Monday, February 18, 2013

A garden in my hands

                                                    Chintz China        
I think we all crave the sight and fragrance of  flowers right now. Thank goodness we can find them in flower shops if we just can't wait any longer. Or, maybe look to your china.
I love this tea-cup and saucer. I think it's the daisies that drew me to it. Such colour, such vibrance. I feel like I am in the secret garden when I hold it in my hands.
The cup and saucer are Wade Heath - made in England.

This little plate or tray that I found while antiquing seems to match it well. Lots of room for a tiny piece of carrot cake along with your tea-cup.
and a cup of Chocolate Tai Tea. No honey today.
I'm thinking I should show this to Audrey.
Do you think she just may try to one-up-it and serve me my tea?

"Oh, do get over yourself."

OK, then.

The sun was shining today and Kane and I went for a long walk.
The biting cold has left, once again.

It's on these crisp, sunny wintery days that I think, "Maybe I can take a bit more of winter."


I'm joining up with Sandi at for Tea Time Tuesday,
 Tuesday Cuppa Tea at and Friends Sharing Tea at

hugs, Deb


  1. Hi Deb, that's a sweet teacup. And your kitty is adorable.

  2. Nothing is as cheerful as chintz china!

  3. Deb, My mom love the daisies !!! For her, they are happy flowers : )
    and Miss Audrey, you are a stunner ! love the photo
    Deb, I couldn't believe you went for walk with Kane in this weather !

  4. I love the teacup and tray -- great pairing. The daisies are nice, but I love the butterflies! Springtime dreaming! Love the kitty serving tea. Audrey is audacious enough to give it a try! :D :D

  5. No creature on earth can give such a withering look as a cat..Audrey does it well!
    Jane x

  6. I agree with Jane's comment...cats can give the most withering looks!! Love the flowered tea cup! Enjoy your sunny day!
    hugs, Linda

  7. Awesome pairing, Deb, and the silver pattern couldn't be more perfect.
    How is Kane doing in this cold weather? Does he weAr those insulated booties? Bless his heart for all the get up and go he has.
    That Audrey, she can give you "the look", can't she?

  8. Hola
    Gracias por venir a visitarme a Argentina en el día de presentar la taza de té, la tuya es preciosa con flores. Me encantan las flores y los gatos!!! Los amo!!!

    Ya he pasado otras veces por tu blog atraída por las imagenes de tus gatitos que tanto me gustan.

    Muchos besos amiga.

  9. Audrey is such a charmer! What a grand personality she wears on her face. Love your chintz. What a treat! My mother left me her full set of Rose Chintz by Johnson Bros. I use it daily. I also have a set of Haviland with tiny pink roses with gray shadows. Do not know the name of the print. Your blog is wonderful, thanks for letting us take part.
    San Diego

  10. Any chintz pattern is purrfect in my mind.

  11. Love your humor, Deb. Audrey is a perfect foil for you to place words in her mouth! Your chintz is beautiful. I enjoyed my visit today!

  12. Hi Deb,
    Once again you have served up a beautiful teacup with a tray, no less, and a wee bit of humor to go with it. It's always a delight to visit you and your kitties. Thanks for sharing and for the smile.

    Blessings and hugs,

  13. What a cup cat! Your cup and saucer are beautiful - as well as your "real living cat"!!! I am so glad you linked to Friends Sharing Tea.

  14. Hi Deb, it makes me happy to know that you have another fan from Argentina, I haven´t got a blog but I do love yours since I discovered it through Brenda from cozzy little house. I have nine beautiful cats and two adorable dogs which I found wandering in the streets 4 years ago,one is nearly blind and the other is a bit limp but they are safe now living happily with the cat family. One of the kitties loves them so much that she sleeps and plays with them and anxiously waits for them behind the door to come back from their walk at night... perhaps she thinks she´s a dog too!I love your china Deb so delicate...Can you please share with us the recipe of the carrot cake?
    All my love to your adorable Kane and kitties

  15. What a beautiful Chintz Pattern...I love all the colors and varieties of flowers!

    Jan ♥

  16. Love your teacup and plate! What a wonderful treasure you found! I always enjoy seeing your kitty's!

  17. Thanks for adding a touch of Spring to my day! Beautiful Cup and Saucer and plate.
    Kisses to all the kitties and sweet Kane.
    Lily, WA, USA

  18. Well YOU certainly got the look! I LOVE chintz! There are a lot of chintz collectors that is such a pretty pattern. Is the cat a teapot of what? That is so cute! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  19. Audrey's expression speaks volumes!

    And carrot cake cannot be resisted!