Romantic Blush with a Beach Twist

Romantic Blush mug

Side view

Good day everyone and thank you for strolling by Leisure Lane today.

I’m not really a beach person, but I do like the sea-foam blues and greens that give a “down the shore” feel (but without all the sandy cleanup). Added with the pink blush of roses and you get that romantic blush touch with a twist of beach.

The newest design in my LeisureLane1 shop is perfect for the romantic/shabby chic lover.

Spiral notebook

Postcard

To see any of the above products and more, click images.

I hope you enjoyed my newest design. And if you’d like to check out the many designs in my shop, click here. There is something for everyone – fairies, floral, funny, holiday, birthday, romantic, shabby chic, and so much more. Today, find something to laugh about, smile at a stranger, and expect good things to come your way, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne
LeisureLane1
Amazon Author

Annual June Wedding Party

Hello Friends,

I was at Bunny Cottage, and Vicki is preparing for the 3rd annual Wedding Party with Stephanie at Angelic Accents on Friday, June 8th.  So I thought it would be nice to join the fun.

In Knittington, even the fairies love weddings.

But I will admit that this would be my ‘dream wedding’ look.  Or at least one of them.

Thank you for visiting Leisure Lane, and remember, the Wedding Blog Party begins this Friday, June 8th.  We’ll be linking to Angelic Accents then.  Be sure to stop by and have some fun.  And “Thank you”, Stephanie, for hosting.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Hello Friends,

Last Tuesday I shared a wonderfully interesting cup for Teacup Tuesday ‘borrowed’ from my friend, Brenda.  Well, this week I am sharing her photos of a second set she bought at a garage sale right here in my neighborhood (I had to work that day – phooy!)

They are from Germany, but I couldn’t find much about them.  Brenda found out some information about them, and posted the following in ‘comments’:

“From information I have found before concerning the teacups, Konigliche Manufaktur is the company that manufactured the cups and the “artist” or creator is C. Bavaria. Altenkirchen is a district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, according to this link;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altenkirchen_%28district%29.
So actually I am wondering if these teacups came from this district. There was another website where I saw more porcelain from Konigliche that had marks by Bavaria where the handles were all different. This may be THE style of creating; each piece unique of being in the same set, but all different designs just as my cups are all painted different, but in the same set. Anyway, I love them and am happy of the find!! Thanks, Marianne, for posting them.” AND

“I also found this piece of information. This was on a Michael C. Fina website:

Konigliche Porzellan- Manufaktur treasures porcelain as if it were “white gold”. Frederick the Great, the Prussian King, shared the same rapture and he gave Konigliche Porzellan- Manufaktur his name and symbol.

Clinging to the age-old tradition, the Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur porcelain is still shaped by hand and elaborately painted in Berlin.”

They’re wonderfully cheerful, don’t you think?  And the shape of the saucers are fun – like flower petals.

She took a photo of them stacked to show that each cup had a different design.  She calls them ‘happy cups’ and I have to agree.  I’m glad I was able to share these with you.

To see more wonderful Teacups, stop by to visit the hosts of Teacup Tuesday, Terri (Artful Affirmations) and Martha (Martha’s Favorites).

If you like tea time and fairies, click on The Knittington Fairies’ Shop & Gallery for more goodies.

Special thanks to Brenda for sharing her precious cups and saucers.  Thank you for visiting Leisure Lane, and until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

Above images from photographs by Brenda S.

Fun Giveaway Links And Valentine Vote

Welcome to Leisure Lane, dear Friends,

I’m very happy you’ve decided to stop by for a visit.  It’s a cloudy day today, but I’m hoping to at least get in some painting.  Perhaps just some dabbling.

Also, I have to decide which St. Valentine’s Day design I’m going to introduce to you.  Perhaps you would like to help…here are two St. Valentine’s Day Knittington Fairy designs.  Leave a comment to vote for the one you would like to see in card form.  This could be fun.  Just write the name of the fairy you’re voting for in your comment…the voting will extend until January 10th.

We’re not quite sure what put our Eloise in such a tiff, but she’s determined not to give her heart away to just anyone.  However our gnome friend mustn’t dismay ~ love is closer than he thinks. (Eloise was made for the 12 month Knittington Fairy calender I hope to someday soon see in production).There’s more to Francesca than her perky ponytail and cute ens amble.  She’s ever quick to reciprocate a kindness, which only adds to her already “hip” demeanor.  Knitting fun scarves and creating unique “you-can’t-find-this-anywhere-else” gifts for her friends is her favorite past time.  She encourages all the Knittington fairies to let their imaginations soar, and create ~ create ~ create!

I’m also working on my next giveaway which should be around Valentine’s Day.

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

The Fairy Cards

Hello dear friends,

We  had a very pleasant Thanksgiving, and I hope all of you did, too.

I have been getting so many requests for the Knittington Fairy cards, that I decided to set up a page which will allow our visitors to order directly from me for the time being.  Click on the “Contact Me” link for more information.

Elenora,  is sending her Merry Christmas wishes, and she is now added to our Knittington Fairy page.  Her friend, Penelope will be following soon to bring Happy New Year wishes to one and all.

Thank  you for dropping by, and until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

UPDATE:  PAYPAL IS NOW SET UP.  PLEASE STOP BY THE KNITTINGTON FAIRIES SHOP & GALLERY.

About the Knittington Fairies

Hello Friends,

I wanted to briefly share with you the beginnings of  the Knittington Fairies.  One evening in 2007 I had just finished making a card for someone, when suddenly I imagined a whimsical face with quirky hair frantically knitting a “Merry Christmas” message (it was close to Christmas).  As I began to sketch she took on a life of her own with fairy wings, a flowing dress and a star in her hair.  The next day I made a Thanksgiving fairy.

Before I knew it I had a fairy for every month of the year, and the Knittington Fairies were born.  It was as if each one whispered their name, and their personalities seemed to pop off the pages.

I will be adding more pictures as the blog develops, so keep checking back.  And I’ll keep you up to date on any new paintings, stories, or drawings that will be added to the neighborhood on Leisure Lane.

Until next time, may happy days abound.

Marianne

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