Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tea for Tuesday: On Wings of Teacups

ink & watercolour illustration, 7" x 8.75" [18 x 22.5cm] BROWSE PRINTS

Surprise!  I'm back already, with a large pot of ginger tea brewing left of stage.  Which is entirely different from left of centre.  Or so I'm told.  I took this inspiration on a flight of fancy by replacing the perfectly functional handles with golden winged ones.  Somewhat cumbersome to drink with, but worth it for elevation of the Fetchingness Factor.  Please, take your cupcake at your leisure and I'll pour when ready.   No tea party would be complete without some music. Ella prefers her namesake's rendition, though the Muppets come a close second.  Stop me now.  And on that note...

Happy Tea for Tuesday to you!

19 comments:

  1. A delightful surprise Shell! And a delightful way to serve cupcakes! The golden winged handles are adorable! xo

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  2. It's a Shell Sherree bonus!

    I'd forgotten there was anything to that song. I liked all three renditions, but the Muppets take the sugar cake.

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  3. Favourite Vintage Finds ~ and it works just as well for patty cakes! ;)

    The Muppets are in a class of their own, Petrea.

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  4. You have so many loyal fans, Shell, that tea for two will surely not suffice. There will be unseemly squabbling, possibly leading to breakages. I'd hate to see those lovely wings chipped.

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  5. practical is good, but 'fetchingness' is better ... style is everything it...

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  6. whoops.. wasn't supposed to have the 'it' there at the end...

    and it's only 10pm..tut tut...silly me.

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  7. Well, this is an unexpected pleasure! (I might have to vote with Ella on this one.)

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  8. Wonderful having a "Shell bonus" today! The winged cups look as if they may belong to Mercury, the winged messenger. And to have them filled with enchanting Ginger tea and served with delectable cupcakes... it is teatime for the god(esses) :-)

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  9. Such a tasty Tuesday treat! Delightful drawing. I'll try to just eat one cupcake, but I know I'll have many cups of tea. As much as I like the goofy rendition by the Muppets, and the classic Ella, I'll vote for the mellow Doris Day version of Tea for Two.

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  10. Ooh, tea cups! How fun! Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

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  11. It is true what they say: every time a bell rings a teacup gets its wings! 'Tis the season for tea and cupcakes. And a bonus Shell Sherree! YAY!

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  12. Mise ~ I'll put you in charge of the maintenance of ladylike decorum at all times...

    dkshopgirl ~ at 10pm, anything can happen!

    Hiker ~ Ella told me you'd say that.

    Ms M ~ mercurial teacups? I like it!

    Thanks, Katie! You can have more than one cupcake ~ they are sugar-free {and would you like to buy this watch?}

    Cali ~ hee! Sounds good to me!

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  13. Yep, better make it tea for twenty, at least, in these elegant cups. And ginger is my favorite (how'd you know?). As for the musical selection, Ella trumps Doris, but the Muppets' version beats out even Ella.
    Good to see you here so soon!

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  14. Thanks, Alexa ~ I like surprises! And don't ask me how I knew about the ginger tea. Perhaps Ella received telepathic communiques from your kitties and passed them on to me...

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  15. I do love the Muppets version! So nice to see you here again, and I think that you could easily design fancy teacups for a living! Adorable!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  16. You're so kind, dear Genie ~ that's a lovely idea!

    the GyPsY ~ thank you! Happy weekend...

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  17. I love ginger tea, especially while listening to the Muppets and sipping from cups with wings. You're such a generous soul; I'm sure you'll pardon my tardiness. Much very you thank, Shell!

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  18. Oh, Susan ~ laugh me made you, much very!! You're never tardy here.

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Merci, grazie, thank you for joining our conversation lounge. Your smile lights up the room. Even more beautifully than our crystal chandelier. x

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