Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Teacup Mermaids. . .

My week started quite quietly.  Princess asked me to build her a dolls house. No problem, one dolls house coming up. 
We decided she needed  a few flowers under the window sill and mismatching curtains.  She had been reading one of my house decorating magazines and fell in love with the idea of shabby chic. I didn't like to tell her it was a fancy name for "we can't quite afford a matching set" so "we'll mix and match what we can beg or borrow or steal from Mum's house".  Princess wanted a pink Aga in her dolls house. So I drew her a pink Aga.  There is something magical about Aga's, especially pink ones she said.  
I agree!
No sooner was the last lick of pink paint on the Aga when  Toot a red nosed dog and his friend Lily-Bo moved in.  They like pink Aga's too. 
Two more for tea I said...

Over a lovely cup of tea, the conversation turned to Lily-Bo's bunny ears. Fluffy Muffin, my office fairy thought it would be a great idea if we all dress up as bunnies for Easter and have an Easter Parade.
Umm.....I was contemplating what I would look like, dressed as the Easter Bunny and was about to take another sip of tea, when I noticed my tea started to bubble in the cup...that's very odd.  We all started to peer at my teacup when  POP...up jumped a mermaid.

 Right out of my teacup....mermaids like to listen in on teacup chatter and this mermaid was all excited about dressing up as a bunny for Easter.  She had her bunny ears on and everything.... in the time it takes to have a sip of tea......
 I had mermaids popping out of teacups and teapots and milk jugs....all wanting to be in the Easter Parade!

My advice to you all, is, be very careful about what you say around teacups....you never know if there is a teacup mermaid living in your cup....or teapot...or milk jug.... I'm keeping a tight lid on the sugar bowl!!!

Just a little of my Fun and Nonsense to brighten up your week....xxx

11 comments:

Melody said...

OOoo, I have Pink Aga envy now!
You are SOOOOO accomodating, Princess wants a dolls house and *Poof* it appears, you're the best! :)))))
Just curious, do mermaids shed twinkly scales when they swim in your tea cup? I guess they are probably pretty effective as a "spoon" to stir things up too! :)))
Happpy First Day of Spring to Youuuuuu! :))))

Laura said...

Oh, I just love them! I'm off to check my teacups for Mermaids!

Netty said...

Every one of your characters are so charming and loving the stories you are weaving. So pleased I don't drink tea otherwise I might have swallowed a mermaid and that would be so sad............. Hugs Annette x

Sandra van Doorn said...

Oh my goodness there's a party going on in your cups! This was hilarious Catherine. I really think your sea creatures are wonderful :)
x sandra

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Thanks for the head's up... will be very circumspect about talking around my tea cup... kind of worried though as I got one that has a lid and does that mean that mermaids are stuck in there.... very concerning... and pink agas are too magical for words... love this whole post...xx

Anne Manda said...

Lovely, imaginative pieces, love your weird but cute creatures!

ann @ studiohyde said...

Catherine, your imagination amazes me and your paintings are wonderful.

Kathie Vezzani said...

Adorable, Constance.

Mari Carmen Polo said...

Ok, Catherine, I'm going to look for little mermaids into my teacups, jajaja. They are sooooo cute, so beautiful :) Thanks a lot for all these wonderful drawings, Catherine! :)

Have a good week end!

Jenny Blair said...

soooo love your little characters and them sailing in paper boats and tea cups...am left wondering though if that "man lurgy" possibly may have affected those grey cells ;)xx

Zafaran said...

Okay...now I am sure I would really like to bubble up a tea cup and be part of this wonderful world!
Catherine, you make me enter a different world with these talking characters! Great!!!