Cottage Violets

Monday, April 21, 2008

These Are Just Two Of My Favorite Things

If I was writing that famous song, My Favorite Things, I think I would add a verse. It would go like this,

"Handmade and vellum, with ribbons and stickers,
Pictures of maidens, and young boys in knickers,
Strawberry baskets and china that rings,
These are a few of my favorite things."

Here we go with Show and Tell Monday...
Do you know what a Hammersley Strawberry Basket is? Beautiful, that's what. In England they eat millions of strawberries during Wimbledon. Well, I love tennis, I love England, I love strawberries, and most of all I love Hammersley China. So today I chose a Strawberry Basket that I just purchased. As you can see there are pockets for the little sugar and creamers.

So there you have one of my favorite things: A fine English china "Strawberry Basket".
It won't be hard to guess what the other is. Tags, tags, tags. Gotta love'em.

These are big shipping tags with vellum, cutouts, sticker sayings, and a shimmery wired ribbon. There is plenty of room on the back for any note or quote you choose.
The only thing better than a tag or a Strawberry Basket is.....You guessed it.
A tag on a Strawberrry Basket. Ta...Da..... And here it is.....

Enjoy your show and tell Monday
God Bless Us Everyone, Theresa


Anonymous said...

I love the Hammersley Strawberry Basket~ I don't think I have ever seen one. The tags are ardorable~S

Anonymous said...


Love the strawberry basket and your tags are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.


Anonymous said...

So lovely ~ Your tags are exquisite and I love, love, love, the china!

And yes it is a glorious day!!
Hope you have a lovely week,

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Theresa.... I love the dish and Strawberries... They sound yummy right now. Love your tags, isn't paper art fun... I wanted to make sure that you recieved your treasure too. have a beautiful day, nice a sunshiny here!
Pink Hugs,

Deb said...

Theresa.....your china pieces are your tags too!


Anonymous said...

Ooooh, I'm dreaming of that beautiful basket just heaping with big ripe juicy strawberries - and what's wrong with a bit of sugar and cream too!

Love England.

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

I really like your tags. They are so pretty. I am a tag girl myself!
Thanks for sharing.


Eileen & Karen said...

I've never seen a strawberry basket before. Thanks for sharing!
Forget Me Not Dreams

gail said...

Hi Theresa, your quite the song writer.LOL I love the strawberry dish. Its GORGEOUS! what a find that was. Your tags are so cute! I love show and tell monday... happy creating,,gail

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Theresa,

Thanks for showing us the strawberry basket. I never knew such a basket existed! Do you make the tags yourself? They are so pretty and look so good for product decoration!

Pei Li

Donna Lynn said...

Hi Theresa,
Nice Show n' Tell, love all your paper tags, so sweet...I have never seen a strawberry basket either, really cute!
Bless you, Donna Lynn

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Hi Theresa, You just put a big smile on my face! Love the song (it's going to be in my head all day now...), but I loved the strawberry basket even more. I have never seen one. Thanks for sharing!
Pink hugs, Karen

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

I am in love with that strawberry basket. I didn't know they made such a thing. I love tennis too. Do you play? Happy Tuesday! ~ Lynn

Anonymous said...

Theresa - I'm new here and this is my first visit - indeed, attracted by the violets, yours was the first blog I picked to look at.

I just had to tell you how breathtaking I found the violets and all the pretty china.

Shall I tell you why? I'm English ! Not only that - I am blessed to live in a hill-top village in a Victorian villa with roses growing up the walls, and a Peter Rabbit walled kitchen garden!

I know I am lucky - and I can also tell already that I will be spending just as much time here as I do on my other fave site 'BellaOnline!'

Next time I visit I will return all organised with some pics of our Victorian home!


My Pink Boutique said...

Hi Theresa,
Thank you for visiting my blog. Your strawberry basket is gorgeous! And the tags adorable. Together they make a lovely combination. Thanks for sharing w/ us.

Hugs, :)

Brown Bee Studio said...

Hi Theresa...thank you for your lovely compliment! You always say the nicest things. And thanks for sharing your strawberry basket. I never even knew such a thing existed, but it's beautemous! =0] xoxo