Tuesday, June 16, 2015

" IN THE GARDEN"



I'M IN THE GARDEN
ADMIRING 
THE 
FLOWERS.



I quess, they are  not going to pop up  for tea teatime, but I know that you are.
so...
WELCOME 


                                        OK... I washed my hands, changed my clothes.
                                                             Funnily  enough,
                        I do  look somewhat presentable..OOPS ..I forgot to brush my hair.

 Today, I've chosen a pretty little teaset that I found in a Japanese Antique shop,
                         five years ago.  It looks like a Fragonard/Limoge doesn't it!!!

                      Fragonard was a French Painter in the courts of Louis XV and Louis XVl,
                                         who was famous for his romantic garden scenery.

                     Alas, it doesn't  have any markings on it, so I suspect, that it isn't a Limoge,
                                 since  most authentic pieces possess a stamps on the bottom.

                           
                                                                    That's alright !!!!
                                      We can still enjoy the romantic beauty  of it's  floral fancy
                     and the rich aura of gold against our lips, while sipping our tea together.
                                                                      Can't we !!!!



The Japanese artisans were masters at copying fine details,
infact
they  sometimes enhanced the natural beauty of the porcelain pieces by adding colour and details.
 The thick rounds of gold  on this vintage set  just seem to be screaming   " HELLO "
                                                                 ( BLING BLING)


             Hopefully, you don't mind that  I have decided on CREAM instead of half and half
                                   and SQUARE sugar cubes, instead of  loose granules...
                                       While  online I came across a little tea etiquette.
                                                                    SOOOOOOOO
                                                   We can  all practise stirring our tea,
                           FORWARDS and BACKWARDS, instead of round and round...
                                               Just incase you have tea with the Queen.
                                                                           (Ha Ha)


                           INCIDENTALLY,  There will be  NO  fighting over teacups today,
                                    because they're all the same... and I have eight of them.
                                                     

                                                        On the way over to my house ...
                                                YOU might enjoy the variegated colours
                                   of the lupines, that are growing throughout the countryside.
                                They paint such an ethereal  landscape  at this time of the year, with
                                             their bright purples, pinks and blush blossoms.
                                                                Aren't they pretty?
                                             Don't you just want to RUN through them?
                                                                          OK .....  
                                                                       WALK !!!


                                                                In the meantime,


                                                 Your cup is on the table  in the parlour.


I'll be waiting for you in the garden.


ENJOYING THE MUSIC.



THANKS for stopping over .
TODAY, I'm sharing teatime with: with Sandi at "Rose Chintz Cottage", Martha's Favorites", Ruth's "Cuppa Tea" and Bernideen's, " All Things Tea" Blog.



37 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your tea set is very sweet. I love those romantic scenes too and I love the quote about music among the trees in the garden. I have always thought so. It's a magical world where there are flowers and trees. I haven't seen any lupins here yet but by next week I expect they will make an appearance. Thank you for your post and sharing it with us at Tea Time and have yourself a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Your post made me smile! Pretty tea, and the lupines are so beautiful.

Trish Shamp said...

That is a great tea set - so regal. I will for sure remember to stir front to back next time I am w/ the queen! HA

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful tea set .... and such a welcoming tea time ...

Margie said...

What a pretty tea set! I also tend to be drawn to teacups with bling. Hee!

Zaa said...

Thanks Sandi ... We have lots of lupines this year and I know that you will be blessed with a magnificent array in glorious PEI...Hugs

Zaa said...

Dear Parsimonious ... Thanks for your sweet visit... Please do keep smiling...Hugs

Zaa said...

Ha Ha Trish ..I'm convinced you will have tea with the Queen and she'll be hiring you to bake for her ... Enjoy your day ...Hugs

Zaa said...

Hey Margei ..Can't compete with the Palliser ..but next time we could wear costumes...Thanks for your visit... Hugs

Zaa said...

How was Paris, Celia?... IT was sure to be fabulous..Can't wait to see your pictures... SO glad that you popped in for a visit...xoxox

Maya Harrison said...

The garden looks very pretty, im sure it is both relaxing and refreshing. :-) What lovely tea set you found. If I remember right, we visited a perfume "factory"/museum in France before called "Fragonard"... I might be wrong about the name. But how fitting if it is... Your garden reminds me of it I could almost imagine the scents, lol...

Martha's Favorites said...

Amazing garden and beautiful tea set. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings, Martha

Shelia said...

What a beautiful garden you have and a sweet little tea set. I have a very similar tea set to yours. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Zaa said...

Thanks Maya..It might well be Fragonard as they do love his art and you see his work everywhere... a Perfumerie would be the perfect place... Thanks for your sweet visit...Hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks Martha... Your visits are always such a pleasure...Hugs

Zaa said...

Welcome Sheila.. I enjoyed touring with you ..Thanks for your visit and Please do come again..Blessings

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Such a lovely tea set! The teapot with the gold trim and beautiful scenery is a show stopper. What a treasure to have a complete set. I would love to join you for tea in your garden with your sweet statue. Thanks for sharing the photo of the lupines. I've never seen wild lupines, just ones to purchase at the garden center. Their colors are so pretty.
Enjoy the rest of your week and I appreciate your visit.
Take care,
Nora

Zaa said...

Thanks for the teatime visit Nora ..I do hope you enjoyed the tea..Your "Ginger Pear" is on my lookout list...Thanks...xoxox

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Zaa, What a special teatime and walk through your gorgeous garden. Love your beautiful tea set. What a special design. I have so enjoyed visiting all your blogs this morning.
Have a wonderful day. Hugs, CM

Bernideen said...

Such a wonderful garden with all the lupines. I love your teaset and all your photos are lovely!

Zaa said...

Thanks CM... Thanks for your sweet creative visit... Please do come again for teatime...Hugs

Zaa said...

Hey Bernideen ..SO glad you dropped over for another teatime chat...Hugs

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Very pretty Tea Set. Would so enjoy having tea served with such beautiful china. I love your garden setting too. Thanks for sharing.

Zaa said...

Your tea is served Sandra... Thanks for the visit...xoxoxo

Southern Lady said...

That is a pretty tea set, and such pretty flowers!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Through the gorgeous lupins to your tea table to join you. You found a lovely tea set and I'm glad there are eight cups with bling the same for us.
I miss joining my friends for Teatime Tuesday but by the time I visit close to 50 participants from my Monday meme, I'm exhausted. I'll try to get around more often - I had to laugh at your friend's Minnie Mouse phone.

Stephanie said...

Hello sweer friend! Your posts are always so sweet and delightful :) I was thrilled to see you at Roses of Inspiration and I hope you're able to join us again sometime soon.

Your tea set is quite stunning! Thank you for sharing with us. Hugs to you!

Karen said...

Hi Zaa,
Your tea set is so lovely. The pattern is very romantic and oh how I love your antique rose chair in the background. Just my taste! Happy Tea Day Friend! Karen

Zaa said...

Thanks for your kind visit Southern lady ...I really enjoyed your chocolate roses...Yummy ..Hugs

Zaa said...

Dear Judith ... I always think of you when I 'm in the garden...SO glad that you had time today to pop in... I do miss you, sweet lady... HUGS

Zaa said...

Thank You Stephanie ... I haven't wuite figured out how your ' Roses" works but I'm endeavouring ( Ha Ha)..It looks like fun...Hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks Karen .. Your lovely home echoes such beauty... I alway enjoy visiting with you...I shall save that chair for you at teatime, pretty lady ....xoxox

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your teaset is SWOONnnn...I LOVE IT! So feminine and gorgeous.
The lupines are so lovely too, they always remind me of summer. I love it all!
FABBY

Zaa said...

Thank You Dear Fabby ... I'm so pleased that you stopped in for a summer time tea chat... Hugs

Scrappy quilter said...

Your tea set is stunning. I love it!

Zaa said...

Thank you for your sweet visit..Please do come again for teatime...Hugs

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I would love to join you for tea from that lovely tea set, Zaa. Yes please, I'll take a sugar cube in mine with some cream and I will practice stirring forward and back in case I ever meet the queen. Your posts are just sooo precious to read. I really think you should write a book!