Welcome to tea cup Tuesday!
Being mid May, we are right in the middle of spring.
Weather has been changeable...we have had some lovely days,
and some really strong storms.
Today is a chilly day.
Great for tea!
Taking a few moments to enjoy the outdoors,
the upper porch is a nice spot for reading.
Our three year old lilac bush was very kind to
burst into full bloom and bless us with such a
display of beauty.
I think she loved the cooler temps and
wet wet days.
Two great books from second hand shops.
(...see how dainty the southern lilacs are?)
(mmmm...I think I could use this tea for aromatherapy too! lol!)
I have been testing out Teadrops.
This one is Cardamon Spice.
It is delicious.
Each flavor of tea smells wonderful.
I have tried 4 types now and found them all good.
Sashee (inventor) has encouraged me to embrace
tea in a new form, no strainer or no bag
(better for the environment...)
as her recipes dissolve in the hot water.
I did find the floating leftover tea bits
a bit off putting...
but I could get used to it for the delicious flavor!
Truly, the aroma and flavor is wonderful.
For me the portability of this type of tea was
good for my picnic plans too.
Thank you Sashee for introducing me to your tea!
(she is not paying me in any way or form)
I am privileged to assist a young woman entrepreneur.
I am enjoying reading A Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady,
especially with the birds twittering around me.
I could sit here all day and listed to them play.
Usually, though, I must be about my day too : )
My cup today is an old favorite for this time of year.
She is a pretty vintage, waisted cup.
Forget me nots are lovely inside the cup too.
I was not surprised at her pattern name...
Royal Standard manufactured this pretty cup.
The company, Chapmans at Longton, owned the
Royal Standard backstamp.
This backstamp being used from 1949 onward.
(Blue Star Creeper coming along after only 3 springs!)
I feel so blessed to be visiting with you all today.
Life can get very full,
and sometimes we can not spend the time
we wish online visiting our amazing blogging buddies.
This year is a full one for my family and me.
If I am not here as much for a while,
just know all is well,
and that I will be back.
Starting June I will be doing T.T. every other Tuesday
and dear Martha says she will be there each week.
During busy times,
it is even more important to stop
and take some moments...
have a cup of tea,
read an uplifting passage
listing to some beautiful music....
I know it seems impossible if you are already full up...
but it pays such dividends!
Sitting on the porch amidst the trees...
feels rejuvenating to me.
I wish you the very best week!
Thank you for stopping by!