" I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree".... The autumn splendour is intoxicating with it colourful array. The awesome scenes encourage my soul to be happy and thankful for this Thanksgiving .
After a brisk twenty minute doggie walk, the warm nectar of the tea nymphs was all I needed to soothe my already awakened spirit. Goodness, it looks as if some mischievous little golden boy has already been sipping into my cup.
" Kahla "teaset to rally the vibrancy of autumns flaming colours.
It's a lovely set that blushes with the autumn flowers in their last dance of the year .... See how the three stems are so elegantly poised in a floral ballet ... Note that the cup is only 2 inches high. It was a gift from my mother, so it's befitting that I invite you to share midday tea with mother and I.
Shortbread is a family favourite so, help yourself to the dainties while I chat up alittle Kahla history.
It seems that Kahla has a 150 year old history that really dates back to 1814 when Christian Jacob Eckhard requested Kahla citizenship. In October 1844 production begins in Kahla, a town in the Saale-Holzland district in Thuringia, Germany. Cups, pipes and doll heads are created out of porcelain and it develops into a major enterprise employing many of the surrounding villagers.
In 1856 a Prussian business man takes over the factory and continues to produce porcelain dug from the grounds situated near the Leuchtenburg Castle. Porcelain is created out of three basic materials: quartz sand, feldspar and kaolinite, which makes each and every china set an elegant work of art.
Have I got your interest ?
Unfortunately, the Kahla journey is far too extensive for me to post here. It has a full tapestry to explore... so please take your time ... but I warn you it's very exciting and you may have to go for a holiday over to Germany. Maybe even to visit Johanna!! ( Ha Ha)
For more information, it would be advantageous to visit sites pertaining to Kahla and Walpersberg, where there is a fabulous wartime history on the pottery factories.
Would like a little more sugar in your tea?
I really admire that in the thirties the Kahla-Group was taken over by designer, Dr. Hermann Gretsch
( 1895-1950) as the Arzberg-Linie" company brand, then in 1972 with Hutschenreuther, one of Germanys' most prominent china manufacturers. I have collected their figurines and pottery for years... never knowing the history... What goes around finally comes around...Amazing !!!!! Please do take the time to research this china. It's fascinating.
Hopefully, I haven't tired you with all this chit chat... and please do indulge yourself with a little teatime reading when you get home, my Friends.
In the meantime , enjoy the music of the leaves beneath your feet. Thanks for the pleasure of your teatime company ( crunch crunch)
Savour the warmth and dusty rich fragrances of the season.
Be creative and express how you feel about OCTOBER
"HAPPY CANADIAN THANKSGIVING "
Check out my (http://www.zaaart.blogspot.ca) for a" cut'npaste" ATC tutorial
I'm sharing Thanksgiving Tea with:
Sandi .... Tea Time tuesday( http://www.sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.ca)
Terri ....Tea Cup Tuesday....( http://www.artfulaffirmations.blogspot.ca)
Ruth ...Tuesday Cuppa Tea ....( www.antiques and teacups.blogspot.ca)