Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rose Petal Tea

Comptoir Richard Rose Tea, watercolor,  9"x11"
Friday we were wiggling our toes in the hot pool so we forgot to post, ahem


But never mind BEAR has been busy busy busy. Busy making setups for me to paint. Bleu willow Rose Tea, watercolor, 9" x 11"
~ Marie wanted to know where the rose bud tea came from.

I see the rose tea and it looks like a bunch of tiny rosebuds bunched together. Is it one of those flower teas or is it actually roses that open to make the tea?
It's from Fauchon in Paris and I have an old jar of withered buds still.
Comptoir Richard has rose bud tea too.
Pink Peony, watercolor , 9" x 11"
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Red Rose macaron, watercolor, 9" x 11"
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I We plan to do more 'rose' shopping whilst in Paris next month.
BONJOUR ROSE PETAL TEA!

18 comments:

  1. Love the paintings, Carol--you are on a roll. The pretty ribbons dancing around in-between packages of goodies are entrancing. Lovely! Hope you are feeling better!!!

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  2. Whew! I was worried about a relapse! The rosebud tea: I plan to make some from the Longears roses!!! Hope it tastes good.
    The setups and paintings astound! Perhaps I should train Ozzie to do setups for me (to improve my paintings!) HAA!!!

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  3. Carol, I do admire Bear's talents...remarkable.

    As I was looking at these still lifes, the word "elan" came to mind, as I marveled at your marvelous way with a brush and watercolors.

    Bravo!

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  4. Oh Golly Frances!
    You do me proud :O
    'elan' is such a Frenchie term of endearment...not sure anyone one ever said that before..?
    BIG MERCI
    PS
    You are LOADED with 'elan' btw

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  5. I absolutely adore your work. I am a subscriber to your posts ...

    and when I bring up a post it always brightens my day.

    Just wanted to let you know!

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  6. I'm looking forward to your trip to Paris since I can't go right now. I just know you'll share street and window scenes, beautiful pastries, and more to make me feel as if I'm there. Thanks in advance.

    P.S. So glad you're doing better!

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  7. Lovely paintings.. Seems like your being down with back problems has enhanced your painting ability. All your paintings are stunning lately.

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  8. Deborah12:33 PM

    Love the roses....
    I have been to that shop..Au Nom de la Rose...fun and fabulous!

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  9. I don't know what this recent spill with bad luck did to you, but for us it seems as if it unleashed a plethora of incredibly beautiful paintings and images. And publishing on Saturday was one of the nicest surprises in my mailbox ever!

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  10. Pretty, pretty. A welcome sight on a floofy Saturday afternoon. Bonjour, Bear. xo

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  11. Your blog is so delicious! I loved it! :)

    Cat
    http://www.fromsomeoneinlove.com/

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  12. FANTASTIC1!!! I LOVE THE ROSES!!! AND ALL THAT LUSCIOUS PINK!!!

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  13. I don't comment enough here, but I love this blog and your watercolours so much, Carol!

    I'm off to Paris on Monday for the first time in 2 years and plan to visit Hermé with husband and daughter, who's 4 years old and already an avid consumer of macarons, to buy vast quantities of the little beauties ... Will also venture into Sennelier for the first time (no idea why I was always too intimidated to do so) ... and on that subject, there was an entry in which you mentioned that Sennelier was featured in a book about Paris shops. I can't see a search button on the blog to try and get back to that entry ... I don't suppose you have any recollection at all of what that book was?

    Kind regards, E-J

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  14. It will be the time of tulips, not roses when you are in Paris. Roses come in the summer.
    I'm sure your back loved that hot bath. Go again.

    Love,

    Annie

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  15. Dear EMMA-JANE,
    There is a search window in the upper left corner at the very top.
    The post on Sennelier is here.
    The book is from a series on Paris shops...
    Have a grand trip!

    Carolg

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  16. Such a pretty post, my friend... makes me excited for the spring season ahead!

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  17. Bonjour PB~
    I agree with everyone else...your Muse kept you company while you were down!
    I have a photo of the roses on the chair too....so I must have passed this beautiful little shop.
    I whine because my "art space" is so cramped~then I see your space...I am such a "whiner".
    Thanks for all you do!
    ~Suzanne

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  18. oh your painting is so lovely! and yes, hello, roses and berries! :)

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