Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pale Tea

After my friend left Monday afternoon, I felt a bit bland. Then last night my beloved Lakers lost their game and this round in the series, which means they won't be advancing. The lack of early morning sunshine didn't help the blandness, either. So today I'm honoring that feeling (not hiding it) with a cup of pale (Pai Mu Tan, a white tea that turns out clear to slightly pale in the cup) tea in a white cup and saucer, a white napkin, and a white placemat.

Sometimes we have to go with our feelings. And although mine was bland when I started, I am now energized and looking forward to the day. Please join Kimmie and friends for Tea Tuesday. You won't be sorry you did!


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19 thoughtful remarks:

Denise Adorian said...

You made Me giggle.You must not be too far from Me being a lakers fan.I live in Rancho Cucamonga.A peaceful little setting for tea :)

see you there! said...

Your tea setting looks very peaceful, not bland. I love the white china.

Darla

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

The way you describe bland sounds soothing. Enjoy your day. xox

Caterina Giglio said...

I love bland, and I agree with Corrine, it sounds serene! but hope you are soon back in the pink! x

~*~Patty S said...

Going with your feelings and not stuffing them away is very healthy ... your pale white tea looks tranquil and calming...just what you needed it seems to get a start on your day E :)

Enjoy * Enjoy!
oxo

Monica said...

Bland also visite me and nothing is done. Constant struggle to remove that unwelcome visitor. Good for you to have moved on.

ooglebloops said...

Short and sweet post today - as is mine!! Yours is not bland at all. White is a color too!!:>)

Lisa Graham Art said...

Mmmmm...tea...you just reminded me that I am supposed to be saving tea bags for art projects...but I keep forgetting to make tea. I am a coffee person you see.

Hope you had a great visit with our friend.

Yvonne said...

It's good to honor your feelings. All the pale colors are relaxing and serene. Happy tea day.

sandee said...

Nothing wrong with feeling a little monochromatic! lol Just hope your tea was good and your day better! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Halle said...

Very serene setting. Peaceful. Quiet. Some days we need that.
Thanks for stopping by and meeting Gracie!

kimmie said...

it's hard when someone goes home after visiting ... your white scheme describes that feeling perfectly ... but knowing you, you will be filling that void with lots of color and friendship in no time flat :)

I have never tried white tea ... I will have to check it out!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I'm glad you treated your "bland-ness" with honor and rode it through. I'm also glad to hear you're re energized!
Hugs,
Stephanie

Terrie Purkey said...

Way to kick the blahs to the curb! Hope you have a simply FAB day!

Cynthia Eloise said...

so much for the blahs. the quiet time with a cup of tea in the perfect cup can really relax and rejuvenate.

Nancy said...

A good cup of tea and friends will straighten any day :) hope it's been a good Tea Tuesday!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

You are always so creative! Hope you get some color back, soon!

*jean* said...

such a let down, sorry...sometimes a break from color can be so calming...cheers to you and a nice cuppa too!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

all those shades of pale are just lovely... I always find clean clear whites energise me... sorry your basketball??? team lost... think the lakers are basketball... sorry if they aren't... we have one of the biggest football games here tonight so everything is a see of maroon... not into it myself, but Sinus is so excited he has been sending me countdown texts... I may need quite a few cups of tea to survive...xx