Tuesday, October 11, 2011

gifted tea

today's tea was a gift
(from the ever lovely Pat at Artfully Ooglebloops)



the tea is just part of the gift
but what a cool tea it is!
the tea bag nests right in your cup
(Ineeka is the brand and HERE is the link)



my cup and saucer are stepsisters
the orphaned saucer is happily paired with my saucerless mug



.... and this is the treasure box from Pat ....



I was blown away to tell you the truth
there is so much here!
lots of vintage treasures ... just begging to be remade into cool stuff
I can't wait to dig in and create something special to send back to her :)



thank you Pat!
and thank you to all of you who stop by for tea on Tuesdays!
it's nice to take a break with you!

16 comments:

Yvonne said...

Very interesting tea...bag? :)
I used to have many orphan cups and saucers and then donated them to a jewelry maker who cut them up and made beautiful things out of the pieces....broken china jewelry. Happy tea day to you.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I have never seen these tea bags before but I just love visiting your posts...they are always engaging and offer a relish of inspiration to my heart's mind's eye. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

sukipoet said...

gorgeous gift box. so thoughtful. and unusual tea bag. enjoy.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I also received a lovely gift box from Pat. Her generosity simply blew me away. Looks like we both made out great. That tea bag is truly unique.

Here is my tea post this week:

http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2011/10/blooming-tea.html

La Dolce Vita said...

what a lovely gift, and amazing tea bag! your mismatched cup and saucer are wonderful together...
happy stepsisters...
happy tea on tuesday... xo
http://bellantico.blogspot.com/2011/10/st-croix-tea.html

~*~Patty S said...

Pat certainly IS generous...I got a lovely box of delights myself
That is a very distinctive tea bag for sure and how fitting in your stepsister dishes :)

Happy T to you
here I am:

little tea

I still hold my breath when I do the instant linky thing above wondering if it will really work ;)
oxo

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

What lovely gifts and that tea nest is so cool. What will you make when you recycle that nest? I will be waiting to see. xox Corrine

Nathalie Thompson said...

That is one, high tech, steeping thingamujig! I got a box from Pat too and I thought about making her something to send back too! Wouldn't it be funny if half her stuff returned in another form? Would she make room for it then? heehee

Your mug and saucer look like a natural pair!

I am having tea today too.
http://nathaliethompson.blogspot.com

Dianne said...

Oooo... the tea and the goodies look wonderful! I got some goodies from Pat too! I'll be posting photos of them later this week. Love your tea cup and step saucer! As you know I collect orphaned tea cups and put them up for adoption... I have a few new ones to post before I set the orphange up at a fall festival later this month! My Tuesday Tea post is here:
http://piecesofd.blogspot.com/2011/10/tuesday-tea.html

Gayle said...

Wow ! When I opened your page I thought Oooh what is that 'contraption' in Kimmies cup ? How interesting, I have never seen a tea bag like that before. What a lucky girl you are, what a fabulous box of inspiring goodies, can't wait to see what beautiful creations evolve from these. Happy Tea Tuesday. xx

Steph said...

a lovely gift indeed from Pat....The tea bag is exceptional...haven't seen one llike this before....happy T dear Kimmie...

Halle said...

I'm a day late...had to skip tea yesterday. Tuesdays are always so crazy busy for me.
What an awesome package you received! Can't wait to see what fun things you create from the goodies inside.

Becca said...

That's a really different looking tea bag. Look at all those goodies you got, cool!

ooglebloops said...

BTW, the ring and the blue glass insulator go together, and the slide is, I believe, of Mount Vernon. You made the box look so good!! Consider it a happy b'day too!!!!
Love your mug!!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

That is so cool. I have never seen a teabag like that before. Looks like you have lots of goodies to create with. Have fun! And have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Anonymous said...

Really neat tea bags. I love odd bits of china too and always have broken pieces around for jewelery etc. It was a very lovely gift for you and just in time for that special day!
Mrs Noofy