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.
The Hospital-i-tea Blog-a-thon assignment for April 6 - April 12 is Stitches-for-Tea ~ "Share ideas and pictures that involve stitching for the tea table. Any kind of stitches count: sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet, tatting, quilting, etc. The work can be yours or of someone else, but should be homemade rather than done by factory machines. Ideas are napkins, tea cozies, table linens, and other creations made with tea themes." http://gracioushospitality.blogspot.com/
The Christmas Tea Cozies and napkins in the top photo were made by my friend, Leona. She loves to sew and is generous with her fabulous talent as you can see! Leona, NG, GJ and I traveled on two trips to Japan. We were guests at Japanese tea ceremonies on both trips. The four of us have taken dance lessons together, but that is another story all together! Leona and I traveled with another friend to NYC several years ago and had tea at The Plaza Hotel Palm Court (at my request). She has become one of my best tea buddies and is always willing to visit tearooms with me when babysitting grandchildren does not interfere! By the way, babysitting grandchildren is another of our favorite activities!
The two beautiful cross stitch bread basket covers in the bottom photo were a birthday gift from my friend, Virginia. She is my neighbor's sister and is a very generous and thoughtful lady. She lived in Indiana for many years and visited MK, her sister, often on vacations and long weekends. She has gifted our family with several beautiful cross stitch pieces! We are so pleased she and her husband, JR, moved to our little town upon retirement!
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!