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!!!