Welcome to Friendship Tea, a blog about the daily happenings in the life of Linda, a tea enthusiast, who enjoys travel and trip planning, and is passionate about family, friends, life in Kentucky, and all things TEA.
"Share ideas and pictures that incorporate tea and/or tea themes into home decor. Displays, art, prints, fabrics, and collection all count in this category. Do you use teapots and teacups as a part of your home decor?"
Oh my goodness! Do I ever?!? I have so much tea decor that our second home is a "tea house" decorated on a tea theme! I can only post a few photos in the space allowed. The quilt was featured in a previous post I have 3 of the quilts in this guest bedroom. One on each of the twin beds and one on the wall in a quilt hanger. They are from Pottery Barn Kids several years ago. The lamp, the Grandma Tea Bear and the Lizzie High Victorian Tea Doll were gifts from friends and family. The Tim Simpson water colors were purchased at various times at Elmwood Inn. The Royal Worcester tea set was purchased on a visit to Worcester, England in 1998. The top one is a framed photo (using a process I don't understand) by a Lexington photographer of an elderly lady in the window of the Small Talk Tea Shop. We found this at Elmwood Inn and had to have it because we have visited this little tearoom in Bourton-on-the-water many times. The next framed photo is one I took of AJ in the same window when he was 4 years old. These two are my favorites!
When the world is all at odds And the mind is all at sea Then cease the useless tedium And brew a cup of tea. There is magic in its' fragrance, There is solace in its' taste; And then laden moments vanish Somehow into space. And the world becomes a lovely thing! There's beauty as you'll see; All because you briefly stopped To brew a cup of tea. ~ Source unknown
"Friendship Tea Recipe" ~~ 1/2 cup instant tea, 1 cup sweetened lemonade mix, 1 cup Tang, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ground cloves, Combine all ingredients and mix well. Store in a an airtight container. To serve, put 2 to 3 tsp. mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup of boiling water. Adjust amount of mix to taste. Enjoy!