"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)