There are FAIRIES, at the bottom of my garden...
Won't you come in please and see. ... First, let me find you a pretty cup and then we'll have a spot of tea.
"Paragon" china is known for it high quality of of tea ware and tableware. They are always a lovely selection for teatime. This particular design was appointed by H.M.The Queen and H.M. Queen Mary . It has such an enchanting pattern, that looks like a lacy chinz.
The choice of black and pink is always a charming way to envoch the feminine side of life .
For some reason, it doesn't have an inscribed name , but I call her "Mary", because of all the frilly bits and pieces attached to the dramatic beauty of a bygone era.
Paragon china has been granted many royal warrants. There is an informative history on wikipedia.org that you may like to view. If, you have a Paragon teaset or have even sipped from a cup, you will understand the feeling of grandeur and royalty touching your lips...
I adore pretty cups so I chose a Royal Doulton figurine, from the ' Pretty Little Ladies " collection to serve tea today. Her name is Grace. Often, I buy china with the name " Grace" and give them as presents to my mother, who's name is also, Grace... Befittingly ... at ninety-two, she does feels like a Queen at teatime.
Won't you sit down for a teatime chat while the tea is steeping..
Can you smell that sweet aroma?( www.pukkaherbs.com)
Let me me tell you about, the fairies at the bottom of my garden.
Here is the chart,
I found to assist me with my identification of the little ' alien' clusters, that popped up at the edge of the woodland. Can you find the likeness? I'll give you a hint, it's the biggest one
( ha ha)
They are called " Shaggy Mane" and are supposed to be delicious and edible, however , I think that I will stand in "awe" and just admire mother nature's gifts !!!!
You can't imagine my surprise upon finding them ... It's the first time in seven years, that I've seen these mushrooms growing in the yard, of course, we did do some excavating, which opened up a boggy area. Maybe it was all that summer sunshine !!!! .... Honestly ... I have a complete cluster of six or seven fairy rings ... and I am so very delighted !!!
Do you believe in fairies?
So Yes ...
"There are fairies at the bottom of my garden!
They often have a dance on summer nights;
The butterflies and bees make a lovely little breeze,
And the rabbits stand about and hold the lights."
Rose Amy Flynn(1877-1957)
Ladies,Thank you for sharing your pink teatime moments with me today !!!
Remember that it is Breast Cancer Month.
Today I am joining:
Rose Chintz Cottage
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen's Teatime Blog