Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summertime tea

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Today summer officially begins, so I am spending time outside with my June journal, while waiting for the tea to "steep" in the sun. On my table are six Twining Rose Garden tea bag holders/envelopes. The bags are in the carafe. I carefully cut one side of the envelope so I could keep the woman's head at the top. Some of you may remember that Julia, WOYWW leader from Stamping Ground sent this tea to me a couple of months or so ago. I love that it always smells just like a rose garden. I'm hoping the tea bags will have a slightly pink tint.

On the right side of the journal are some little birds I cut out to decorate the right side of the journal. But it was so windy (and has been for two days), the journal wouldn't stay still and kept flipping onto itself. Before I could get a photo, the little pieces were spread all over the ground. After picking them up and repeating the procedure two more times, I finally gave up the idea of gluing these to my journal in the hot and very windy morning sun.

I'm sorry the photo is so dark on the tea, but washed out on the journal. Although it is still early in the day, the sun is already vicious here. Please join Kimmie and the rest of us Tea Tuesday gals as we enjoy our summertime tea. I bet their photos are a lot better than mine.

18 thoughtful remarks:

Healing Woman said...

I completely forgot about making sun tea. Thanks for showing yours. I have a lot of mint and lemon balm that would be delicious. You have had some wonderful projects going lately. I love how you use your back yard as a part of your studio.

~*~Patty S said...

Happy Summer to you dear E!
Your tea carafe with the pretty copper bottom looks great on that pretty blue table!

Rose is one of my favorite scents...I can almost smell your lovely June journal pages :)

Yes, the soda rinse is today's step for my rusty bits...you and Halle really got me going ;)
oxo

T's Daily Treasures said...

I bet around here that sun tea would take no time to make. Of course, it would also have a bit of dust to make it slightly gritty. :/ I keep saying I will start some sort of journal. Love all the art journaling I see out in blogland. The sun was out earlier today but seems dust has arrived this afternoon. Have a terrific Tuesday. Tammy

Jill said...

I like that tea carafe! I don't like wind...frustrating isn't it? Happy Tuesday!

Halle said...

That's right it is the first day of summer. You wouldn't know it here...chilly, rainy, windy 66°F.

girlunwinding said...

No sun tea here today. It stared off lovely but the rain and thunder have moved in upon us. Enjoy that riotous sunshine!!
peace
Dawn

La Dolce Vita said...

happy solstice tea E! I am praying the blogger suddenly allows your comments back on my blog! thanks for always emailing me! happy t day to you and Bleubeard...xo

voodoo vixen said...

Love your tea carafe and so glad you are getting to spend some time out in your garden before the heat sends you indoors again and your journal looks lovely! We have sunshine at the moment... but due thunder/lightning/rain this afternoon... so summer is trying its best to come to Calgary!!

Dianne said...

it is lovely to have tea with you in your sunny back yard! glad it is not snowing, raining, hailing, or flooding there right now!(what a weather year it's been) enjoy your tea, and your colorful projects...hugs...

Nan said...

Those teabags are so pretty! I am addicted to tea in general and the packaging makes it a double addiction. I love the journal. I can see making one just for tea. :) Nan

Judy said...

We've got a rainy day here (no complaint...we so need the rain), but your sun tea is the only sun tea I will enjoy today. I love your carafe and wish you a happy tea day!

Steph said...

I'm here...just a little late....had some errands to run...I love this "sun tea" and art journalling always excites me....happy summer dear friend...

Nancy said...

I love the journal. I started one a couple of months ago, but just got 4 pages painted and put it aside--saving it til next year now :)
Happy tea day :)

kimmie said...

You are very smart to keep a monthly journal. I thought I could keep a daily one .... Think again!! Your sun tea sounds heavenly - perfect for a sunny summer day! A cup ful of roses!

Happy tea day! As always, I am so glad you can join us! Hugs, kimmie

Julia Dunnit said...

AH, sun tea..sounds too good for words. Although I already know I don't wanna drink it. Blergh. But yep, I bought it for the smell and the packaging, so it works!! I to love to see you working outdoors...although I imagine the wind will be welcome diversion once it's gone!

Marilyn Rock said...

Happy summer solstace Elizabeth! What an inviting setting between the tea and your art! xxoo

priti.lisa said...

Always a joy to catch up with you Elizabeth, you are always trying new things and I love your generous nature to share the process...
PS: I am enjoying my little bee's wax art that I won during OWOH...I see it every time I leave my very messy workshop. ♥♥♥

Gez said...

Hope you enjoyed your tea :) Your pages are looking gorgeous :)