Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Green is the color of nature, fertility and life. It symbolizes self-respect and wellbeing. Since my daughter is visiting with my Grandson Bodhi, I thought  that  teatime in this fluted Windsor cup and saucer, just might give me the balance needed to keep up with a active little  two year old.

The intricately designed leaves on this  china  always remind me of learning, growth and harmony, thus, it becomes a peaceful vessel for a perfect teatime.  I must add, that I'm re-learning alot about running after a little toddler, in between my sips of tea.( ha ha)  

It's a whimsical cup that  possesses a lovely bell shape, that has been quite artistically trimmed with ruffled  gold gilded edges. 

The posies and vines of this saucer are hypnotic, as they interweave like  magical threads into  another time....Medieval perhaps!!!! What do you think ? I keep  seeing pretty Irish girls dancing !!! 

It seems that most of my china cups  originate in Longton, Stafforshire, England. This particular  set, was created by the Windsor- Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd, dated  from the 1940's to the 1960's . There were simply hundreds of patterns produced in this area of Britian, which poured over into extended pottery family names such as Clarence Bone China and  Crown Windsor Pottery. 

One more sip of tea before  my Grandson wakes up ... My how time flies in the life of a Child... I remember when Bohdi was born.... He was such  a tiny little fellow!!!!( Ha ha)

HMMMM  .... I'm enjoying this cup of camomile  tea, recalling a quiet moment  that I captured of my daughter, Manda  and her baby when he was one year old. I love this picture!

Now, Bohdi is a two year old darling, who gives lots of " NO "  hugs and kisses .... everything is " NO "... Ha Ha   

Goodness, how this cup is overflowing with a Tea Cup Tuesday abundance  of love and joyful memories ...  that only a child can fill. Maybe someday, he will sit and have a cup of tea with his Grandma !!!

Ladies, may I extend my sincere wishes, that you will find the time to cherish each precious moment with your children and  grandchildren ... as they grow sooooo quickly. In the meantime, I'm off to chase the little fellow around the piano... with a hop, skip and a jump .... "Tra- la- la " Are you tired yet ?

Soon, the Grand Lady will be ready for another cup of tea and a  relaxing visit to your  Tea Cup Tuesday Blogs... I can hardly wait. ( Huff and Puff)  



Stunning! Your cup and saucer from England is gorsgeous! Your grandson is much more beautiful though! Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving.

Terri said...

A beautiful Windsor cup! The leaf pattern really is lovely. The shape too, especially the shape of the cup rim. What a fun day you are having with your grandson!
Thanks so much for sharing.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Zaa,
Your Windsor cup is lovely. Your little guy is adorable with such big blue eyes! All my grandsons are growing like weeds. Just seems like yesterday that they were babies. You're so right; we need to savour each and every moment we have with them. Have a lovely week.


Zaa said...

Thanks for you kind visits Ladies... Have a Blessed Day ... Hugs

Carrie said...

Your teacup is exqusite...love the pattern!
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
Happy Thanksgiving,

Zaa said...

Thanks Carrie ..You are so very welcome..Please do visit again ..Hugs

Cindy said...

Your grandson is adorable! Such beautiful hair and those big blue eyes - he's a doll! I love your teacup! Green is one of my favorite colors (being a nature lover.) I'm happy you enjoyed my post on the mustache cup! Thanks for stopping by. Hugs,

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

What a lovely post! I love your teacup and love the photos of your little ones. Ah yes...the terrible twos! You get tired of hearing "NO"! LOL! Indeed treasure it...it goes too fast! Thanks for visiting and your kind words!

Zaa said...

Thanks Cindy... I always enjoy visiting you, my teatime friend... So happy that you stopped by....Hugs

Zaa said...

Dear Ruth ... How nice to chat with you ... I'm always amazed at the unusual variety of china in your posts...and enjoy the learned education that you share... Thank You for your visit and kind comments ...Hugs

Peggy said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving your lovely comments. Your blog is lovely - love the tea cup caper!
Hugs, Peggy

Zaa said...

Thanks for the kind visit Peggy ..Please do stop over again for tea...Hugs

Charlotte said...

Your grandson is darling! I love his blond hair and blue eyes. Your teacup is very pretty also. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Your grandson is an angel! Lovely cup and thx for linking up.

KathyB. said...

This teacup is exquisite and I have rarely seen one with green twining leaves like this. I love it.

Your grandson is beautiful, angelic in appearance and you captured a very special portrait in that picture of him and your daughter.Tea and reflection on the blessings of grandchildren, so precious, so much to be thankful for.

Zaa said...

Thanks for the kind visit Charlotte...Blessings of the season to you and your family.

Zaa said...

Hey Trish ... So nice to see you hear..Hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks KathyB....Thanks for the the Thanksgiving chat... and your supportive comments ...Hugs