Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Tick tock, tick, tick... From the sounds of the clock ... It's Teatime Tuesday ... Unfortunately,  I'm under the weather but I have a  whole Wonderland menagerie to greet you.

I think this shall be a teatime from afar, where the sweet aroma of camomile, jasmine or just about any tea you can imagine will waft up from my blog to your olfactory nerve... take a whiff !!!

Sweet  honey tea on the throat feels good   and oh what lovely flowers have been presented to me by my hubby , who's feeling rather sorry that I'm in such a sniffling state...ACHOO !!! Flowers always make me feel better and so does a pretty cup. 

Kim  very kindly brought me a bouquet of tea in this handpainted  lusterware teaset, which looks to be in  exceptional vintage shape.

 Each and every little age spot on this saucer begs to tells a story ... a teatime story,  maybe about someone who loved this little cup so much, that they used it every day....  Or maybe, it's the  tale about a poor old soul, who had only  one cup for tea  and  one milk saucer to share with her cat during teatime ... or perhaps, the teaset belonged to a fairy princess, who was locked up in a high , high tower by her wicked step-mother. ( HA HA)  .... 

 Please do forgive my ramblings... but alas I've been drinking from Alices bottles  ... When you're sick everything has a magical presence . 

"Tsk Tsk", the flowers disagree , they say that this teaset  has been skillfully designed  with pottery tools to create  warm rippling effect around the bowl of the cup, not to mention the handpainted, posies and  high lustre that  is reminiscent  of  Japanese Lusterware.... I think they're right !!! Don't you ?

 The floral group has  ordered me to take my pills and finish my tea....(sip sip) ... and get back to bed. Boy oh boy, flowers can be bossy !!!

OK, so in my teatime meanderings today, it is probably best to  just agree with the  flowers  and enjoy our rather short  teatime chat. We can always catch up next week !!!!

SO drink up Ladies  ( giggle giggle) . You're welcome to join me in Wonderland  anytime. You don't have to be sick to visit your  own wonderland  tea in the garden. You might even want to talk to the flowers. ....  Scientific studies show that it makes the garden grow !!!!


Sharing teatime with:

sandi .... (http;//sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.ca)

terri .......(http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com)


Antiques And Teacups said...

Looks like you are well taken care of, although I am sorry to hear you aren't feeling just the thing. Enjoy the coddling and get well soon! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Donna Heber said...

I hope by the time you read this comment you are feeling better. Your vintage teacup and saucer go so well with your pretty daffodils. A very pretty tea vignette.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

What a lovely post. I've enjoyed my tea with you and I hope by now you are feeling better.

Maria Andrade said...

I wish you a very quick recover from that nasty cold!
Anyway, it seems to have triggered your imagination for this lovely tea :)
That cup and saucer are beautiful, fit for any collection!

Terri said...

Oh dear! Alice's bottles indeed!

What is all this about talking flowers....didn't they always talk?
: )

Your vintage tea cup is totally fabulous! I would have swooned if it had arrived at my home! I love the pattern, and the yellow lusterware.

May you get well soon, and enjoy many fanciful stories as you heal.

GinaBVictorian said...

What a cute tea post! I do hope you are well soon. Take care...Gina

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Zaa,
Oh, do feel better soon! I LOVE your lusterware teacup. How pretty and so very charming in its soft yellow! Your sniffles haven't dampened your imagination at all. I enjoyed this visit very much Have a wonderful week and be sure to sip lots of tea.


Snap said...

Lusterware ... how lovely!!!! Hope you are feeling much better soon! Happy Tea Day!

Brenda said...

Oh Zaa, I am so sorry that you feel so bad. But listen to those bossy flowers and get plenty of rest. I certainly ADORE your tea set and magnificently hand painted at that! I so enjoyed being in Wonderland today. Tea Time was PERFECT!
Get well soon,

Zaa said...

Thanks Ruth... So glad that you stopped by , Sweet Lady...Hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks Donna...I'm on the mend and will be up and around for our next visit...Hugs

Zaa said...

Thank You Clara...Sweet teatime chats are always healing ..Enjoy you day !!!

Zaa said...

Ha Ha Maria.. Yes I'm always happy to indulge in the magical realm and a lot of sleeping certainly does conjure up a lot of dreams, even at teatime...Welcome My Friend...xoxox

Zaa said...

You are so Sweet Terri... Your well wishes have inspired me to keep talking to the flowers ( hee Hee) ..Enjoy your day !!!..Hugs

Zaa said...

Your visit is so welcomed Gina... especially during this rather odd teatime ( ha Ha) Please do come again soon for a reality teatime ....Hugs

Zaa said...

Sweet Sandi ..Yes my head is always in the clouds dreaming up stories... It's what we artists do ...( Ha Ha)... but that doesn't mean you can't talk to the flowers...Big Hugs

Zaa said...

Hey Snap .. I always enjoy your visits and visa versa... Your blog is always so inspiring for me ... See you next week...ENJOY !!!

Zaa said...

Thanks Brenda... I knew you wouldn't mind being in wonderland , as you 're always so creative ...I'll be ready for a nice long teatime next week, my Friend... Thank You for the well wishes and PLEASE do ....Have a Happy week-end....Hugs

Lady Linda said...

So cute! I hope you're feeling better. The teacup is adorable too.

Zaa said...

Thanks Lady Linda... Your kind visit is so appreciated...Please do Enjoy your week-end...Hugs

Kathryn Ross said...

Alice is a love - don't you think? I know a little girl who looks just like her in this Disney drawing. Quite a fantastical time you're having - and with a dainty little teacup of vintage flavors - boasting yellow! Love it!

Anonymous said...

This post is so cute !
I am glad to know that I am not the only one to have aged solely teacups.
I hope you are feeling well.
Hugs ♥☼

Zaa said...

Kathryn..You sweet comments rare so welcome...Hugs Dear lady.

Zaa said...

Welcome Sweet Friend... I'm so glad that you stopped over for a cup of tea... Enjoy your day , Sol...hugs