Monday, December 28, 2015

T Stands for some of the best T posts of 2015


As I do every year, I look back on the best T posts of the year.


January
In January, I spent time with Wendy when I brought out a Wendy sized tea set.

February
In February, Sally and I went to a shop that sold cakes, cookies, and scones.  We each got a half dozen cup cakes because we had a coupon for buy 1/2 dozen, get 1/2 dozen free.

March 

 I spent St. Patrick's Day enjoying some lovely tea my friend Julia sent me from Great Britain.


April
I recycle every April leading up to Earth Day, so this is a T post where I made the cup from half a plastic Easter egg and two buttons.

 May
I celebrated Cinco De Mayo by creating this spread I shared over T(ea).

June

It seems to me that I went out to eat more over the summer months.  This is one place I went in June.

July
It was party time for T, although both Squiggles and Bleubeard refused to wear party hats.  T Stands For Tuesday turned two in late July.

A few of us swapped ATCs and had fun doing it, too.

August
Although the heat was steamy outside, it was cool inside.  Even the cup and altered book are black and white, giving the appearance of much cooler times and temperatures.

September
Every September these wild sunflowers bloom.  Not the normal ones most people are used to, but they please me every year.  So you know I'm going to share them with my T group.

October 
Before Halloween I showed the rather unconventional treats I would be passing out to my tricksters.

November
Just days after the horrendous attack on Paris, I created this tag and T post showing my support for everyone in Paris and France in general.

December
As with every year, I bring out the dishes my grandmother collected.  She somehow collected a set of 12 plates, cups, saucers, two different sized bowls, and 24 bread/salad/serving plates, as well as a compliment of serving pieces, two creamers and a sugar bowl.   My grandparents got these through their grocery store, where certain pieces were offered each week.  I have no idea how many groceries they had to buy to qualify for the individual pieces, but I'm glad they did, because these dishes, used only between Thanksgiving and Christmas each year, have so many wonderful and special memories for me.

Now it's your turn to share your T post.  Whether you are reminiscing or sharing something new, it makes no difference as long as it's drink related.  Whether you choose to share it with art, sketches, scrapbook pages, postcards, stamps, movie or book reviews, paintings, photos, or a day out and about, please link your post below so Bleubeard, the T gang, and I can visit.  It's obvious your T photos don't have to be taken on Tuesday, or even this month, for that matter.   


Please don't forget to rummage through your previous posts for Second on the 2nd, which turns ONE in January.  Hope you make it a habit to join each month on the 2nd, too.

16 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Elisabeth, I love your idea of reviewing your fave posts of the year. I love the look of that shop with all the cakes! You have recorded a lot of nice memories of food, drinks, outings etc. Have a wonderful T Day! Hugs, Valerie

johanna said...

nice to see your Review. makes me hungry though it is in the middle of the night here...
thank you so much for Hosting this challenge, elizabeth! looking Forward to many more weeks of t/tuesday!
xox

Pamela Gerard said...

It is nice to post a review of your T posts from 2015 -- thanks for sharing! And happy 2016!!

My name is Erika. said...

What a festive year you have had Elizabeth. I love how you came up with some clever tea parties and even some art! Ad I have finally remembered to take a photo of my tea cup and joined in too. Hope to make it more of a habit in the up coming ear! Hugs!

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely to see a snippet of each month with you again E!
Your photos take us to lots of special places and times.
Thank you VERY much for hosting T each week and bringing so many of us together for the fun.
Here's to another year of friendship and connection.
Happy T Day oxo

Carol said...

It was nice walking down memory lane with you :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I enjoyed your review Elizabeth - it shows how time flies -wow!
You always bring me to special places and I learn so many new to me things from you!
I am thankfult that you host TSFT with so much love and wish us all a happy and healthy new TSFT year!
Hugs to the boys!
oxo
Susi

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day Elizabeth! How fun it was to see your posts from the year, love that! Hope you had a good Christmas, we did good here. I'm ready for the new year and getting back to normal routine next week. Such a cute page you did below, snowmen are my favorite! Looks like your cats were good this year, how nice their gifts are.

Thank you for comment on my last post, thought you would like those recycled favors and yes, they do remind me of Barbie purses too.

I posted about our Christmas but can't link up, won't have time to make the rounds. Wishing you a Happy New Year and thank you for another fun art and tea time filled month again. xo

Lisca Meijer said...

I enjoyed looking at the best of the bunch, and I remember quite a few of them. I agree with your choice. I like the one about Paris, and I remember the yellow flowers on your table too.
Happy T day,
Lisca

Linda Kunsman said...

a wonderful glimpse back into these last months of T days! Thanks so much for hosting dear Elizabeth , and here's to another year of gathering. Happy T day, and a very happy New year too!

Halle said...

So fun looking back. Thank you for continuing to host our weekly gathering my friend.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Sweet view of your year. I love your art doll in January and Squiggles...and the December china. wonderful year and more to come. Happy New Year's wishes for what you would like to manifest in 2016. xox

Kelly Deal said...

Hi Elizabeth! I hope you had a nice Christmas! I love your 2015 recap! I can't believe 2016 will be here in a few days.....Where did 2015 go?????? Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Kelly

Divers and Sundry said...

I loved your greatest hits from T Tuesday :) That's a fun way to overview the year in tea.

Krisha said...

Enjoyed your re-cup (pun intended) of the year. How quickly they fly by as I grow older!
Happy T-day and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Hope it is full of good health and packed with crafty happiness!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Loved your review of the year!! Sorry to be so late! Chrisx