Monday, July 30, 2012

Tea and Honey

July is almost over.
Can you believe it?
On August 1, I'm going to take part in August Break.
It's not a total break from the world of Blog.
It works this way:
I'll share one (or more) photos here on Twisty Lane each day,
or every other day, or whenever I feel like it
for the whole month of August.
I might even slip in a real post or two every now and then.
A little break from the pressures and expectations of regular blogging.
It's also a chance to meet other Bloggers who are enjoying the August Break.
I also have plans for the month of August
(also known as UGHUST because of the heat and humidity).

I'm going to be hooking in August.
My fingers are itching and I have plenty of WIPs to finish. 

I'm going to read.
After I finish my guilty pleasure BONE APPETIT, I'm going to start THE BEEKEEPER'S LAMENT.
How's that for a lead-in to Tea and Honey?!!!

Tea and Honey

I've shared the teapot with you before.
It is part of a tea for one.
But I hadn't shared the cute little cup and saucer.

Tea and Honey

Tea and Honey
A perfect way to celebrate summer!

This lovely photo is from the Brush Dance Sereni-Tea 2012 Calendar.
I love the photographs and quotes in this calendar.

Sereni-Tea August
From the Brush Dance Sereni-Tea Calenday 2012

Thanking our tea party hosts:

Wishing YOU well, much joy and a wonderful cup of tea!


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Month At A Glance: July 2012

Hard to believe another month is almost over.
Here is my look back at the month of July, 2012.

Month At A Glance: July 2012

Thank you to the lovely Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday.

I plan on being a couch potato during the Olympics
and the month of August starts -- otherwise known as UGHUST with the heat and humidity!
It's a good time to be part of August Break.

Wishing YOU well and much joy.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Camera Critters: The Girls

Thanks to Misty for hosting Camera Critters.

Camera Critters

This is the Princess Mina, a lilac point Siamese with a bobbed tail.
She came to live at Twisty Lane on July 5.
Mina was adopted from a no kill shelter and was the mother of 5!
She's had a few medical problems -- ear mites, intestinal bacteria infection
and to add insult to injury -- tape worms.
She's doing great now. Finished with all her medications.
She loves to eat and needs to lose a little weight.
She loves to play and would love to play with her adopted sister, Cassie.
Cassie isn't sure.

I'm not sure what Mina was looking at -- perhaps the ceiling fans!
She is a cute little thing.


This is Cassie -- the little star.
She is giving me the "Mummy, why did you bring her here?" look.
It's okay, Cassie.
You'll always be my baby girl!


Wishing YOU well, much joy and a fun filled weekend!
Stay cool!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mug Rug

I made another mug rug.
Changed it around just a bit.

Mug Rug

This is my new Buddha mug.
It is huge -- 24 oz should get me started in the morning!
It's so big, it doesn't fit on the mug rug!

Buddha Mug

You can see the Coventry mark on the bottom.

Kensington Buddha Mug

I've been enjoying White Peach Wuyi Oolong tea by Stash.
Yes, I know ... it's tea bags, but it's good!

Stash White Peach Oolong Tea

I keep forgetting to share the photos from my 2012 Sereni - Tea calendar.
Gorgeous photos and lovely quotes.
This is from July.

July from the Sereni-Tea Calendar
From the Brush Dance Sereni-tea calendar.

Wishing YOU well, much joy and a wonderful cup of tea.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Pink Saturday

Pink is beginning to grow on me!


Pink Alstromeria


Pink ICAD (Index Card A Day)


Pink Roses From The Balcony Garden


Pink ICAD (Index Card A Day)

Sea Shell

Pink Sea Shell

Wishing YOU well, much joy and a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


A Haven for Vee

It's time once again for Vee's Note Card Party.
Teddy is so easy to photograph.


He's a natural when it comes to posing.


Lazy days in the sun are one of his specialties.


Such a handsome guy.


Wishing YOU well and much joy.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Tea For One

A dear friend and I had a late breakfast at The Avalon Diner.
Next door to the diner is a fun shop called The Frog At Home.
We couldn't pass up checking it out!
Look what I found.

Tea For One

Isn't it fun?
It made me smile -- instantly -- and I kept smiling all the way home 
-- my new little Tea For One in hand.

Tea For One

I had to have the salt and pepper shakers, too!
Such wonderful, bright, cheery colors.

Tea for One

Each piece has a mark that reads:♥Babs

I was getting ready to pour tea and have a raspberry white chocolate scone when the lovely Miss Cassie decided to join me.

Tea and Cassie

Wishing YOU well, much joy, a wonderful cup of tea and many smiles today!

Friday, July 13, 2012

This and That

It's raining.
It's been raining all week.
After our horrible drought last summer, I'm not going to complain about rain.

ICAD Friends

I spent a lovely day with a good friend.
Part of the day we walked through the gem and mineral show. 
Lots of ooooouing and awwwwwwwing! 
Speaking of this friend - I've mentioned her before.
She is an art teacher.
I've spent some summer days with her helping her prepare for the coming school year.
She always has good ideas for me.
She has started a blog called Manifestations.
Some art education, art history, a trip to Tuscany -- I think you would enjoy it.
Please go by and visit and welcome her to the World of Blog!

Tomato Seeds ICAD

I've really been enjoying my bushel delivery every two weeks from FarmHouse Delivery.
I'm in tomato heaven! Fresh, organic, sweet, delicious! 
The best summer has to offer.
And peaches -- Oh, my! 

ICAD- Ride

I love when it's time for the Tour De France.
I admire the athletes taking part in the race, but admit I watch to see the beautiful scenery!!
I'm up early to get my mornings off to a good start with the Tour.


Speaking of France, MJ at WanderWonderDiscover 
started her summer off in France. Lucky girl!
She sent me this wonderful postcard and teased me with a short message about tea on the back! 
Thank you MJ! So wonderful to have thoughtful blogmates.


We've had an exciting week around here with introducing the lovely Princess Mina to the group.
But today it's all about Cassie.
She has been so good about the new kitty in the house.
She gets extra hugs and treats! 

Wishing YOU well, much joy and a fun filled weekend!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Itchy Fingers!

Since making my 4th of July place mats I've had itchy fingers!
I got the GHook, some Lily Sugar N Cream cotton and made a teacup coaster!

Crochet Tea Cup Coaster

While I was crocheting and dreaming of tea cups
this beauty arrived in the mail from my good buddy Deb at Just Cats.

Glencarry Thistle Tea Cup

It is the beautiful Glencarry Thistle pattern by Foley.
I love the aqua color and it fits just right on the teacup coaster!

Glencarry Thistle Tea Cup

I LOVE Mail Call!
Thank you so much Deb.
I promise to enjoy the cup and take good care of it.

Glencarry Thistle Tea Cup

Glencarry Thistle Teacup

Glencarry Thistle Tea Cup

Wishing YOU well, much joy and a delightful cup of tea!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Introducing The Princess Mina

I'd like to introduce to you the Princess Mina.
At least she thinks she is a princess!


Mina is around two years old.
She was found in late March in an empty apartment with her 5 kittens.
Lucky for her, a kind person found her and took her to a local no kill shelter.
She was fostered while she took care of her babies and I understand she was a very good momma.
When her kittens were old enough, Mina was spayed, taken to the shelter
and placed for adoption.

Mina Mosaic

That's where I came in!
I met Mina at the shelter and fell in love with her.
She is a lynx point siamese with who knows what else and a bobbed tail.
Mina now lives with Teddy, Cassie and moi.
So far, so good! 

Mosaic Mina

A big thank you to Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday.

Wishing YOU well and much joy.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

My World: Tea At The Museum

The Museum of Fine Arts is having Tea on Tuesday
in conjunction with two exhibitions:
Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of the Kenwood House, London
and Unrivalled Splendor: The Kimiko and John Powers Collection of Japanese Art.

Tuesday Tea And Tour

This is the tea for the Treasures of Kenwood House, London.

Low Tea At The Museum

Lovely place settings and delicious teas and goodies
and a real treat to be served in the midst of one of the European galleries.

Menu Tea at the MFAH

I had a choice of three teas -- all organic.
Organic Earl Grey, Organic Citrus Oolong or Organic Jubilee Rooibos.
I picked the Citrus Oolong and was not disappointed.

Tea At The Museum

The goodies were all yummy:
Chicken Salad on Whole Wheat
Cucumber and Herbed Cheese on White
Blueberry Scone with Clotted Cream
Tuxedo Dipped Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Low Tea at the Museum

Before leaving for the tour associated with Kenwood House Exhibition
a glass of sparkling wine.

A lovely afternoon.

A big thank you to the wonderful hosts of

Wishing YOU well, much joy and a wonderful cup of tea!