Tuesday, April 19, 2011

securi-tea


I rescued these security envelopes
(a last vestige of 2010 tax season)


they struck me as something kind of pretty


reheating some tea from this morning's pot
and wondering what I could make with these


hmmmmmm

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please don't have an opinion about microwaving cold tea
(I know you are the last to judge)

:)

waste not want not


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If the butler (Mister Linky) fails us again this week, he's fired .....





24 comments:

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Hi Kimmie. The patterns on those envelopes are endless and so fun to play with. Nice collection you have there. I just love your tablecloth! It looks soooooo soft. Enjoy the tea. xox Corrine

Doreen G said...

I love the inside patterns of envelopes---I have almost 100 different patterns and colours--purple-black-teal-3 shades of blue-orange-brown-yellow-green and bright pink.I use them for backgrounds on cards and collage them to make book covers but mostly I just love looking at them.
Regards Doreen

Gayle said...

Mr. Linky is on best behaviour today, just as well ! Yes, those envelopes, pretty, and for some reason make me think Japanese, maybe it's their delicate simplicity. I hope your second pot is as good as your first and full marks for recycling......envelopes and tea.

girlunwinding said...

I microwave cold tea all the time. What are modern conveniences for if not to use, huh.
I like the photo of the papers reflected in the ceramic glaze of the pot.
Happy T on T
Peace~

my cup of tea said...

I hate to admit, I to, on occasion mic cold tea. LOL
I have never thought of recycling those envelopes before....hmmm can't wait to see what you do with them. Oh-I am linked with the Mr. today.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
~Donna~

Linda said...

I always micrwave cold tea.......what is the mic for otherwise??? I use the inside of cards for my cards and other paper projects. Have fun and can't wait to see what you create.

Healing Woman said...

I'm anxious to see what you do with those envelopes. You are right, too good to throw away. I believe in waste not want not too..that is why my studio is in the shape it is in today! LOL

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Mr. Linky seems to be on his best behavior today. And it's a good thing, because I have had my Hibiscus tea and am now working on Brisbane Breakfast.

As for the microwave, I do that with coffee a LOT, but I don't get enough tea (except on Tuesday) to enjoy anything but fresh. I can't believe that Patty doesn't own one.

I use security envelopes in a great many backgrounds, as well as in my art journals. They are really a lot of fun, and can even be colored with watercolors and watered down fluid acrylics. I know you will have fun with yours.

ELK said...

we would get along just wonderfully!! i create with these envelopes as well..AND heat up cold tea....

ooglebloops said...

I am sure we have all heated in the microwave - a true "tea-ster" would be horrified I'm sure - but, oh, well!!!
Can't wait to see what you do with these envelopes- something fabulous, I am sure!!!

La Dolce Vita said...

love the envelopes and love the reflection of them in the tea pot... happy tea day!

~*~Patty S said...

You certainly are a girl after my own heart dear Kimmie!

I have a "thing" for those envelopes...I know you will do something wonderful with them

Happy T to you today and everyday!
oxo

sukipoet said...

I dont have a microwave, but I reheat old tea in a little pan on the stovetop. interesting patterns and more varied than i've seen.

Halle said...

No shame in microwaving tea... Waste not, want not...

Amy said...

i don't have a microwave.
that probably says something strange about my psyche or whatever.

but basically what it is supposed to say is that I don't have an opinion on microwaving tea because I don't have a darn microwave.

But i hate cold tea, so I would heat that junk up too.

Xx,
Amy

*jean* said...

oo i just love your photographs...i love the soft fabric, the colors, i can almost feel the warmth of your tea pot taking the chill out of the air...and i can't wait to see that quilt...xo happy t day, we're getting snow today so i'll be right there with ya..

rebeca trevino said...

the patterns on the the inside of the envelopes are beautiful (the light and photography help).

they say beauty and beautiful things surround us everyday, some days we may not see them.

Nancy said...

I love T on Tuesday and what conversations you bring to the table Kimmie :)
I love to drink my tea in a good solid mug so it stays hot to the last drop. On that note, maybe a wrap for my cup would be good. I have one of those little hot plates for cups--not that it stays HOT, the way I like it :)

Jill said...

Mary Ann Moss used security envelopes in her remains of the day journal class I took, so I have a stack of them too. So many of the ones that come through our house have the name of the institution as the pattern and franky that doesn't do it for me and those I recycle. I really like your photos of the envelopes! Happy Tuesday!

Nathalie Thompson said...

I love the variety of patterns you've collected (!) and --I reheat. Or use the cold tea to dye something or pour it over ice (if it's hot out).

I'm not one to judge... but DON'T EVER microwave your water to MAKE tea. Blaccch! Don't know why I consider reheating okay, but there we are.

voodoo vixen said...

I have never really looked inside those envelopes so haven't realised the amazing patterns that are available... they do look lovely piled up like that and I am sure you will make something amazing with them!!



See.... I didn't say anything about reheating the tea.... not a word!! LOL

Dianne said...

I think they are pretty too! And as far as nuking tea from the morning... I do it too... Sometimes it's the only way I actually get an entire cup down... to keep heating it up... Glad to be back to Tuesday Tea!

Renee Howell said...

Gosh - great inside the envelopes - kinda like underwear, you just never know what's under the clothes. Great save - can't wait to see where you'll put them next.

Leslie said...

coming over here from dianne's place this morning... and glad i did... smiling at your creative juices flowing with microwaved tea (i hate cold tea) and the "butler" : )