Monday, September 22, 2014

" TEATIME AUTUMN "

Sleeping Beauty   has  awakened with  the first kiss of Autumn. I can't believe  that I've slept so long without writing to my Dear Blog friends. Possibly recuperation from   surgery  took longer than I had anticipated .



Yes , I know Autumn means that the Wintry blast is just around the corner, but I  have decided to  just bundle up and enjoy the  brilliance of the  season with  thanks and a relaxing cup of tea.


 I personally love the unusual  shape and  clean hand painted design  of this rare 1918 Melba, bone china  creation. That is  one, sweet little handle!!!


It is  a lovely example of teatime  beauty complete with it's registration number . Since I'm going out to the back yard , I best be careful  not to drop it.

Autumn reminds me that it's important to keep in step with the season and  it's changing appearance... Just as  trees are being  renewed  with colour ...

We have  decided to rejuvenate  my 150 year old  " Dancing Lily Studio  with a confectionary palette of paint  on the window frames .





                       I have three colours in mind  for the house, pink, green and lavender.



                                       Here you can see the   green with a lavender inside


                                 and the next example is the  lavender with a green inside.





                                                          Which one do you like best?


Due to the  rainy weather  conditions, the main body of the house  won't be  finished until next spring, but the experimentation is exciting.  ( Ha Ha) I'm sure that it will set the scene for  a lot of community  curiosity that will  in turn, promote local gossip  !!!!



In the meantime ....  I'm  sitting  in the backyard  sipping  and enjoying my  tea, while hubby paints,  so .... ultimately  there is a little "reasoning in my madness"... OMG ....  but aren't we having fun !!!!!




ENJOY your  Autumn Ladies and Thanks for the visits.


                                                           Today, I am sharing with:
                                                              RoseChintz Cottage
                                                               TuesdayCuppaTea
                                                 







28 comments:

Susan said...

How nice to see your post, Zaa. Ohhhh, I'd go with the lavender, for sure. Lovely!

Hope you enjoy each moment of beautiful fall. Susan

Jill said...

What a elegant tea cup from 1918. I do not recall seeing Melba china. A modern design from that era. I prefer the green trim and would never tire of it. Maybe bits of lavender can be accented here and there. Thanks for sharing your tea cup.

Martha said...

Oh, my what a pretty tea cup! I adore blue and white but I'm lusting after that one! And such an old one too -- that makes it even more precious!

My vote is the green with violet inside.

Snap said...

Your Melba teacup is amazing! From the shape of the saucer to the shape and design on the teacup and wonderful handle. What a treasure! I love green! Happy Tea Day!

Mom Wald said...

Your Melba Tea Cup is simply lovely. I like it so much, that I simply had to pin it to my Tea Cup Tuesday Pinterest Board, linking directly to your blog post. It was is so nice sharing Tea Cup Tuesday with you. My blog is marywaldsvintageplace.blogspot.com stop by for tea cup fun, and say "hi".

Just so you know, your linky on Ruth's Tea Cup Tuesday is not working. I had to come search for you. It was worth it! That is some tea cup.

Beth L. said...

What a lovely teacup. I have heard of Melba China and may have had one in my shop from time to time but just looked and didn't see any just now. And I would pick the Lavender...

Maria A. said...

Hi Zaa,
I'm so glad you're back to tea time, too. I see you were away longer than I but it was a grand return with that gorgeous Melba tea cup to celebrate Autumn.
Happy Tea Day, dear friend, I wish you all the best.
Hugs

Ruth Weston said...

How good to see you! I didn't know about the surgery. Welcome back, my friend! The teacup is lovely! But because of the Registration mark, and the shape and design, it is definitely art deco and was made somewhere between 1934-1935. Art deco designs are my favorite, and Melba made great ones! A lovely fall teatime...the leaves are gorgeous! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Karen said...

Oh my,
That teacup is gorgeous! I have never seen one like it! Your home looks so beautiful too and I do like the lavender trim on your windows. Thank you for visiting me! Happy Autumn! Karen

Millie said...

I love the shape of that cup and saucer. It must be very rare! I smiled when I saw your house colors....

Zaa said...

Thanks Susan ..Just seeing your smiling face is a delight ...Hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks Jill.. I tend to agree with the green and accents of lavender.. but one never knows when painting an artist's cottage ( ha ha)..Hugs

Zaa said...

Hey Martha ..I'm so happy to hear from , Dear Lady.xoxoxox

Zaa said...

Dear Snap ....I'm so pleased to see friendly faces visiting again...Hugs

Zaa said...

Dear Mom Wald ..Thanks for your sweet visit...I did revisit Ruth's blog and reset my address..Hopefully it works now....Big Hugs

Zaa said...

Hey Beth ...Welcome it great to hear from you, my Friend... Thanks for the lavender vote...My hubby is so surprised at the popularity of the Lavender...Be Happy..Hugs

Zaa said...

OMG Maria...I'm so please that you had taken the time to visit...Thank You...xoxox

Zaa said...

Thanks Ruth...I'm always so excited to hear from old friends...Hugs

Zaa said...

Thank You Karen ... I'm so glad to be blogging agin with my teatime friends...Hugs

Zaa said...

Hey Millie ... SO glad that the house colours warmed your should to a smile... That is what is important when painting an artist's cottage. Hugs

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Welcome back to tea time, Zaa! I'm sorry I didn't know about your surgery. Good to have that behind you.
The Melba teacup is simply precious. What a wonderful design. As for the trim; my choice would definitely be the green with the lavender inside. I am a green girl at heart. Thanks so much for joining me for tea and Happy Autumn!

Blessings,
Sandi

Carrie said...

That is definitely a great tea cup...especially that handle! I like the lavender--it really pops! Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you have a great week! Happy Autumn :)

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Zaa,so glad to see your post again! Glad you are doing well now. Pretty teacup. I like the green with a little bit of lavender. Thanks for your recent visit.
Have a great rest of your week,
Gina

Zaa said...

Hey Sandi...It so rejuvenating to join into the tea time blogging with you once more... Thanks for your kind visit. xoxoxox

Zaa said...

Thanks Carrie... Please do visit again soon...Hugs

Zaa said...

Greetings Gina... I soooooo enjoyed your blogging tour ...It's nice to hear from you, my friend...xoxox

victorian parlor II said...

Glad to see you back! What a lovely post:)!

Blessings,

Kim

Zaa said...

Hey Victoria..I'm so happy to be back !!! xoxoxoxo