" 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 !!!!
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!!!
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 !!!
I'm sharing teatime with:
Tea Time Tuesdays (http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.ca)
Teacup Tuesdays: ( http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com)