Monday, August 9, 2010

Teacup Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday is hosted each week by Martha and Teri.
Please visit to see all the tea parties and teacups on parade!

I think I'm the only woman in America who hasn't read Eat, Pray, Love.
I went to Cost Plus World Bazaar to look at some handmade wrapping paper I read about on one of my Yahoo Groups.

When I walked in the door I found these.
The book, the tea and the tea pot.

Now I ask you.
How was I going to pass on the adorable elephant tea pot?
Me, who loves the zoo, who went to the elephant open house and had her picture taken with a very pregnant elephant.
There was just no way.
So, I picked up the book and the tea and the teapot.
(I also got the handmade wrapping paper.)

I wish we had smell-a-blog abilities.
The tea smells heavenly: Blood Orange Cinnamon Black Tea from The Republic of Tea
"Italy brings us succulent crimson-flashed blood oranges which are praised for their luscious juice.
India brings us smooth black tea leaves which are grown in the beautiful, tranquil hillsides of Southern India.
Indonesia brings us heartwarming cinnamon, known as "sweet wood" for a spicy, fingering finish."

In case you didn't know, Eat, Pray, Love the movie opens in theaters August 13.
We have a girl day planned.
(I'll read the book someday, too!)

Enjoy your tea!

Wishing you well.


Birdwoman said...

Actually, you're not the only woman who hasn't read it, but I'm finally doing my part to make it unanimous. My daughter nagged me into it.

xinex said...

The elephant teapot is so cute and hmmmm, I can smell the frangrance from here!...Christine

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

No, you are not the only one who hasn't read that book :) I haven't either. The movie looks to be interesting.

Happy Tea Tuesday!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Terri said...

How perfect that the book, the tea and that tea pot were there!
I love the elephant tea pot!

Thank you so much for sharing with us today.
I am going to the movie next week to see EPL. I did enjoy the book. I hope you do too.

Bookie said...

I have read the book but never seen an elephant tea pot. Like him as he is all white!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I haven't read it either, so there's still two of us!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I have not read the book either, but plan too. I love your tea pot. It is so cute. Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

KathyB. said...

You're right, how could you pass up that sweet teapot?The tea sounds heavenly to me and I think I will look for it.

Sounds like you will be having fun on your "girl day" at the movies!

Crafty Christina said...

I haven't read the book either, but the movie trailer looks like fun! That teapot is beyond cute!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Sounds like that package was made for you - there was a reason why you waited. Now, that book reads like a novel, once you start it you will devour it. I would love to see the movie too.

Kim Mailhot said...

What a gorgeous vignette, Miss Snap ! And that tea pot is so adorable and happy somehow. Good luck too, right, with its trunk up in the air ?
Enjoy the brew...

Werna Gail said...

Very cute teapot....I saw this author on Oprah the other day.
Isn't Julia Roberts going to be in the movie? I love her. You are so blessed to have friends to do a "girl day" with.

parTea lady said...

I'm another who hasn't read it yet. I really like the sound of that flavored black tea and the white elephant teapot is really cute.

YourTeaLife said...

I love that elephant collection so much that I have the same one!

dosfishes said...

Smelling blogs, that's a good one. I haven't gotten to reading it yet either, tack it on to the list,right?
xox Corrine

Marie said...

I just finished reading the book and really enjoyed it. The author was really funny I thought. I hope the movie will be as good as the book.

Loving your elephant teapot, so cute, and I've gotta find that tea! Have you tasted it...was it as wonderful as described??? Stopping by from Tea Cup Tuesday.

Msartist said...

Oh my gosh what a fun and lovely pot! I really loved your post. I too will be reading the book after the movie. I hope you have a very lovely "girls day" and enjoy the movie!
I am having a giveaway on my blog I hope you get a chance to drop by and enter. MsartistSewCrafty, Theresa

Kate T. said...

Nope - you're not the only woman who hasn't read Eat, Pray, Love. I haven't either. I find myself so short of time that there are LOTS of books which don't make my short list for reading...

Enjoy your tea!


Ro Magnolia said...

I still haven't read that book myself! I'm sort of holding out until our local library gets it. I've been trying to be really good and budget my book purchases better since sometimes I spend more on books than groceries. :S

That tea sounds WONDERFUL! I love your idea for a "smell-a-blog" - very funny. :) And I love elephants too - that teapot is just adorable.

I wish I could send you some of our rain but truthfully, it scooted away after yesterday's downpour and we are back to hot steamy weather once again. Fortunately I happen to like hot and humid so I don't mind it one bit. The winter will be here in Canada soon enough so I like to enjoy my hot summers while I can.

A Hopeful Heart said...

You are NOT the only one who hasn't read that book. And not only have I not read it, I've never even HEARD of it.

That tea blend sounds fabulous. I'm especially thinking it would be delicious iced.

Finally, LOVE the elephant teapot. He is just too cute!!

Blessings to you,

LDH said...

I think that is the cutest tea pot ever! So unique and so you! :)

Kate Tracton said...

I couldn't resist coming back again today - I just HAD to have a cup of tea from that wonderful teapot.