Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gifted tea

Yesterday my kitchen table looked like this. I was in the throes of a swap. No place for tea or even a mug. As an aside, you can see my two hurridly made replacement "days" in the top right of the photo.


All that's left of the swap, and the only things on my kitchen table today, is this empty envelope from my dear friend Halle that I intend to snag the postage stamps from before I recycle it to my compost pile. Along with the package was a gift of two tea bags. Now Halle, also a Tea Tuesday participant, knows I'm not a "tea bag" person, but I accepted her generous offer to send me a couple of her favorite teas. She offered more, but I suggested we apply the "wait and see" approach. Since I've never had Yogi tea, but have seen many of the Tea Tuesday participants (found on Kimmie's sidebar) drink it, I thought I would give it a try this rather chilly morning.


Now all I need to decide is what Taylor and Ng mug I want to drink it from. I'm thinking La Chien, or the Dog. It's a good thing these guys provided pictures along with the words, since I don't speak French!

Today's blog, Tea For Joy, combines both art and tea. If you want to see some pretty special art, most of it originating in the UK, you will enjoy this blog. If you are only interested in the Tea portion, simply click on the tab at the top and you will be there. But I got a kick out of the London photos, too. So different from the US. And the origami covered phone booth was a real hoot. So, if you like art and you like tea (and who doesn't if they visit me), you will like Tea For Joy today.

18 thoughtful remarks:

Healing Woman said...

By this time, you have probably already had a chance to enjoy your Yogi Tea. The cups are cute that you will choose from.

You are very busy these days! It seems we all need more than 24 hours in our days when it comes to art and crafts.

Wanted to make a quick comment about how clear and beautiful your pictures were from the sewing center. Also, how I envy your very flat yard and street! (All hills here)

ooglebloops said...

My daughter loves Yogi teas! Swapping is fun, isn't it!! Thanks for the link, I'm off to check it out - drop by my tea post if you have time!!!

Doone said...

love the mutt mugs,

dx

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

My Mom used to carry those cups in her shop- the pig was my favorite.....tho' I can't remember how to say it in french, lol! Enjoy your tea- it's a good day for whatever hot cuppa you prefer :)

Terri Kahrs said...

Love those cups! Hope you enjoyed your Yogi tea this morning, Elizabeth! Happy Tuesday! Hugs, Terri xoxo

La Dolce Vita said...

you busy girl!! love those vintage mugs!! yup bet they are!!! don't chip them!! they are collectors items!! happy t day! xo

JoZart said...

Loved your post and enjoyed browsing through Tea for Joy. It reminded me so much of my daughter's house in Brighton as everything she has is retro. I tell her that she buys all the old stuff that we worked hard so we could to afford to throw it out and replace!
Thanks for your comments on my blog and I'm amazed there isn't an IKEA in reach for you! I thought they were becoming almost as frequent as MacD's!!
JoZarty x

~*~Patty S said...

Yogi Teas are fabulous and I end up keeping the words of wisdom on the tags too ;)
Love your French mugs ... tres charmon hahaa
Happy T Tuesday from rainy Virginia E
oxo

bad penny said...

Oh I do like your mugs ! I'm in the throes of a swap too packages everywhere ! need more tea to help with the licking of the stamps !!!

*jean* said...

love your mugs!! happy t tuesday!

Kimmie said...

you may just yet turn into a teabag person if you dry out those used teabags and use the paper for your art .... it's amazing stuff and beautiful too :)

Happy Tea and swapping today! it's a good feeling to get it all into the mail ....

Halle said...

Yeah...so glad the swap is on it's way. Hope you enjoy the bagged tea. :) Let me know if you'd like more... I have a couple of other favorites.

Gayle...... that,s me said...

I love the Tea For Joy blog , thanks for sharing Elizabeth. I am not a big fan of tea bags either but am always happy to try a 'new' tea any way it comes. My absolute pet hate is cafe's that bring you a cup of hot water with a tea bag on the saucer when you order a cup of tea !! They would never bring someone a teaspoonful of freeze dried coffee granules and a cup of hot water if they had ordered coffee, so why do they think it's ok to do it for tea !? have a lovely Tuesday Tea and hope you get all your saps sorted.

voodoo vixen said...

Ummmm, Elizabeth??? Tea in a mug? Albeit a very pretty mug.... but a mug? (please insert image of Englishwoman with an expression on her face of getting a bad smell and she has her pinkie finger crooked just so whilst holding her tea cup)!!

How is bleubeard today? Have you tried him on raw rabbit? real rabbit, minced up. Its brilliant for the fussy feline and those with upset tummies...

Lynn said...

Enjoy your drink!!!!!!!!!

sharon said...

Thanks so much for your warm welcome to Tea Tuesday! I have a lot to learn about tea, but I do know I need something more potent in the morning!
Your mugs are very cool!

Mar said...

how is bluebeard doing today??? i hope he is better! i don't like to hear when the critters get to feeling bad

Dianne said...

wow...you're so busy. I do hope Bluebeard is feeling better soon! Love your autumn photos, and looks like you and Wendy had a nice shopping trip.hugs to you...