Monday, January 30, 2017

My First Tea Book

 The first tea book I purchased was 
 If Teacups Could Talk by Emilie Barnes.
She spoke to a group at a church in Richmond, KY 
just north of us.  
We had the option of purchasing an autographed book in advance. 
"Happy Tea 1996 Emilie Barnes" 
Sadly, I missed attending the event, but my book was sent to me by the church.
This was the first of many Emilie Barnes tea books I have collected over the years. 
From: If Teacups Could Talk
"The relationship-enhancing properties of tea make it a wonderful 
vehicle for getting to know someone new, 
for patching up misunderstandings, 
for sharing good news or supporting one another in bad times. 
I have seen lives change over teacups.  I have seen new friendships
forged and old friendships renewed." 
~
 After all these years, this is still among my most favorite tea books. 
Do you have this book? 
Do you remember your first book about tea?  

4 comments:

The Victorian Girl said...

Yes, I do have that book and it must be my favorite also because I always go to it first when planning a tea. It was also my first tea book and was given to me by my sister. A whole new world opened up for me!

Marilyn Miller said...

At one time I had several copies of this one, but have given them away. Tea books are always such a temptation to buy and I have many.

relevanttealeaf said...

My copy of If Teacups Could Talk is dated 1998 - so if it's not my first tea book, it's pretty close to it. Unfortunately it's not signed, and I never had the privilege of hearing Emilie Barnes speak in person. I have many tea books, and need to organize mine too. I can never resist buying them.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

It was my very first one too, Linda - the one that changed everything. : - )

Hey, would you do me a big favor and maybe include me next time you're planning an outing in Ohio? I would absolutely LOVE meeting you in person after all these years. Hugs! ♥

 

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