Monday, October 20, 2014


" AUTUMN"  dances  throughout the garden, like fluttering fairies, in a gathering frenzy. It hastens away all the little animals and bids the flora and fauna to prepare for winter's  sleep....  I too, scurry about as I hastily prepare for  week long travels, into beautiful Prince Edward Island. Teatime pleasures have been abruptly pushed aside, since my iPhoto refuses to display and post ....
                                                     Oh My .. What a blustery day !!!!

However, I was able to salvage a few photos from the trash bin...Oh dear, I do hope I haven't lost all of my iPhoto pictures.( Gulp) ... I had been in calm repose, drinking tea from this  lovely Paragon china teaset( above) when things went astray.
No sense panicking !!!!

        While packaging up a few little ribbon dolls  that I had made for my grand- daughter,

                I  stumbled upon a small grouping of papers with some of my  favourite
                                                            childhood poetry.
                                                            ( Happy Happy)

                         Having grandchildren is akin to being a child again ( I love it )
                         Anyways, that's what got me onto the ' Fairy " theme.( Ha Ha)
                     It's  more healthy to think of fairies and dolls than my lost  iPhotos
                                                                     Right !!!!

The author, Rose Amy Fyleman,was a woman of exceptional talent, who translated many rare children's books, from French and German, to their first English editions. She was also the editor of one of the first children's magazines, the Merry Go Round.... But of course, she is best known for her delightful fairy poems. I would like to share one of  my favourites with you.

                                                                   " THE FAIRIES "
                                                                         Written By:
                                                                      Rose Fyleman
                                                                       ( 1877-1957)

                                            The fairies have never a penny to spend,
                                            They haven't a thing put by,
                                            But theirs is the dower of bird and flower
                                            And theirs is the earth and the sky.
                                            And though you should live in a palace of gold
                                           Or sleep in a dried up ditch,
                                           You could never be as poor as the fairies are,
                                           And never be as rich.

                                           Since ever and ever the world began
                                           They danced like a ribbon of flame,
                                           They have sung their song through the centuries long,
                                          And yet it is never the same.
                                          And though you be foolish or though you be wise,
                                          With hair of silver or gold,
                                          You can never be as young as the fairies are,
                                           And never be as old.

                                                   your teatime and your week , my Friends

Sorry for the short post ... I'll be back next week from my travels, with a renewed spirit and a  "solution", for my iPhoto dilemma. In the meantime, I'll be  looking for a nice, quiet little  tea room
                                                                              and  a                  
                                                       " Fairy Godmother" on the Island.

                                                                "Fairy Godmother"
                                                                   fixes computers.

 Today I am joining; Rose Chintz Cottage,  Martha's Favorites  and Tuesday Cuppa Tea


Beth L. said...

Sorry to hear you having problems with your Iphotos. I love those ribbon dolls.

Zaa said...

Thank You Beth ... SO happy that your cast is now lighter and that your on the mend , My Friend...hugs

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a sweet post! I love your ribbon dolls. I used to make cut-out dolls and drew clothing for them when I was a girl. Many an hour I spent doing that. Your teacup is lovely along with the figurine. Enjoyed the fairy poem too. Seems we both are into fairies this week. Enjoy your visit to the Island and I hope you can find a tea room that is open. A lot of our specialty places close down once Autumn arrives. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea.


Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh, computer problems are no fun at all. I do hope yours gets fixed. Love the fairy poem. You and Sandi are on the same page today! Your teacup is really lovely.

kitty said...

Oh dear, I hope your photos are recovered! Your paper dolls that are embellished are adorable. Yes, having grandchildren does bring out the child in us. I love it!! Your tea cup is a beauty and displayed so prettily.
Enjoy your trip!

Zaa said...

Hey Sandi ...Yes . I'm learning that PEI closed in October...but I have found a few special spots will have a super time...Thanks for the visit...Hugs

Zaa said...

Ha Ha Deborah...It seems we both have fairy rings in our gardens this year...Quite a magical coincidence..I'm so glad that you stopped over for a chat. Thank you ..Hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks for the sweet visit Kitty... I copied down theta wonderful recipe for next week when my hubby
comes home ( ha Ha)..He's going to love it...Hugs

Ruth Weston said...

I had a computer problem from last Wed until today...I am so sorry. But your post is delightful! Your fairies are charming! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Mom Wald said...

Your Paragon Tea Cup is lovely. Hope your computer woes get better. Try not to be stressed any more than your lovely lady figurine.

Winnie said...

What a lovely cup! I have never seen ribbon dolls before, and they are precious! Hope your iPhone situation works out well for you.

Zaa said...

Thanks Ruth ... It seems many people are having problem this Fall...So glad that your computer is up and running...Have a great week...hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks Mom Wald... for the sweet and supporting visit...Big Hugs to you.

Zaa said...

Thank You Winnie... I'm so happy that you stopped over for a teatime chat... Enjoy your tea mug...Hugs

Karen said...

Hi Zaa,
That teacup is spectacular! Love the pink with the rose! Just my taste! Sorry about your photo problems. I do understand - so frustrating! Thank you for visiting me! Happy Tea Day! Karen

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

From the grand lady lying back on her chaise with a book to the ribbon dolls, you have created a charming post this week. My favourite is the poem about the fairies!
What happened to your photos in iPhoto? Did you clear your photos from within iPhoto as well as the trash on your desktop?
I'm paranoid with all the stories of people losing everything to a computer crash and save everything on jump drives.
Hope you find a solution.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I just love your teacup! How special to be able to see the pretty flower in the bottom as you sip your tea. Your ribbon dolls are beautiful! You are so talented! I enjoyed the fairy poem!

Carrie said...

I love the fairy poem! That teacup is gorgeous and the picture of the grandlady and the cup is beautiful. I really like your ribbon dolls too. Actually, I really like this whole post :). Have a great week!

Stephanie said...

Your tea cup is gorgeous! I love the shape and beautiful floral design :)

Hugs to you, dear friend!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Wishing you well soon!!

Thanks so much for dropping by because I got to visit and see this amazingly beautiful post of yours!!


Zaa said...

Dear Karen .. Thanks for the tea time chat..Hugs

Zaa said...

OMG Judith .. You just can't imagine my concern.. I'm back and dealing with it... Yikes !!! .. However ..I'm so HAPPY for your kind support My Friend....xoxoxo

Zaa said...

Oh My Nancy ...
You are are so Sweet .. You'll have to come to tea more often !!! Hugs

Zaa said...

Dear Carrie.. Thanks for your kind visit.. that's what makes teatime SPECIAL !!! ..Hugs

Zaa said...

Hey Stephanie..
There is always a cup for yoyo at teatime... Thanks for the visit ...Hugs

Zaa said...

OMG Debbie...
I missed you ... How lucky to have to you visiting for tea, my Friend... Big Hugs...