Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Aynsley and ballerina dream

Have you ever had dreams that you would like to fulfill but you missed the opportunity to do that?

I always think that dreams or aspirations are like those soap bubbles that children blow in the playground. When they are fresh, they go with the wind and after a certain period of time, they are meant to be broken or vanish suddenly and they become part of the wind.  Yes, some dreams are like soap bubbles. The wind is everlasting time.

The tea trio I am choosing for Tea cup Tuesday is by Aynsley. The pink ground of the set reminds me of ballet shoes (yes, it's in ballerina pink) and the small checks in cream color remind me of the organza from tutu.

Only the cake plate was numbered 19, I think the set dates to around 1943.

Since I was a child, I always knew that I liked dancing but the desire to learn ballet rose only when I was in secondary school. The school I attended offers many activities but ballet classes. With the desire to dance, I chose the second choice--Chinese dancing. I was good at it though it's not my first choice. For a few years I was in the school dancing team participating in competitions. I did enjoy my time with the team members but still it seemed there was something lacking. Now I looked back and wondered why I did not take ballet lessons. Probably it's because the fee was a bit expensive and I was not willing to give extra burden to my family or I had no idea as to where to take the lessons. Now I come to think of it, probably this is just a slight regret I have to live with.

To make up the feeling of loss, every year I go to watch at least one ballet show. This year, I am happy to be able to watch 'Romeo and Juliet' performed by American Ballet Theatre. Yes, they came all the way to Hong Kong. It's always a delight to watch a ballet show. Ballerinas are light as feather and they made ballet look so easy.

Though I have never learnt ballet, I did take up another dancing and it leads me to somewhere more wonderful, somewhere that I feel like it's my destiny. I will save it for the next post.

Right now, enjoy a cup of tea, everyone!


  1. Hi: I can't wait to hear what you have to say next week. Your tea cup is beautiful and you are right it does look like a tutu. Thank you for your kind words to me. They were very appreciated. Blessings, Martha (let me take guess, you are doing Dancing with the Stars?)

    1. Dear Martha,
      You really are an angel yourself. I read your comment before going to bed and I was laughing so hard at your guessing. Nope, I am not doing Dancing with the Stars. The dance I took is closely related to a country.

      Thanks for your visit and for bringing a smile on my face!


  2. Great post! I truly enjoyed reading it. Your thoughts are interesting and I loved the way you tied your "soap bubble" theory into your slight regret about not studying ballet.
    Very warm, and touching.
    The cup you paired with your story was the perfect choice. It looks so romantic and pretty. The detailed designs are beautiful and almost make one feel aristocratic. lol! Perfect for tea after the ballet...

    1. I am happy that you like my post. Yes, whenever I see a set of cups, I try to think of how it relates to my personal stories.

      Thanks for your visit!

  3. What a lovely delicate teacup! I enoyed that post very much. I also dreamed to be a ballerina. I did take lessons for a long time and was part of a youth company as a teenager. But I wasn't the best and at 18 an injury forced me to make a choice. I'm not a ballerina, but I still take lessons. I'm impatient to read your next post!

    1. Yes, it's a bit pity that you did not continue because of injury, but at least you know how it felt like to learn ballet and all the difficult parts of it. So happy to meet someone who likes ballet also. You go girl for the ballet lessons!

  4. Hi Felicity,
    I loved this Aynsley porcelain trio, so elegant and beautiful! Moreover, to me it seems something eatable, very soft and delicious!!!
    But I also loved the way you shared your relationship with dance and ballet in particular.
    A delightful post!

    1. Maria, thanks for your comment.
      Yes, this set really speaks to me. It's not a very complicated set but it just brings a smile on my face.

  5. Querida Felicity
    Tienes unas tazas preciosas y muy valiosas.Me
    gusta mucho el Ballet y tu entrada me ha encantado
    Muchas gracias por tu visita
    Un Abrazo