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Monday, January 31, 2011

The Journey Continues With Tea & Friendhip

Good Morning Everyone.

Today is the 1st of February. Time for me to pick the next card in my Journey of Self - Care, that I have undertaken this year,

The card I picked for this month is Friendship. The wisdom on the back of the card reads
“Call a Friend”
“When you’re mirrored with love, you see yourself clearly”

Today’s Teacup Tuesday theme therefore will be Tea & Friendship.

What better way to suggest friendliness and to create it - than with a cup of tea.
…J. Grayson Luttrell (1930)

I set my tea table for two - A cup for me and a cup for you. This set is a wonderful set I picked up at Tuesday Morning and had in the China Cabinet in my Office when I was teaching; for impromptu tea parties with other teachers and/or students.

The heart shaped teapot and plates are what caught my eye when I first saw the set - the pretty pink roses were the deal maker - I just had to have it. Since I retired it has been retired as well and today felt like a fitting day to dust it off and share a little friendship.

In the Language of flowers the pink rose symbolizes gratitude and appreciation. It depicts elegance and grace with a touch of gentleness. Some say in these modern times it has replaced the yellow rose in denoting the care & closeness of true Friendship.

There is an old Chinese saying that says “Tea is the bridge of Friendship” So let us lift our teacup and offer a toast to friends old and new, near and far.

Thank you for joining me today -

“We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young.” … Anonymous



Kiki aka Victoria said...

Lovely!! such a beautiful charming blog..and a gorgeous heart-warming post! happy tea..beautiful set and beautiful insights to match!
have a lovely day!
and thanks for visiting me too!

Brian said...

Very nice indeed...I loved the last quote!

♥ Miss Tea said...

I agree with you that the heart shape that caught my eyes, it's such a beautiful set of tea, i love the quotes about tea as well, and i definitely want to find little book of tea that is full of quotes about it, nice to meet you and have teacup tuesday! :)

Johanna said...

Hello Penny,
thank you for the sweet tea. I enjoyed this lovely tea set very much. It is so happy and cheerful, modern and romantic, too.
Wiski sends a nice prrrr to Genghis.
Greetings, Johanna

Katnip Lounge said...

This is such a whimsical tea set; The Baby says she'd love to join you if you don't mind her licking the frosting off the cupcake!

Terri said...

Penny, your post is lovely. Your tea set so cute and perfect for February!
I love the saying "Tea is the bridge for friendship"...fab!
Thank you so much for sharing with us today.

bj said...

I lift my tea cup to friendship...and to your beautiful teascape today.
hugs, bj

Dapoppins said...

Tea is a ritual, and even if Im a coffee drinker, it is a beautiful ritual I can appreciate!

I followed you over from Auntie's Attic and thought I'd say hi.

Cat said...

Thank you inviting all of us to your tea party!!! Your tea set is so pretty.

I am from Scotland so drinking tea is sort if in my blood. The first thing my mum and I do when I come over is to put the kettle on and have a little pick-me-up together :-)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

What a sweet post!!!

Glad the storm has passed on, from your neck of the woods. But wow, did you ever get hit with snnnnnow. Be careful shoveling. No matter if you are a *Young-in'*!

Hugs and ♥'s...
'Cause Valentine Day is coming!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a great tea pot set! I love the heart shapes. Thank you for the beautiful thoughts and the eye candy. Blessings, Martha