Sunday, October 19, 2008

2nd in tea cup series

12 x 16

Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2008


This tea cup has special meaning to me because the tea set belonged to my Mother. She passed away at the age of 40 after a long illness and I was 19 at the time.

When I was a baby, we moved to Northern Ireland where my Dad was stationed in the Navy. We lived there for about 2 1/2 years so I learned to speak with an Irish accent and dance the Irish jig (according to my parents--I don't remember it). My Mother bought this tea set while overseas so of course I cherish it very much.

Now I depend on you guys to come with suggestions for names. What do you think?

15 comments:

Suzanne said...

Nice to see the next in the series.
Do you still have an Irish accent.

As for names nothing is popping out of my head, so I just going with Irish Gold, no idea why, apart from your Northern Ireland experience.

Rhonda said...

Hi Suzanne,
No I don't have an Irish accent, we moved to the northern US then down south so I guess you'd say I have a Southern Accent. Do you have "southern accents" in your country?
Rhonda

Gina said...

This is beautiful Rhonda!..and such a sweet tea set of your Mother's..I've have a think about a title..I love Irish accents :D Gx

GMG said...

Hi Rhonda! Quite delicate! I'll join you for the cup of tea... OK, at the Big Apple! ;))
Meanwhile, Blogtrotter has a Rhapsody in Blue post!! Not many words, just the rhapsody! Enjoy!

Pat said...

Hi Rhonda

Very pretty painting! I'd call it "Afternoon Tea"

When I visited Ireland I noticed that the native Irish could hear regional accents between themselves. They'd say "Oh you're a Cork man" or You're a Dubliner." Of course I couldn't tell!

I have a definite Brooklyn accent .. I can't hide that ..lol!

FCP said...

The china looks translucent (as do the grapes) Lovely composition and sentiment behind the painting.
Faye

Paz said...

Beautiful tea set. Nice that that has a special story behind it and it's treasured.

Hmmm... I'm horrible with coming up with titles. I like the suggestions above. I'd also like a title with the word "mother" or "mom" in it...

Paz

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Beautiful painting.
I like Gina's title. Irish Accents, alluding to you Mama's love of this tea set.
How sad about losing her when both of you were so young :(

Rhonda said...

Hi all,
I've just returned from a couple of days in "The Great Smokey Mountains". They were beautiful with the trees turning different shades of gold and red. It was a motorcycle trip with my hubby and we rode 1100 miles from Monday to Thursday!

Looks like I have lots of great title suggestions for this painting. Thanks for all your input via comments and emails. I've got a little decision making to do. . .

Rhonda

Deborah said...

Wow, Rhonda! You and hubby are quote the adventuresome couple! Silly question...don't you get COLD?!

This is truly a beautiful teacup, especially with it's significance...a true treasure!
I think I've read your early history on the family site.

Hugs,
Cousin Deborah

Rhonda said...

Hi Deborah,

I had so many layers of clothing I could barely get on the bike-LOL!

I love the tea set, it's very delicate--I would be afraid to actually use them.

Rhonda

Paz said...

Ummm... Rhonda... You mean you don't use the cups?

Paz

Rhonda said...

Well Paz, I have to admit they're packed up with all my other pretty dishes in the attic. That's bad isn't it!

Paz said...

LOL! I would use them but that's just me. ;-)

Paz

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

What can I say...
You have S.U.R.P.R.I.S.E.D me again... with your wonderful Talent!
Kisses
Debbie Moss

(England)