Tuesday, November 15, 2011


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 ....

My teatime  wisdom is growing with every Teacup Tuesday ....  Till next time I bid you a fond farewell, filled with a feisty, cup of catnip tea from Miss Hissy Fit and Me.

Incidently, I have found her a good home. MEOW >>MEOW!!!! Thank you for your kind visits Ladies... I'll be visiting you soon .


Johanna said...

Hi Zaa,
what a cute post. This little kitty is so cute. And your pretty tea cup is just the right for tea for you catnip tea (LOL) for her. And yes, I see the flying bee, also.
Best greetings, Johanna

Zaa said...

Thanks Johanna... I'm so glad that I wasn't seeing things( Ha ha) ... Your kind visits are so welcomed...... Hugs

A Touch of Grace said...

Oh Zaa
Not only do you have lovely tea saucer, and I am glad you found some info about them...that make's them all the more interesting, but you also have posted the cutest Hiss Kitty I've ever seen, so glad you found a good home for her:)...We too live "somewhat" in the country and keep stumbling upon unwanted kitties...but I am the lady who takes the in...
oh my gosh..I am up to 6!!!

Love your story love your post!!!
Thank you for visiting me. I really am enjoying your blog and would like to follow..please come round one day and do the like.
Blessings to you
ps such a back pretty ground!!!

Cindy said...

Such a nice post! Your teacup is beautiful - I love the bright colors. I'm so happy your found a good home for the kitty! I love cats and have 3 of my own!
Hugs, Cindy

Zaa said...

Dearest Grace...Living in the country only endears us to those little critters that live amongst us ..It's always a challenge... You have a lovely blog and I'm so glad that you've joined into the Teacup Tuesday...Hugs

Zaa said...

Thank You Cindy ... Sounds like you've got a house full ( ha Ha) I'm on my way over for a teatime chat with you ...Hugs

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Zaa,
What a fiesty but cute little kitty! I'm glad she was rescued and gone to a good home.
Your teacup is very nice and the info is very interesting. I love hearing about the history of china. So glad you have joined us for tea today. Wishing you a delightful week.


Zaa said...

Thanks Sandi ... It was a busy but delightful day . Teacup Tuesday was a blessing and welcomed rest... I appreciate your kind visit....Hugs

Linda said...

Greetings, Zaa!

This is my very first visit to your on-line home! I enjoyed your post today. Congratulations on your efforts to find Hiss Kitty a loving home. I am a big-time feline lover and am so thankful there are generous-hearted people like you in this world. God bless you!

Wishing you a beautiful day,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Carolyn said...

Hello Zaa!
I am happy you found a home for the cute kitty.That is a very pretty cup and saucer too.
Thank you for your visit and yes the tour is open to anyone but I live on Prince Edward Island-have you ever been here. We get many visitors to oue home and garden in the summer time.
Take care,

Micupoftea~ said...

What a darling kitty and pretty cup.I like the strong vibrant colors on the cup and so glad you found some info about it. How wonderful that you found a home for the kitten~
Thank you for visiting my blog :)

Zaa said...

Thank you Linda... Your kind support and comments are so appreciated... Please do come again ..Hugs

Zaa said...

Wonderful Carolyn... I 've just purchased an old Victorian in N.B. and visited the Island this past summer...It quite simply stole my heart, so I can well imagine a Christmas tour there...especially for tea...Hugs

Zaa said...

Well Shawna.. This kitten was destined to be loved by a young mother who had unfortunately miscarried her own baby... and so Hissy Kitty was a heavenly gift to this young lady. Bright Blessings

Anonymous said...

What a lucky little cat found by your, sweet Roslind. I am sure that he's already warm and happy playing with Dolly. I'm so happy for you,
ad your China beautiiful like always. Hugs ♥☼

Zaa said...

Congratulations Sol... You managed to get through ...FABULOUS and I'm so happy to have you here, Dear Friend.... HUGS

Lady Linda said...

Oh such a cute one, but a spitfire. Good luck. Your teacup is beautiful. I love the name.

Terri said...

OMgosh! I am going back through some of the tea posts and finding that my comments did not go through! I had to try several times, so I knew there might be a problem. Glad I checked!
What a fascinating cup with a interesting history. The pattern is eclectic and beautiful. I love the bees and the coloring. I have never heard of this company before. Good for you that you found out some information! I love the pattern name, "Formosa", it suites it perfectly.

Zaa said...

Thanks Lady Linda...
Yes , "Formosa"it is a lovely name but I couldn't find any info on it ..so am content just knowing it's origin....So glad that you stopped by for a chat...Hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks Terri..

Cyberspace is always full of little tricks... maybe left over from Hallowe'en ( Ha Ha) .. I'm chuckling because you saw the little bees too.... Hugs

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

I am your newest follower. After your visit I returned the favor and am so glad to meet you. What a wonderful post! Not only do I love your teacup, but your kitten is adorable!

lady jicky said...

I have never seen that pattern ! So beautiful - just like that kitty :)