Asian Influence

From my earliest memories, the tea set in the center photo has been in my parents’ home.  My Dad gave it to my Mother.

There is something about Asian design that my Daddy really likes.  And Mom?  She has a great love for the Asian people, but she just isn’t drawn to the design.  In fact, there is very little of the influence in their home.  Maybe only the tea set …  🙂

But today is my Dad’s birthday, and I thought he might like a “dose” of beautiful Asian design. (Mom or Sister — you’ll have to tell him he made the blog so he’ll see this!) Some of the pieces are mine, and I would never part with them — particularly the bowl in the bottom center photo which was a wedding present.  Others are en route to my Etsy shop.  … Such vibrant colors and intricate detail!

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To the little boy from South Texas who has yet to travel to Asia… Happy Birthday, Daddy!  If we were together, I’d do an Asian tablescape for you and serve Yaki Soba …

Enjoy your day!
Much love — Susan

Many thanks for stopping by today. 
I hope you have a wonderful week!


I’m joining Blue Monday at Smiling Sally and
Mosaic Monday at Little Red House


  1. Neat! I have a few Asian-inspired things as well, but my cousin is really into Geishas, especially, so I send most Asian finds her way!

    Have a great Sunday!


  2. Very pretty things! Love the old picture 🙂 Fun mosaic!

  3. Happy Birthday to your Father. Lovely post. I love Asian design.

  4. Oh how sweet! Hope that your dad has a wonderful birthday and that he enjoys the mosaic created with him in mind. (I, on the other hand, am more in agreement with your mom; although, I did have a lovely set of Blue Willow dishes once upon a time.)

  5. I’m sure Dad was tickled! Great blog, and mosaic. Hope you have a great week, and find time to stop by and check mine out too. Sandi

  6. Very special post for the special occasion of your Dad’s birthday. Gosh he was a cute little Texan in those cowboy boots. Lovely mosaic with the Asian Influence and extra special with all the memories. Enjoyed browsing your blog. Very nice.

  7. Wow! What a lovely mosaic post. This porcelain is gorgeous.

  8. Happy Birthday to your dad! He sure has good taste.

    Happy Blue Monday, Susan.

  9. Oh, Happy Birthday to your father! I hope it is the best one ever! And a Happy Blue Monday to you!

    And I love your teaset… blue and white just makes my pulse rate, and I love Asian or Asian-inspired china. Yours is so lovely! Your dad did well with this! 🙂


    Sheila 🙂

  10. I love the Asian china.

  11. Beautiful Asian design pieces you’ve shown in your mosaic. I do love that bowl in the bottom center! Adorable photo of your father. Hope he had a wonderful birthday!

  12. Hi Susan, nice post. Love the pic of your dad! That is precious.
    ~ Julie

  13. My first visit to your blog. I adore the blue mosaic, every shot is so beautiful. That tea set is very pretty. Your Dad was a real cutie-the hat is priceless.

  14. Great photos – I love your blue mosaic. Happy Birthday to your father.