Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tea Tuesday

If it's Tuesday, then it is time for tea!

I'm sharing another of my tea sets from China.
It was a gift from a dear friend.
I love the modern floral designs in brown, blue and green.

The other thing I love about this set are the cups (five of them).
They fit perfectly in the hand.
They can be cradled to feel the heat and smoothness of the porcelain.

Do you like to read?
Do you like cozy mysteries?
Have you read the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Child?

You should!

There are so many memes that love tea and tea things. Too many to count!
Since I found Teacup Tuesday first, I will continue to link to Martha and Teri each week.
I also thought that I'd start to post other tea links so that you, dear reader, can visit them if you are interested. I'd love to, but I don't have the time each week!

Wishing you well and a joyful week.


Barb said...

Exquisite set, Snap. What green tea do you love? I'm giving up coffee for a healthier beverage, but the grassy taste of the green tea my husband drinks doesn't please me.

Kate Tracton said...

What a lovely tea set. So delicate but not too "fru-fru".

And thanks for the book recommendation. Now that I find myself with time to read, I'm looking for new ones.



The Gathering Place said...

I love tea cups. I have a cup and saucer that was my grandmothers from her 50th anniversary. I don't drink tea, but the cups are so pretty!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I have not read the tea shop mysteries but I do love the way a chinese teacup fits in my hand. I like how I can finish the cup and the tea inside is still warm. And I can pour another cup without seeming greedy because the last one was small. And again, when I finish the next cup it is still warm (as much as I love cold tea this is another thing).

Crafty Christina said...

I've never read that. I'll have to put it on myreading list!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Snap, You have another beautiful tea set.... I wish you could meet a friend of mine who also loves and collects tea sets. You two would enjoy each other. BUT--she doesn't blog... Sigh!!!!!

Have fun and enjoy a cup of tea for me.

Janet said...

Pretty tea set. I love cups that just seem to fit my hand. When the weather is cold and I have a hot drink it helps to warm my hands which are always like ice!

Marie said...

Luv your tea set! Perfect for a hot cup of green tea. Stopping by from Tea Cup Tuesday.

Msartist said...

Snap, Such a pretty tea set! Yes, I do read but have never read that mystery book! Always looking for good reading so I will add it to my list~ Have a wonderful Tea Tuesday!

LissaL said...

You always share the most wonderfully, exquisite things on your blog. Words, photos, books, tea sets, etc. I never know what treasure I will find when I stop by:)

Terri said...

Your Chinese tea set is very pretty. I love the design. What a lovely friend to give you such a nice gift.

The book looks interesting. I will have a look for one. Thanks for the suggestion.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I love the feel of Chinese cups too. They just fit right. That is a very nice set. Visiting from Terri and Martha's...


paperbutterfly said...

Wonderful teaset. Tea would definetel taste great in those cups. I can feel the warmth on my hands now.
I have not read the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Child, but on your recommendations I will seek the book.

Love the post last week and the quotes and their meanings.
Thank you for your kindness
Blessings, Pam

KathyB. said...

Everything about this tea set is appealing, the color, the shape of the pot and the cups. The set is simply elegant.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...


Love the fresh crisp look of your tea set!!
I have been wanting to get some of the Tea Shop Mysteries.... I must look on Ebay for them!


Appleshoe said...

Hello- Darling tea set you have there. I have read Laura Childs Tea Shop mysteries. She is a local author and somewhere I have a post where I met her at the Mad Hatter Tearoom. She is an absolute delight and has a newer series called the "Cackleberry Club Mystery" It's placed in a cafe' in Minnesota. Take care.

Sheila said...

Your Chinese teaset would be lovely to use on a summer's day in the garden. The book series sounds interesting - perhaps our local library will have them.

A Hopeful Heart said...

I'm really late making the Teacup Tuesday rounds this it is Thursday, and I'm just now getting around to visit you.

What a pretty teaset. I don't have a matching set, which is fine with me, but a set with five teacups and a lovely teapot is a real treat.

Oh, I have read one of the tea shop daughter has read most all of them. We both really enjoyed the ones we read.

Have a lovely day,

parTea lady said...

I've read all the Tea Shop Mysteries and can't wait for Scones & Bones to come out next March.

Your tea set is lovely. I like the delicate flowers and the bamboo handles.

Rosa said...

I love this set! And I love all the links! Thank you!! xo

Carrie said...

What a nice gift from your friend...the tea set is lovely!

I also enjoy books about tea and did include one in my post today.