Tea for Me

I was in the mood for still life yesterday, but wasn’t inspired by the current prompt (music). Ideas were swirling around in my head, but just swirling, not yet in focus. I decided to look to my Flickr Daily Challenge group (which is becoming a monthly challenge for me these days. . .) for ideas, and found that one of the topics is Tea Time- a perfect still life topic.  I have many tea cups inherited from my grandmother which I am aways intending to photograph, and I had a single rose- so the still life easily came together.

Here are two of the images- I’ll probably post a couple more later in the week. The top photo was edited with one of Kim Klassen’s Lightroom presets (kk_today), and the second was without a preset.

20150427-MMA_4398_melinda_anderson 20150427-MMA_4422_melinda_anderson-EditThe teacup is Royal Chelsea (made in England), the sugar and creamer say Venice on the bottom, and the little dish with the teabag and rose on it is Limoges.

Linking up today with Texture Tuesday.

11 responses

  1. Such treasures, both the grandmother tea set and your still life’s. Just gorgeous. Have a beautiful week.

    April 28, 2015 at 6:14 am

  2. Oh my!! Melinda, these are just beautiful!! I LOVE the set with the violets!

    April 28, 2015 at 6:30 am

  3. kimklassencafe

    absolutely beautiful…… love both of these images so much.

    April 28, 2015 at 6:37 am

  4. Caz

    Beautiful !

    April 28, 2015 at 9:01 am

  5. hrt2art2015

    I like the different compositions and angles. I adore your china with violets. I must get mine out for a shoot.

    April 28, 2015 at 12:14 pm

  6. These are beautiful! I love the softness of the first image, and the teacup is wonderful.

    April 28, 2015 at 12:39 pm

  7. Absolutely gorgeous!

    April 28, 2015 at 1:30 pm

  8. dcrinehart

    Well, now. You know I love these! Anything ‘tea’ is fine by me. But the softness of the first photo just mesmerizes me. Lovely.

    April 28, 2015 at 1:47 pm

  9. Great photos! Love them both.

    April 28, 2015 at 8:21 pm

  10. roxihardegree

    What charming dishes. I love the first shot especially.

    April 29, 2015 at 6:28 am

  11. Wonderfully done.

    April 29, 2015 at 5:36 pm

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