Christmas is quickly approaching! and what better time to launch my little Tea Corner, in my creative area.
This little darling teacup was discovered on my October trip to Paris, in a small side street boutique, while wandering through the Latin Quarter on my last day in Paris.
He bottom of the teacup reads:
Philippe Deshoulieres, above in a green stamping reads France surrounded by Porcelaine De Limoges.
The saucer is equally as beautiful; the rim is in a very pale cream colour with a slight indent in centre to cradle the teacup in white, with the a little bird perched on a gold bar surrounded by a decorative gold design. The design outside rim is adorned with garland of red and blue roses, with yellow and pink (looks like) daises. The bottom of the saucer has the same Philippe Deshoulieres and green stamp.
It also has a floral stamp with the words Musee Des Arts Decoratifs * Paris* under the stamp reads:
"Songes du XV111eme"
Decor d' Aeabesques d' un plafond attribue a Claude Audran 111 -vers 1720.
Paris Musee des Arts Decoratifs.
With the teacup handle to the left, a little monkey is playing an instrument to an adoring little bird.
The same garland found on the rim of the saucer is duplicated on the centre of the teacup forming a heart.
With the teacup handle to the right, another monkey is playing a guitar to an adoring bird.
A High Heeled gold boot with glittery red berries filled with Christmas red ornaments.
The tree is also decorated with little High Heels... here is a golden dancing slipper
(merci my friend Suburban Princess)
These cream velvet shoes are Marie Antoinette inspired....
And of course no creative (writing) area would be complete without an Nutcracker Shakespeare...
One of my favourite memories from my childhood in Portugal, is visiting my Mother in the city during Christmas holidays and accompanying her to the market where we purchased a real Christmas tree, about 3-4 ft tall, but when you are 4 years old and very petite it seems huge! Taking it back to her apartment in Lisbon and decorating it with cotton balls for snow. It was a simple tree, but oh how I love it!!
What is your favourite Childhood Christmas Memory?
Joining the following Hostesses for some linky party fun...
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Tea Time Tuesday ~ with Sandi