Tuesday, August 30, 2011

golden tea

my tea this morning has a golden hue
I felt like I was creating a still life when I set up this shot
in fact it would be a lovely little painting
hmmmmm, paint .... what is that?

I broke the lid to my two cup teapot today
oh well, a good excuse for a trip to Goodwill

last night was the last night of the county fair for my daughter's 4H cavy (guinea pig) project
we have so much fun ... and get so tired (the good kind of tired)
as you can see, all her hard work was well rewarded
now for a little shameless boasting:
two of the photographs she entered won champion and reserve champion ribbons!

I'll show you her photos in another post
she's still sleeping and put one of them under her pillow last night
cute :)

happy tea on tuesday .... the last one in august .... can you believe it?
if you have a tea post, just mention it in your comment and we'll pop around to say hi!


Yvonne said...

Congrats to your daughter. I remember those 4H days with my kids and also me when I was in school. Fun times. Your dishes always remind me of when I had all white dishes, many moons ago. Very pretty. Happy tea day.

Jill said...

Happy Tea Day Kimmie! A big congratulations to your daughter, she had to have been so excited!!!
I'm having coffee with you today.

~*~Patty S said...

And what a lovely Golden Tea it is...what are the odds that we both we focus on golden hah ;)

congrats to your sweet daughter...sounds like another 4H Fair to remember and look back on with the nicest memories
looking forward to photos!!!

too bad about your tea pot lid...at first glance the photo looked like fancy butter...hmmm maybe it's time for me to eat something...oh I would Love a piece of your gorgeous peach cake ... pretty please


~*~Patty S said...

oops...here is my golden afternoon tea post:


Nancy said...

Happy T Tuesday :) I love you photos Kim!
Congrats to your daughter, Wow. I was a judge at 4 h--not animals, just speeches :) It's so fun to hear what they have to say and watch them grow from year to year.
I'm gone for most of September, but hope to join the Tea group when I get back :)

my cup of tea said...

Hi Kimmie!
I think it is so awesome when kids are rewarded for a job well done! 4H also promotes great family time! Way to GO!
Ugh...sorry about your tea pot lid.
Your tea looked delicious!
Hop on over to visit me, I am a little late getting started today.
Happy Tea Day!

Anonymous said...

Some pretty impressive ribbons there, congrats. We love guinea pigs here, had 5 at one time in my son's room.... Your tea looks lovely with that peach? cake. Yum. xox Corrine

Anonymous said...


Well look at your family with all those ribbons!!! congrats! You tea picture does look like it could be a painting and even though I am sorry to hear about you flipping your lid ;-) it looks cool in that photo almost like a sea shell.

Happy T on T!!

Dianne said...

Congrats! to your daughter! She always seems to do so well with her cavies! The lidless teapot will make a lovely flower vase too... I've posted for Tuesday tea as well!

Dianne said...

I thought it was fancy butter at first too! Here's my tea post...


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hey dear Kimmie,

I got a bit carried away by saying nearly two years on today's Tea post, because I have just slightly over three months to go to hit the two year mark. And I wanted to tell you since you asked, I looked it up and your state flower is the Coast Rhododendron, also known as Pacific Rhododendron or Big Leaf Rhododendron.

It's too bad about your tea pot lid. My lid cracked after I used it a few weeks or months ago. That is why I need a dishwasher (other than myself).

Congrats to your daughter on her awards and prizes. I remember getting ribbons, but never a trophy. You must have an exceptional fair!

And before I forget, here is my tea post:


Have a great Tea Tuesday

sukipoet said...

adorable tea pot and delicious looking snack too. isnt that the way of lids. Humph.

congrats to your daughter. that's wonderful. farewell summer, hello fall i guess. i do like fall at least, as i was born in October, a beautiful month for sure.

Caterina Giglio said...

don't you love a good excuse to go to goodwill? loved the guinea pig wrangling in the last post too!! have some yummy tea... happy t day!


rebecca said...

under her pillow. i love that.
do infusions count as tea??


probably not what you have in mind...
but here we all sharing the same glorious light!

Gayle Price said...

Congrats. to your daughter.It is always wonderful I think when children can have an involvement with animals, any animals. Growing up in the country I always had at least one animal I was responsible for at any given time......horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, sheep, cows, never had to look after a pig tho. My daughter has had guinea pigs and they are the sweetest little creatures. Sorry to hear about your tea pot lid.......I will be waiting to see either a new ( not matching ) lid or a completely new pot soon. Happy Tuesday tea Kimmie. No tea post from me today but I have one brewing. xx

Judy said...

I toss my congratulations in on the 4-H achievements!

The peach cake made my mouth water...and I am so sorry you broke your teapot lid. :(

My post is finally up...it showcases all the wonderful artsy shares in the traveling teacup round robin. It arrived in my mail yesterday. And it tells who the very lucky winner of all the pieces is.

Happy, happy tea day.

oxo Judy

Unknown said...

Teapot lids are hard to replace. :( I feel your pain.

Your 4H group has FANCY ribbons. Great awards for super achievements- and what a lot of them won by your daughter! So happy for her!

I'm with Patty- that peach cake looks yummy!

I am stopping in late today (and posted late). A busy day. I am looking forward to a more relaxing evening. Maybe a glass of wine before bed (or in bed!)

Elizabeth said...

Congrats to your daughter.

And what is that delectable peach thing next to the tea?

Steph said...

congrats to your daughter dear Kimmie!!!
didn't realize that beautiful photo was your broken lid.... :))
But have a happy happy week !!! and greetings from Down Under!!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Hello Kimmie~ we stopped in via Jill....golly, we drink a lot of tea everyday, so some Tuesday we'll join you in a cup :) Have a great weekend!
Karla & Karrie
The Summer Kitchen Girls

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Kimmie, congrats to your daughter on her photography awards.

I wasn't actually around on Tuesday to come by and comment ... we were in Paris for 5 days and just got home this morning. I pre-posted a few things before we took off last Sunday morning ... Tea on Tuesday being one of them. :)

Good luck finding a new teapot. Hope you are having a great weekend. Best wishes, Tammy