Anyway, as I said, this beautiful old tray came from my parents' home and has been around for many years...it seemed a shame to keep it up so high where I couldn't use it...so most likely it will be staying within reach for a while (because I can't get it back up on the shelf without help! And I'm not going to tell anyone that I got it down by myself...or I'll be in big trouble. Not supposed to do anything too strenuous since my surgery...but this didn't hurt a bit...just don't tell on me, okay?)
I love to use special tea cups and tea pots when having a quiet tea time. The blue Hall Teapot belonged to my Grandma Mursch (paternal), and is a treasured favorite. The sweet teacup and saucer with the bluebird and flowers was a gift to me from a dear friend who was down-sizing and moving to a retirement home, and she wanted me to have her mother's tea cups.
(You can read more about this special gift HERE).
As I sat there sipping my tea I enjoyed watching the rain gently falling down and the birds still coming and going in search of a dry seed or two...
This juvenile male cardinal is still getting his new plumage, so he looks like he is molting...but he's very young. Soon he will sport bright red feathers just like his father.
I hope you'll join me again for tea real soon!
Quotes from the book The Art of Tea and Friendship, published by Harvest House Publishers.
Quotes from the book If Teacups Could Talk, by Emilie Barnes, also published by Harvest House Publishers.
These are two of my favorite books about Tea!