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Monday, July 29, 2013

Tea Cup Tuesday-Summertime Tea

 Hello All
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday
It is summertime...
and I am still enjoying hot tea in the afternoon.
The daily (practically!) rains have kept our temps down,
and the ground too soggy for Bertha.

So indoors it is, for a relaxing, soothing, aromatic cup of herbal tea...

I have been using this elegant berry cup lately. 
Many of you have seen me share her in the past. 
I find her profusion of flowers and fruit 
delightful to include in my summer time tea.

I do love the berries!
And her high footed pedestal.

Lovely blossoms and berries inside this cup too.
Do you think the pink flowers are apple blossoms? 
Or could they be Rosa Rugosa?

Then there is plenty of power around here in Bloglandia,
You all inspire me so much!

She is manufactured by one of my all time favorite potteries,
Paragon China...
another Stoke on Trent, England pottery.
I find the shape of their tea cups just right for me.
I am always pleased with their artwork and attention to detail.
They often include fancy gold filigree trims...
something I really admire in a cup!

 I hope you enjoyed seeing my little tea today. 
I look forward to visiting each of you today as well.


I am taking a computer break for ALL of August!
And I am calling it...

You can read about my vacation from electronics
in my previous post HERE. if you are interested : )
I mention a few of the projects I hope to do.

Do  you think I can do it? 
Take an entire month away from the computer,
after 4 long years of not missing a beat???
I am going to keep a journal about what it feels like...
to not turn on my laptop first thing in the morning...
or all day long...
day after day.....

Wish me luck!

Martha has kindly offered to take care of T.T. each week,
so please visit her at her lovely newly beautified blog Martha's Favorites.
Thank you dear Martha
You know Martha is a good soul...
really, truly, really.
She is amazing. 

As I said in my previous post, 
I will miss you all very much.
I shall see you in September
with plenty to share!



johala said...

I think it'll be very hard, one full month without computer!!! LOL
I don't know if I could
Hugs and kisses

Karen said...

Hi Terri,
I also featured a Paragon today but yours is much more elegant! Thank you so much for hosting today with Martha. I hope that you have a wonderful August off. You will be missed. Take care,

Micupoftea said...

Hello Terri! GORGEOUS cup....LOVE the berries at the bottom. Enjoy your August 'craftivities'! haha :)

Bernideen said...

Your break will hopefully be a wonderful one but for now your cup and saucer are lovely. Your teapot is like a memory from the past as I recognize the pattern somehow but don't recall who made it or what it was called. It is really beautiful!

Unknown said...

Love that cup. So pretty and delicate!

Edith DUTERTRE said...

quelle belle tasse
plein de projets pour ces vacances ?
j'ai fait un billet
mais il n'est pas sur une
tea party , dommage
à bientôt
edith (iris)

sophie said...

Comme elle est joli cette tasse! toute fraîche, toute belle comme l'été!
belle journée

Christine LeFever said...

Hi Terri,

It seems logical that because of the fruit theme it's an apple blossom, but since there are also flowers in it, I vote for the Rosa Rugosa, the very old fashioned and early style of rose. I even have one such rose bush that came with my 19th. century home.

I wish you total success with your month away from the the computer, but are you even going to journal without a keyboard? Heaven forfend should it be all by hand, that is, were it I doing it, for then it would barely be legible. Of course, slowing down....You will be missed, but well thought of, lovely Terri. Hugs, Christine

Martha's Favorites said...

Hello dear Terri: Thank you for the kind words. You are always so good to me. You have left us wanting more with this post. Everything is especially stunning today. I am missing you already. Have a wonderful month of creating and enjoying yourself. Sending lots of hugs, Martha

Holly M said...

I will miss you so, and look forward to hearing from you again in September. You are such a joy and inspiration. Have a lovely, rejuvenating, and restful August. Holly M.

Maria Andrade said...

You're right, Terri, this berry cup of yours is delightful and so fit for Summer!
I love the teapot, too and of course the red and yellow roses, oh the roses...
Thanks for hosting this marvellous tea, enjoy your holidays and see you back in September.
(I didn't know Martha would keep Tea Cup Tuesday moving and so I've already announced a break, too. It doesn't matter, though, we'll all be back in September, all refreshed and full of energy... :))

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

The tea cup is gorgeous. Love the strawberries.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting!! What a beautiful post and a stunning tea cup and so is that tea pot!!

Good luck with your electronic free vacation. It will be interesting to hear about this when you return!


Linda M. said...

Love the berry tea cup Terri, I treated myself to a tea cup this summer but I have not taken photos of it yet. I will wait until September to post it. Have a wonderful August break! Joyous wishes and hugs, Linda

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
A month away? We shall see! I'm taking a break too for a few weeks but wanted to drop by and see your beautiful teacup today. It is lovely and so is the teapot! Enjoy your blog break and we'll see you when you return.


Beedeebabee said...

Another gorgeous teacup, Terri! You will be missed in August, but I do understand as everyone needs a little break once in a while. Have fun sweetie, and see you soon! xo

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello dear Terri!
Oh what a sweet berry and flowers cup and saucer - so delicate is the gold filigree pattern and I love the teapot also.
What an excellent idea having a month's break from your computer. Your muse really won't know herself and just imagine how much creativity you will achieve. I hope you make some special time relaxing for yourself. You so need that dear friend.
Love all of your beautifully dyed laces in those pretty pastel shades.
Sending big hugs and kind thoughts and hope to email you soon!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Thank you for your kind comments about Joan's Tea. Taking a whole month long break will be difficult but there's no reason why you can't read post without the obligation of commenting if you choose to do so.
I did this last week while away at a cottage and quite enjoyed it.

Micupoftea said...

Hi Terri- thanks for stopping by. Harney & Sons tea is primarily available by post and has a wonderful website. They offer quality tea from around the world, as well as top notch tisanes/herbals. However, there are a few upscale shops and hotels (like the Ritz) that offer tins of it for sale.

Anonymous said...

Computer vacation? Wow! You are a brave lady and I wish you well. I might even be a bit envious - what will you do with yourself? I will be looking forward to hearing the adventure in September - be joyful in the journey!

Createology said...

Yes your being offline for the month of August will result in lots of emotions and I will miss you. It will be fun to have you share your feelings with us upon your return dear. Great tea bag quote and lovely tea cup for sipping tea. May you enjoy the most awesome August ever...

sharon said...

That is probably the most gorgeous teacup I have ever seen and the most gorgeous post I have ever seen! I wish for you the most amazing month of August my dear friend...you so deserve it! Sending big hugs!

Michelle said...

Hey Terri, I love the berries and flowers on your cup. It's a beautiful set. Enjoy your month off from the computer! Hope you get all your projects completed. ~Michelle

Jann said...

Lovely post, as always--you will be sorely missed during the month of August!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Terri,
Your teacup is so beautiful and I bet a joy to sip tea from. I'm still drinking hot tea, too. We have a few warm days then quite a few of cooler ones. Our summer so far has not been as warm as last year. I will miss your tea party and will look forward to when you come back. Have a wonderful rest of the summer! Thank you for hosting!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Sorry I am late - had niece for 2 days.

LOVE that cup and your pictures, they are so beautiful.

You will be missed - enjoy and make gorgeous art and projects - see you in September.


Marfi-topia said...

that set is gorgeous! i love the berries in there.

I'm really going to miss you Terri!
have fun be safe, see you soon!

Ally said...

will miss u whilst ur away x

K J D said...

So pretty....

Hope you are enjoying your break so far :)

Karen x

Tea in the Library said...

Lovely cup and lovely post. Thank you so much for your visit. Enjoy your time away. Following you now so see you when you get back!

Tea in the Library said...

Adding your button to my site

Kathy said...

Hello Terri, I am exqisitely late and you'll probably not read this comment until after August :)
I hope you have a marvelous break - NOT sure I could do it! Adore your tea set and the photos! Hugs,

Flora said...

I think you will not read my greetings, since the computer break :-)
In any case, I wish you a wonderful month of August, full of positive thoughts and sprouts of new projects that will bloom ... in the fall!
Leave us with the beautiful images of this superb Paragon tea :-)
Hugs from Italy,

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
its nice to have a break from blogging. That brings back a lot of inspirations. And when you came back, we will love all your new posts as always. Take time for yourself, my Dear and have a great time.
best greetings, Johanna

escargotine said...


Unknown said...

ok ok ok! I am coming to your next Teacup linky! I just love them, but I need to get my camera pointed at my teacups so I can share too! Stop by and link up some of your beautiful teacup pics at my linky party going on right now. Here is the link - http://wonderfulathome.blogspot.com/2013/08/wonderful-wednesdays-linky-party.html
Everyone is invited! Have a good one!

Christina Paul said...

Visiting a bit late but wishing you a wonderful tech-free August! Your post is lovely! from the beautiful tea cup to the inspiring teabag label - and that pink cake!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful !
Regards from Seville, Spain.


Annie said...

Hi Terri.....I have to say that the teapot, cup and saucer in this post are just stunning. The tea looks so refreshing.

Have fun on your break and enjoy the journalling.

Crafty hugs Annie, your newest follower x

Victoria said...

Such a beautiful tea post Terri...blissful and poetic..your pictures are sublime! how amazing..I have been taking a break for quite some time too..just recently posting again! Love your sentiment...sounds good..hope you enjoy your August break..see you in September sweet friend and kindred!
Massive hugs and sparkles till then!

BohoMind said...

I love that cup, such a pretty summerish teacup. I love golden decor on teacups and plates, makes it look so luxurious.

I just found your blog and will keep exploring it now :)

BohoMind said...

Hi Terri! Thank you for your comment :) I'd love to hook up with your Tea Cup Tuesday, but where do I put up the link?

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