Monday, October 13, 2014

"FAIRIES IN THE GARDEN"

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...
DIVINE !!!


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) 



Now
Ladies, 
Let me me  tell  you about, the fairies at the bottom of my garden.


Here is  the chart,
 that
 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.


Enjoy 
the 
Teatime Magic
in your 
Garden.


Today I am joining:
 Rose Chintz Cottage
Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
and 
Bernideen's Teatime Blog



30 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! I hope you had a delightful day.
Your teacup is splendid and I too love the lacy look of the pattern. Your fairy is too cute and the lady figurine is lovely! Yes, I believe in fairies. In fact they will be paying me a visit for tea next week. Thank you for your lovely post and joining me for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Snap said...

Fairies and magic and tea -- perfect! Beautiful Paragon teacup. Happy Tea Day!

Zaa said...

Thanks for the visit Sandi... I'll be looking forward to your next fairy posting ( ha ha)..have a wonderful week...hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks for the sweet visit Snap...hugs

The Charm of Home said...

I love magic, fairies , and especially tea. Beautiful teacup!
Sherry

Susan said...

So pretty! The cup, the figurine, everything. Lovely! Susan

Martha's Favorites said...

Hello dear lady! I have never met anyone who loves collecting ladies as much as I do. I must confess yours are so much more beautiful. The best part is you also collect tea cups. The one you shared today is breath taking. I love black tea cups. The are uniquely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this stunning cup today. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Blessings, Martha

Jill said...

I love the Paragon cups that are wide with a lovely interior. 'Mary' is striking. My mother is almost 92 and she loves the Royal Doulton lady figurines.

Zaa said...

Thanks Sherry.. We must be kindred spirits...Hugs

Zaa said...

Hey Susan..I'm so glad that you stopped over for a teatime visit...Hugs

Zaa said...

Ha ha Martha ... I must admit that you and I are definitely like minded when it comes to china...I'm so happy to share teatime and china with you, my friend..xoxoxo

Zaa said...

Dear Jill..I do believe that we acquired our love of teatime from our mothers...Enjoy your day ..Hugs

Beth L. said...

I really enjoyed visiting your tea party post today. The ladies are lovely and the black tea cup is especially beautiful.
We removed a couple of trees awhile back and mushrooms grew up in a circle where the tree had been. A fascinating phenomenom

kitty said...

Oh my Zaa, your Paragon teacups is simply exquisite, and your dear Mother, the Queen, certainly deserves to sip from that cup. I do believe in fairies and yours in darling amongst your mushrooms. I love your Royal Doulton figurine, too, which my own dear Mother has a collection of.

Gentle Joy said...

What striking colors with your black tea cup... so very pretty and unique. :)

Zaa said...

Thanks Beth...Yes I think the boggy spots are where they like to grow.. SO glad that you stopped by for teatime..Hugs

Zaa said...

Dear Kitty ..It's so nice to have another mother who is a kindred spirit to mine...Aren't we lucky to share in the enjoyment of the china and imaginings( Ha ha)... Thanks for the teatime chat...Hugs

Zaa said...

HI Joy ...
Thank you for joining into the teatime magic... Please do have a beautiful day !!!!..Hugs

Lujan Fraix said...
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Lujan Fraix said...

GRACIAS POR VENIR A VISITARME A ARGENTINA.
TIENES UN BLOG ESPECTACULAR, MARAVILLOSO. ME GUSTÓ MUCHO TU TAZA DE TÉ Y TUS PALABRAS.
UN BESO GRANDE.

Susan Clayton said...

Lovely thoughts and lovely china. So glad I got to visit.

Zaa said...

Thanks Lujan for your sweet visit...Hugs

Zaa said...

Hey Susan...I'm so happy you took the time to visit too...Hugs

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Oh yes, I have believed in fairies for a very long time, that's why part of my blog logo is a fairy riding on the wings of a butterfly. And, I give presentations on how to build fairy gardens.
I always tell the grandchildren to sit quietly in the garden so they can observe the fairies. Me, I sip my tea and watch for them. :-)
Fun post Zaa!

Cindy said...

Often fairies visit me and some stay for tea, like Judith I've created a fairy garden for everyone in the area to enjoy. The bog probably did entice the mushrooms, me too, I'll look but not touch

Zaa said...

OMG Judith ... I'd love to share in your fairy gardens someday... You should post some pictures... where we can all sit around and have tea... Too much fun !!!....I've been researching the tiny plants for my fairy terrarium.. DO you have any suggestions. I'm so glad that stopped by today ...I'm sending you some fairy dust ( sprinkle sprinkle)

Zaa said...

Hey Cindy .. Please do share some pictures for a teatime... We could all share our fairy gardens.. Ha ha ... I'm sending some fairy magic to you today too..( Sprinkle Sprinkle)

xinex said...

These are just so adorable! Love every photo...Christine

Zaa said...

Thanks Xinex... It's so nice to chat and visit your blog again. Hugs

Karen said...

Oh Zaa,
I absolutely adore that black paragon teacup! Gorgeous! Your fairies are sweet too! Your blogspot is beautiful! Thank you for visiting me! Karen