Yes, the grand entry of the attic palace was determined to share more than one sparkling particle of dust with me...Achoo... one speck flew up my nose and another settled into place on an unopened oriental box..( sweep sweep) ... the dust danced in the sunbeams as I opened the lid of the silken case.
Glittering, radiance filled the old timbers with a flush of oriental red, that begged to be part of Teatime Tuesday. How could I resist sharing it with you all, even if it was a miniature set, that I dare say, had never been used.
I bought it seven years ago, while meandering through an old antique shop, in Kitakyushu, Japan ... Of course, it lay hidden under an untidy pile of forgotten books and novelties, waiting to be found.
Luckily, I'm just the kind of person, who dives into those untidy heaps of forget-me-nots. When I come up for air ( tah-dah) ... it's usually with something special.
This is a rather small tea set, richly decorated in Asian florals and gold. Many Japanese and Chinese sets are dainty like this one .... They are often, graciously, presented in silk laden boxes, that exude a handsome price in local stores.
How fortunate, that I managed to salvaged it from the rummage of extinction, in the lost corners of never, Neverland. I dare say that this is probably the first time the tea set has had the chance to be properly infused with green tea...mmmmm ... and what fun I had, drinking from not one, but all four cups.( Tee Hee)
First I sipped from a yellow rose, then a pink rose, then a yellow and another pink rose... oh , my goodness, it's time to pour more tea .
I did entertain myself quite royally ,with all the ladies of the noble court ... Infact I was quite content with my imaginary court, or should I say "Attic Palace" .