Monday, January 26, 2015

Well Rounded

All the Christmas decorations are down and packed away waiting for next year.
All except the Snowmen.
After all, it is still winter!

Bentley Teacup

Snowmen are well-rounded
just like my favorite handmade, hand thrown teapot.
I know it looks funny, especially with its stubby spout,
but it pours beautifully and has a strainer that can be removed.
I can do multiple brewings just by lifting out the strainer.
The design on the exterior has an Asian feel.

Snowmen Cookies

The last of the yummy Snowmen sugar cookies.
I'll be sorry to see them go as I'm sure they've helped in keeping me

Bentley Teacup

The teacup is from Bentley.
Bentley put out a collection of teas several years ago and included the teacup.
It's become a favorite.

The little watercolor is one of mine 
and part of a series of snowmen I'm doing.
I seem to have to do a series ... one isn't enough!

My little snowman would like to remind you:
Be a jolly, happy soul.
Spend time outdoors.
Stay cool.
It’s okay to be a little bottom heavy.
Avoid meltdowns.
Be well-rounded.
Live well, life is short. 

Enjoy sugar cookies! 

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

I'm joining several parties today:

where Sandi is having a party to celebrate Tea Time Tuesday's 5th Anniversary.


Deb said...

Loved this post and what a gorgeous tea-pot. So unique with the stubby spout. Deb

Sue Silva said...

Your teapot is beautiful and I love the reminder from snowman!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love your cheerful little snowmen, and their advice. Had to laugh about "it's okay to be a little bottom heavy"!! Your drawing is wonderful! A lot of talent there.
And having a teapot that pours well with no drips is key!

Ruth W said...

I love snowmen also, and have accumulated quite a few. Love yours and your pretty teacup! A "well rounded" post!

kitty said...

Hi Snap!
I love your teapot with the stubby spout and your teacup is a beauty. The snowmen sugar cookies look so tasty and your water color is darling! The sweet reminder at the end is perfection!!

Corrine at said...

Snowmen will be made here after the blizzard. Not as cheery as yours though! Love that teapot too. xox

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a cute teapot, Snap! It's wonderful that it comes with a tea strainer. I brought out my Snow Babies yesterday and have them displayed on my mantel for the winter. They didn't make an appearance for Christmas so I am enjoying them now. It doesn't hurt to keep some seasonal things out. A little whimsy is a good thing. Thank you for joining my tea party to help me celebrate. Have a lovely day.


Lois Evensen said...

What a pretty tea pot. There will be plenty of snow men in the North East today!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

We just got a whole bunch of beautiful snow yesterday - so yes, ma'am snowmen are still quite awesome having them around.

I love when sometimes the neighbor children made snowmen. It's fun to hear their giggles outdoors playing.

We had a snow day from school but I haven't seen the kids out, and the sun is now shining. Weird for them.

Perhaps they're staying warm and dry and painting or baking! : - )

Love your watercolor card, that's beautiful.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Lovely tea vignette with your snowman water colour in the back. I would have questioned the spout on your teapot but you say it pours nicely - perfect!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love that teapot! The snowman cookies are cute and I like your little painting of the snowman too.

Margie (aka Marglom) said...

Your snowman is punny!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

This is a cute and clever post - love the little fat teapot and the snowmen.

Maria A. said...

Hi Snap
You always show such a positive and funny mood in your teas! And of course your teapot and the beautiful teacup reflect their owner's good disposition, well as your snowman watercolour.
Have a great week! Hugs

Miss Kathy said...

Blessings, Snap! Your teapot reminds me of the handmade pots at our local Clay Cottage in the arts district near here. I have two tiny ones I just love. And, yes--Christmas is in the bins but I switch out my Santa collection with snowmen in the dining/library room. The winter village stays up til Easter. It's quite a job to put up and I want to enjoy it for more than a month!
Joy to yo u!

Robbie Parker said...

Such a happy post! The stubby tea pot, the snowmen's advice and the delicious sugar cookies! Hope you have a wonderful week

The Charm of Home said...

I like those sort of teapots. Next time I find one I may get it. Beautiful!

Beth @ Conversations from my House said...

What a fun post. I do love snowmen. And that teapot is so much fun.

Susan Clayton said...

Love the teapot!!!

Martha's Favorites said...

I just love your post today. Snowmen are a favorite of mine. It put a big smile on my face. Blessings, Martha

Carrie said...

This post is so fun! I really enjoyed the well rounded bit. Terrific watercolor by the way.

Barb said...

I like your watercolor snowman, Snap. And I'm taking his advise to heart.

KathyB. said...

Ha ! Snowman sentiments really do apply to us..."be well rounded". I think I need to add this to my character quality goals so they can match my outward appearance. Love this post.