Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"LILAC TIME "

" Fiddle dee-dee" - It seems like years since we've had a Teatime chat ... The month of  May has passed  in a flurry of excitement and great expectations with the birth of our new little Grand-daughter Auriane.
 ( see May posting below ).

Now it's half past Tuesday teatime and I must prepare for a nice brewing of chit chat with you all ... It's catch up time in blogland.  Won't you please join me !!!


Sandi, you sit here, Terri, this is your seat and well, please make yourselves comfortable Ladies.
Not everyone has access to luxurious teatime setting , so here's  a traditional little milk jug, that I found in the Frederickton Airport.  There are many lovely items that are readily available for your viewing and purchase by this local Artisan... So take a peek , if you get a chance to visit here, in beautiful Frederickton.
 I, of course, am always tempted and just couldn't  pass up  the underestimated, playtime essence of this  simple jug. Can't you imagine, having teatime with your childhood friends, sisters or  little grand-daughter. What fun !!!!




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I must confess that, I  also bought a new teapot ... It's a very unusual design, destined to become a New Age, retro treasure. The artisan has bedecked it with lilacs, which were so appropriate for the season.



My gardens are bursting with the  intoxicating fragrance of  lilacs. Are your  lilacs blooming yet? These old fashioned blossoms always remind me of days gone by, vintage years in small towns with meandering pathways and elegantly dressed people, who wear hats, ride bicycles  or trot through the dusty streets in  horse drawn  carriages.


More tea !!!!...Oh yes...oops I spilled a few drops. The tea pours out of the spout like a torpedo in this vessel. The elongated shape, swirls the liquid so very quickly to teapot mouth  .... So Beware!!!


It's a very sleek teapot, front, back and on the sides. As you can see, holding the spacious handle and tea lid are gracious attributes for this selective design. It is indeed very unique!!!



AHhhhhhh ... one more glorious whiff of the blossoms .... It reminds me of an old song, from a Lesley Garrett, CD... Maybe you have this album !!!! ... 

" We'll Gather Lilacs "

" We'll gather lilacs in the Spring again.
And walk together  down the English lane.
Until our hearts have learned to sing again.
When you come home, once more."

" And in the evening, by the firelight glow,
You'll hold me close and never let me go .
Your eyes will tell me all I need to know,
When you come home, once more.

" We'll gather lilacs in the Spring again."


Goodness , Lady Linda, your teacup is empty!!! I hope you're enjoying my selection of cups today. This one is a Bavarian porcelain set, that  actually seems to dance with the translucent shadows of the sunlight, if held up to the window. It has  a slightly round shape, with a generous mouth that adds a special mellow appearance to the tea when it's poured into the china.



It was purchased with two other Bavarian pieces on ebay. They do not, however have any markings, only the telltale quality of fine china ... that resemble many other  Bavarian pieces that I own.  Perhaps you know something about Bavarian china that you could share  !!!  

Hand painted morning glory vines  and golden filigree enhance the delicate balance of  this teaset, blessing it with a generous amount of ambient serenity... Sipping, is  simply blissful ... (hmmmmm) 



Three dainty little feet, herald the sheer sweetness of this  teaset, which is always front and centre, ready for a tea party.( Ha Ha) Incidently, it has no cup holding indentation, which also denotes it's vintage age.


Oops-a-daisy... back onto your feet little  teacup, stop showing off !!!



Arranging flowers in vases is one of my favourite past-time. It has been a pleasure to share the lilacs at this Tuesdays' teatime.

I'm sharing teatime with:

Tea Time Tuesdays (http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.ca)
Teacup Tuesdays: ( http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com)
                              ( http:/angelwingsandapronstrings.blogspot.ca)

21 comments:

GinaBVictorian said...

What a cute post! How beautifully put together. The lilacs are gorgeous and I can almost even smell them. Lovely teapots and teacup! Have a great day and thanks for the teatime invite, I enjoyed it!

Sol Santiago said...

I love the shape of your new teapot, it's very unusual and beautiful.
The teacup has flowers that looks like the Ipomeas that I have in my garden.
Thank you for this wonderful post, my dear Friend.
♥☼

Maria Andrade said...

Lovely post, lovely tea, Zaa!
I specially loved that original teapot with lilacs and the delicate cup standing on its three little feet... How gorgeous!
I have a similar one without any markings and I already suspected it was German, but don't know anything about it.
Thanks for sharing
Hugs

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

First, I must congratulate you on the birth of your darling little granddaughter! A precious gift from heaven! How exciting!
Thank you for setting a place for me at your tea table. I love lilacs and ours are just about gone for another year. Pity, because I do love them so.
Your teapot is very pretty and the three footed teacup is lovely. I've been seeing a lot of three footed teacups lately but I don't really want to start collecting those too as I am running out of room in my cabinets. A lovely post, Zaa. Thank you for sharing and coming by for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Zaa said...

Thanks for this special visit Gina... I'm off to go on an exciting tour over on your blog....Hugs

Zaa said...

Hey Sol...

I knew that you would like the teapot ( ha Ha) ..It so unique , just like you, my friend... Thanks for your kind visit... xoxox

Zaa said...

AH Maria ...I'm so glad that you didn't forget about teatime... I've been away for awhile so it always nice to chat with good ' teatime ' friend and catch up . I , too have many German pieces and they rare all so very delicate and lovely.... Thanks for the visit.... Hugs

Zaa said...

Thank You Sandi ...
We are in love with our little princess" Auriane "...She is growing at an unbelievable rate ( ha Ha).. and has developed adorable baby cheeks !!!

Lilacs are one of my favourites too, so I was so happy to share them with you. Hope you rare well and enjoying our rather scant hours of sunshine here in Eastern Canada... Thanks for your kind visit, Dear Lady....Hugs

Barb said...

Hi Zaa,
Your tea cup is so delicate and soooo pretty. I LOVE the little feet and the Morning Glory flowers.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Terri Daugherty said...

Morning Ros, thank you for being such a gracious hostess for tea this morning. Your lilacs are absolutely gorgeous and they are my most favorite flowers in the world. Ahhh, the memories they bring back when I catch a whiff of them in the air! The new age teapot is quite an original piece and looks like it could fly to the moon and back. Very lovely indeed!!
Congrats again on the new grand-daughter, she's so lovely and I know you are so excited. Just think, in several years she'll being enjoying tea time with you and what memories you'll make together!
Hugs,
Terri

Zaa said...

Thank You Barb..I'm so happy that stopped by for a teatime visit.... Hugs

Zaa said...

I always love your visits Terri....I had a lovely time at you blog the other day..So many pretty things to see... Please do drop in for another cup of tea soon, my Friend....Hugs

allisamazing said...

Your lilacs are gorgeous!

Zaa said...

Thanks for the kind visit Alana..Please do come again soon.

Zinnia said...

Mmmm good with a copper tea to the sweet smell of lilacs. It's good that you keep track of us on your tea party. Now I'm sitting still. Your teapot is so beautiful and such an unusual shape. Cute teacup perfect for garden tea. I wish you a nice weekend! Zinnia

Trish said...

What a beautiful tea post, Zaa!
Congratulations on the birth of your precious new grand-daughter!
A new baby and lilacs..how gorgeous is that?!
Your teapot is certainly unusual but very pretty.
Thank you for sharing your joy at Heart & Home.
Have a very blessed week! love..Trish

Curtains in My Tree said...

I have been looking at all your beautiful divine tea cups and now I want to show mine off, so I must do a future post about my tea cups

Zaa said...

Thank You for the lovely visit Zinnia... I'd love to try some copper tea in amongst the lilacs...Hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks ..It's always such a delight to hear from you at teatime...Hugs Sweet lady.

Zaa said...

Thanks for the sweet visit Janice...Please do share your lovely teacups... I'd love to have a teatime blog visit with you again soon. ...Hugs

Lady Linda said...

Where do you live? Our lilacs have been gone for weeks and they were late this year. Oh, I love love love lilacs. Did you get to see my blog post earlier this spring about the lilac garden my friends and I visited after we had tea? Your blog post is yummy and so beautifully done. Always a treat to visit.
Much JOY,
Lady Linda