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Love your pots Julie - and the flowers in your sunny garden! x

Nantucket Mermaid said...

I always wanted to live in a windmill after seeing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.Do you remember the inventor's house in a windmill?
Everything looks lovely. I am going to pick out my wine glass and email you after the big weekend.:):)

Jeri Landers said...

Your paintings are just like a garden: sweet and cheerful, happy and colorful. I think a collection of these flower pots would be lovely on any windowsill. I collect old copies of "Secret Garden" but have never seen this cover, it is lovely.

pat said...

My my Julie,
It all looks so lovely.. this is absolutely the best time of year.. the sweet peas look devine, as do all your pots. Peonies are in full bloom here. their fragrance fills the house..

Jacky said...

Julie, when visiting your shop you asked if there was anything particular we were looking for.

I would love one of your pieces with the rabbit (as in this post). Could you let me know when you might be making more and the cost (and postage to Australia).

Adore your whimsical paintings on pottery.

Jacky xox

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