Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Making Time For Tea

Teatime is an important part of my day. In the morning before work, it's a quick mug of Earl Grey to get me started, and a teabag will do the trick. In the evening, I take a little more time, and often use my Harney and Sons loose leaf tea. On weekends, I often treat myself to loose leaf Earl Grey with lavender brewed in one of my many teapots. Years ago, I enjoyed my tea this way every day. It was a quiet moment in my day, usually while my children were napping, or at school. I would choose a teapot and a teacup from my collection and a book to enjoy with my tea. I miss those moments and wish I had more time to slow down and enjoy the ritual of teatime.

I'm sharing a picture of two of my favorite teapots below. I especially like the verse on the small one. It reads You will fill me with joy in Your presence. Psalm 16:11 NIV.

I'm linking this post to Dotty Hop Day at Cutie Pie Cottage and Rednesday at It's a Very Cherry World.

What special moments in your busy day bring you peace?


Mecky said...

Those are cute teapots! I can't pick which I like best! I love checks, but the polkadots are so cute!
I like loose tea, too. Since I started using loose tea, I can't use a tea bag anymore! I can take the bag and the tea doesn't taste clear!

Happy Rednesday!

Jann Olson said...

Oh girl, you really know how to get me excited! Two of my favorites. Red, and Dots! I have a red with white dotted tea pot which I love. These are so cute together. What a cheery way to start your day! I've just GOT to follow you!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh how sweet! Is that dotty oil cloth as a back drop?

Thanks so much for linking up for Dotty Hop Day! ♥

Shirley Hatfield said...

I don't drink tea, but there sure is a lovely ritual to tea. Teapots have such a delightful shape, like a comfortable grandmother in an apron. My morning ritual is an ice cold Diet Coke in a hot bubble bath. Not much ceremony...but plenty of satisfaction! Love the polkadot teapot. When my daughter gets married (if) we will use an Alice and Tea Party theme. I can't wait!

Kris said...

Love the tea pots! Are you English? I had the pleasure of having an English neighbor when I was a young married Mommy. She taught me all about tea and tea time. She would "ring me up" to come over after the babies had their naps, and we would have a nice chat over tea. She usually brewed loose leaf Earl Grey with Typhoo. One teaspoon for each one drinking and one for the pot. Always with milk. Oh those were good times!!!

LV said...

I drink ice tea, so I have no pretty tea pots like yours. If I drank hot tea, I would like some of these.

Betsy said...

Hi Kris,

I'm not English, but wish I had an English neighbor to share tea with! My mom was a tea drinker, and years ago, I read several books on tea and tea parties, and started collecting teapots, teacups and all the accoutrements. Nothing calms me and invigorates me at the same time like tea! My daughter and I can find any excuse for a tea party!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm afraid if I had either of those teapots, I'd be brewing tea all day long just so I could get my hands on those cute little numbers!


A lover of scarlet just may,
When given the floor, have her say
About the bright shade
That lights up the glade
Like fire on a hot summer’s day!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Flaming Weed

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I've enjoyed looking at your many posts....Love the red teapots..and I loved your little hen and chick cookies. I'm your newest follower.

D said...

Cute teapots! I just love red, too.

magie said...

Earl grey tea is one of my favourites, with a bit of milk and sugar :) Have you tried Lady Grey tea..that is also very nice to drink.
I just adore you teapots!! :)

Hausfrau said...

I love sitting on weekday mornings with my breakfast and a pot of strong, strong English Breakfast tea--these days, Tetley's British Breakfast Blend in a pot I bought at Liberty in London. It's definitely one of my favorite times of the day!

Bayside Gal said...

How cute! I love using my teapots. My DIL and my grandaughter have "special time". Tea and cookies are often included. What a beautiful memory that will be someday. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've been caring for my Mom lately and lacking the time to blog, but I will be getting back on track soon hopefully. Hugs, Jean

SueLovesCherries said...

What a great photo! I hope you're able to get back to your daily ritual, it sounds wonderful!

I like your laundry room post, too. I have yellow walls in my laundry/craft room also! What a perfect way to display aprons!

Mary said...

I don't drink much hot tea, I'm a coffee girl, but one thing for sure..I would love to set these tea pots on my table just to look at..it would make my coffee time more enjoyable!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Love your fanciful teapots! It's no wonder you enjoy having tea from those cute pots. Your laundry room is cute, too. The yellow walls are so pretty with your collection of aprons.-------Shannon

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Love the teapots !

retrorevival.biz said...

I love tea too, Betsy, green tea! My most tranquil hours of my day are when I do my morning and evening walks around our farm with our little Beagle ~ so peaceful taking these walks:)


Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I love tea time too, and your red tea pot with the saying is so cute!! I use Twinnings sometimes too, but my favorite is English Breakfast. Me and the girls have been taking time out to have a cup of tea. It can be very soothing after a hectic day. We even did a tea post at one time. I just love your post today. It really reminded me of my kitchen, which I have decorated in red. I'm so glad I found someone who loves polka dots as I do.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Bee happy said...

Found your wonderful blog today and wanted to say hi! love all of the redness, so cute :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Kris said...

Hi again. Just wanted to let you know, that I could not open up the email you sent me...so I have no idea what it says???
Odd, I know.

camp and cottage living said...

Betsy Anne
Your teapots are adorable.
Oh, I love tea all day long.
Earl Grey and English breakfast are my favorites.

donna said...

I love your red polka dots. They are so cute and cheerful.

Debi said...

Love the red dots and now that the weather is cooler I think some blackberry tea or some kind of spice tea would feel good in my tummy. I am an ice tea drinker for sure but for some reason instead of having a nice cup of tea in the morning I share a cup of coffee with my husband. I might change mine to tea somethime.


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Adorable teapots! Love the RED! I have been collecting teapots for years now! They just make me smile! :)

Betsy said...

I love your pretty teapots and the red and white theme. Wow, even the tea package fits right in.
Thanks for visiting with me and for your sweet comments. I'm now your newest follower.
We share the same middle name too:-)

KAT said...

love the tea pots and the polka-dots ! I find my greatest peace sitting and swinging in my back patio swing. Very peaceful just sitting and feeling the breeze and listening to nature

- KAT -

Creative Breathing said...

Hello! I have come to visit through Shirly's, Zetta's Apron, blog because she spoke of you wonderful apron display. What a delightful blog you have, I am so excited to have found you. I can't wait to explore through your past posts! Elizabeth, Creative Breathing

Moniqueiuol said...

Found your wonderful blog today and wanted to say hi! love all of the redness, so cute :) Bee happy x Have a delicious day!