The tea is in the inkpot, so.....

A few months ago Rosanna ( La Casa Rossa and La Stanza di Giuggiola )and I agreed on doing a swap. Rosanna would do an embroidery for me ...


A few months ago Rosanna (La Casa Rossa and La Stanza di Giuggiola)and I agreed on doing a swap. Rosanna would do an embroidery for me and I would make her the frame of my Louis XV Fauteuil. Rosanna is a whiz at embroidery and she will completely upholster the chair with her art work. I so look forward to seeing it finished! I did not take a picture of the frame before I sent it off to Italy, but Rosanna has posted pictures on her blog if you're curious (and if you've been reading my blog you'll know wat it looks like).
The embroidery Rosanna did for me is in the mail and should be with me in a few days, I can't wait to see it!

Around the time Rosanna and I agreed on our swap, she had written a log entry about a long held dream of hers of opening a bookstore annex tea room. She had found the perfect name for it: Le Thé dans l'Encrier (The Tea in the Inkpot).
When I read that post an image popped into my head and I though it would be fun to paint it for Rosanna as a little gift.

I kept the design simple and used the colours I thought Rosanna would like based on the posts in her weblog. The letters pouring from the spout dictated the size of the painting, as I wasn't able to do the lettering smaller while still keeping it legible.

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12 comments

  1. It is very beautiful gift for Rosanna thinking on her dream. It is perfect!!

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  2. Prachtig Josje! De stoel is ook erg mooi, ben benieuwd naar het eindresultaat. Zó leuk als miniaturisten samenwerken!

    groetjes evelien

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  3. Such a really thoughtful gift for Rosanna...the chair you sent her is wonderful & I look forward to seeing her finish it....now we just need to wait to see what you will recieve...I know it will be fabulous!!

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  4. I have not read the post about the bookshop, but now I understand the ink pouring out of the teapot! What a thoughtful gift. The chair is beautiful too, even without a cover. We ALL want one now!

    We are also all desperately curious about Rosanna's gift to you...

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  5. Josje, the teapot artwork is beautiful. I have admired the chairs as long as I have been reading your blog. How lucky Rosanna is to have one. I am very excited to see what she does with it. Now for the other half of the swap. I hope that the postman hurries to you!

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  6. And I love it to bits !! I'm showing it to everyone I can, willing or not:o) . Thank you again Josje

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  7. The picture is lovely - all the more special because of the thought that went into it.

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  8. I love this painting that you did for Rosanna on so many levels. But mostly the thoughtfulness that went into it. Rosanna's shop is going to be so special because of what you have done. I think as a signage for a shop, the size can be bigger than if it is just a painting on the wall?

    Brilliant job, Josje ! Now you can add "marketing" or ad creative to your already long list of talents!

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  9. Te ha quedado genial, me encanta!!!!!!!!!!!!!, enhorabuena.
    besitos ascension

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  10. That's gorgeous! You are very clever!

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  11. NICE! These are the little things in life that I meant... Very nice! lovely gesture

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