Last night I read the " Fairyland Companion" in preparation for a little Autumn inspiration for the upcoming season...Little did I know that it would fill my night and day with the whimsical mischief of the fairies... Silly me !!
The next morning it seemed as if fairies had decided to come to tea.
Of course they chose my morning cup and saucer ...what could I say, but " Thank You ". It was a Royal York, Art Deco looking tea set, that I did not recognize from my tea cupboard ... Don't you agree that that is very peculiar indeed!!!
Fairies are known for tricks and pranks .... maybe this is a gift from the fairy Queen... In my imagination, anything can happen !!!
I smiled when I saw all the softly brushed posies and thought that I could almost hear the harebells ring-a-lin-ing ... Do you see them?.. Harebells are a very magical flower from the fairy realm of Scotland, also known as the Scottish bluebell.
They grow wild and bloom in tiny blue bell shaped flowers. You probably have some of them growing amongst the cracks of your rock gardens. The Victorians believed that the fairies slept in the bells or used the delicate flowers as goblets for dew... How delightful !!!
I admired the little cup as I sipped my morning brew and noticed how very shy and understated the design was, almost as if it was hiding. Perhaps, that is why I had never seen this china amongst my teasets. Still, I wondered how it magically appeared upon my breakfast table.
At one time, it was said that if a maiden counted the harebells, she saw three times as the sun rises, or as the dew falls, she would see Fairies, to whom she could curtsey three times to acquire three wishes...
Oh yes I'd like to be granted three wishes ...Wouldn't you !!! So ... I counted the harebells on the cup and saucer...There are eleven little bells( ring ring).. but unfortunately I'm not a maiden just an Old Maid ( Ha Ha)
It's best, that I just enjoy my tea and be thankful for the gifts that God has blessed me with thus far in life.
I was having such fun this morning during teatime, pondering a " FAIRY TEA PARTY "...I do hope you will come . We could all wear fairy costumes.
...and set a lovely teatime display for the fairy cakes
I just know that there would be an ample supply of " Honey Nectar " for us all to sip upon.
Here... This cup will be for one of you Special Ladies, who have taken the time to play.
Isn't this the most darling little teapot... I must use some fairy dust to bolster up the quantity of tea that it holds ... ( Sprinkle sprinkle)
Look, I've counted , one ... two... three, fairies that would love to come and have tea with you and I.
SO my Dear Ladies , when do you think, our Fairy teatime should take place? Perhaps next Tuesday. Please do let me know if you will attend and post any ideas that you might have for the party.
" There are fairies at the bottom of our garden!
It's not so very, very far away:
You pass the gardner's shed and you just keep straight ahead-
I do hope you've really come to stay.
There's a little wood with moss in it and beetles,
And a little stream that quietly runs through;
You wouldn't think they's dare to come merry making there-
Well, they do "
written by: Rose Amy Fyleman( 1877-1957)
I'm sharing tea with :
Terri at Teacup Tuesday (www.artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com) Please check out her gracious gift of a free Fairy Tutorial.
Sandi at; Teatime Tuesday/ Rose Chintz Cottage ( www. sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.ca)