Welcome to the 27th,
Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday!..,
The deepest urge in every human heart is to be in relationship with someone who absolutely delights in us.
~ Larry Crabb, Psychologist
Welcome to my cozy corner. It is a blustery and very cool day. With each gust of wind a few more leaves swirl, curtsey, and bow to the ground. A reminder that the summer has past and the winds of change are blowing. The sky is a brillant sapphire blue. The sun is shining so brightly, I am determined to focus on the wonder of the c o l o u r s before me. It is a great day for a steaming cup of tea. I think a cup of chai will be perfect as I sit by the fireplace.
I have been feeling the burden of half completed projects and miscellaneous things to-do. I have been carrying this list around in my head for several days. Other things have taken priority but now is the time to write a list and complete each task one by one. I love the feeling when I put a check mark beside an item on my list! I feel such …..satisfaction.
O f course, having my cup of tea really is a priority. A short respite from the chaos of daily events is good for the soul. So today I will share my cup of tea with you and a couple of dear people that I would like to voice my appreciation to, with a note of thanks.
W hile I put the kettle on to boil I will find the appropriate cards and my address book, that I store in a unique place. I have re-purposed a set of luggage that belonged to my dear Aunt. Stacking luggage has created a small table for a favorite lamp and inside the makeup case I store all things necessary to compose a note, write a letter and decorate the envelope. (More creative ideas are in an earlier blog) The easier it is to organize myself the more apt I am to succeed in this task.
A cup of tea, is a fragrant plant(s) steeping in boiling water or it is the beginning of a connection with one who yearns for a relationship with you. Take the time and settle down with your cup of tea and write a note to some one who needs to know you care for them. Or chat on the phone to some one far away. You both will be glad you did.
L et some one know that you delight in them as the heavenly Father delights in you. Tea is a time for sharing. It is good for the soul. Let’s invite someone else to our tea party!
Creative beginnings, early in the morning
I was inspired by the intense blue sky and the burnt orange of the remaining leaves
Choosing the pieces
The ornate designs called for classic simplicity
of my mother's good set of dishes.
Purchased almost 50 years ago
Serving plate ~ Limoge
One teacup from my mother's dearest friend, Gladys
The other I bought as a companion for it
It just seemed to be so lonely.
Fine Bone China from England
I look foward to showing more pieces in the future
I enjoyed looking for pieces to compliment
my mother's china to give as Christmas presents.
I found this in a consignment shop and had to bring it home
Appears to be a fine embrodered fabric encased in glass (all 4 sides)
I would love to know its history!! Such tales it could tell!
Opens for a candle
Let some one know that you delight in them as the heavenly Father delights in you. Tea is a time for sharing. It is good for the soul. Let’s invite someone else to our tea party!
These are the links to the other oh-so-delightful tea parties and tabletop parties that I attend as well as co-hosting, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'; ( the link for that weekly tea party is listed below). ~ I encourage you to stop by and savour another cup of tea while you enjoy their pretty vignettes. (no calories) These are hosted by lovely creative ladies.~ Hope to see you there!!
Many thanks to those who faithfully host each week.
*~The 55th, 'Tuesdsay Tea For Two' @ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/
~ Tuesday Teatime with Lady Katherine @ http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/
~ Teatime Tuesday with Sandi @ http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/
~ Teacup Tuesday with Martha @ http://marthasfavorites.blogspot.com/
~ Teacup Tuesday with Terri @ http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/
~ Tabletop Tuesday with Marti @ http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
*~ The 27th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' with Wanda Lee and Pam @ http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com/
*~ The 27th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' with Wanda Lee and Pam @ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/
~Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
~Foodie Friday with Michael @ http://www.designsbygollum.blogspot.com/
Once again dear blog friends, it has been a super busy time these days for both Wanda and I. ~ Mr. Linky has now arrived; ( you may also leave an email that you have dropped by and I will reply that Mr. Linky is ready to accept visitors).., We don't want to miss a single teacup or teapot!
Glad you could join in!
Cheers and hugs from Pam and Wanda Lee.~ Wanda Lee is the other half of our 27th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' blog party; (although she is on 'a partial blog break' while she works on producing a Christmas presentation and production, she'd love for you to say warm , 'hello')!.., @ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com