I know you must think I'm a wimpy host, but between all the time I've spent trying to get my blog back in shape, and making recycled art every day, I haven't had time to create the post I planned. Hopefully, I'll be able to do that next week, since it involves tea bags.
For my recycling efforts today, I'm recycling a post I created back on September 7, 2010, not long after I started hosting T Stands For Tuesday. This is one of my favorite Tea posts from days gone by. Please be aware this was shot with my old camera.
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed home,
This little piggy had
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went...
"Wee wee wee" all the way home...
Totally trivial information:
Nursery rhyme words and lyrics first published in 1728.
"Marranitos” or “cochintos” is a Latin American pan dulce (pastry) brown, piglet-shaped molasses cookie that translates to “little pig.” Traditional marranitos get their spicy flavor from molasses and anise. Although sometimes called gingerbread pigs, there is no ginger or cinnamon in them.
They can be found in Mexican bakeries that sell pan dulce.
If you want to be decadent, serve them with ice cream.
These piglets go by many names: cochinitos, lechoncitos, chanchitos, and marranitos. Whatever you call them, you can’t keep them from jumping into your coffee. They also go well with black tea.
Mug and matching freshly ironed dish towel by Taylor and Ng, both dated 1979.
Who in the world would iron a dish towel other than for show!
My drink of choice this lovely T Tuesday is freshly ground French roast coffee with half and half.
And just so you don't think I haven't been working, here are some photos I promised Patty I'd show of my houses like hers. Mine are ceramic.
I had pretty good taste when I was just out on my own, decorating my first real home. Even though these don't fit in with my current white with blue and copper accents kitchen, I wasn't about to get rid of them. Both sit on the lowest shelf on the right.
This is how I display the bank.
This is the container, empty right now.
Every detail is perfect on both houses.
This is the mark on the bottom of both houses.
Here is a view of the bank before I put it in its place.
These are the tools and supplies I keep in this container. Yes, that's my Swiffer in the background.
Today is Day 10 of 22 leading up to bEARTHday, and I recycled an old tea post.
Some of you have had trouble leaving comments on my blog. Thanks to Valerie and Chrissie, I tried to access my reading list, but all it shows is my own blog. I'm following every lead and suggestion people have offered, and nothing I've tried has worked. However, I am hoping the links will work, so if you have ever considered joining T Stands For Tuesday, please do, so I can follow the link to your blog.
UPDATE: Some of you may have noticed my links are clickable again. Blogger didn't do it, but my friend Scott did remotely. We discussed the problem, and he fixed it from his computer using his software tools. He started adding names to the left sidebar, and I'm finishing them as you post. Please be aware, since you have already given me permission in the past to show your blog updates on my left sidebar, I took that as a sign you would not be opposed to being added again. Anyone who doesn't want to be listed will be removed immediately upon request.
The rules are extremely simple. Your drink related post may be anything from a photo of a glass, cup, or mug, to an actual drink, or even a sketch or a digital, hybrid, or traditional page in your scrapbook, art journal, or altered book. Maybe you'd prefer to share a tag, or photography. You might choose a postcard or decorated card. Or perhaps you prefer to review a place you visited, a movie or book. It makes no difference as long as it's drink related. And don't forget that the more unique and outside the box it is, the better we like it. Please tie it back here, and please link only to your T post, not your entire blog. When you link, Bleubeard, the T gang, and I will be by to visit. Bleubeard would also like to remind you that your photos may be taken any time, even months ago, if you choose.