Monday, January 16, 2012


I have a new calendar for 2012 called
This is the cover of the calendar.
Published by Brush Dance, each month has a beautiful tea related photograph and quote.
"Tea is a treasure enjoyed by millions throughout the centuries.
Discover serenity, relaxation, and friendship day-by-day, cup-by-cup."

All of the Christmas trees and decorations are down and put away,
but I left out some of the Snow People. 
It is winter!
Here's Mr. and Mrs. SnowMan with a tea-for-one by Tracy Porter.

Tea For One

I've talked about Tracy Porter before.
I love her designs and color.
Everything is so bright and fresh.
I was saddened to learn that she has gone out of business.
This tea for one was my last Tracy Porter purchase.

Tea For One

Great color.
Fun design.
A rose on the top of the teapot lid.

Tea For One

A surprise in the bottom of the cup.

Tea for One

I love the shape of the cup and believe me, it holds a lot of tea!

I've been reading Tea Bliss by Theresa Cheung and
thought I'd leave you with a few thoughts from her book.
"Savor the moment, says tea; appreciate me for what I am. Calm down and drink me; life is too precious to waste. Wait for me to steep, delight in my fragrance, and watch the steam rise from my cup. Appreciate your friends, or the silence reflecting your thoughts. When you are ready, take a sip, feel the glow of my sweet warmth, and make a wish."

Don't forget that January is Hot Tea Month!

Thank you to our hostesses.
These are just a few of the Tea Parties in Blogland.
Tea Time Tuesday
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea Party Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday
A Return to Loveliness


Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Your tea for one is quite charming, sad when these businesses disappear. Enjoy your winter.....xox Corrine

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Oh, that sounds like a very nice calendar! The snow people made me smile and your tea for one is darling!
Hugs, Cindy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Snap, What a gorgeous tea set... Love the shape of the cup---and bet your tea tastes perfect when you are using that cup.

Thanks for showing us Mr. and Mrs. Snowman... How sweet. Love them!

Bet that tea calendar is awesome...

Have a great day.

Johanna said...

Hi Snap,
the calendar looks very nice. And yopur tea for one from Tracy Porter ist wonderful designed. The best for me are the thoughts of Theresa Cheung. I really appreciate that.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Snap,
Your calendar is very nice and filled with interesting tidbits, I'm sure.
I love your cute Snowman people and your tea-for-one is very charming! The colours are wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us today and have a lovely week.


Nancy said...

Your snow couple is so cute. I keep my snowmen out as long as there is snow on the ground! Enjoyed seeing your teapot. I've never seen one like that.
Have a good week.
Nancy @ Two Cottages And Tea

Beth said...

Your snow people are just adorable!

Pondside said...

What a sweet tea-for-one. I love the surprise at the bottom, but most of all I think it must be a great little set because of the shape of the cup, which would keep the tea warm for a little longer than normal. I like my tea hot!

High Heeled Life said...

Love your snow people!! Your tea for one is lovely! and I love the butterfly at the bottom of the cup...Thanks for sharing tea today..xo HHL

Antiques And Teacups said...

Such a cute tea for one! I haven't seen that pattern before. No wonder you are fond of it!

Jenn Jilks said...

How delightful! Wonderful photos. Thanks for visiting!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Snap! Your Tracy Porter set is so pretty. I love her things. They look so cute with your snow couple. Have a great week. Hugs, Martha

Terri said...

You have an adorable tea for one there! I really like Tracy Porter china too. And this set is the most wonderful design and coloring!
I love the tea quotes you have shared with us. Tea is a very meditative thing isn't it : )

Lavender Cottage said...

Snap, you get the neatest books and calendars that you share with us.
I like the surprise in the bottom of the cup and the whole set is adorable too.

Anonymous said...

Nice calendar. Love the snow people. Have a good week. Pat

Barb said...

The Snow People look pleased with your new Tea for One, Snap. I often think of you when I brew my cup in the morning.

kitty said...

I love the quote about tea at the end of your post!! Isn't it wonderful what tea does to the body, mind & soul?? I didn't know that January is Tea Month. However, every month is tea month for me. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Kitty

Sherry said...

I like Tracy Porter's work too. Beautiful tea set! Have a great week.

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Snap,
Your tea for one is so sweet! It suggests a world of fantasy, so the funny snow people make good company for it.
Thanks for sharing and for your visit in my blog.

podso said...

I did not know that January is HOT tea month. I consider all tea as "hot" but I know that's not really true here in south. :-) I love the little tea for one, especially the color combination. yum!

Cindy said...

You calendar is pretty, well the first page is. I love your tea for one, the rose is beautiful. The butterfly is a nice rest for your thumb. Have a great week

jeanetteann said...

Hi, Your Tracey Potter set is gorgeous,Love it Love it.

Thank you for visiting me and for your nice comments. I now follow you xx jeanetteann

Zaa said...

Your snow people and tea for one set make a lovely afternoon retreat... AH.... RELAXING with the whimsical colours and decor of you china ...such fun. I 'll have to keep a look out for some of her sweet china designs... Thanks for sharing..Hugs

Bernideen said...

I enjoyed your post and thank you for linking. I love the colors that Tracy Porter uses! Your calender is also a delight!

Kathy said...

Oh, I too love Tracy Porter's things - I have several - a tea for one too. I am saddened to learn that she's gone out of business! I sure hope we don't lose too many treasures like hers!
Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

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