Thursday, May 13

Happy Day





Today I had a day off.
These sunny hand-painted cups and saucers are now on Etsy.

9 comments:

nath said...

oh lovely. you are, of course, quite mental, for spending your days off painting tiny perfect yellow spots on saucers. but coo! they're beautiful!

Anna Betts said...

Haha! Thanks, but I must confess that I did them about a week ago and merely listed them today. That was quite enough work for me. Hangover central. I can't remember the last time I got up at half past 11. Positively dreamy!

Helen said...

gawd they are gorgeous! and whilst I couldn't justify the espresso cups, on account of having espresso cups already. But tea cups?? for leisurely tea?

also we were down at Dougal's aunty's last weekend-she was marrying her partner of 20 years- and one extremely glamourous note I picked up on was that while the house had a chaotic and ramshackle mix of crockery etc, the usual cadbury's wispa mug from an easter egg, that sort of thing, she ate breakfast every morning off a missoni plate, bowl and cup and saucer. Just her, not the rest of the family. All brought to the table, although she might not have museli every day, or she might not have toast. I thought this was very cool. So maybe I deserve a big tea cup in the same vein?

Anna Betts said...

Helen, I'm with you! I think everyday luxury like this is the way forward. What a glam lady! So, shall I keep a thrifty eye out for a nice big cup and saucer to paint for you? You could always use the saucer for your caviar blinis and the like... Are mugs rather too vulgar? xx

Helen said...

I would buy both the espresso and coffee cups IN A FLASH if I had a)the room in the house or b)any friends setting up home that I could justify buying them for. or even any nice birthdays coming up (I will ponder that matter). Technically I do have one friend who is setting up home but neither she nor her husband drink tea or coffee (I know!) so it would seem an odd choice!

Helen said...

mugs aren't too vulgar at all- on a practical level I do sort of prefer them as I have a tendancy to forget about my tea a bit and then it's too cold :o(


also, I have never seen ANYTHING from habitat EVER in our local charity shops. you clearly shop in a better class of place!

Anna Betts said...

Ok, So a plain elegent mug for painting is on the thrift list! We do have rather posh charity shops here in Cambridge but they can be quite expensive. Last year I bought two Jigsaw cardigans in our Oxfam and they have served me very well. It seems kind of sad not to fork out a bit on second hand goodies as unfortunately there's a Primark right across the road from our main bunch of charity shops and I worry they'll go bust. Anyhow, will see what I can find xx

Rebecca said...

I think these are the prettiest cups and saucers I've ever seen! :D

gretchenmist said...

these are so beautiful! i can relate to having fun painting small dots + especially on saucers!
thanks so much for your comment with the photoshop advice ~ gonna give it a try now :)
have a great weekend.
xx