Tuesday, October 22, 2013


It's a "pink-a-licious" day. Time to put aside those those strawberry and raspberry smoothies in favour of pumpkin tea. However I certainly won't refuse a pinkalicious bouquet of flowers from my Hubby .. Would you ?
AH Yes ... I'm still enjoying this weeks tea from same pink teacup. 

It's part of the  Royal Arden Home Collection of cups and saucers that Kim bought for me in Japan. I thought that the set might have been manufactured in Asia however,  it is another lovely new collection of Bone China registered at the  official European Union Trademark data base( CTM).  Made in England , you say ... The answer is, " YES" ... and so true to it's Staffordshire  traditions of beauty and subtle teatime enjoyment.

Infact, the tea set is "Perfect" for my, "pink-a-licious' mood. Haven't you ever had a  day when everything you touch and see shine in the universal aura of   " Pink" love.  Of course, while I'm still trying to rejuvenate from the operation, the exhileration of pink lingers in the air, as a perfect reason  to prolong  women's issues and  their " Cancer " marathon, along with just the  delicious desire for the energy of the  colour
( Ha Ha)

This is such a lovely varigated bouquet of lilies, which had to be tweeked, lest they stain the  tablecloth. It's personally, one of the  most unhappy parts of floral arranging, since the stamens possess such a gorgeous odour. I usually leave them on  for two to three days before clipping . What do you do ?

Look at the pretty molding on the cup.
It  does reminds me of a merry dance of  flower petals and it feels quite natural in my hand... I have heard  that pink is a very calm feeling colour that neutralizes disorder. That's just what the doctor ordered.

I never tire of this perpetual gathering of roses, that is seen on many of the English tea sets. I am always amazed by how brilliant and fresh they look on each new teacup and saucer that is produced. The only thing that ever changes is the colour of the cup and the taste of tea, which is m-m-m- good.

I do believe that a " Pink-a-licious' day  is best served in  by a pink cup of tea which  translates to relaxation, acceptance and contentment .

I can't wait to see what she has to serve up at our next teatime session.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


"Autumn scenes drift by my window .. the autumn scenes of red and gold".... a kaleidoscope of mystical bronze looms ahead for nature.  Alas .... It seems as if , the  " Prince of Thieves" has stolen sweet summer away.

It's a misty day, drizzling with cool rains that echo ,"all good things must pass" .... SO , let's get on with the tea to warm the cockles of the soul. M-M-M-M-  !!!! Autumn can  be such  a beautiful visual .

The adventure of selecting tea on such a day should be  exciting...soooooo .... Let us think of the experience of  drinking a magical elexir to brighten your rose colored glassed . Fortunately, my cupboards are stocked with many exotic blends .... I will close my eyes and select a flavour ... Oh , yummy ... It's  'Carmel Black Tea"   from " King's Place " in downtown, Fredrickton (a full bodied
tea )... Perhaps it possesses that enlightening aroma that will activate my olfactory nerve( sniff , sniff) .

 Don 't you just  love the fragrant scent  of loose  tea leaves? Hm-m-m-m-Good !!!!!

Here, I've included the phone number just incase you wish to order some of these indulgent , flavourful leaves. Oops, a few fragrant drop landed on the label....That's how good it was " Ha ha" to the very last drop.!!!!!

I am so enjoying the warmth of the autumn foliage together with  my aromatic tea blend, that I've quite forgotten to select a teacup( Ha Ha) ... Since , I'm still in recouperation mode from hip surgery last week. I will ask my hubby to select an appropriate cup. AHHHH ...Good choice ... It is one that he brought back from Japan for me. The perfect colour for  our " Breast Awareness"  that I'm joining in on over at Sandi's "Rose Chintz Cottage".

Now to relax with a few pictures of my little grand-daughter " Auriane " who just may come to visit Grandma soon.

Time to get the Autumn tea sets out .
 ENJOY the BEAUTY !!!!