Monday, December 26, 2011

" TEA WITH THE PRINCESS"

Out with the old and in with the New...While the excitement of Christmas is past, I sense a sparkle of magic still lingering in the air. Don't You ?

Yesterday I rushed into town to buy fabric on the 50% " Boxing Day " special ... Quess what !!! Everything was closed, so I humbly sat at an A&W takeout and drank a cup of tea from a paper cup ... It was like being Cinderella in the kitchen cleaning out the ashes ... suddenly the magic was disappearing ... Not being able to shop, made my heart drop. ( Ha Ha)

By the time I got home, I was ready for a real cup of tea in a real china cup ... Somehow fine china always makes teatime more enjoyable. Each fragrant cup of tea seems to burst with an imaginary voyage for me. ( hee Hee) ..It's that child that lives within !!!!

Since my sparkling persona had been ravished by closed shopping doors ... I decided that I needed an imaginary Princess fix ...You know ... It's the times you pretend that you are a Princess and sip tea from your most dazzling cup, while lifting your pinkie finger, my Darlings.
Try to remember Ladies .... It's the times when you climb out of the bathtub, don the tiara and play dress-up at teatime in grand style.

In my case, it was a pair of fuzzy slippers, a bath robe and a wet hair wrap, while drinking royal tea elexir from a glimmering cup ... Yes I was every inch a " Princess"..Tah Dah !!! Oh my goodness, how good it tastes and feels to be Royalty !!! Ah ..now I'm starting to feel better.

Could you ever imagine having a china set created just for you( sigh) ? Well...This pretty set is called Princess Elizabeth. Yes, I do believe that it was created for the Queen by Myott, Sons & Co.Ltd many years ago, when she was just a mere " Princess" awaiting her ascension to the throne.

The Myott Factory was originally an art deco earthenware factory, in Stokes-on Kent, established in 1898 by two brothers, Ashley and Sydney Myott. It seems that many china factories were located in northern England, thus, the English love for pottery, fine china and the illustrious teacups, which we all admire.

This particular pattern is intricately enhanced by a delicate gold filigree that meanders around the beautiful white china that Myott is famous for ... It's perfectly rimmed in the softest aqua/ blue and sweetly accented with a small floral gathering in the centre of the saucer and on the inner rim of the cup.

I do enjoy every gracious little sip from this cup, which I dare say, holds atleast, a wee bit more tea than most. Certainly it's a teacup made for a lavish teaparty !!!! I have four of these beautiful sets .. so ... Who would like to come to my Princess Teaparty?

While basking in the essence of teaology, I found this delightful poem , which pretty much summed up my feelings for the day. I hope you like it.

I had a little tea party
This afternoon at three
T'was very small-
Three quests in all-
Just I, myself and me
Myself ate all the sandwiches,
While I drank up the tea;
T'was also I who ate the pie,
And passed the cake to me."
(Written By: Jessica Nelson North)

Ladies , you must try to take on this role every once in a while ... being " Princess" for a day is jolly good therapy for your inner being.... and ... It's fun !!!

By the way, I'd like to introduce you to, Lady Linda and Mrs. Hugh Bonfoy(above), who just happened to drop in for our Teacup Tuesday celebrations . They're terribly concerned about Prince Phillips recent heart surgery... I sent well wishes for a speedy recovery !!!!

Thank you all for participating in my imaginary teatime journey ... Please do enjoy your tea and have a, " PRINCESS" of a day!!!

18 comments:

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

That's a beautiful pattern! She had quite a few named for her...that's pretty special! Love the pattern. Tea does taste better in a pretty teacup, doesn't it?!
Cheers!
R

Zaa said...

Thanks Ruth ..I noticed that both Elizabeth and Margaret have many lovely teasets... They are all lovely and most lavishly designed.. Thanks for the sweet visit...Hope you had a joyous Christmas...Hugs

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Oh Zaa, I would love to come to your Princess tea party! That first photo with the sparkles is soooo pretty! What a beautiful teacup! Thank you for stopping by my blog today and Happy New Year to you!
Hugs, Cindy

Zaa said...

Your so Welcome Cindy ... and OK put on your Princess Dress for the tea( Ha Ha)...Have a Happy New Year...Hugs

Diane said...

Love the tea cup, I have never seen this pattern before. Hope you got out to the Boxing day sales a day after Boxing day...don't see that too often, a store closed on Boxing day! Diane

Carolyn said...

I think being a princess for a day would be a great way to spend a day-much better then shopping!
I read your post on your trip to P.E.I. and I smiled over the 20 to 30 years behind the times!I hope the trip was all you and your family hoped for.Do you live in Japan? We have a lot of Japanese visitors tour our garden in summer.
I enjoyed my visit!

Happy New Year!

Carolyn

Zaa said...

Goodness Diane...

I used to live in Vanc. and Boxing Day was always the day after Christmas... Funnily enough the Fabric store and banks etc. do not re-open until the 28th here ..Crazy.. but it did give me time to catch up on my logging...Thanks for your kind visit...Take care and have a Happy New Year...HUGS

Zaa said...

Yes Carolyn ...
I love PEI... I live part-time in Japan and part-time in Canada... All my Japanese Friends love ANNE.( Ha Ha) Thanks for stopping over for tea..Please do come again... Best Wishes for a Happy New Year. HUGS

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Zaa,
I was very interested in learning that you had been to PEI which is where I live. I also was born in New Brunswick which I understand you had also lived. It's a small world after all!

I would love to be a princess for a day. Your teacup is every inch perfect for a princess too. Love the colour and shape of it.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope your holidays have been delightful in every way. I wish you a Happy New Year filled with many blessings...Sandi

Zaa said...

Blessings of the season to you Sandi..

You live in a fairytale part of Canada... I will be frequentlng your lovely province every summer when I am in New Brunswick...just so I can feel like a princess wallking thru all those beauiful lupines.( Ha Ha)..

It is truly a small world...So happy to have found some teatime friends that live close by... Thank You for hosting such a warm weekly teaparty..Please do have a most wonderful New Year. ..HUGS

Lady Linda said...

Full of love and charm! Happy New Year to you Grand Lady!
Love, Lady Linda

Linda said...

Greetings, Grand Lady!

I enjoyed having a cuppa with you today - my favourite thing to do! I love your teacup and am fascinated by it. You see, my cousin who lives in Virginia, gifted me the most glorious teacup for Christmas. She wrapped it carefully in tons of bubble wrap and shipped it to me all the way to Canada. I'm glad to say that it arrived safely!

It is a very special cup, it seems and looks so similar to the one you have photographed in this post. It is a commemorative teacup in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and is finished it lots of 22 kt gold! My word, it is pretty. It is very reminiscent of the one here in this post, which is why it is so very fascinating to me.

Happy New Year and thank you for your visit and kind words on my blog. I'll return soon for another cuppa...

Hugs,
Linda

Zaa said...

Thank you Lady Linda ..EXTRA BIG HUGS to you for a Happy New Year.

Zaa said...

Dear Linda... Your vist is most WELCOMED... I would love to see you lovely gift... and most certainly love your visit ..Please do come often... Bright Blessing for a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Sol Santiago said...

What can I say, i love turquoise blue.
Just so beautiful !

Happy New Year Zaa Zaa !
♥☼

Zaa said...

Thank You Sweet Lady Friend and Happy New year to you too ..xoxox

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Gorgeous!

Zaa said...

Thanks for your kind visit... I hope you come again soon...Hugs