Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Basking in the sun is where you'll find me these days. Are  you soaking up any  glorious rays of sunshine? Don't forget your sunscreen and a cool cup of ice tea!!!

I'm particularly fond of a slice of citrus  or drop of freshly squeezed lemon  juice  to refresh the palate on a hot summers' day. Aren't you ? Won't you join me for a little tea ? Which cup would you like? Etched gold and pretty posies for me please !!!
 All I want to do, is  enjoy the beautiful outdoors from the vantage point of the back deck, especially since I had been under the influence of that  nasty little flu bug for six weeks.
 ( Tsk Tsk) Shoo fly ... go away !!!

How do you choose your morning teacup... by colour... by weight ... by the shape  or  by the artistic design? I know that if the sun is shining, I arise singing and often select a pink floral cup, but today, I'm mellow and want something  comfortable that I can feel in my hand. 
Bavarian porcelain is always my favourite for those relaxing day. It's so fine and delicate to sip from, not to mention, that it's just shy of a full cup of tea, which makes it's just right for my tea fetish today  !!! Don't you think that old world tea sets  are alittle  more petite in comparison to the  new traditional English teacup. I prefer a little less rather than a little more during  these lazy, hazy summer days.

If you take a peek at my Bavarian  saucer ladies, you'll notice it 's smooth  reflection. One could  graciously drink tea from the bowl of this  art deco saucer.( ha ha)

 If you have any Bavarian china , check out the saucer and see if there has been any  accommodation made for the cup. All three of mine are  perfectly smooth with no indentations, so I do suspect that  they was  used for scrumptious dainties, aside from  the teacup.

This pattern reminds me of stained glass or even  the traditional  Victorian art of Crazy Quilting, with it's whimsical weaving design.
The set has no under markings,  so I'm quessing that it was manufactured in the late eighteen hundreds.... but ....  If you know anything  about vintage Bavarian  markings, please do tell !!!! I would be delighted to  explore this era of china more. In the meantime, I must be content to scour the internet and book stores  for additional information. Can you see the little feet under the cup ( ha ha).. It makes me laugh , a my imagination keeps seeing the cup walking along the table over to dainties plate... You know , like  in  Walt Disney's " Beauty and the Beast" movie. My, my  how childish one becomes at a tea party.

My cup is empty and it's time to say adieu  sweet ladies. It was truly my pleasure to chat and share  a little teatime with all you  today. I  do hope  that you've  enjoyed the lemon in your iced tea.

OOPS ... I almost forgot to mention that our lovely floral companion today is one of my own creations... " Sleeping Beauty" , a paperclay sculpture that I created within my " Dancing Lily Studio ", in cooperation with Christie Meyers and the 2012 Artful Gathering. I had so much fun  making her. 

Hopefully she has brought a  smile to your day.  If you're interested in some fabulous online classes , pop over to the, " Artful Gathering", where you'll find Session Two is just beginning. 



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Zaa,
Your Sleeping Beauty is so very cute and I love your teacup! I hope you're feeling better. My hubby and I both had the flu a couple of weeks ago. No fun anythime but especially this time of year. Thank you for coming by for tea and have a lovely day.


Snap said...

I love your sleeping beauty! I bet she was a lot of fun to make. She certainly makes me smile. Beautiful cup -- it looks so modern! Happy Tea Day and hope you are feeling well.

Terri said...

Hello Zaa, your Sleeping beauty is really sweet! I just love the expression on her face!

Your tea cup too is very pretty. I don't know that much your cup, but maybe Ruth or Martha will know.
I love the unusual design, and the shape is fab.

Kathryn Ross said...

Oh - Zaa! I LOVE your sleeping beauty flower! Totally captivating! If only I had more time in my life for these classes and tutorials. The artistic medium I mostly work in is "words" and I have my fill of projects on my plate - but I love the mixed media arts. I would totally make this!

As to your teacup - yes - I love the delicate feel of a precious Bavarian china. I have a couple of such cups, but rarely use them other than to display them as works of art. Always so fearful of breakage - too delicate!

Loved hearing all about your Anne room - wish I had a few extra rooms to theme decorate, too!


Zaa said...

Thanks Sandi ..I always love you sweet teatime visits...xoxox

Zaa said...

Greetings Snap ...I'm on the mend and so happy to be back with all you lovely ladies...HUGS

Zaa said...

Dear Terri ..You visits always cheer me., sweet lady .. and I so enjoy visiting your blog to see what you unto..It' always exciting....Blessings !!!

Zaa said...

Hey Kathryn... So happy to hear from you . You bolt is an absolute delight to read...Your talent and passion for writing is wonderful, my friend....Enjoy your day !!!!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a lovely teacup! I love Bavarian china as well. Your flower fairy is charming! So nice of you to join me for tea...and link up to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!


Hello Zaa! So happy to hear from you, you made my day! Your teacup is gorgeous,wish I knew what it was, but I would choose her for my morning teacup. That is just what I feel like doing today, basting in the sun like your lovely, tan sleeping beauty, lol..You are talented, she's adorable too. Thanks for dropping by sweet lady and enjoy your weekend.

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Zaa,
So glad to hear you are feeling better. I adore your lovely paper clay sculpture...Sleeping Beauty! Well done! What a beautiful teacup. Thanks for visiting Magnolia Cottage. I'm your newest follower. If you would like to follow back..


Micupoftea~ said...

Hello Zaa,
The design reminds me of Crazy Quilting as well~ how interesting about the saucer not having any settling place for the cup...that is rare! Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a restful weekend and feel better...no flu!

Gina said...

Sleeping Beauty is gorgeous! She's certainly puts a smile on my face. I am impressed by your talent!
I love your pretty teacup and I do hope you're feeling better soon.

Zaa said...

Dear Ruth ...I always enjoy your company ..So glad that you stopped by ...Hugs

Zaa said...

Hi Fabby ... I love visiting your blog and reap so many editing ideas...Thank you for this lovely tea time together...Blessings

Zaa said...

Sweet Lisa...It's alway nice to visiting with another Canadian..Makes me feel closer to the teatime activities( ha ha) ...Please do stop over often ...I will certainly be frequenting your charming blogland...Hugs

Zaa said...

Hi Shawn ...Teatime with you is always a pleasure and I do so look forward to your cheerful cups and lovely prose.. It's always so relaxing to chat with you ...Hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks for your kind comments Gina...You are so welcomed here at the Grand Lady... Please come again soon...Hugs

Lady Linda said...

Was thinking of you this morning. Love this post! The teacup is so pretty. Your posts are always so artistic and fun.

Tamatha said...

Hello! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Now that I'm visiting yours, I see that you are in Artful Gathering too! Your sleeping beauty turned out lovely. It must have been fun a fun class!

Ellie Rae said...

Oh, I like your blog.

Zaa said...

Thanks Lady Linda... and I so enjoy your visits.... Hugs

Zaa said...

Hey Tamatha.. Yes..Excellent class... So glad you stopped by ... I'll be back to check your blog soon, my friend...See you in class... Hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks for your kind visit, Ellie... Please do come again soon...Bright Blessings