Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tea Time Blues

Tea Time At

  Hyacinths for the Soul

Today's tea celebrates

 all things blue.

The cups and saucers were souvenirs purchased 

in Quimper, France in honor of my first visit.

They are antique pieces produced by 

the De la Hubaudiére faiencerie circa 1895.

The graceful teapot 

holds steaming water   .   .   .  

To use with vintage silver steeping spoons 

that feature mother of pearl handles.

I think they are bit more elegant than

using tea bags.   Don't you agree?

Just place the spoon in the cup 

and pour in the steaming water.

Can you smell 

its delicate fragrance?

These sugar tongs are petite, 

and beautifully embossed. 

One lump or two?

A friend gave me blueberries 

fresh from the farmer's market, 

so I made blueberry muffins to have with tea.

I used Martha's recipe found here.

They are made with cornmeal and 

buttermilk, very moist and not too sweet.

Where there is food involved, 

you can be certain our Sadie girl

will be waiting at your feet.

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My tidbit for today is, 

"Take those pretty things out of the cupboard 

and take joy in actually using them 

for their intended purpose."