Monday, June 24, 2013

Oh Little Birdie

When on a Summer's Morn

"When on a summer's morn I wake,
And open my two eyes,
Out to the clear, born-singing rills
My bird-like spirit flies.

To hear the Blackbird, Cuckoo, Thrush,
Or any bird in song;
And common leaves that hum all day
Without a throat or tongue.

And when Time strikes the hour for sleep,
Back in my room alone,
My heart has many a sweet bird's song --
And one that's all my own."
~ William Henry Davies  via

Today I'm sharing something new for teatime.
A little birdie creamer that I purchased from
my garden club. It is stoneware and was made
by one of our local artists.

Enjoying tea from one of my fine bone
china mugs. Made in England~Queens~Rosina China Co.

I found this birdsnest at a little gift shop in North Carolina.
Oregano and  Lavender are in the pots in the background.

Bigelow English Breakfast Tea



Stephanie said...

Your posts are always such a joy and it's a pleasure to visit you, Clara. Thank you for sharing today.


Helen's Decor said...

Clara, I feel as if we're having tea. Lovely presentation.

I'm now following you on Google+!

Thanks for sharing,

Snap said...

Lovely tea, Clara. Everything is so pretty and I love your new birdie -- and being hand made is even better. Your Rosina mug is lovely. Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Clara,
What a darling birdie creamer! I have one too but not nearly as sweet as yours. Pretty tea mug, and I always love a bird's nest. Thank you, my friend, for sharing and joining me for tea.


NanaDiana said...

Clara- What a sweet post. I LOVE that bird pitcher. I would have arm wrestled you for that one! Everything looks lovely-Hope you have a great Monday- xo Diana

Ailime said...

Olá Clara, adorei o seu poema e o seu chá nas chávenas lindas! O ninho de passarinho tão terno. Abraços Ailime

Lavender Cottage said...

That's a cute creamer Clara, and the beak would make a very good pouring spout. Talented person, and a nice addition to your tea things.

Sylvia said...

Cute birdie creamer and teacup! English Breakfast tea is a favorite of mine.

Teri said...

Dear Clara...such a pretty post! Thank you for sharing! Hugs ♥ Teri

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a sweet post, Clara! Love your new creamer and your pretty mug.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The creamer is adorable and the mug so delicate. Beautiful pictures.

Terri said...

Hello Clara,
Your post is lovely, tea and nature is such a fine mix.
Your new birdie creamer is so adorable! What a sweet addition to your home.
English breakfast is one of my favorite black teas too.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Oh Clara...I LOVE your birdie creamer! How cute! And the rest of your vignette is so pretty! Love the birdnest. Thanks for linkiong to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Clara: I just love your birdie. It is so cute. What a sweet post you did today. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Martha

janice15 said...

It's a wonderful little bird creamer it reminded me of mind but I bought mine from the tea house shop... I love yours very much they did a beautiful job... love your mug also..very sweet with love Janice

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, Clara - what a lovely tea vignette you have shared.

I ADORE that mug - but that teapot is amazing.

I love your support local artists.


Very NICE...

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Clara, the post is lovely - love your teacup and the sweet bird creamer - I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Clara,
What a tweet post. I love that the birdie pitcher was handmade my someone. He is darling and your mug is lovely too. I love my thousand-million cups and saucers but I really prefer to drink my tea out of a mug-bone china only like your lovely one.
Nice poem to go along with it too.
Best, Ruthie from Lady B's Time for Tea

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love to hear from you. ~Clara~