First of all, I have not fallen off the face of the earth. I have just been busy. And now for a non-knitting and non-fire related post. I am taking part in the Knitters Tea Swap and here is the post that I posted flashing some of my tea stash.
The teapot is part of a set that I still have all of the pieces. And that in and of itself is amazing!! I received this tea set when I was four years old and living in Naples, Italy. And, no, I will not say how long ago it was that I lived in Naples. What makes the fact that I still have all of the pieces to this tea set is that I was a military brat and moved every 3 years all over the world.
The tea cup with the yellow roses on it is an antique cup that I picked up several years ago at an antique mall. I can tell you that is was made in Japan and it probably dates back to the 1950's.
The other tea cup was a gift from a friend in England. I used to be a big time quilter and I took part in a series of swaps and I had the opportunity to become friends with a wonderful person in England. She sent me this Royal Doulton tea cup and saucer. The pattern is Old Country Roses.
The cup tucked in the back is actually a coffee cup but I use it as a tea mug. It is from Krispy Creme Doughnuts. Can you tell that I am a Southern girl? Give me my Krispy Cremes and no one will get hurt. And no one comes between me and a hot Krispy Kreme.
Some of the teas in the photo are Empress of China (loose) from Teavana, Honest Teas Hirst Nation peppermint and Earl Gray, Celestial Seasonings Mango Darjeeling, some Tazo Iced Passion tea, and a tin of Russian Caravan tea. The Russian Caravan is why there is a lemon in the one teacup. A very thin slice of lemon brings out the flavors in the Russian Caravan tea.