Monday, August 4, 2014

Cat and Mouse

The kitty and the mouse came out to play on my tea mug!

Cat and Mouse Tea Mug

Isn't it cute?
I found it at the Victorian Trading Company.
Mug, saucer, lid and strainer.
It is stoneware and keeps tea nice and warm.
Fun to brew more than one cup, too.

Purrfect for lazy days in the heat and humidity and curling up with a book!

Tea and Books

I've spent the last two months taking a blogging break -- sort of.
I made one post a week of the little pieces of art I was making on Index Cards.
That challenge is over and I'm going to slip slowly back into blogging.
It will be nice to catch up with everyone.

Here's a litte bit of tea art by Mary Cassatt.

The Cup of Tea

It is called The Tea Cup and was painted around 1880.
I wonder who she is visiting.
That's way too many clothes for this heat and humidity!

A big thank you to our tea party hosts:

May you be filled with loving-kindness.
May you be well.
May you be peaceful and at ease.
May you be happy.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Snap,
I was on a blogging break too for about three weeks. It's nice to take a break.
Love your cat and mouse set! They are really cute. The Victorian Trading Co. has such wonderful and unique things. I have purchased a couple of things from them. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Have a beautiful day.


Deb said...

That is a sweet little mug and saucer. Suits you to a 'tea'.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The cat and mouse teacup is sweet, I should check out this company. Since I see you on FB regularly, I guess I didn't realize you hadn't been posting so much.
I've never used FB so much as lately and rather like the sharing of a photo or news and friends can check 'like' and I know they've visited.

Corrine at said...

It is a cute kitty....nice set. xox

The Charm of Home said...

That is such a cute cup! Sounds like a good plan curling up with tea and a good book.

Lynne said...

A bit of a break serves self kindly . . .
and the tea . . .
Enjoy . . .

Pondside said...

I'd be using the little tea set regularly, as it would make me smile as I curled up with my tea and a book.
Mary Cassatt - I have always loved her portraits.
Welcome back to more blogging - I'm back too, after a month-long enforced break.

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Snap
I am hopping over from Jacoba's Blog. Your tea cup is precious... I love the Victorian Trading Company, I must visit the site again soon. Thank you for sharing.


kitty said...

Hi Snap,
I love your cat and mouse tea set and it's nice to have you back posting about tea again.
Happy tea time to you!

My Little Home and Garden said...

A good mystery and a cup of tea is a fine way to spend some time. I'm not familiar with the store you mentioned.

As for breaks, my posts are rather few and far between these days!


Winnie said...

How precious! Such adorable critters! I love whimsical pieces. Did you finish Laura's book? I loved it. Each time I read her books I wish the tea shop existed so I could visit!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

That is the CUTEST tea cup, and so functional. Love it.

That painting is amazing, interesting knowing she is wearing a corset but she isn't sitting straight......I bet she was the first few hours, huh? : - )

Ladies were so lovely back then, so prim and proper and well I sit here in my cutoffs and tee shirt. :-p

Vee said...

Well there you are! I had fun scrolling back to see all the postcards. You are very creative. Your new mug and saucer are cute as can be.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love that new fun cup. So very cute! Blessings, Martha

Bernideen said...

That's a darling mug and plate and the painting of course is a classic one! Hope you enjoyed your blog break!

Martha said...

What a darling tea cup and saucer -- love the cat and mouse! Of course, I love Victorian Trading Company -- we go there every few months for you'll never know what you'll find!

Beth L. said...

Love that adorable tea cup and saucer. Thanks for sharing it.

Karen said...

Hi Snap,
Your mug and tea plate are so cute today! Also love the animal pics on your post after this one. Thanks for visiting me! Have a happy week! Karen

TwinkleToes2day said...

I really like that tea time painting. How sophisticated to be dressed so whilst drinking tea.
Thank you for popping over to my blog The bus cafe really was a fun place to go. I wonder what else we may find another day :o)

Carrie said...

Your mug and tea plate set is great--a cat and mouse indeed! Thanks for sharing that great painting! Have a great night :)