Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tea and Gardens



In her email today, she talks about tea and gardens.

Coffee grounds and tea leaves are good for compost.
If you don't have a compost pile, she suggests adding coffee or tea around
your flowers for extra fertilizer ... something I've done for years.

Also, some bugs (like ants) don't like coffee!
(Perhaps they don't like tea either!)



Teapot, Cups Flowers



This teapot makes me smile.
It is from East Hampton and their Chinatown collection.
Unfortunately, the mugs that went with the teapot were sold out,
but my Fiesta mugs in all their assorted colors work well.



Teapot, Cups, Flowers




The wonderful tea towel is from Anthropologie.



Flower Arrangement


Tea tempers the spirits and harmonizes the mind, 
dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue,
awakens thought and prevents drowsiness,
lightens or refreshes the body,
and clears the perceptive faculties.
~Confucius


There are so many tea parties in the blogging world.
These are just a few.




28 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a whimsical teapot!

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there Snap,

What a delightful reminder of gardens, teatime and for some of us, a much long awaited, Springtime to come!~ Beautiful flowers!

Thanks so much for sharing this with us and for joining in the fun once again for TTTT and also with my 72nd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', blog tea parties.

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Johanna said...

Hello Snap,
thank you so much for your nice comment. This teapot is really a happy design. And your Fiesta mugs are perfect with that. And I love the flowers with the happy colors.
Oh my, your furbabies are too cute.
Greetings, Johanna

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Snap, George and I drink both coffee and tea... AND--we use the grounds on our compost pile....

Love your teapot and tea towel... AND --that lily is gorgeous.
Hugs,
Betsy

Diann said...

That teapot is adorable!

xinex said...

Very pretty, Snap! I love the teapot.....Christine

♥ Miss Tea said...

what a cute teapot!! love it! i do love the mugs and the birds tea towel, adorable! i also love the quote and it's so true! thanks for the tips on putting coffee and tea for fertilizers, Happy Tea Tuesday!

Denise said...

Hello,Lovely teapot.Such beautiful flowers.Enjoyed my visit wth you ,please drop by anytime. Denise

parTea lady said...

That is a really cute teapot. I love the pattern with the lantern and padoga. The Anthropologie tea towel is pretty too.

The flowers are beautiful.

Terri said...

I think you have the most fun tea pot I have ever seen! It is really special. Your tea mugs are lovely too. I adore the tea towel or table scarf underneath. The tea up on it is beautiful!
Thank you so much for sharing with us today.
Hugs,
Terri

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

You must have the biggest cupboards to store all those tea pots and cups! I will have mine chilled with a slice of lemon please, I am calling summer home.

yvettesblogs.com said...

Beautiful teapot and Spring coloured flowers. I love that quote, ..."harmonizes the mind..."
so true of a cup of tea. Yvette@twistedvines x

Crafty Gardener said...

What a lovely teapot. And your mugs go very nicely with it.

Barb said...

Your tea setting looks so spring-like - I love the cheery colors. I passed a tea shop today and thought of you. There was a butterfly pot in the window which I think I remember you having.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Beautiful orange lilies lift the spirits, too.

Love the tea pot -- and your Fiesta ware mugs.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such whimsical teapot! love the colours.. so cheerful! and the plain colours mugs just perfect match!

Sharon said...

Love the tea pot! As you approach our front door you can smell coffee. We have many rhodies and azaleas along with hydrangeas. They all love their morn jolt of coffee grounds.LOL

Carol at Serendipity said...

Lovely post. I have just started drinking tea again and I am loving the ritual of it.

The flowers are beautiful. Have a wonderful week.

Carol

Kathy said...

This is wonderful! I do put coffee grounds and tea into my garden - I didn't know the ants didn't like it - more, more, more - I have a couple of bites from working in the garden!
Some coffee places will gather grounds if one asks them too - isn't that wonderful!
Hope you have a great day,
Kathy

DoanLegacy said...

Gorgeous post to see with such vibrant colors!

dosfishes said...

Another fabulous tea pot, how many in your collection. Coffee grounds always go into the compost....
Just got a tin of double chocolate mate to try. I might even turn into a tea drinker....xox Corrine

Crafty Christina said...

Love the teapot. I needed that reminder of spring too!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very beautiful, the design is so delicate!
I love that quotation, thanks for this sweet post!
And the flowers...ahhh these flowers are lovely!
Luna - WE Love Luna

The Tablescaper said...

Great teapot. Isn't it neat how solids, like Fiesta, go with just about everything. Anthro has such neat things!

- The Tablescaper

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Snap,
Your teapot is wonderful! Thanks for the tips on coffee grounds. I knew that snugs don't like them but it's good to know that it makes for good fertilizer too. Enjoyed the quote as well. Thanks for coming by to have tea with me.

Blessings,
Sandi

Scone Queen said...

Hi Snap,

What an adorable Tea pot. I also admired your wee-siamese kitty. How darling! Thanks for dropping by the tea trolley earlier this week. Your comments were so appreciated!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Snap! I just love visiting your blog. It is always so happy. Your teapot is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing it. Have a beautiful week. Martha

KathyB. said...

You are right, your Fiesta mugs do go well with the teapot.

Would someone inform the little black ants that invade my home in the warm seasons that they are NOT supposed to like coffee, many of them prefer to swarm particularly around my coffee pot. My plants do thrive when watered with my cold coffee though. Seems moat things around here benefit from coffee, and sometimes tea.

The flowers are so pretty, and the words about tea are so true.