Monday, August 16, 2010
My Little Tuscan Tea-Time At Home
Teacup Tuesday calls for me to highlight a special tea cup and so today I chose a teacup / teapot combo that also has many other unique dishes to go with it.Here it is, isn't it bright and cheery? The weather just screamed for a bright and cheery tea table setting. ( and a fan) Doesn't it look like something you would see on a Tuscan table along with a hearty and wholesome meal? A meal you would absolutely need a nap after? A nap to sleep away the hottest part of the day and awake refreshed to resume where you left off any task or enjoyment ?My little pot is filled with peach tea.
Salad consists of lettuces fresh picked from our garden and sprinkled with red wine vinegar and olive oil mixed ( what else, it is a Tuscan-type tea) cheese, eggs gathered from my hens and hard-boiled,and olives, lots of olives.Here is the surprising part. This whole set, and yes, I have a LOT more of it...comes from the Muckleshoot Casino! The Muckleshoot Casino is owned and operated by an Indian tribe from around here and no, I did not go to the casino to obtain this bright and cheery set of dishes , including the teacup and teapot. A dear friend and her mother ( mostly her mother) did and they gave this set of dishes to us knowing we would appreciate it very much. And we DO! Thank-you Barb and Mom~ I must confess I am a glutton, yes, a true glutton for the olives. I can easily pass up desserts of all kinds, including all chocolates, but olives from the Safeway olive bar? Nope, gotta have some. Especially the cheese stuffed olives. I make a right pig of myself eating them. Have you tried them? You must. I hope this tea time made you very thirsty for a good cup of tea, iced or hot. You can see many other teacups, tea parties, and tea times by clicking onto the names of these ladies, they REALLY KNOW all things tea! Terri*,Martha*,Lady Katherine*,and Wanda Lee*.Now brew yourself a pot of tea and serve up a special treat. Invite a friend over and share the blessings God has richly bestowed upon you! Isn't life wonderful? ( Especially with tea.)