Tuesday, May 26, 2015


                                       Tiptoe through the window
By the window, that is where I'll be
Come tiptoe through the tulips with me.

Today , it's raining,  so teatime is especially relaxing as I hum  Tiny Tim's song ' Tiptoe through the Tulips"... funnily enough my imagination is tripping with  excitement as I spy that ....

It seems that I've waited so long to visit with my floral companions  ... Today, I'm choosing a " Rosina" teaset with romantic colours that just seem to " POP"
                                      PINK, for  passion and love  
                                    YELLOW, for joy and happiness
                              GREEN,  for  renewal and good luck ...
                          BLACK, for  the  mystical  power of nature,
                                       I love the elegant  drama.

If I were to  analyze  my colour palette choices , I'd say that there are layers and layers of new beauty and love waiting to be revealed in this 1950 teaset... especially since I'm picking my hubby up from the airport on Friday.

      Alas, it's the tulips that are really thrilling me , saying love me , love me, 
                love me.  In Victorian times receiving tulips would signify, 
                                         " LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT"

                         Which is exactly how I feel about this brilliant little
                                       Mary Engelbreit  Teapot 
                    Look at that charming polka dotted handle( Ha ha)
                                                TOO CUTE !!!

                      Hello Mr. Bunny... Did you come for a cup of tea?
                                             (   Hippity Hop )

           There's an element of  magic in  every  artistic detail  of this sweet  
                          creation. I keep wondering when Alice will appear.

There is definitely mischief lurking here also , as the spout seems to be too small for the plumpness of the  pots' belly( ha ha), infact, I doubt if the 
              tea leaves  will get through this  rather small opening ...  
                   SO , Rosehip tea bags will be the flavour of the day.

Oh , such simply joys of life ...  tea , flowers and your good company Ladies.

                        " There's something beautiful in everyday .... 
                                           You just have to find it "

Oh, tiptoe through the garden
By the garden of the the willow tree
And tiptoe through the tulips with me

Knee deep in flowers we'll stray
We'll keep the showers away
And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight 
Will you pardon me?
And tiptoe through the tulips with me


( All illustrations:Mary Engelbreit)

SHARING TEATIME WITH. with Sandi at "Rose Chintz Cottage", 
Martha's Favorites, Ruth's ,"Cuppa Tea" and Bernideen's " All Things Tea" Blog.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What an absolutely delightful post! The tulips are so pretty and perky and the teacup; gorgeous! Love your figurine too. I do enjoy snippets of songs and poetry in a post. Glad you shared some and thanks for joining me for tea today. Have a marvelous week.


Zaa said...

Thank You Sandi ... I do love songs ..I'm so glad that you joined me for teatime...ENJOY your week too, My Friend..Hugs

Margie said...

Your teacup is stunning! Your ME teapot is super cute and made me smile.

Zaa said...

Hey Margie .. Thanks for your sweet visit... I truly enjoy your blog tour... Please do come again for tea...Hugs

Ruth W said...

That has always been one of my myst favorite Rosina teacup. So vibrant! Love your sweet figurine and cute teapot, and the tulips are lovely! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Zaa, I so LOVE reading your posts! You have such a way with words that are such a delight. Your teacup is stunning and your ME teapot is charming. ME's designs and art just make me smile, and so do you. Happy tea time!
p.s. Thank you for your visit to my blog.

Martha's Favorites said...

Everything is so very beautiful. I wish I could see more. You have a lovely home. Blessings, Martha

Zaa said...

My Pleasure Ruth ... I always enjoy the inspiring abundance in your post...So glad that you came for a tea visit...Hugs

Zaa said...

Kitty, Kitty ... I'll be for breakfast at nine sharp ...and I'll be dreaming about it all night ( ha Ha)... Thanks for the teatime chat...xoxoxo

Zaa said...

Thank You Martha... It's such a pleasure to have you for tea, sweet lady....Hugs

Karen said...

Hi Zaa
What an absolutely gorgeous Rosina teacup! So rich and elegant. Your Royal Doulton figurine is beautiful too. Tiptoe Through the Tulips is such a catchy little tune and your tulips are very pretty. Lovely post! Blessings, Karen

doodles n daydreams said...

What a gorgeous teapot, so pretty. And that is a really dramatic teacup, lovely colours.


Zaa said...

Thanks for stopping by Karen... I'm still thinking about your lovely roses and ' Fusion" paint...I've got to try it....hugs

Zaa said...

SO nice to have you for tea Diana.. Please come again soon. ..Blessings

Bernideen said...

What a darling posting and the way vintage goes with fun! I love them all. Your Rosina teacup and saucer are really wonderful. I sold those Mary E. teapots for years and they are such fun. So glad you shared!

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I enjoyed seeing all your photos and pretty things you have shared today. I liked how you shared the meaning of colors too. The tea cup is so pretty with all the different colors and the tea pots are fun. Such a nice Tea Time.

Zaa said...

Thanks Bernideen..So you know the whimsical joys of a ME teatime ( ha Ha)...hugs

Zaa said...

Hey Sandra... I'm so glad that you had time to take tea...How's the reno going ?..

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

The teacup is gorgeous, and I love the black background on it. I love teatime. xoxo Su

Zaa said...

Me too Su .. So glad that you joined us ... Enjoy your week.

Carrie said...

Wow, your pictures are really nice this week--especially the one with the royal doulton figurine and that pretty teacup. I really enjoyed tip toeing through the tulips with you this week! Happy Spring!

Zaa said...

Thanks for taking the time for tea Carrie... You're on quite a fabulous tour... It was so nice to follow you around via your picture..ENJOY yourselves !!!! Hugs

Trish Shamp said...

This is a gorgeous cup!!! I LOVE the dark colors - unique. Thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet note. Thanks and have a great weekend.

Zaa said...

You are so welcome at teatime Trish....Hugs

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

What a wonderful post! You have two of my favorite things: tulips and tea! I really like your teacup. The gold outlining is so sophisticated and regal. I think black teacups are beautiful and would love to add one to my collection. It's so nice to see tulips as our tulip season came too early and was shortened by the weather. Thank you for your visits. Now I have discovered your blog!

Zaa said...

So glad you came for the visit Nora,,You are welcome any time.... Hugs