Saturday, April 01, 2006

Tea Pots

"If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are too heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you."
William Gladstone

"There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today my husband and I went antiquing again. This time I found a wonderful Chinese Tea Pot with four cups. I love tea pots and tea of mostly any type. I have several tea pots, the most unusual is one that is in the shape of a dragon with a turtle on it's back. It is called "Mother and Child", and has been one of my favorites. My new one is lovely too.

I shall have to brew some tea in it. If you get a chance come on by for a spot of tea.


jarvenpa said...

Thanks for your kind post at my blog; I'd love to sit and sip tea with you and your husband.
As to gardening beneath maples--shallow rooted plants. Violets. Little tiny bulbs. At least maples let the light in in the early spring, though in summer you will probably have to content yourself with lovely containers full of whatever shade lovers grow in your area (do begonias do well? fuschias? Gardening in the south is a mystery to me, though my little bro farms in Mississippi...

marlyat2 said...

hey b.q.--

So English!

We also have a ridiculous number of tea pots. My favorite is a black WWII pot with enameling (dots in golden arabesques) and a war slogan.