Tuesday, June 8, 2010
TeaCup Tuesday, Will There Be Mice For Tea?
This Tuesday I decided to show you a teacup I received from my Grandmother. I made myself a cup of mint tea and while sipping it read through a book that is not only eye candy to me, but good reading. Now you must agree that Beatrix Potter would have shared her tea time with her cat, her rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, and , well..a host of furry animals she loved , sketched, and wrote stories about. In the spirit and influence of Miss Beatrix Potter... I had some Butter Almond Thins from Trader Joe's to nibble while sipping tea and reading. If you have not tasted them, you MUST! These little cookies are rich and satisfying without being too filling. They are also very good with coffee and tea, and actually enhance the flavor of both beverages after one nibble.
Here is a close up of the teacup. There are absolutely no markings on the bottom of either cup or saucer. I love the luster and color of this teacup.
Here is a picture of just the saucer. Miss Marple wants you to note the blurs. They are white "smudges" that are not dirty but the smudges seem to be under the glaze of the saucer.
Miss Marple is very pointedly letting me know catnip tea would have been preferable for her AND , "Will there be mice for tea?" Please, please, if you are squeamish dear ladies of the teacup, do not read on any further. I am about to show you what Miss Marple would have preferred for tea.
Yes, this is what Miss Marple likes to eat. She catches so many of these she has the luxury of leaving a few on the door mat every morning, along with the remains of the mice she did eat.
Oh Miss Marple, you are wonderful company, a hard working vermin eradicator, a beautiful home adornment, but not too appreciative of my tea time. Will catnip tea be good for you next week? If you would like to see the teacups and tea times of so many other Ladies of the Teacup just click onto these names, ~they are hosting Teacup Tuesday, and Tea Party Tuesday. Martha's Favorites *, Terri at Artful Affirmations * , and Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor*.