Tuesday, October 7, 2014

" PINK DESIRE "


The colour "Pink"  is on the lips of every little girl and her daydreams... It is also the perfect colour to endear the feelings of gentleness and affection. Today I join Sandi at Rose Chinz Cottage  and her  " Pink Tea" in awareness of Breast Cancer Month with this charming little Foley, tea set. dated, 
1943-63.



It doesn't have a name, only a soft  hint of pink that seems to  symbolize   the  delicate  balance of health and well being for many women on their incredible  journey in life.




Although I've had this Foley set for years, I had never shared tea within  the delicate vessel.  Today is the day  ...  Don't you think that  the  colour "pink" tends to be a maternal colour !!!!!



Personally, I  do have a significant affection for everything pink . One might even say that I look at the world through rose coloured glasses. ( Ha ha) ... BUT .... What a  joy it is to be charmed  by the  gentle qualities  of  this " Pink" aura,  at home and in the garden    Here , I'm sharing my beautiful  pink, Stargazer Lilies. The blossoms were huge this past summer.


Their  rippled appearance  seemed to echo the lovely  lines of the cup and saucer with it's raised circumference. It's a flowing pattern that compliments the natural balance and  harmony of nature that I respect !!!!


The  china markings on the tea set  are that of E. Brain and Co. Ltd, who bought out his partner, Robinson & Sons in 1885 at the Foley works  in Fenton, Stokes-on-Kent. In 1963 he   bought the classic name ' Coalport , who in turn was bought by Royal Doulton.  



The evolution of china and creative patterns is a  fascinating study that we all, have maybe shared in another lifetime.  TODAY, I  herald the camaraderie, beauty and  the balance that we can glean from one another  and nature.... for only in God's garden can  we understand the fragile  miracle of life. I would like  to dedicate these double flowering Asian Lilies to all  ladies who, move between the intricate  pages of transformation ... Bravo for your courage !!!!



Today, I  contemplate a  calm sisterhood of  affection and love  by sharing  tea with you.


I wish you all, this delicate PINK desire of protection and love ... 
for 

"YOU are a  Child of the Universe "
No less than the trees and the stars.
You have a right to be here,
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt
the universe is unfolding as it should.
( Desiderata)



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

29 comments:

Maria A. said...

It seems we were both late for tea this week!As you say, better late than never... lol.
You share such lovely photos for this Pink Tea!
The Foley cup and saucer is lovely... and the figurine, the flowers... perfect choices for tea today!
Thanks for sharing, dear friend.
Hugs

Martha's Favorites said...

I am in love with your lady figurines. They are stunning. I collect them too. Your tea cup is very pretty and looks great with the Grand Ladies! Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Zaa said...

Sweet Maria... Yes , I'm normally a little late (Ha Ha) and always look for your wonderful blog to inspire me... Thank You for your kin d visit, my Friend...Hugs

Stephanie said...

Hello sweet friend! Your post is full of pink goodness. And your tea cup is simply charming :)

Have a wonderful week! Hugs to you!

Zaa said...

Thanks Martha ...Yes I'm a collector of figurines like you ..We ladies seem to love pretty things, especially china...I quess, that's what brings us together here... I love your visits...HUGS

Zaa said...

Thank You Stephanie... I'm so glad that you were able to stop by for a quick cup of tea....I really enjoyed your blog posting and camaraderie today ...Hugs

Marcia Pilar said...

Simply lovely, so much beauty from beginning to end, not only in the images but in your words. It's a pleasure to meet you, Zaa. Thank you for stopping by my "imaginatory" and for sharing a very raspberry October tea with me. I've so enjoyed your chamomile too. :)
Much love.

Zaa said...

You are so welcomed Marcia... I so enjoyed your lovely raspberry teatime and all the beauty you shared in your post....Please do come for tea again, soon...Hugs

Ruth Weston said...

I love your blushing pink teacup! So pretty! Your lilies are gorgeous! Thanks for your lovely teatime, and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Zaa said...

Hey Ruth .. Thanks for your sweet visit.

kitty said...

What a lovely tea you've shared for Breast Cancer Awareness. Your Foley teacup is so pretty and even your camomile tea is in a pink tin. Of course your gorgeous flowers are a wonderful tribute to all the ladies. I especially enjoyed your quote at the end about angels.

Zaa said...

Thank you Kitty ..How lovely of you to stop over for a cup of tea..Have a lovely day !!! Hugs

Susan said...

Hello Zaa....How lovely are your photos! And those lilies are my fave.

Thanks so much for your visit and comment on my blog today, too. You are a sweetie. Susan

Carrie said...

The figurine is lovely and the perfect match to that pretty teacup. The lilies are so pretty! Terrific pink tea. Have a great week!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your grand ladies figurines are gorgeous and so is the Foley teacup and saucer. The flowers are lovely too, all in pink for October's Breast awareness month.
Thanks for your sweet visit. Have a lovely Wednesday.
FABBY

Zaa said...

Dear Susan .. You are such an inspirational tea time visit with that happy smile... Hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks Carrie... I'm so glad for the teatime chat with you...Blessings

Zaa said...

Thank You Fabby... Teatime with friends is always a happy pleasure... I enjoyed viewing your beautiful sunflower tables cape..Fabby-licious !!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love Star gazer lilies. My mother always had them in her garden. The lady figurine is so sweet and she looks lovely with your pretty teacup. I am late visiting because I had company yesterday and them last night when I began my blog visits, I discovered something had messed with my blog background. I was quite annoyed until I figured out the problem and fixed it. It's no secret that I am not very computer savvy. But anyway, a new background is on and all is well. Thank you for sharing and joining me for my Pink Tea Time. Wishing you a delightful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

KathyB. said...

What a comforting and encouraging post ! Your tribute to pink for awareness & for it's beauty, (and oh what beauty)was perfectly illustrated in the sweet teacup and blooms.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A lovely post in honour of breast cancer awareness. Sometimes a teacup with just a blush of pink is more appealing and I like the pink tea canister you have to share as well.
The quote about angels is a nice one to remember.

Zaa said...

Thanks Sandi ... I'm so ;happy that you were able to adjust your computer... and take the time to visit for tea... Hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks Kathy ... Your visit is very much appreciated ..Hugs

Zaa said...

Hey Judith ...It's so nice hear from you once again ... I'm so happy that you stopped over for a teatime chat...hugs

Cinderella Moments said...

Your teacup is so beautiful. The color combination is different from any I've seen. It's very precious! Your flowers sure were gorgeous!
hugs♥,
Caroline

Cindy said...

Beautiful post and pictures, the stargazer lily is my favourite of the garden and when in bloom it is easy to tell standing in my garden. You have choosen a beautiful tea cup as well, I'm not up on all the names myself and this one is grand

Beth L. said...

I love this Foley cup and saucer. Have never seen it before. Thanks for sharing it. And thanks for visiting my blog this week.

Bernideen said...

I love your Foley Cup and Saucer. I have several and your s is wonderful, also the figurine and your photos are lovely! So glad you shared at Tea In The Garden!

Zaa said...

Thank you Sweet ladies ..I'm so glad that you were able to have a quick teatime break with me ...Hugs