How does my Ladies garden grow... and in a what colour? I'm organizing my garden pictures, picking and choosing my favourites. Most memorable in my memory of Spring flowers are the tulips especially the black or red/ burgandy frilled blossoms.
Color affects me ... and, I think most of us are aware, that colours affect our moods. Color therapists, believe that every organ is correlated to a colour, and that the body absorbs energy from that colour light, which in turn, sends healing properties to the appropriate body part ... so, I wonder which one I'm making the rendezvous with !!!( Ha Ha) ... Does colour affect you ?
Actually, today, I'm really breathing in three colours, blue, red and green, in a quirky teatime type of way ... because ... Lookie, Lookie, at what sprang up out of the cupboards today ... Don't you love the moody shades!!!
If you're an artist, you will have quessed that when you mix blue and red together, it gives birth to the delicious, purple .... I do adore purple in all it's shades between magenta and violet. Purple is often associated with nobility and royalty.
SO Ladies, don a few regal poses and pauses ... lift the golden handles( above) and sip in the vibrant splashes of teatime colour ... (slurp, slurp).
If you have a sweet little pushed up nose ... ( like Miss Piggie) ... You'll fit, quite nicely into this demi- tasse teatime .... along with all the other guests.
I have two of these little fairy cups, in delightful contrasting shades. While, I've been dallying with the the royal purples( above), it's time to resolve into the tranquil blues and green moods of this Shafford teaset. Oh my goodness, What a happy yet ,moody lady I am today !!! ( Tee Hee)
"Blue" is he colour of the sky and sea, as in depth and stability. Blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, fairness of heart and heaven.
The "green" invokes feelings of money( mine is all gone ), nature, health, healing, life and harmony.... AH .... Imagine all this magic, happening in one cup of tea ... ( tingle tingle)
Are you perfectly moody yet, Ladies ... If not, you are more than, WELCOME, to another, thimble full of the " Earl Grey" elexir !!!
Despite it's Anglo-sounding name, Shafford dishware was produced in Japan, during the mid 1900's to the 1970's. It is not a pottery, but is marked as fine bone china. Their teatime sets and novelties typically possessed a whimsical nature, such as the distinctive " Black Cat" and the "Rabbit Patch" teapots and dinnerware. Shafford china is always brilliantly decorated in vivid floral and vintage patterns that make them a perfectly magical, teatime companion. ( Sprinkle Sprinkle)
Even though the company no longer produces china, it's wares are still available in abundance on the resale market. You can look for any of these delightful little pieces in local antique shops, thrift stores, as well as online sites and yard sales. Over the years, I have acquired quite a fanciful collection that I will, "show and tell ", another day.
In the meantime M' Ladies ... Get into the groove or should I say mood ... You can decide for yourself, if you need a Colour Therapist to brighten your day or, just another relaxing little cup of tea!!!
Thanks for the lovely visit my Friends.
TODAY I am sharing teatime with :