Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Basking in the sun is where you'll find me these days. Are  you soaking up any  glorious rays of sunshine? Don't forget your sunscreen and a cool cup of ice tea!!!

I'm particularly fond of a slice of citrus  or drop of freshly squeezed lemon  juice  to refresh the palate on a hot summers' day. Aren't you ? Won't you join me for a little tea ? Which cup would you like? Etched gold and pretty posies for me please !!!
 All I want to do, is  enjoy the beautiful outdoors from the vantage point of the back deck, especially since I had been under the influence of that  nasty little flu bug for six weeks.
 ( Tsk Tsk) Shoo fly ... go away !!!

How do you choose your morning teacup... by colour... by weight ... by the shape  or  by the artistic design? I know that if the sun is shining, I arise singing and often select a pink floral cup, but today, I'm mellow and want something  comfortable that I can feel in my hand. 
Bavarian porcelain is always my favourite for those relaxing day. It's so fine and delicate to sip from, not to mention, that it's just shy of a full cup of tea, which makes it's just right for my tea fetish today  !!! Don't you think that old world tea sets  are alittle  more petite in comparison to the  new traditional English teacup. I prefer a little less rather than a little more during  these lazy, hazy summer days.

If you take a peek at my Bavarian  saucer ladies, you'll notice it 's smooth  reflection. One could  graciously drink tea from the bowl of this  art deco saucer.( ha ha)

 If you have any Bavarian china , check out the saucer and see if there has been any  accommodation made for the cup. All three of mine are  perfectly smooth with no indentations, so I do suspect that  they was  used for scrumptious dainties, aside from  the teacup.

This pattern reminds me of stained glass or even  the traditional  Victorian art of Crazy Quilting, with it's whimsical weaving design.
The set has no under markings,  so I'm quessing that it was manufactured in the late eighteen hundreds.... but ....  If you know anything  about vintage Bavarian  markings, please do tell !!!! I would be delighted to  explore this era of china more. In the meantime, I must be content to scour the internet and book stores  for additional information. Can you see the little feet under the cup ( ha ha).. It makes me laugh , a my imagination keeps seeing the cup walking along the table over to dainties plate... You know , like  in  Walt Disney's " Beauty and the Beast" movie. My, my  how childish one becomes at a tea party.

My cup is empty and it's time to say adieu  sweet ladies. It was truly my pleasure to chat and share  a little teatime with all you  today. I  do hope  that you've  enjoyed the lemon in your iced tea.

OOPS ... I almost forgot to mention that our lovely floral companion today is one of my own creations... " Sleeping Beauty" , a paperclay sculpture that I created within my " Dancing Lily Studio ", in cooperation with Christie Meyers and the 2012 Artful Gathering. I had so much fun  making her. 

Hopefully she has brought a  smile to your day.  If you're interested in some fabulous online classes , pop over to the, " Artful Gathering", where you'll find Session Two is just beginning.