Welcome to the " Dancing Lily " Cottage . The Green Fairy greets everyone who visits the studio to browse and enjoy a cup of tea. It's been three years since the renovation began . Today, it is my pleasure to share Teatime here in the my Studio Cottage.
"Oh , What a beautiful morning".... The little finches are frolicking at the bird feeders, where they gather for their morning, thistle seed treat. Chippee, the chipmunk is chattering away, looking for his morning peanut....OOPS sorry I forgot little fellow.
Its so nice to have you joined us for our morning tea in my newly renovated " Dancing Lily" Cottage. I've chosen a very pretty cup and saucer for you, called " Dogwood" by Royal Stafford.
Make yourself comfortable . Things are still alittle sparse in the living room, but I do have a few family pictures up, including my Great - Great Grandparents and my grandfather, Thomas Mitchell, who was a Cameron Highlander.
Here's a nice cup of tea for you. Royal Stafford is definitely a Victorian China ... Look at that elegant gold pedestal on the bottom of the cup. It's very regal indeed ... definately fit for a princess or the lady of the house . Many of these historical tea sets and tablewares can be seen in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. However today, it's mom and I rallying over who will drink from which cup.
I just never realized how many pink tea sets that I owned ... nor that I had painted two houses in mauves, pinks and greens.
Then there was my" Fairy Garden ", which was also in mauves, pinks and of course, green.
No matter, I feel calm and relaxed with these mellow auras. How about you !!!! Looks like I'm a little bit off today, but really, it's the camera.( ha ha)... or is it the floor. One never knows when an old Victorian might be tipsy !!!
This pretty pattern boosts a merry ring of white dogwood blossoms for the tea sipper to admire. It also possesses that wonderful old world charm that Royal Stafford is famous for. Historically, the company was originally known as Poole Pottery originally based at Cobden Works, Longton, Staffordshire, England.
It was founded in 1873 on Poole Quayside, where it continued to produce pottery by hand before moving it's factory operations away from the quay in 1990. Production continued on the new site in Sopers Lane until it's closure in 2006.
Recently the pottery production has reopened at it's new factory in Burslem, Staffordshire and the Poole Quay pottery studio and shop has also reopened, where new and exciting design teams offer limited editions and one-off pieces.
Thank You for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed your peek into my 125 year old cottage studio space, the " Dancing Lily " . Come to visit me again soon, Dear Ladies.I'm off to work on some crazy quilting, which will be our teatime show and tell next week.
SWEET TEATIME DREAMS TO YOU ALL