Waxing Poetic to Welcome Springtime

Ah!  ‘Tis Spring!  The Lord woos us with birdsong and buds – and all green returning to the earth . . .

My beloved spoke, and said to me:
“Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away.
For lo, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone. 
 The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of singing has come,
And the voice of the turtledove
Is heard in our land.

Song of Solomon 2:10-12

My tea cabinet is alive with poetic salutations to Spring on this first day of a most glorious season!   

Birds returning to roost . . . 

Flowers to the bud and bloom . . .

Sip your favorite brew!
Will that be one lump or two –
From my thrift store Irish Belleek creamer and sugar . . .  

So light and fine and delicate to touch . . . 

What a find 
At $5.99 

And all good things and beauty in word and rhyme 
From a past time . . .

Awake, thou wintry earth –
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!

~Thomas Blackburn, “An Easter Hymn”
Dreaming of wildflowers I sift through an old tome . . .

What lovelies will grow in my garden’s home?

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

~Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant”

Steeping green tea in a green pot made by Hall
Thrift store bargain price – guess how much – 
Fifty cents and that’s all!

[W]ell-apparell’d April on the heel
Of limping winter treads . . .

~William Shakespeare

Perhaps sipping today from White Clover in Meadowgreen,
Dated early 1950’s – modern shape – retro keen!

Harker Pottery Company – oldest pottery in the U.S.A.
By Harkerware – from 1840 til today!

A poetic teatime – welcome Springtime,
God’s richest of the season be thine!

But wait!  There’s More!

Celebrating all month!

Marking one year of blogging and all the wonderful friends and inspiration discovered here in Blogworld, I’m having a great GIVE-AWAY!  Click HERE for the whole story and Give-Away details – and be sure to comment to enter!!  A month’s-worth of comments will be dropped in a hat and a winner will be forth-coming.  Perhaps – more than one – and more to give away!  Be ye blessed!

Waxing Poetic to Welcome Springtime this week with:

  Sandi on Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Trisha’s Tea Party Tuesday at Sweetology
Kathy’s A Return to Loveliness Tuesday at Delightsome Life
Terri’s Teacup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Teacups and Tea Things at Antiques and Teacups
Trish’s Simply Sweet at Lily Rose Cottage

About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at TheWritersReverie.com and blogs at PageantWagonPublishing.com.


  1. I’m so glad I peeked in at your post today. I love all your pretty china and the cute way you have displayed them in the cupboard. You sure got a great deal on your Beleek cream and sugar set! Very pretty post! Happy Spring! Blessings, Pamela

  2. Congratulations on your first anniversary here in Bloglandia! Yay for you! I am so glad you are here!
    You have flooded us today with beautiful prose and gorgeous china! I love it all!
    Your Beleek cream and sugar have caught my heart! Gorgeous and definitely a fabulous find!
    Your giveaway is very generous! Best wishes to everyone!
    Happy Spring to you too : )

  3. A wonderful St. Paddy’s Day post! I love your teacup cabinet! Overflowing with spring! Just lovely!

  4. Sigh…….. I just love all of your beautiful tea cups! What a delightful way to welcome Spring 🙂

    Jocelyn @

  5. Happy Spring, Miss Kathy! You’re certainly in a poetic mood today! Spring does that to one, doesn’t it? Including me! I think after the long Winter of ice and snow, I feel like the calf that is let loose from the stalls to kick up its heels in the fresh outdoors!
    Enjoyed all the verse and photos of your beloved china pieces! Your green teapot is cute as a button! Thank you for joining me for tea today and enjoy this first week of springtime, my friend.


  6. What a nice post, as always! I especially like the quotes and the clover teacup! So charming with the simple green pot~ Happy SPring, Kathryn.

  7. Kathryn, I love the cabinet on the wall to display your cups and saucers. The Belleek cream and sugar are nice, I didn’t realize they made a plain white and it will go with everything. I use crystal for this reason although I do have some coloured and patterned sets.
    I’m late visiting this week because I’ve been in the garden – such an early spring and hot weather already.

  8. Hi Kathryn, Happy Spring!! What a wonderful collection you share and so beautifully displayed in your wall cup hutch. Simply stunning.
    Love your new blog header. You are such a cutie and so creative. So enjoyed my visit.
    Spring Smiles,
    XO Celestina Marie

  9. “..rose from the dreams of it’s wintry rest”
    How lovely and cheerful is Spring!
    My favourite season 🙂
    Kathy, the cup with the sweet little bird is truly delightful!
    Spring blessings to you, my friend..Trish

  10. Love seeing all your pretty tea cups and saucers! I am happy to learn about the various pieces, their age and who made them! You certainly find some treasures when thrifting too!
    I enjoyed your poetry welcoming spring! Happy Spring!
    Love, Linda

  11. If I were to come for tea, I couldn’t make up my mind, which tea cup to sip out of! The green, or the flower, no the bird cup. Beautiful!

  12. Miss Kathy what a lovely post to celebrate the first day of SPRING. I love this day and look forward to it all winter long.

    I especially like your BELLEEK! Such a good find. :0)

  13. Oh! PS…I just did a post about our shopping adventure.

  14. Ooooo Aaaaaah so lovely!!! Such a pretty Spring display!!
    Happy happy Spring Dearest Kathy
    Blessings and Hugs, Linnie

  15. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the green! And I’ll take the “Queen” sign please. :o)

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