While dusting a shelf today, I came across a book I had forgotten I had. It is the sweetest book about tea parties and pretty things. I took a few minutes to stop and read through the pages.
I drink tea every day, so does my husband. I even make my tea with tea leaves instead of tea bags most of the time. What I forget to do, is "make it pretty"! I tend to make my tea in an oversized mug, carrying it around the house with me as I do whatever I'm doing that day. Tea should be special sometimes. It should be elegant.
It doesn't always have to be a "party" for several guests. There doesn't have to be course after course of scones and little sandwiches. Sometimes taking tea can simply be a pretty cup, a fresh flower and a simple cookie. It is more about how it feels than how it looks!
So, I poished my favorite sterling silver tray. I got out my white teapot with pastel blossoms and the matching cups and I made some tea.
The cups and teapot were a gift from my parents for Christmas several years ago. They are Sadler Wellington, fine bone china.
The napkins are actually paper hand towels.
I love to use them as napkins because of their size and shape.
Now that is how we should enjoy a cup of tea.
Don't you think we would feel so much better
if we would savor the moment once in a while?
*Taking Tea With Alice was written in 1997.
There appears to be a newer edition currently available on Amazon.
I am linking today with:
Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Lady Katherine @ Lady Katherine Tea Parlor for Tea Time Tuesday
Kathleen @ Faded Charm for White Wednesday