Monday, November 28, 2011

"SUGARPLUM FAIRY TEA"

"SUGARPLUM", is always a good word to know, especially when the magic of Christmas is just around the corner. Recently I have been visiting and partaking in the fantasy of  fairies as they jump out of  boxes and join in a merry dance  preparing for the festive season.
It's a  whimsical day to share, what I consider to be my fairy cup... all decorated in  soft pinks, mauves and golds. Don't you agree that this set could be part of Queen Maubes teaparty!!! 



I adore this beautifully designed  Paragon cup and saucer...   with all the sweetmeats, sugar and colors of what might be described as a delicious sugarplum. Do any of you ladies make  Sugarplums for Christmas?  


Fairies were  definately the inspiration for Peter Tchaikovsky and his Nutcracker Suite.....and ... Who can forget that special scene, when the famous Sugar Plum Fairy and her attendants welcomed Clara at her court in the Kingdom of Sweets.


Beautiful costumes from Spain, Arabia and China were worn by many of the delightful dancers, who  affectionately, represented coffee, tea, chocolate and sugar candy.... mmmmmmm Good !!!!


I've been turning the cup around and around....like the ballet dancers...  Pas de Deux, in efforts to share and view all the delightful artistic aspects of this china.


Oh ..This is a side pretty!!! .... Don't you think that the variation of the blending and decorative  elements are  unusual ... Traditionally, cups and saucer have the same surrounding uniform pattern. Hmmmmm , I'll have to inspect some of my other cups and saucers.


Look at the  sweet little rivets rippling in and around the edges of the saucer ...  I keep running my fingers across it like some musical instrument. It makes my hand feel all tingly ....  Have you ever had a set that  gives you a " palm buzz "?  ( Ha ha) . Sounds like love doesn't it !!! ... or maybe it's just all that fairy dust floating around.



Sounds silly, but some china just makes you feel good . This one sets the tone of  the season for me. It's Magical.

The season is just beginning to come alive   with the  dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies. I'm inspired to prepare for the the festivities and dream like a child about the magic  and  excitement  of Christmas..... SO, I created these little fairies for my sugarplum tree which is being decorated at this very moment. ((Sparkle, Sparkle)




OH .... I forgot to mention that, the " Sugar Plum Fairies" may be seen throughout the year, winter , Spring , Summer and Fall especially,  if you tend to live life  looking through the eyes of your inner  child... or you just may have to put on those rose colored glasses. It's a  very worthwhile experience!!!

For all you lovers of  music and ballet, the Sugar Plum Fairies can be seen dancing and performing in most cities around the world at Christmas time.Please do  ENJOY your  fantasy and the magic in todays teacup.
( Twinkle Twinkle)



24 comments:

KathyB. said...

The Paragon teacup is very much sugarplum-perfect with the fairies. All are so pretty.

Johanna said...

Hello Zaa,
the teacup is a true beauty. I love the dainty decoration and the nice shape. And your fairies are too cute. Did you made them by your own? Fantastic!
best greetings, Johanna

Terri said...

Beautiful Paragon "Fairy" cup! I love Paragon, and your cup is truly gorgeous! The fairies you created are magical and lovely. Your tree is going to be so beautiful!
Hugs,
Terri

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Zaa,
I simply adore your teacup! What a pretty thing she is and she really does conjure up visions of fairies and sugar plums. Thank you for sharing your little beauty and for the smile.

Blessings,
Sandi

cindy said...

Hello Zaa,
Nice to meet you and your sugarplum fairies. It was a whimsical magical moment. I truly love your Paragon cup and saucer just the perfect colour. I'm not sure of the palm ripple and I agree too much fairy dust, enjoy and have the most of it. Have a wonderful week

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Very, very, very gorgeous my friend! Just like you! Hope you are having quite the good time with family and loved ones this season and always come to it! Love your blog! *smiles* Norma

Carrie said...

Ohh, the teacup and saucer are such stunningly beautiful designs. Paragon does do a really great job on their china pieces.
Seasons Greetings,
Carrie

Sol Santiago said...

Delightful color set and Sugarplum fairies, I love your paper dolls, my friend. So happy that you still making them. Hugs and much love for the season. s☼l

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful cup and saucer! Did you notice the pattern on the saucer resembles a snowflake?

Charlotte said...

I like your sugarplum fairies and your teacup is beautiful!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! How I love this! Well done!

Zaa said...

Thanks all my Tuesday Teacup Ladies... Your kind words and supportive comments are so very much appreciated...Hugs

Zaa said...

Dear Fairyyellowbug...How nice of you to flutter in for tea...xoxox

Zaa said...

Sweet Sol...I'm sending hugs and magic to you at teatime too... Thanks for the visit.

Zaa said...

Hey Pamela ..You're right ...It does have a snowflake pattern... How very creative of you to pick that up ( ha Ha)... Please do come again for a chat...Hugs

Zaa said...

SO nice to see you here Charlotte... Please do enjoy another teatime with me again soon... (Sprinkle Sprinkle) from the Sugarplum Fairies.

Zaa said...

Dear Ineke...

I love having you over for teatime visits, my friend... I wouldn't be surprised if you have a few sugarplum fairies hanging around your house for the festive season...Big Hugs

Lady Linda said...

Oh the fairies are delightul! Such fun.
Linda

Zaa said...

Thanks Lady Linda for the " Sugerplum " visit... Hugs

PetraB said...

Oh, this is gorgeous and so precious.

Zaa said...

Thanks for the kind visit Petra... Please do come again...Hugs

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a lovely theme for a tea! I host teas (and am planning a winter one for after Christmas)and this theme would be lovely to try! That Paragon cup is stunning! Thanks for sharing your beautiful ideas!

Zaa said...

Dear Lauren .. Thanks for this lovely visit... and please do take pictures of your " Sugerplum Tea" to share with us all...Hugs

Cindy said...

This is a delightful post! I love fairies, too, and yours' are beautiful. I am in love with your teacup! I've been a lifelong tea drinker, but only recently began collecting teacups. Like you said, it makes me feel good, just to look at them. It's not silly. We need beauty in our lives! Merry Christmas, Zaa!
Hugs,Cindy