Tuesday, January 25, 2011

heart warming tea

Donna from "My Cup of Tea" was my swap partner in the teacup swap last month

here is the pretty teacup

and Donna made this sweet tea ball

and this is a "drip catcher" she made too

 Her blog is "My Cup of Tea," where she has all sorts of tea things going on. She's planning to open an Etsy shop with her drip catchers and tea balls and other tea related things. And I saw now, as I scrolled down through her blog, that I was using the drip catcher entirely the wrong way. It's intended to fit over the spout of my teapot to catch the drips! How smart and how cool is that?! She says the more they are used, the more they change into a flower shape. Next time I will use it the right way! Thank you Donna for everything I needed to make myself a heartwarming tea today!

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And yesterday I saw a beautiful post on Roxanne's blog:

she starts out by saying, 
"I've been searching the house for colors that make me feel warm.  
Here is what i have found..."

so I have done something similar,

here is what i have found .....

the Sweet Husband's Mexican blanket, which he bought from a little boy at the border crossing in Tijuana ... years and years ago

sunshine on the cloudiest of days

overwintering geraniums, just like my grandmother used to do

the last Christmas card of the year, which has a place of honor in my entryway mirror

... and ..... "happiness is a warm puppy," -Charles Schulz

Wishing you a warmth and happiness filled day today .... no matter how cold it is out there!

for more lovely tea, please visit these beautiful blogs:

And to learn more about Tea on Tuesday, please click the
"What is Tea on Tuesday" tab at the top of my page.


Halle said...

Such a pretty post. I wouldn't have thought the circle was for anything but setting your tea bag on either. In fact when I saw it I thought...hmmm..I should make a few of those.
Your "puppy" looks like he would be a joy to snuggle with.

Terri Kahrs said...

Happiness is . . . . Tea on Tuesday posts!!!! LOVE your post today, Kimmie! Just the ticket for another gray day in this string of unending gray winter days!!! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

Elizabeth said...

How beautiful! You share so much joy --

Nancy said...

I can just feel the warmth Kim :)
I'm loving those little drip catchers!

Threads of Inspiration said...

What a great idea to look for things that make you feel warm on this gray January day! Thanks for the idea and the great photos.

ELK said...

what a happy idea..yours are wonderful as I sip my tea i will visit your links..blessings kim!

ooglebloops said...

Ha! I was just gong to tell you about where the drip catcher should be used - and you figured it out!! I have a couple of hers - love them!!!Love the photos and the puppy!!! Thanks for playing in the teacup exchange!
(Oh, and I responded to your comment on my T.O.T. post in the comment section)

Gayle Price said...

What a beautiful post Kimmie. Your tea cup is so pretty and the idea of a drip catcher, how good is that. Your photos to warm and comfort do exactly that....stay warm and happy Tuesday Tea to you. xx

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful warm post and lovely swap gifties too Kimmie!
Roxanne's blog is always inspiring too!
Happy Sweet T to you!

Caterina Giglio said...

they warmed me up too!! fun tea post!! sorry that I was in such a hurry to post, I forgot the link to your page! I will go visit Roxanne too! xo

Steph said...

Beautiful post and I love the photos as always....Happy T to you dear Kimmie...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your own special "Lovely Warmth" with us today, and always Kimmie! Happy T my friend, love the cup! Christen

Dianne said...

Lovely tea wares! I'll have to check out her blog!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This post warmed me with all the color and the darling puppy. Those geraniums look awesome, too.And that tea cup from the swap was fantastic. I really love the tea ball. It looks like fine jewelry. Thanks also for warming my day with a beautiful comment.

Unknown said...

What a very pretty cup and saucer! Thank you for the warmth. I needed that!

Teri said...

These photos are just the best! Love that doggie photo especially. How can you not love that face?