Look what I found under the wood pile " bottoms up " a fiesty little kitten ready to take on the world.
Actually, we had a digger working behind the barn, when suddenly, the driver jumped out of the cabin and started throwing wood aside. I quess, he noticed that he had dug up a bed of kittens... some scattered and some unfortunately may have been scooped up ... We, all ran to the pile, when we heard a few mews and saw a little tail and backside struggling to free herself ... Yes ... there she was, little Miss Hissy Fit, digging her way to China ...( Hiss Hiss) T'was a frightful experience , I'm sure !!!
Since Miss Hissy was traveling to China ... I thought this pretty bird themed cup might fit the bill for this week Teacup Tuesday ( Ha Ha) ... I pondered the future of the kitten drinking tea from this twittering vessel as it did seem to be " the cat's meow" especially if filled with warm milk .... It's whimsical florals and butterflies, just seemed to complete the antics of the day ... especially the sweet bluebirds fluttering around within the colorful garden menagerie.
It's a good thing, that at five weeks, Miss Kitty, was not old enough to notice the pretty birds on the teacup .... We've had alot of trouble with wild cats and alas she was one of them. Living in the country, the cat population just keeps growing, thus, we are very mindful of our birds and their habitats... It is however, difficult to ignore the dilemma of any tiny feline .
While eyeing the sweet motifs and fluted edges of the saucer, I had to sip another cup of Jasmine tea to ponder my specific plans and preferences for nature. ... Heavens, I think I even see a bee buzzing around this teaset... or maybe
it's just wishful thinking.
I researched the internet for this sweet pattern but it came up with a regretable lack of information... and infact I did start stomping my feet and hissing like little Miss Scarey Cat ( ha ha) hoping something might turn up ... IT WORKED !!!!
Tah Dah ... I discovered that the S&N insignia is part of the old Salt and Nixon China manufacturers from the Longton, North Staffordshire part of England. The set was dated to the Art Deco era, somewhere between 1897 and 1907. This is such a small bit of knowledge.... however, I'm totally amazed at how much china history there is floating around in cyberspace ... so I am content in knowing that ....
Incidently, I have found her a good home. MEOW >>MEOW!!!! Thank you for your kind visits Ladies... I'll be visiting you soon .