Monday, June 13, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday-What I love about Tea!

Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
Today I am sharing with you what I love about Tea.
I find tea to be a comfort, a break in the day,
a moment to savor just being here now.

Choosing a lovely tea cup, setting a tray, picking out the type of tea.....all this is such a joy in my day! This little Haviland tea cup and saucer are one of my favorites. Her gold trims have already been loving worn away with use many many years ago, and I am continuing this process with my daily use of the cup.

Teapots are another joy in the pleasure of taking tea. This sweet little teapot is from Bavaria made by Z.S&C. I shelter about 10 teapots in my home. I adore each one! Am I silly or what? Waxing on about china! Lol!

I find the taste of raw sugar to be delicious in most of my teas...


....as well as some milk.


A pretty sugar bowl and a vintage spoon....all add to the delight of my tea.


Now if I can also have some toast and jam....well, then I truly feel pampered! Yum!
For me, add some freshly picked flowers and it is the perfect tea for me! It can hardly get any better.....unless I was having tea at a pub in England!


Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit and listening to me talk about my love for tea time! I truly appreciate your visit and your comments!

I am having a month long Happy June Giveaway and so far I have shown 3 different prizes and I will add at least one more this month! I want you all to have a good chance at winning. I am having this giveaway as an appreciation for all of you! You only need be a follower to enter to win, no matter where you live in the world. Just leave a comment in the post of the prize you would love to win, one of them or all of them! You can find the posts here, here and here.

Also, I have a new video out Tissue Paper Transfers! Here it is!



If you would like to join in with us and share one of your favorite tea cups, just sign in with Mr. Linky below. And don't forget to go see Martha at Martha's Favorites. We host this tea party together. She always has beautiful china to share.

Hugs to you All!
Terri

39 comments:

Terri Gordon said...

Good Morning Terri, I love your post and your beautiful Tea Cup and love, love, love, your sweet Tea Pot, it is so beautiful. Thank you for hosting Tea Cup Tuesday. I hope you are having a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Marianne C. said...

Terri, I must say, that for me, the pretty flower designs on the tea cups are my favorite part of the cup. I always notice them first, then the shape of the cup, etc. Your little worn cup is precious. It really has seen many tea times, hasn't it.

I love your teapot - sooo cheery and the shape is fun and happy. It's saying "please pour me for some lovely quiet tea time." I don't think it's crazy to have 10 tea pots. I'm sure they have their own unique flare.

I like raw sugar, too...and of course with a darker tea milk is a must!

Enjoy your tea and the day,
Marianne

Barbara F. said...

I love your tea pot, and hope to join Tea Cup Tuesday soon. I like using raw sugar as well. xo,

Snap said...

I love Haviland! Wonderful teacup and I'm in love with the teapot. A girl can never have enough teacups or teapots! Raw sugar ... yummmmmm. Fun post!

Liz said...

Here in Scotland, the first thing we do when people come to visit is to ask if they'd like a "wee cuppa"! Everything is better after a wee cup of tea!
Liz

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Terri,
I agree with you about tea being a lovely respite. I don't take either sugar or milk in mine but that sugar sure presents itself well! Your tea cup is as cute as can be and I'm sure a real pleasure to sip from. I so enjoyed your post today. Thank you for sharing it with us and I hope your week is delightful in every way.

Blessings,
Sandi

Dawn said...

I wondered what had happened to you today ;0) Nice to see you. and hear about your tea ritual

Love Dawn xx

Marjanne said...

Hello Terri; thank you for sharing this beautiful teamoment

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
I understand perfectly all what you tell about having a cup of tea and I always use raw sugar too!
Is a very special moment...
Love

The Tablescaper said...

You are so right. It's amazing the joy a cup of tea can bring. Love that tea pot, very unusual.

- The Tablescaper

Beth said...

Terri, I adore the pink Bavarian teapot. This is a beautiful post. I think I need to go make myself a cuppa right now!
Blessings, Beth

Antiques And Teacups said...

Love the blush wild rose teapot. Lovely! And I prefer the demerara or raw sugar as well...love the taste.
Thanks...
Ruth

Donna said...

Hi Terri, I'm so glad I found you as I've seen you visiting around and knew I wanted to drop by. I will have to go check and make sure you are on my linky list.

I just signed up to follow and would love to join your giveaway. Thank you for hosting this tea party! You take such beautiful pictures and I love your thoughts on what tea means to you.

Do drop by and join my tea party if you have time.

Blessings,
Donna @ Comin' Home's
Tuesday Tea Chat

Dazie said...

hiya yes it is indeed the same tea cup but yours is such a gorgeous blue!
I also have the same details on the bottom in fact everything is exactly the same except the colour. I am a little excited that some one else has a one like mine!

Love seeing your tea cup today too!And thanks so much for popping by and telling me about your set too!
Dazie
x

Charlotte said...

Your teacup is beautiful! I feel the same way you do about the specail elements that make having tea (or coffee) so nice. It is a welcomed break in the day.

You asked about the hotel my husband and I stayed in for our anniversary...it was the Spindrift Inn on Cannery Row in Monterey:)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Beautiful Terri...and awesome video..you are sooo super magical and creative in all that you do! Shine on...Fabulous!! and I love your tea post today..beautiful photos ...and yes i agree raw sugar is beautiful and wonderful!
Happy tea time wishing you a sparkling week and a magical wkd ahead!
Kiki

ooglebloops said...

Love your teapot- I do take my tea plain or with honey - might have to give your sugar a try one day. Ha- the captcha word for this comment is "scons" (scones!)

Gerri Herbst said...

wonderful tut. thanks for sharing. Also thank you for stopping by my blog. gerri

Linda said...

Terri- Thanks for sharing your love of everything tea... I think most tea loveers can relate ... selecting the cup and saucer, having old favorites...the comfort it affords. Thanks so much for sharing so much from your tea event to yoour wonderful tutorials. Your a keeper! L

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Beautiful tea cups and tea pot!! All so pretty!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Concetta said...

I loved your post and I agree!! Tea is just glorious! Thank you for sharing and hosting our lovely tea party!
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Concetta

Suz said...

Thank you, Terri, for the tutorial. I cannot wait to try it!!! I love your cup and am just crazy about the tea pot. I think 10 tea pots is a great idea!! We are going to my in laws for the Fourth of July and I am praying for a tea cup or two. They are moving out os their house. I think I will get back the consomme cups we have given them. Maybe I can sneak those in on Tea Cup Tuesday! Thank you, Terri...I enjoy this so much.
Hugs,
Suz

Suz said...

Thank you, Terri, for the tutorial. I cannot wait to try it!!! I love your cup and am just crazy about the tea pot. I think 10 tea pots is a great idea!! We are going to my in laws for the Fourth of July and I am praying for a tea cup or two. They are moving out os their house. I think I will get back the consomme cups we have given them. Maybe I can sneak those in on Tea Cup Tuesday! Thank you, Terri...I enjoy this so much.
Hugs,
Suz

Suz said...

Thank you, Terri, for the tutorial. I cannot wait to try it!!! I love your cup and am just crazy about the tea pot. I think 10 tea pots is a great idea!! We are going to my in laws for the Fourth of July and I am praying for a tea cup or two. They are moving out os their house. I think I will get back the consomme cups we have given them. Maybe I can sneak those in on Tea Cup Tuesday! Thank you, Terri...I enjoy this so much.
Hugs,
Suz

Suz said...

Terri,
I would be honored to win any of your handmade beauties!
Fondly,
Suz

Suz said...

Terri,
I would be honored to win any of your handmade beauties!
Fondly,
Suz

Sweet Pea said...

Let me tell you again, love your tutorial. Your post so made me wish I was in England having tea! My son bought me a gift voucher for High Tea in a beautiful tea room in Sydney's Queen Victoria Building for Mother's Day...this will make up for missing out on tea in England!

Sunny said...

Hi Terry! I adore reading your blog! I've had some confusions, Tho I thought I had joined before, I am a follower now. There are really 2 blogs(?)yours A. and Martha's. The siler teapot light is soo clever! I love raw sugar too, and adore going to teas, and hosting them. Have a wonderful week! Happy Teacup Tuesday! xoSunny (Dianna)

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Terri!
Beautiful tea things you showed us today!
When I added my link to the list I was in a hurry and couldn´t leave a comment, but now here I am to tell you that I found your Haviland tea cup lovely, even with marks of time and use (I'm crazy about antiques) and the teapot is a real beauty.
Hugs

Cinderella Moments said...

That's a great post! I feel like I'm having tea with you.
hugs,
Caroline

Queen of The Desert said...

Lovely teapot and teacup. I love them both.

Lady Linda said...

Good morning Terri, there is something special about drinking tea when you prepare a pot, use a pretty cup and sit and enjoy. I had my niece over yesterday (8) and we did just that! It always tastes so much better!Lovely post.
Love, Lady Linda

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

I am a little late in making rounds for comments...I love your teacup and unique teapot here. You are so right and I too feel your comfort when taking tea. I enjoy so much the ritual of picking out every piece and this is so important to do in our hectic crazy world! I love this escape here on your blog!! Thank you!

Desiree said...

Hi Terri!
I've just been having a wonderful time browsing through your last few posts and enjoying looking at your lovely selection of teacups and pots. Tea always should be had from a pretty, dainty cup otherwise it doesn't taste as tea should :) There truly is nothing more English/Chinese than sipping a freshly brewed cup of tea whilst seated in a pretty spot.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Your tissue transfer idea is wonderful! Can't wait to try this one at home!
Rose

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Your handpainted rose teapot is so pretty! How much fun would that be to have tea in an historic pub in England! :-) I enjoy having a simple cup of tea with toast and jam (or cinnamon). I think just drinking from a pretty cup makes it special.

Maminka Girl - Loribeth said...

Another wonderful video Terri! I think I might try this technique on my laser printer because I noticed that the prints don't bleed from those types of copies. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

Hugs.. Loribeth

sheila said...

Terri,
Your teacup is beautiful, I love the sweet little flowers. I am going to have to try the raw sugar. Thanks for hosting Tea cup Tuesday. I appreciate you stopping by my blog.
Blessing, Sheila

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Terri,
Uauu formidavel blogagem...
estou participando pela 1ª vez aqui...

grande abraço!

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