Monday, December 13, 2010

Life Made Lovely: Lovely Teacups

So, I've recently discovered that I'm obsessed with pictures of teacups. Why? I'm not sure...I'm sure it has to do with their basic prettiness, but I think it also evokes a sense of comfort that harks back to my childhood. My mom has always drunk tea instead of coffee, and she is one who loves the ritual of drinking from something that is as pretty as the drink is tasty.
And what little girl doesn't love to have a tea party with her own little tea set?

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company. ~Author Unknown

This is part of my own tea set that was given to me by my mother, inherited from her mother. I have no idea if they're worth anything monetarily, but they are worth a lot to me. I love their dainty prettiness.

There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea. ~Bernard-Paul Heroux

Something about images of tea cups with books strongly appeals to me...combining two of my favorite "creature comfort" activities. Here is one of my cups atop a couple of favorite books.

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. ~Gladstone, 1865

How pretty is this? And the gingerbread boy...a nice touch, don't you think?

This looks more like coffee than tea, but does it matter? Ahhhhh.....


Is it possible that calories just flew off the page and into my body? Never was worth it.

I'm participating today in Life Made Lovely, hosted by Blessed Little Nest. Click on the icon!


Photo credits:

Photo 1: Me and Alice, via tumblr
Photos 2 and 3: Cindy Swanson
Photo 4, via tumblr
Photo 5, via tumblr
Photo 6, via tumblr
Photo 7

Please check out my book blog, Cindy's Book Club, where I'm currently reviewing Diane Noble's The Sister Wife

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Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

i adore teacups!! lovely post!

Amber said...

Hey! I tagged your blog today on in a Christmas Tag!

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