Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tea Stands for Tuesday 8/4/2020

I'm late, I'm late said the White Rabbit.  And I say, well at least I showed up, hahaha.  I hope the tea party is still going on at the Altered Book Lover blog.

I am drinking a cup of my new Earl Grey tea and feeling quite spoiled this morning.  The tea was is a gift from a friend.  

Before having tea, I put my mask on and went for an early morning walk.  Only saw two other people and they were walking their dogs in the distance.  

I came across this pot of interesting succulents.  I really like the big rust red one that looks like leather.

I hope you are able to get outdoors, at least for a walk.  Summer will be over before we know it.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Second on the Second 8/2/2020

It is time to get together at Altered Book Lover blog on the 2nd of the month when Elizabeth asks us to give and old post a second viewing.  Here is  what I chose to share with you.  It was previously posted to Elizabeth's Tea Party nearly 5 years ago.  I do enjoy Altered Book Lover!

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 11/3/15

Time once again to join the Tuesday Tea group over at Elizabeth's blog

Recently I was sorting through my pile of old postcards.  Not exactly a collection, more an accumulation of post cards.  I know that some of the regulars at our Tuesday Tea are postcard makers and collectors.  I thought I"d share one of mine

Satisfied?  Why shouldn't I be
The whole darned thing suits me to a T.

Dear Paul,

Hope you are having lots of fun for I am enjoying myself.  I get three meals a day and don't have to cook them.

Love from your tormentor.

The post card was mailed from Leaburg Oregon sometime in 1940.  

The card always makes me smile when I read it, hope it made you smile too.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Let's discuss fashion

I'm not really interested in fashion in terms of what to wear myself.  I do find it interesting in the context of culture.  What was worn when.  

This is admittedly long but I enjoyed it on two levels.  The music and dancing was lovely.  The fashions were interesting.  I did run it a second time with the music off so I could really concentrate on the fashion.

My thoughts were:  1) The overall look, all the white headscarves and buttoned to the neck tops reminded me of "The Handmaidens Tale" for some reason.  2) The pinafores (or what ever they were with the straps) seemed very work-like attire.  3) I spotted a Shorts Suit.  Isn't that what they were called?  Maybe in the 80's?  Didn't like them then, don't like them now.  4) All the boots seemed to echo the "down to business" feel of the collection to me.  At least the models weren't tottering around of heels that would be pretty useless in most situations.

Let me know what you think,

Monday, July 20, 2020

Tea Stands for Tuesday 7/21/2020

We were once again at the river last week.  We are still SIP, we go out the door of one house and in the door at the other.  We get gas and groceries ahead of time during early morning hours when crowds are thin.

I really like this rooster teapot.   In truth it looks more like a watering can to me but they say it is a teapot and there is a teacup there under the spout.

Our Granny Smith apple trees are producing lots of apples this year.  I brought these back with us.  I'll be making apple pie and some apple butter.  I will be busy!  I told a neighbor there to pick some and pass them around.  I don't want any to go to waste.

I'm going to pour myself a cup of tea and then I'm off to visit the tea party at Elizabeth's.  I'm happy I have internet again so I can do that.  

Monday, July 13, 2020

Good Monday Morning

Even though I am retired, there is something about a Monday morning that seems like a fresh start.  A new week.

Lily of the Nile

When I go on my morning walks I spot lots of these flowers along the way.  They are often used in plantings around businesses.  Common or not, I think they are beautiful

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Tea Stands for Tuesday 7/7/2020

Good morning.  It seems hard to believe we are in July already.  We are still pretty much staying home and avoiding contact with others.  It is nice I can still visit and have tea here.

*Tea Celebrations
Alexandra Stoddard*

Here is a quote from the book. "Tea for one requires of us a vital ingredient besides some hot water and tea leaves: caring. We have to treat ourselves with the same tender love and affection as we treat a spouse, a parent, a sibling, a friend, or a lover. Just as our thoughts have a profound effect on our actions and reactions, when we do something for ourselves alone, we send a signal to our soul that our life has value."

I'm off to visit Elizabeth and friends  Why don't you join me?