Monday, August 19, 2013

Tea in a pretty cup

        All cats are possessed of a proud spirit.

Why it's Otis again.
Is there anything so beautiful as a cat? Well....if you happen to be a dishaholic like myself you might think this tea-cup could be a runner-up. 

Since I sometimes like to have tea on the front porch with Sierra I photographed this pretty cup in the light of day. 

Look at the pretty details on the handle.  I am so in love with this tea-cup. I only have one and it was found in a little antique shop in Almonte. I would love to find another one to match. It is called Crown Ducal Florentine, made in England & her name is Rosalie.                                                                             
TEA  today is ...

Rooibos Herbal Chai

This tea is almost red in colour when steeped for 5 minutes.  

It is spectacular. Why the gold spoon? Because I always add a bit of honey to my tea. That way my sweet tooth is satisfied, too.  I recommend this tea highly.

My cats are having a bang-up time with something I placed in the hall for them. 
I'll show you tomorrow.

I'm joining Sandi at for Tea-time Tuesday.
hugs, Deb


  1. What a lovely cup and cheery post!

    Deb, thank you for your kind words of comfort when we lost our Tom. We appreciate your caring.

    Mom Julie, Tinker, Anastasia and Angel Tom xx

  2. the colors in that cup are so pretty...and I chuckled at the gold spoon!

  3. Deb, what a gorgeous teacup! I hope you can find another. Your tea sounds delicious and the gold spoon; cute! Thank you for coming to tea with me. Have a splendid week!


  4. I do like that cup and saucer so pretty ! I am going to go to our antique store soon and start to collect pretty tea cups and saucers as I have just bone china tea cups with no saucers I would like to get the old English rose print ones and the teapot . Lovely kitty to . Tea and pets how wonderful ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

  5. Oooo.. the tea is a gorgeous shade of red. I've not tried that kind, and now must. :) The cup is beautiful. Delicate and pretty. And Otis is of course handsome and magnificent!

  6. I love everything about this post...from beautiful Otis to the that simply lovely tea cup.....made my day! Hugs to you Deb!

  7. I love everything about this post....from beautiful Otis, to the tea, to the simply lovely tea cup....just made my day! Hugs to you Deb!

  8. Cats and tea...two of my most favorite things! :)
    xo Catherine

  9. Good Morning. I adore this tea cup. I just checked and both ebay and have some of the pattern available. The creamer in this pattern is gorgeous, too.
    As always, I love your photos and hope you have a nice day.
    Thanks for the info about the tea!

  10. The cup is very beautiful and I will keep my eye out for a matching one while out and about.. Hugs GJ xx

  11. You do have the loveliest cups. I'll hunt for one like this!

  12. A very elegant teacup.

    And a very sleepy looking Otis.

  13. The handle of that teacup is exquisite. Such detail on a handle just adds toward making the teacup so pretty. I can see why it would be your teacup of choice.

    Otis seems to be annoyed in this picture, did you disturb his nap ?

  14. Your teacup is beautiful! All those tiny flowers! I share your love of cats and teacups! Aren't cats the smartest animals? How wonderful your work is what you love best!

    Linda at The French Hens Nest