Monday 4 June 2018

Happiness is...... Tea and teapots

Hello to everyone who calls in to see me today,
 it's T stands for Tuesday
and we are always made welcome  with a drinks related post at

I will begin  by mentioning where the idea for this journal page came from.
I was reading an article in a Daphne's Diary magazine,  about an artist called Maria Pace-Wynters and the picture [ left] just inspired me to make a version to share on T day and at AJJ.
 I had made myself  a pot of tea and it was good to sit and read for a while.

I started by painting the page shades of blue.
The woman I
used is  a Jane Davenport image on tissue.
Next a bit of fussy cutting for the stacked cups and butterflies, also found in  old magazines

I added the words and a scattering of daisies in the computer program I use.

I will be joining the folk over at 
Gill's theme of.........Inspired by....

If the article in the magazine hadn't inspired me this photo on the right  , taken when we were in Yorkshire in May
in the Tea Pot factory]Leybourne] certainly did.
We had visited last year and I felt just the same
 this year....
 a kid in a sweet shop not knowing where to look next.

Of course I couldn't resist taking  more photos of the teapots waiting to find homes in the shop.

I'll leave you with a view of the other side of my mug and the new tea pot my hubby bought for me while in the factory shop. An everyday kind of pot, which I fell for when I saw the bicycles.
Part of our trip away was to see the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race.

Happy Tuesday everyone,
I hope you have a lovely day.


  1. Oh wow this is a very fun post-I love your art page, and I really enjoyed seeing all of these different tea pots. I love the teapot your husband bought for you-good memories
    Happy T Day Hugs Kathy

  2. I would have to buy a teapot. But how to pick just one? I actually have one of those dog teapots, which was fun to spot. But some of those others, or the mugs, are so much fun. I'm with you. I'd be a kid in a candy shop there. And I do love your tea art for today. Adding those butterflies was a very smart addition! Hope you have a wonderful T day. Hugs-Erika

  3. beautiful journal page!! And I recognized the Jane image immediately:) Like Erika- oh I would have to buy a teapot- but so many great choices!! Looking back at your photos though I think I'd go with the two sinks beside the van and camper ones:) Happy T day!

  4. Love the beautiful journal page. Gorgeous selection of tea cups and pots, what a lot of fun models - something for verybody there! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  5. I'm having a terrible time getting pages to load in blogger. I finally saw your lovely journal page after starting my computer again. It didn't help much, but at least new I can see the wonderful page and the beautiful teapots you saw while on holiday. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous journal page with Art Journal Journey and thanks for sharing it and the teapots with us for T this Tuesday. Gotta LOVE that new teapot that has such special meaning during this trip, too.

  6. I am in awe of your Maria Pace-Wynters inspired teacup page - just so clever made - gorgeous for Art Journal Journey- thank you dear Yvonne for such a great entry linked to the challenge again! The teapots and cups are all so lovely and I can imagine how you have felt there ! And your new teacup is just wonderful!Happy T-Day my friend!
    Hugs, Susi

  7. what a fascinating Array of tea pots and Cups you found! but the best is your Journal entry: that wonderful blue (my favorite Color) with the daisies and butterflies... perfect summer Feeling! the face also is so nice. awesome!!
    have a great week and happy t-day, xox

  8. Fabulous post Yvonne.. firstly your AJJ page I love LOVE this - beautiful colour and beautiful imagery and great quote - perfect! Funny enough I am picking up Jane Davenports latest book on drawing girls this week.
    I hadn't heard of the artist from the magazine that inspired so I will look her up next (thanks).
    That collection of mugs and teapots were really fabulous - the work that must gone into the making of them - wow - but I wouldn't want to use anything as nice as those in case they got chipped or worse still dropped.
    Thanks for sharing what inspired you and joining in at AJJ.... and thanks for the info on that plant too.
    Happy Tuesday... have a great day..
    Gill xx

  9. Fantastic journal page, very beautiful colors and nice photos of the teapots.

  10. Fab journal page. The butterfly on the lovely lady makes me think she's wearing a fascinator to a fancy tea party. I loved seeing all the teapots. Some are just so clever. My favorites were the ones with cats on them. And the Alice in Wonderland. Your souvenir teapot is cute and your mug with the wishes painted all over. Happy T Day

  11. Wow, what an amazing journal page! The blue colour with your beautiful lady, butterflies, flowers, and the teacups and saucers look so pretty! I love your new mug, the design is wonderful and I hope you make a wish when you use it with all those dandelion heads 😉. Your teapot is perfect too and such a lovely gift from your hubby to remember the cycling! Wishing you the happiest of T Days! J 😊 x

  12. My favorite by far is your dandelion mug. That'd definitely be part of my summer mug rotation :) Happy T Tuesday!

  13. This is a so gorgeous page Yvonne !! Lovely, like this blue tone, the image, the butterflies.... allll is really fabulous!! i wish you a very happy Wednesday, big hugs, Caty

  14. OOh, I´m sorry, I´ve forgotten to thank you for sharing those so beautiful photos of teapots, they are fantastique, and I love you teapot, it´s wonderful!! bss :D

  15. A fabulous journal page, love the and a great picture for your inspiration.
    Great photos of the tea pot shop, there's some amazing designs.
    Avril xx

  16. A great spread, colourful too! And what a selection of teapots you got to see, my word - it's just as well I don't collect them otherwise I would have to visit lol.

    Sally xx

  17. What a fabulous page - Daphnes Diary is a magazine I buy from time to time - just so I can cut it up after I have read it! I love seeing those Tea pots, even though I don't drink tea! Happy T Day! Chrisx

  18. lovely PAGES Yvonne, absolutely beautiful as I sit here sipping my hot cuppa tea....Gorgeous teapots and cups. I am so loving your pages, they are admirable and you are so artistic with what you use...hugs.xx [aussie aNNie blog]

  19. Some very lovely teapots and mugs. That must have been a very fun shop to browse. Your journal page is so pretty! I love the blue and the tea cups.
    Happy Tea Day,

  20. Gorgeous teapots and cups, and love your journal page too!Happy T day!

  21. What a beautiful post. Your page is so wonderful and the teapots are great!

  22. Lovely page, Yvonne. The tea pots are so fun to look at. I especially like the dormouse one - so cute!

    Belated Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  23. Your journal page is marvellous, all these bright wonderful colours, the amazing blue background and the lady with her tea-cups.
    I loved seeing the teapots, what a great variety. I liked the caravan one.
    Also liked your new teapot with the bicycles, very appropriate for your visit.

  24. I love your page with that wonderful kind of blue color. The Lady looks so sweet and all the butterflies are so nice.
    A great composition of motifs and the Daisies also look perfect on the blue background. perfect image.
    Dear Greetings

  25. wow, i love your blue lady,she looks so pretty and all butterflis so nice.
    the photos of this teapots are fantastic,love old teapots too.
    happy sunny weekend.

    greetings jenny