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?  


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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