Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Come in ... out of the cold my Friends.

Pull up a chair and settle in for another relaxing teatime. Today, I have chosen a charming but most controversial little teapot from Staffordshire. 

I’m sure you recognize the familiar figure on the pot. It is part of the Sadler collection of Historical Teapots ... Henry the Eight teapot and four of his six wives ... Anne Boleyn, Catherine of Aragon, Anne of Cleves and Jane Seymour are in attendance  ...  the other two wives, I believe, are terribly indisposed.

This is a discontinued, octangular pot that is seven and a half inches wide and six inches high to the top of the gold trimmed lid. It is a small unique two cupper, which I love to use on  snowy days. 

Well, with the ‘King" comes his most beloved creature ... Look, who is peeking into my windows ...  Often, a herd of twelve White-Tailed Deer travel down our hills, but this young fellow must have known that it was teatime. Look at that white-tail ... Isn’t he lovely !!!

Sadly, the white-tailed deer sometimes have difficulty surviving winter, particularly if the snow is deep, so I really don’t mind         them staring and nibbling the young shoots in the back bush. 
 Their wintry visits seem a blessing to me. Should we invite him in for a cup of tea? Chances are that he wouldn’t be too impressed with our brewing bouquet.( Ha Ha)

                                       Come Ladies  ...  
Take a gander at what I found in the back of the cupboard. 

          Don’t you think that the white design resembles the 
                                           deer’s tail ?                

I must say, that this teaset is a pleasure to drink from, as the cup is very deep and high .... ( Ting-a-ling)...You could ring it like a bell if it was turned upside-down( ha ha)


No ... This is not your normal pretty looking “ Windsor " pattern. The design has a strong male presence, which is quite befitting for the King Henry teapot and our white-tailed Friend. Infact, I am feeling quite attracted to the white flourishes of energy that electrify this saucer. 
It seems to have “ HIGH SPIRIT" like the deer that dashes away, in leaps and bounds.

Nibble, nibble, nibble .... sweet woodland creature ,

              while we have a cup of soothing chamomile tea.

I do enjoy the mellow ambience and sweet taste of this tea on such a cold and wintry day.

  I was all set to share a book with you, but the wildlife has      completely taken over our teatime ladies ... Maybe we should drink up and go for a brisk walk through the woods!!!

On second thought ... Br-r-r-r ...  Let's stay put and enjoy one another,  a little longer. We can appreciate the view from the inside. 

LOOK at that cheeky little face!!! Ha ha

This has been a thrilling teatime adventure and I’m so happy that  you took the time to follow along the snowy
path for a cup of tea with me. 

There’s no need to hurry.
 ENJOY your brew
 the scenery.

The sleigh is prepared for your journey home.
Don’t Worry
Be Happy

Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening 
By Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his wood fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

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Anonymous said...

Wow Zaa lovely post,i love that tea pot itsamazing and love the pics of the cute deer,thankyou for sharing xx

Zaa said...

So happy for you kind visit... Your post made me smile ...HUGS

Granny Marigold said...

How I'd love to look out my window and see deer! I hope they find enough to eat till the snow disappears again and there's grass. The white splotches on that tea cup do resemble the White-tails a bit, don't they. Have a great week!!

Zaa said...

hey marigold ..I so glad that you stopped by for a wintry tea... I see deer and you see flowers...hugs

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my Zaa, I so enjoyed my chamomile tea with you today, and the view outside of the white-tailed deer. The teapot of King Henry and several of his wives (oh dear, the poor others!) was one I have never seen! Your teacup was the perfect choice. Thank you for sharing your fun post today.

Zaa said...

Thanks Kitty ... I hope that you didn’t get to chilled ...certainly the tea would warm you ....ENJOY your day !!! xoxox

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi again, Zaa! No, I didn't get chilled, and yes, the tea was perfect!!
Thank you for the visit to my blog. I certainly appreciate the kind words and the birthday wishes. My birthday is actually on the 24th of February.
Enjoy your day, my friend, and keep warm and cozy. xx

Zaa said...

Thanks Kitty...My mothers is February 26th so I won’t forget ... We celebrate Feb.21,26 and our March Birthdays, 16,17th,18th and 29th all together... now I’ll add you when we celebrate..Thanks for your sweet visits. Hugs

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi again! I will tell Cissy about you using the note idea, but it was my daughter's idea, and Cissy helped write all the family member's notes to me. She is such a sweet child.
Do you have an email to write to you? You're a no-reply comment blogger and I can't email you. I so appreciate you letting me know that you'll be using the balloon idea!! xx

Zaa said...

Yes Kitty ..roslindca@yahoo.ca...Thanks

Red Rose Alley said...

What an unusual looking tea cup. And that tea pot is so charming. Is that Jane Seymour, the actress? She's my all-time favorite. The white-tailed deer is lovely, and she has a sweet look on her face. She looks very different than the deer we see here. That's sad to hear that the white tailed-deer has a hard time surviving winter. They are such magical animals, aren't they? You live in such a beautiful area outside.

This is such a delightful post today, Zaa.


The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Lovely Sadler teapot, Zaa. The unusual shape adds to its charm, if not the subject. The white tailed deer is beautiful. The poor things have to forage anywhere they can find a bite to eat. Unfortunately they are in breeding in our state and this has led to unfortunate offspring. I agree your lovely Windsor teacup and saucer reminds us of our tea guest! It's nice to "meet" a new friend that likes all things tea as I do as well. I have a couple Sadler teapots as well. One is the Charles Dickens Christmas teapot and the other is a traditional teapot with roses. ♥

Margie said...

Now all I see is the the deer tail on your lovely teacup! A few years ago, I deer wandered into the vestibule of our local grocery store. Perhaps he wanted a cup of tea?

Eilis said...

Your photos of the white tailed deer are just amazing. The tea looks wonderful, too.

Zaa said...

Hey Jess .. Ha Ha ...I always think of the Actress too...I’m sure she could have been one of the Queens sipping from that teacup. Isn’t it interesting that your deer look so different ..there are so many beautiful species. I shall have to do a little research in your area... and YES .. I just adore these woodland creatures in a magical way too... Sometimes need al little of the woodland magic in our lives... Thanks for the teatime chat and your wonderful company...Hugs

Jeanie said...

Hmmm. I wonder why they just did the first four queens and axed the last two (one of whom WAS "axed" and the other who outlived him, though she was pushing it at the end. It's a wonderful teapot. I just finished all 750 pages of Six Queens, a historical book on Henry's wives. I could have used this as I was chugging tea on page 595, wondering if I would make it through!

It's a wonderful teapot, Zaa. And a real treasure. So, too, are the beautiful photos of the deer. How lovely!

Zaa said...

Dear Martha Ellen .. I enjoyed your historical travel post very much and sharing a cup of tea with you is equally delightful... Yes I am noted for going overboard on tea and teatime china.... The older the better for me.. except in the tea tasting( ha Ha) ....and I also appreciate mother natures gifts ... “ All creatures great and small “. I ‘ve seen the Charles Dickens Christmas teapot... it’s so inspiring .. infact all the Sadler collections are beautiful. How lucky that you have a pretty “ rose” teapot too..Can’t wait to share more teatime travels and tea with you ... Thank You for the kind visit...xoxoxox

Zaa said...

Hey Margie ... You got me laughing because now all I can envisage is you sitting down and pouring the deer a cup of tea ( hee hee)..Thanks for the laugh..Enjoy your day... Hugs

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Zaa, what beautiful photos! Much as I love tea and china, today they are overshadowed by your gorgeous wildlife photos. What a sweet face on that deer!

Zaa said...

Thanks for the visit Jeanie... Yes historical books are quite a grind( 750 pages) unless you do have a good pot of tea to get you over some of the literary bumps... however I’m sure you gain fabulous insight into the lives of those women... I sure wouldn’t trade place with them. I too wondered why only four of the queens ... I shall have to do alittle research.Thanks for the inspiration ( ha ha)

Snap said...

Lovely post. Fun teapot and your tea cup is wonderful. Yes, the pattern resembles the tail of your lovely visitors! I'd love to enjoy my first cup of tea while looking at furry visitors like yours. Happy Tea Day!

Zaa said...

Thank You Jean ...so glad that you stopped over... I have just finished making your scrambled egg recipe and am just now looking out the window with a cup of tea, my Friend... Big Hugs

Zaa said...

Thanks Sharon( Snap) ...Today I’m sharing your suggestion of green tea... and researching that book title on the internet...Thanks for teatime visit ...ENJOY your day !!! Hugs

Marilyn Miller said...

A walk in the woods, then a bracing cup of tea would be just perfect. How fun to find that beauty in the back of your cupboard.

Zaa said...

Thanks You Marilyn.... I so happy that you stopped over for a chat and tea.....Please do have a Happy Day !!!

NanaDiana said...

What a great post- and I DO see the deer tail in the china pattern--and think it is more a masculine pattern than you usually see on china. I, too, love that cheeky little face! Hope you have a wonderful night- xo Diana

Zaa said...

Thanks for your sweet visit Diana...Please do have a HAPPY DAY...Hugs

Red Rose Alley said...

I just wanted to tell you, Zaa, that Jess and Nel are my daughters, and they share the blog with me. I'm taking a little blog break, but the girls will still make up posts. And I'll still come over and visit my friend's blogs and comment. I especially am delighted that I found your blog, and will continue to read your wonderful posts.


Bernideen said...

What a wonderful post and such a sweet deer. I loved the way the trees are all lined up in a row. Your snowy photos are lovely! Thanks for sharing Zaa!

baili said...


i LOVED the unique teapot and controversial figures it has (they don't spoil the taste of tea anyway lol)

what pretty cup my friend ,i liked it so much and your cup of tea made me make myself a cup of tea immediately lol

poor little deer
he is GORGEOUS and adorable though ,i feel for such creatures who feel hard to survive such snowy winters .

Zaa said...

Thank You Sheri ...I am so happy to have tea with you each week too... However ,we all need a change for alittle rejuvenation. d... Please do ENJOY yourself .. I will look forward to your return and visits...HUGS

Zaa said...

Hey Bernideen... It’s always a joy to have tea with you ..I so enjoyed your St. Patrick’s Day post ... with your grand mother/mother’s linens... Beautiful...Big Hugs

Zaa said...

Dear Baili ... I so enjoyed your wonderful post today... It was inspiring... I’m so glad that you stopped over for teatime ....It was a thought provoking visit.... Big Hugs

Sandra said...

Lindas imagens e que delicioso chá. Feliz fim de semana. Cumprimentos.

Zaa said...

Hey Sandra... Thanks for your kind teatime visit...ENJOY your day !!!!..Hugs

Louca por porcelana said...

Hi Zaa!Your posts always make me smile!The deer is so cute and the teapot is unique!Of course,I love your pretty teacup!Beautiful snow landscape too.Hugs!

Zaa said...

Dear Louca ... Do you have a translator for your post ... I always want to talk to you from the heart.... BUT ...I am so HAPPY that you visit and share, sweet friend....xoxoxox

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

Goodness, what a beautiful post!! Love the tea pot even though there is a bit of controversy to it and the tea cup and saucer are stunning!!
Thanks so much for visiting!!

Zaa said...

Thanks you for your sweet visit Debbie...Hugs

Ruth W said...

Hi Zaa...always a pleasure to have tea with you! I love the Sadlet historic teapots. They are so fun! I loved meeting your fuzzy friends and seeing your snowy landscape. That is a really unusual teacup! Haven't seen that pattern before! Have a lovely week and thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Crystal Grandeur said...

I kept looking at the white tailed deer. So cute. The tea kettle is different from the usual ones. Lovely post indeed. Thank you for stopping by. Hugs Sujatha:)

Zaa said...

Thanks Ruth ..so happy that you had time for a visit...Enjoy your week !!!!

Zaa said...

Thank You Crystal ... It was so nice to have a teatime visit with you ...Hugs

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love that teapot! I saw it years ago in the catalog put out by the BBC. I have been stalking it ever since. Obviously, not closely, or I would have known that it had been discontinued. It is a beauty, and, like you, I like teapots that hold 2 cups. Most of the teapots that I have hold four, and I can’t possibly drink four cups of tea at one sitting. Fun post.

Zaa said...

Thanks Pattie... I so enjoy our teatime visits...You and I are definitely on the same page..... Big Hugs