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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tea Cup Tuesday

 Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!

Spring has been full of surprises,
weather wise, here lately.
How is spring in your area? 
Are you getting out doors for tea?

Recently a very kind friend named Gale
gave me a handmade gift...

It is a tea wallet!

I truly have never seen one before.
Have you?

How easy to take tea along in your purse,
and in such a beautiful way!
Thank you Gale!
You are so talented, thoughtful and kind!


To close I leave you with an interesting quote about sharing tea...

“In Ireland, you go to someone's house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you're really just fine. She asks if you're sure. You say of course you're sure, really, you don't need a thing. Except they pronounce it ting. You don't need a ting. Well, she says then, I was going to get myself some anyway, so it would be no trouble. Ah, you say, well, if you were going to get yourself some, I wouldn't mind a spot of tea, at that, so long as it's no trouble and I can give you a hand in the kitchen. Then you go through the whole thing all over again until you both end up in the kitchen drinking tea and chatting." -C.E Murphy

May you have a lovely day,
and some quiet time to sit
and enjoy teatime. 

You can visit my co host, the wonderful Martha
at Martha's Favorites

I am joining these ladies for tea this week too : )

 Sandi, Bernideen, Ruth
(their names are links to their lovely blogs).
I look forward to visiting you all today and tomorrow for tea...


Beth in NEPA said...

I do love your Violet Tea Cup! I had never seen a tea wallet. What a great idea. I often carry bags with me but usually just in a plastic bag. This is so much nicer!

K J D said...

Pretty cup Terri and I love the idea of a tea wallet. So sweet and useful. That could catch on for sure!!!

Karen x


Oh my, I never heard, or seen a tea wallet and your friend gave you a lovely one too!
Thank you for hosting such a lovely tea party, my friend.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Terri, your teacup is beautiful and so is the lovely gift of the tea wallet. Thanks for hosting!

The Charm of Home said...

I so love the tea wallet! What a great idea for a gift! Love that pretty tea cup too. Thanks for hosting.

Linda Kunsman said...

Love the Irish saying. Your teabag holder gift is beautiful! I also love India Organic tea and just posted about my love of their tulsi tea (with chamomile and honey). Yes, bring on the May flowers!

Karen said...

Hi Terri,
What a wonderful gift. I have never seen a tea wallet before. Your teacup is very lovely today. Violets are so pretty! What a sweet message about friends having tea. I feel like that sometimes too, I don't like to bother someone but I really would like a cup of tea. (The tink part made me chuckle). Thanks for visiting me and hosting Tea Cup Tuesday! Have a sweet week! Karen

Valerie said...

Oh that is lovely! I have never seen a tea wallet. Now I want one. =) Your blog is so lovely.
Blessings and sunshine,

Bernideen said...

That little tea wallet is so cute! The real prize is that violet tea cup and saucer! It is beautiful!

Carrie said...

The tea wallet is such a fun gift! Very pretty teacup as well. Thanks for hosting!

Createology said...

Tea is truly universal. Your little gifted Tea Wallet is such a wonderful way to take along your favorite brand and flavor. Creative Tea Bliss...

tattrldy said...

That is a lovely cup of violets :-) Our spring has been back and forth with a few warm days and then a few cooler days. Taking tea outside would have been nice on a few if the wind didn't blow so bad!
What a nice gift Gale made you. Now you can say you never have to leave home without tea.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: I love that cup. You and I share the same one. The gift is perfect. Sending hugs your way my dear friend. Blessings, Martha

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Terri what a beautiful cup this Tuesday of Violets to warm the heart -
it is just freezing here this afternoon and I'm picturing myself sipping tea from that superb cup and saucer with you along side of me.

What a delightful addition that tea wallet will be to your picnic basket set!
It's perfect and a very thoughtful gift indeed!
Sending lots of violet hugs,

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The tea wallet is a good idea and a nice gift to receive.
I'll remember the bit about tea in Ireland when I go over in June. :-)

Anonymous said...

Love the idea of a tea wallet - beats the little snack size baggie I usually use. Even such little things as a tea wallet should be all about beauty as well as function - graceful and artful living, don't you think?

Dorthe said...

Dear Terri,
that pretty cup, is sure to make you smile, drinking a lovely cup of tea in it.
And the gift of tea-purse is wonderful, and so beautifully made.No I have not seen one before,eighter!!
Love the Irish :do you want a cup of tea :-) story!!
Warm hugs from Dorthe

Denise said...

Pretty teacup! I love violets. And I love the tea Wallet.

Edith DUTERTRE said...

quelle superbe tasse de thé
avec de si charmante violettes

Jane Austen est une conteuse. Avec une tasse de thé, elle s’assied dans notre salon et nous raconte les derniers potins.

bonne journée
edith (iris)

Frieda Oxenham said...

If it's no trouble and you were having a cup anyway I would love to have a cup with you! Such a shame it's just that little bit too far. But it would be a grand thing!

Kathy said...

I've never seen one before either - love your beautiful teacup this week - I do appreciate you hostinga and sharing,

The Victorian Girl said...

Your tea wallet is really cute! I found a tutorial online for making one and will be making some for my tea-loving friends!

nightingalehoop said...

Nice tea cups and decoration pieces collection!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jann said...

Love your posts, Terri! Beautiful cup and saucer, and thank you for sharing the Irish story-so cute!

Deborah Montgomery said...

that tea wallet is so cute, and what a good idea, since many restaurants do not carry good tea.

lynn said...

these are gorgeous... i love these... so beautiful for a small gift to yourself.. or a friend..
thank you for sharing with us...
i would love to see one of those in my purse.. lol
and purple.. wow the laces and the closure.. such creativity..
happy spring...

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