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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Pinecone Tea-Time

Pinecones or pine-cones , I am not sure what the proper spelling is, but I do love pinecones. I bought this hand painted teacup & saucer 2 years ago and it is still one of my favorites. Maybe because I love pinecones of all kinds. In case you can't see it clearly because of my inadequate photography, each and every bit of the hand painted pinecones is outlined with gold paint. The teacup and saucer shine brilliantly when tea is sipped from the cup or the saucer is moved ever so slightly. Even the needles of the painted pine branch are so illuminated.

In celebration of my teacup and the season I decided to make a cheese ball for my husband & myself . I was inspired by a cheeseball my husband's sister Jean brought to a family celebration last year. A pinecone cheeseball * ! Very easy to make and so pretty.
I am not a football fan, and don't enjoy football games at all ( please don't hate me for that ! ) but this cheeseball is a good snack for those get-togethers with friends to watch a sport's game of any kind. I was perfectly agreeable to my husband sharing this with friends while they watched a game together during a power outage here , causing my husband to drive to their home so he could rejoice in his team's victory with appreciative friends.
Pinecone teacup (Norcrest Fine China , hand painted, made in Japan ), pinecone cheeseball, good snacks shared with friends....priceless, especially when shared with those you love !
I love linking with these ladies for Tea-Time Tuesday ~


Antiques And Teacups said...

Love the pinecone teacup and really love your fab cheese and almond pinecone! What a great presentation! Thanks so much for showing us and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!!

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow! I have never seen a almond pinecone. Love how great the cup and the cheese look together. Makes me hungry. Hope you are doing well. Sending hugs, Martha


Oh wow, I love, love, love this almond pinecone! The teacup is lovely too! Have a nice rest of the week.

Karen said...

Recipe please:)

joanne said...

beautiful teacup, what a wonderful treasure to find! That cheeseball is looking rather good also...;j

Unknown said...

That teacup is beautiful and I
love your pine cone cheese ball, my sister makes something similar
for our family get togethers and it is so yummy!! I bet yours is too! Have a blessed day!
sugar,spice and whatever's nice

Nib's End said...

I am fond of pine cones too. I am also fond of pinecones. Both are correct (I googled it-something to do with open and closed compound words). The cheese ball is going on my list of "things to impress my family with". I will, of course give attribution where it is due. Yours is lovely with the rosemary. Oh how I wish mine would grow in winter.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I wonder what it is that makes our hearts flutter when we see pinecones?

I love your pinecone teacup and the cheeseball is fantastic.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like the pinecone teacup, anything with an outdoorsy pattern is nice.
The cheese ball looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Those pinecones sucked me right in - gold gilt and all! Just lovely! And - that cheeseball is genius! I may give it a try with goat cheese. We always have slivered almonds in the house - so versatile!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love pinecones too, Kathy! Maybe it's the nature lover in me. Your teacup is simply splendid with the golden outline on the pinecones. The cheese ball looks delicious and a wonderful presentation for crackers and such! Thank you for sharing it with us at Tea Time. Enjoy your day, my friend.


Terri said...

That is a really sweet pine cone tea cup! I can see the gold outlining and it really does add depth to the beautiful cup. Pine cones are lovely!
Your cheese ball is amazing. I have never seen one like that before. That must take some time to do. I am sure it was delicious.

Connie said...

Your pine cone tea cup is lovely, Kathy. The sparkling gold does show up well. Your cheese ball with the almonds looks really good too.