Tuesday, August 16, 2011

" TEACUP TUESDAY "

Today I'm romancing memories of my summer trip to beautiful Prince Edward Island on the eastern coast of Canada.

My son, Garrett   and daughter -in-law,Clea were visiting from Australia . Her childhood dream  has always been, to  visit  the  Anne of Green Gables house in P.E.I.   Clea had read  ALL the Lucy Maud Montgomery's books and she was determined to visit the " land of shining water... and maybe even open the blue chest.... Goodness, I had read the  now, famous Anne series   over twenty years ago ... and was also  inspired and excited  to experience the magic of the Island.


We embarked on our five  hour journey on a perfect sunlit day  and emerged as weary   travellers needing a stretch and a  good cup of tea......



Prince  Edward Island  seemed to  hum with the pace  of a  slow moving clock, that ticked and tocked twenty to thirty years back in time....  and funnily enough all the local people   seemed to be tea tottlers because the shops were filled with tea cups and teapots and wonderful Island teas...


I, of course,  had to buy  a souvenir  .....  Wouldn't you?.... Now, some people might argue, that I needed another cup and saucer like a hole in the head... but that 's just some people !!!! Normally, I choose antique, traditional styled  items... but today, I was feeling perky and keen. It must have been island fever( ha Ha), because  I bought this, very, Art Deco  teapot, cup and saucer set and I LOVE IT !!!


It's definately a girlie- type  cup and saucer,  beautifully  decorated with the romanic  artwork of Gustav Klimt.


And of course the matching teapot just beams with the anticipated  magic of brewing an aromatic cup of tea.  I shall choose jasmine tea !!!! What  type of tea would you choose??


I think my favorite part of the set is the elegant  teapot lid with its  circular  sweetheart posies and of course the pinks and purples  warm my heart too. What are  your favorite colors?

Oh..I just have to show you the other side of this dreamy cup, which by the way, is called " Desire ". Don't you just want to sip a soothing spot of tea from it !!!


The saucer is larger  and flatter than most traditional saucers , but would definately accommodate maybe two NewYork slices instead of one...So that a yummy positive.


If I was to recommend  tea cups and teapot china to new-up and coming  tea lovers...the Dunoon China would be my choice.The china is light and fine, yet sturdy enough to endure the heat of the brew for years and years.. I've never had any of my Dunoon cups and mugs  crack or break and I put them in the microwave and dishwasher, on a regular basis.. Goodness, if I were superstitious, I  should touch wood, just in case( Hee Hee) one does break now  ( Gulp).

But, it's not as if I don't have any other cups in the  house...one day I shall count them. I just wonder if I can count that high( Ha ha) How many cups and saucers  do you have?  I promise I won't tell anyone ladies , especially your husbands !!!

Thank you for your kind visits... I'm off to make a relaxing  cup of tea and to  read some of your  wonderful Teacup  Tuesday blogs...CHEERIO






23 comments:

Terri said...

How fun to visit Anne's house!
I totally love your new tea pot and tea cup. I adore Klimt, and your new china really has the look of his work. How fabulous to have them!
You ask how many cups we have...well, I don't have near as many as Martha, that's for sure, but I do have about 60...ish...
Hugs,
Terri

Johanna said...

Hello Zaa,
you have really an interesting blog. I looked on several posts and enjoyed each. What an interesting life in Japan. Now I know what meaning those waving cats have. They look cute and funny. Your tea time is very delightful as I love Gustav Klimt and his paintings. I have a small cup with an anamorphosis effect. The cup is just silver and mirrors the colors of the saucer. And in the end one can see a lying woman. Klimt had a wonderful style. Thank you for sharing all those interesting informations. I will come back.
Best greetings, Johanna

Micupoftea~ said...

Oh my! A chance to visit Green Gables?! How wonderful that you got to go with your son and DIL, too! Lovely post, great photos. I like the tea set you bought. Thanks for visiting my blog~
shawn

parTea lady said...

I loved the Anne books as a young girl. Although I lived in Canada for over 40 years, I never made it to P.E.I. That must have been a lovely trip - did you see Peggy's Cove?

Your Klimt cup and teapot are beautiful - what lovely colors and artwork.

Kathryn Ross said...

Greetings Good Lady Zaa! So nice of you to visit me at The Writer's Reverie - so glad I could visit your very interesting Grand Lady blog - with today's tale of a Prince Edward Island visit! A place on my list of things to do - especially Green Gables! I'm your newest follower - hope you'll stop back at my place, too - especially for tea. Now, in scrolling down, I must tell you that ebay granny china story was a wonder! The black and rose set is a fascinating design and work of art! Blessings that you are now its care-taker!

I have always trembled at the thought of buying something on ebay. Perhaps, now that I'm 6 months into the world of blog - I might attempt such a thing in the next 6 months!

Joy!
Miss Kathy

Zaa said...

Ha Ha Terri ..Sixty cups and saucers... WOW..You could have quite a grand teaparty... Can't wait to see more of you beautiful china..Thanks for the lovely visit...Hugs

Zaa said...

Thank You Johanna..I'd love to see you Klimt cup and saucer...I too adore his artwork...and of course your blog is a sheer delight ..so glad for your kind visit.. xoxox

Zaa said...

Your so welcome Shawn.. It's such a pleasure to visit with everyone on Teacup Tuesdays... I love what I see and learn so much from everyones blog.. and I do enjoy your visits too..Please come again.,,,Cheers

Zaa said...

Thanks parTea Lady...I must say your Royal Albert cups and saucers were truly beautiful. Your blog was so very informative ...I'm getting a real teatime education with all you lovely ladies... Hugs

Zaa said...

OMG Lady Reverie..Your opening blog pictures definately says it all ... I love all the drama and magic that is happening on your pages... What a wonderful antique shop and endearing story. I will be visiting for tea and crumpets often dear Lady....Hugs

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful trip! I LOVE the kilted table...definitely unique! And your Klimt teapot & teacup are super. I thought I recognized the designs...I, too love Dunoon. We stocked them for years in our antique/tea items shop...they are outstanding! Thanks for sharing your wonderful day with us and visiting me.
Ruth

Zaa said...

Thank you for the kind visit Ruth ... I'm so happy that you enjoyed your teacup Tuesday visit here at the grand Lady ..I'll be visiting your blog again soon...Hugs

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Oh my I am tickled to have found your blog - I am such a lover of gustav klimt...I am going to google that teapot as I MUST have it for my collection. I did a cupcake awhile back on Mothers day that was inspired by his Mother and Child painting (http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/2011/05/gustav-klimt-cupcake-for-mothers-day.html).

I have the same print that is on your teapot on a huge decorative plate. wonderful!

Zaa said...

Thanks Trish .. I love Klimt too... and the teapot is so lovely to brew tea in... I must recheck your blog and find that cupcake post..So glad that you stopped in for a teatime visit...Hugs

romance-of-roses said...

Zaa, thank you for visiting my blog. I have never seen a cup and saucer like this one, it is magnificent. I would of bought it in a heart beat. Tea is a very special time and it should be enjoyed in a special tea cup. I love it and to have the matching tea pot is awesome. Hugs...Lu

Zaa said...

You are right Lu... Tea is a special time ,especially when it's shared by such nice friends on Teacup Tuesdays... Thanks for you kind visit...Hugs

Princesa Nadie said...

Delighted to meet you
Visiting you has been a pleasure
Hugs

Zaa said...

Princess Nadie..It so nice to have you here for a small read around . The Grand Lady " and a chat...Please do come again for tea ... Hugs

victorian parlor II said...

They're lovely! I too collect tea cups and tea pots and my theory is you can never have too many:)!

Blessings,

Kim

Zaa said...

Ha Ha Kim..I absolutely agree and will look forward to visiting with tea with you soon....Hugs

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love your new cup. It is beautiful, looks like a piece of art. I am not sure exactly how many cups I own. I think it is around 400. Remember you promised not to tell. Hugs, Matha

Zaa said...

Wow Martha .. You could have a mega teaparty with all your beautiful cups...Thanks for the kind visit....Hugs

Sandra Foster said...

Hello - somehow I missed this post. Wonderful landscape photo. Love all your tea cups too my dear!