Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sippin' on Hot Tea...


Sippin' on hot tea and remembering...

I bought the this tea on one of our excursions in Virginia.  I love the beautiful silk pyramids with the perfect little leaves.  I love the way it smells... and tastes... You know they say smell is one of the strongest associations for memory.  Amanda and I enjoyed a few quiet cups during nap time for the Little Men.  So having it at home reminds me...

It is not uncommon for the Little Men & Co. to give their Noni other "reminders"... sometimes in the form of nasty colds... Let's just say that I'm being reminded and that the tea is very soothing.  It would be a bit MORE enjoyable if my sense of smell were up to par.  ;)


As I brought out this cup, I also enjoyed memories of receiving it as a child... I was about ten years old and one of Mom and Dad's friends, Mrs. Emily Redmond, gave each of the five children a beautiful cup and saucer.  I wonder if my siblings still have theirs.  I am especially happy to still have mine to enjoy this tea... and memories.


I'm trying to squeeze in some knitting time on my Morticia KAL.  I think I'm going to love it! 

"Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind."
~ Earl Nightingale

blessings ~ tanna

36 comments:

Wanda said...

Good Morning Tanna. Can't believe I'm first. I just love unique tea bags like yours. I think I could smell that tea. I get a French Tea on line that comes in little linen bags. Just love the look.
At our daughter's home. Don is going to a conference. Daughter is at work, so going to hang with my granddaughter that's getting married in June. We're off to get a pedicure and catch up on the wedding plans.

Wanda said...

PS Love the pattern of your new knitting project and the color.

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, I hope that you feel better real soon. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

TexWisGirl said...

what a neat gift to you kids - very cool teacup and saucer set!!!

sorry about the cold, though. i thought about warm tea when we finally got some cool nights coming in...

Kerin said...

Oh dear... sorry to hear that you are feeling poorly. Hope you are feeling peachy soon :)

Love the cup and saucer... so pretty, and green is my favorite color!

{{hugs}}
Kerin

From the Kitchen said...

Love that classy little Teavana "pyramid". I've been drinking it for years. Where did you find it in Virginia?
Provisions? Salem Creek (that name has been changed and I can't remember the new name). Yes, little ones are great "bug" sharers. Hope you feel better soon.

Best,
Bonnie

Tricia Buice said...

It must be going around Virginia because I have a cold too :( Hope you are better soon. Your cup and saucer are beautiful and the memories priceless. Happy knitting!

podso said...

That's kind of a scarey quote as I wonder sometimes about my mind and memory! Love your green and white teacup and so glad for the good memories the tea and it all contain, and oh dear about the cold. Feel well soon!

Catherine Holman said...

There's nothing like a cup of soothing tea in a fabulous cup to make one feel better! Love your new knitting project!

kathy b said...

My son worked at Argo Tea, he is a tea expert and we have a counter full of teas and strainers etc.

I LOVE your lace shawl

Susan said...

Get well. The tea in that beautiful cup should help. The color of your Morticia is gorgeous. I don't see any beads at this point. Maybe none this shawl? I finally restarted Promise Me and love the Madelinetosh so much.

Deb said...

That tea looks very interesting. I love the photos. I think it is wonderful that you kept that little darling tea-cup and saucer since you were a child. I would call that 'a little treasure'. Enjoy each cup. Hugs, Deb

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh I hope you get to feeling better very soon. :)

Love the shawl....I still haven't started mine...yet.

Wishing you a lovely day and hope you feel better very soon sweet friend

Tanja said...

Oh, yes the smells can catapult us far-far away. I have a lot such nice "guide": smell of the tea rose for example take me to the granny and my very first crochet steps with her. I do not know, may be we did it in the garden?
Or, flying in vacation I bought in Duty free a perfume and now i need only a breath of this smell for to fly away to the beach.
Do we drink a memories from such cups like yours, though there is tea inside?

Amanda said...

I had no idea about the story behind your tea cup. What a sweet treasure to still have. A fun cup and saucer takes the tea experience to a whole new level. =) Sorry we spread the bug germs. I hope yours fades more quickly than mine. The boys have spread the germs and moved on. Barely a cough out of them... Ah, the memories. =) Oh, and you'll be pleased to know that Alex has memorized and sings every single word to the Halloween song you taught us. ;) xoxo

Donna said...

Oh, Tanna, I hope you feel all well soon and able to better appreciate the happy reminders of your visit. I have never seen such interesting tea packaging. It is low 50s here today, but the windows are still open and I am thinking some pretty black currant tea sounds quite tempting....I, too, can almost smell it! Someday we will share a cup of tea.
Love, d.

Betsy Brock said...

tea is wonderful...especially when you don't feel well.

get well soon!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful teacup and your tea sounds wonderful. So sorry about your cold.
Like your newly started project.
Rest and get better soon.

steph said...

feel better soon, friend!!!! love the cup and memories

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a sweet post Tanna! And of course I love your knitting :-)

Chatty Crone said...

I love it - I think it looks like you.

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

What a precious post...past memories and present memories. The tea cup is beautiful...and again your knitting...get well.

Mary Bergfeld said...

I hope you cold will be short lived, Tanna. The shawl is beautiful and I'll admit to some serious cup envy. It would never have survived in my clumsy hands. Have a wonderful week. Blessings...Mary

Debbie said...

I am sorry to confess that I kind of giggled just a little about the other reminder the little men left you. It's not that I want you sick, it's just that I can picture you willing to snuggle a sniffler and hang the consequences.

But I do hope you feel up to snuff (or sniff) very soon.

Our photos said...

Your new knitting project is beautiful!
Greetings, RW & SK

Sandy said...

A good cup of tea always makes you feel better when you have a cold...or anytime really. That cup is just gorgeous as is the knitting project. Here's hoping you are feeling much better really soon!
Hugs & Blessings!

Rose said...

I don't know this tea, but will be looking for it in the near future. It is so true how a scent can send you mind on a journey.

Your shawl is coming along beautifully. Not sure what my next project will be, but you always inspire me to move forward.

God bless you!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Isn't it wonderful how little things and smells take us back. Little blessings. Hope you feel better soon. We are all just getting over it too.

Madge Bloom said...

LOVE that tea cup and saucer, I've tasted some of that tea, it was delicious!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I've had a cold for over a week, myself, Tanna, and I'm hoping not to give it to my granddaughter. It is that time of the year, I guess. I hope you feel better soon! Hot teaea certainly helps quite a bit

Pride In Photos said...

Tanna, the cup and saucer...what a beautiful set you were given and to think you still have it after all these years! I just couldn't take my eyes off of it.Happy Monday to you.

Shug said...

Morning Tanna....I sure hope you are feeling much better on this beautiful Monday morning. ADORABLE....is what I call the tea pyramid!! I'm guessing that the flavor is wonderful.
Keep on sipping hot tea and feel better soon..

Kevin Walls said...

Winner packaging! I know it would be my instant favorite just by the sight of it. And it's true that scent is a great bookmark to the past. In my case, the aroma of tea always brings me back home, in front of the fireplace with my whole family. :)) Kevin@TeaLife

janice smith said...

That little leaf on the teabag is just too precious, especially paired with your beautiful cup and saucer. I hope you're feeling better by now and enjoying the amazing weather we've had this week. It's just too pretty out to be sick! Lovely color of blue on that WIP! xo, janice

SouthernHeart said...

Hope you're feeling great by now, Tanna. Love the cup and saucer...such a sweet reminder of your childhood. I love my afternoon cup of tea as well...

Tammy said...

How cool is that tea! And how amazing that you've had the cup and saucer since you were 10. It's lovely. Hope you are all better now. My husband has had a cold and cough for weeks now that just won't go away. Blessings, Tammy

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