Monday, December 26, 2016

T Stands For A Look Back at 2016 T

Every year I try to find a few photos from the year that is about to end.  This year is no exception.


Imagine my delight when I found this post from January showing some gifts I received.  Some of my T friends wanted to see the Santa place mat from several weeks ago, so here it is in all its glory.


In February, I shared this post for Mardi Gras.  I also showed the difference between my old and new cameras.  The difference is stunning.


The March post I chose covered St. Patrick's Day and the Ides of March.  It was all about the green.


April of every year is about recycling.  Here I recycled a defunct CD and half a plastic Easter egg.  Then I cut a piece of rosmary from my plant and planted it, hoping it would grow.  Yes, that was tea I was drinking in my craft room.


In May, my place setting showed all orphans, or pieces that have nothing matching them.  I also am on a British kick, with tea from Kew and scones from a local bakery.


In June, I was lucky that the Craft Barn letter was T.  Now what could be better than tea at T time.  And I STILL can't stamp!


In July, T Stands For Tuesday turned three.  We shared ATCs in a pay-it-forward fashion and celebrated by having a wonderful T party.


Seems like my foodie friend Sally and I ate out a LOT in August.  Here we're enjoying Mexican food and water with lemon.


I was so fortunate and honored to host Art Journal Journey the entire month of September, so all my posts, including T Stands For Tuesday, came from my art journal, my first art journal ever. 


In October, Sally and I visited Autumn and Art where I saw these awesome teapots, tea cups, and goblets.  Of course, I had to share them for T.


In November, I used grape juice to dye some fabric for gift making.  Although it didn't turn out as spectacular as I anticipated, I was still pleased with the results.


Finally, I found a way to help put me in the mood for Christmas by having chocolate, chocolate, chocolate.

I hope you enjoyed this look back at T Stands For Tuesday in 2016.  I am so very glad you have joined me in making this a great T year.

Now it's your turn.  You may share a place you visited, an empty cup, a full cup, teapot, or mug, movies, postcards, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Regardless, please share below (direct links only, please), then Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.  Bleubeard would like to remind you that your photos may be taken any time, not just on Tuesday.

I plan to continue hosting Second on the 2nd each month in 2017, so be thinking about what you want to share in the new year.  If you are new to my blog, the Second on the 2nd is a post you have shared in the past.  ANY post is acceptable, any genre.  If it's your first time, what better than to start sharing a previous post with us beginning in January.   We share a post and link up on the 2nd of each month, so new players are ALWAYS welcome.

25 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fun post, it's good to see the review of your year. I have been reviewing my photos from this year, I didn't realise quite how many I had taken.
Have a good last week of the year, and a happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Let's Art Journal said...

How lovely to look back on 2016 and count your blessings, it looks like it's been a fun filled year! Happy T Day! J :-)

johanna said...

what a nice Review... and i think i should try Grape Juice for dyeing, too. has not been on my list so far.
happy t-day, elizabeth!

Anonymous said...

Great review. Love your posts on the art and craft fair and your collages through the year. The eclair at the end with it's chocolate icing would be oh so good with a cup of joe. Thanks so much for your wonderful gift. What a nice surprise it was. xox

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

What a fun look back at your year in photos, Elizabeth.

I hate to admit being clueless - but why are the February Mardi Gras babies: 1. floating; 2. doing the backstroke; or 3. drowning (God forbid!) in your tea?

As for May and nothing matches: OMGosh, I see red, white & blue - the colors of many nations' flags and, of course, the very posh tea bag tray emblazoned with the British flag.

Thank you for the info on your Second. I'll be thinking about it.

Happy New Year, Elizabeth! Thanks again for hosting us :D

Birgit said...

This is cool to see your pics for each month...your very own calendar

Divers and Sundry said...

I don't have a tea post this week, but that's not going to keep me away :) I think my favorite of your pictures you share in this post is the one of all those tea pots. Wow! Arresting! I'd love to go there and look in person :)

froebelsternchen said...

A beautiful review dear Elizabeth!
Thank you for sharing all your blessings during the year with us!

Happy T-Day my friend!

Lisca said...

What a great idea to choose a photo from each month. I might copy that idea next time for the New Year. (If you don't mind)
What on earth are those babies doing drifting in you tea? How macabre! Are they ice cubes? or sugar ? We don't celebrate Mardi Gras here so I have no idea about those customs.
I remember quite a few of the photos and I wonder if that little plant in the egg shell really took off....
I had to google the Ides of March and found out that it was the 15th of March when Julius Caesar was murdered.
Thank you for an entertaining post.
Happy T-Day and also a happy new Year,

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning Oh how I have enjoyed your photos today. Love them will find something to add to your list.

Have a great day and thank for being a Teamendous friend :) xx

chrissie said...

A lot of great pictures to look at Elizabeth and most of the new as I haven't been a follower for very long

Love Chrissie xx

Unknown said...

What a delightful look back at the past year. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a year at least as good as 2016

Meggymay said...

I loved seeing your review of the year with these photos Elizabeth and thank you for all the pleasure, it has given me to visit with you here.
Happy T day
Yvonne xx

CJ Kennedy said...

Since I'm new to your T Stands For Group, I really enjoyed catching up with what you did through the year. Loved seeing the tea cups and tea pots and especially your art.

I'm really enjoying participating in this thread. Sometimes, I'm at a loss for a blog topic. It's helpful to have something in place. If there isn't a pithy art topic or something on my drawing board, there's always a cup floating around.

~*~Patty S said...

What a really lovely recap E ♥
I admire you for your skill and discipline in being able to select one photo to beautifully represent each month AND write something about it too!
Impossible to pick a favorite.
Thank you so much for a year of fun connections.
Happy T Day oxo

My name is Erika. said...

Your T look back inspired me. Loved revisiting each month ! And it was my first year of T.:) I had a lot of fun and look forward to T in 2017! Happy day Hugs-Erika

Krisha said...

Great review of 2016 T-days..........but the last is my favorite....CHOCOLATE wins every time!
Happy T-day my friend

Jeanie said...

I love all of these -- and I love the idea which I may borrow!

Thank you for your visits and comments in 2016. (And I'm sorry about the Christmas dinner... some days that happens.) I have loved every second of knowing and learning from you this year!

Linda Kunsman said...

what a lovely year of T celebrations! Didn't get a post up but wanted to pop in and say thank you for another wonderful year of hosting T Day, and a happy New Year to you!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wonderful memories of the year Elizabeth! Oh! and Chocolate!!! Thank you so much for this link up each week. Hugs, Chrisx

Cazzy said...

Wow a year in a post! I thought I would join in although it is late and I am off to bed now.
Happy T day, and Happy New Year to you both.
Carol x

Darla said...

What fun to see your year in photo's. Sorry I wasn't able to make it to the Tea Party this week. You can probably guess I was at the River without internet access. I'm going to visit everyone in any case.

Halle said...

I enjoyed your look back at the year once again. It's a fine tribute to our weekly party.

Rita said...

Was fun to see your year in review!
Happy New Year!! :)

Claudia W | ImagesByCW said...

I love this idea of a look back with reference to your blog. I may have to snag that idea. It looks like you had some wonderful fun times and I hope there will be many more in the new year. Happy New Year!

p.s. Sorry for being so late to make my T-day round...