Wednesday, November 19, 2014


The  little birdie told me to pick this  "Royal Albert" teaset for  today ... and  to peek  into the music room ... Yes indeed ... There is something magical happening there.

It's the  Christmas Cactus  .... Isn't it beautiful ... I had not  been into the room for a few weeks, so you can imagine my surprise, to see such a huge cascade of blossoms.  Quite frankly, it took my breath away ... " Neglect ", is the secret to growing the Christmas Cactus ... Truly, I only water it every two weeks, when the soil is absolutely dry.

Seeing the mass of blossoms was like adding  sweetness to the sugar bowl.  I was so excited, that I simply forgot about my tea. " Snap Snap", I must have taken a hundred pictures, so that I could share the beauty ...  Just a little excited !!!!

This plant loves it's  sunny location  and of course the musicality of the room... there is always a song to be sung there. Funnily enough,  I had read an article stating that the  Christmas Cactus prefers a diffuse light, but this one is sitting pretty in our bright, chilly window.

It is so befitting to use this cheery little set with it's pert cuteness, however, I'm not sure if the artist was painting a robin, a blue jay or chickadees... Can you tell ? No matter, it looks to be a  feathered whimsy of all three, that makes me smile.( ha ha)

As a creative bonus, the artist has roughly smudged stains around the rim of the creamer in a delightful way ... a little here and a little there...too charming !!!

While the teacup is much more delicate, it blends quite nicely with the whimsical accents of the teapot , sugar bowl and creamer.

The rippled surface of the saucer spins with glimmers of light that are reflected  throughout the surface of the  arched lip.  I'm wondering if this plate was designed as a drinking  saucer since it is  twice as high most of my other tea saucers. 

There now, the tea has been poured with a  melodious  amount of song and warmth from the heart of this little songbird. ( Tra-La-La )

Although it's a cold, windy day .... Teatime can be such a happy throng ... especially when the sun is sparkling all around. 
( Happy Happy)

The north wind doth blow,
And we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then?
Poor thing.

He'll come in for tea,
With you and  me
And flutter and sip and  sing
Happy thing.

(My rendition of the nursery rhyme)


 Today I am joining:Rose Chintz Cottage, Martha's Favorites, Tuesday Cuppa Tea&Bernideen's Teatime Blog


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

It's cold here too. Way too soon for this weather.
What a cute posting. If I was to venture a guess, I would say those are blue birds but the teapot birdie has a bit of a tuft on her head which looks more like a blue jay. However as we know, the jay does not have any red on its breast. I think the artist had some fun with this delightful tea set. Love your RA teacup. I haven't seen that pattern before. Your Christmas Cactus has an amazing amount of blooms on it. It's a beauty! I had one once but Hubby didn't like it for some reason. I will have to show him yours. What a lovely surprise to find it blooming like that! Thank you for coming to tea and enjoy the rest of your week.


Marilyn said...

Thanks for visiting me today. Love your bluebirds.

Zaa said...

Thanks Sandi..
I agree.. they all look just a little different.. at first I thought ' Robin" , then Bluebird, then Blue I'm into any rate it's a happy little set( ha Ha).. .. I always love your sweet visits...Hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks Marilyn...
Hope you enjoy your teatime ...Hugs

Linda said...

Hello Rosalind!
It's nice to meet you. What a cheerful cuppa you've poured up for us today! It brought a smile to my face. So 'tweet'! Lol Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving such a lovely comment. I really appreciate it.
Wishing you a beautiful day,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Beautiful tea! I just love blue! ❤❤❤
The Christmas Cactus is truly stunning! I also am admiring your china cabinet....really pretty!

kitty said...

Oh my goodness Zaa, I love coming to your house for tea!! Your birdie tea set is just too cute for words and your teacup is a beauty and blends perfectly. Oh dear me, but the Christmas cactus is beyond gorgeous! I must get one this year and not over water it. Thanks for the tips!

Ruth W said...

Your cactus is magnificent! Wonderful! And your birdies are so cute! As blue is my favorite color, just perfect! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Tea in Texas said...

While many people will comment about your birds, flowers, and chinaware, My eyes were drawn to the Royal Doulton ladies in your cabinet I have a collection that I treasure. Also thanks for your comment about mt Texas Tea Party.

Zaa said...

Dear Linda.. It was such a pleasure to visit you at Beautiful Ideas... Thjanks for the visit...Hugs

Zaa said...

Thank you Parsimonious...I'm so glad that you were able to visit for tea today..Please do come again soon...Hugs

Zaa said...

Hi Kitty ... I love your teatime visits... and of course I really enjoy chatting with you... and making your recipes( Ha Ha)Hugs

Zaa said...

It's always a pleasure to share teatime with you Ruth...Huigs

Zaa said...

Delighted Pam ... I've collected R.D. figurines for years and Thank You for your kind comments...I'd love to see your beautiful figures at teatime in the future....Hugs

Bernideen said...

What a darling tea set. That truly is special and I also think the same thin about that cup and saucer. Your table looks so cute! I am so glad you shared at Friends Sharing Tea! Keep warm!

Zaa said...

Thanks for the teatime chat Bernideen...Hugs

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Now that is a true birdie teapot and set! Looks like bluebirds to me as well which are sweet little things.
Always nice to join you for tea.

Stephanie said...

My dear friend, your bird tea is just lovely! Your photos are divine and had me smiling :)

Hugs to you!

Shelia said...

Thank you so much for popping in to see me and your tea set is so pretty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Zaa said...

Yes Judith ..I do believe your right ..They do like real bluebirds.. with a little of artistic pizzaz( ha ha)..Thanks for the visit.

Zaa said...

Dear Stephanie... I'm so happy that you stopped by for tea...Hugs

Zaa said...

Hey Sheila..Please do visit for teatime again, soon...Hugs

Karen said...

Hi Zaa,
Where do I begin? Your home looks so beautiful and I think I can see a Royal Doulton lady in your gorgeous china cabinet! The Royal Albert pink and blue rose teacup entitled "Sapphire: has me swooning! Soooo lovely! Your sweet bird figurine is cute too and my how your Xmas Cactus is thriving! Thanks for visiting me! Happy Tea day! Karen

Beth L. said...

I thoroughly enjoyed my tea visit with you. Also glad to see another Royal Albert set and yours is stunning. I love your little birdies in various forms. Thanks for visiting my blog this week.