Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Tea With Love On the Beach
My husband and I have been gone these past few days. We got home from the Puyallup Fair and immediately began cleaning up and packing for our trip to one of our favorite places, Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast. We camped in our new travel trailer and had a most wonderful time together. The Oregon coast is so beautiful. Above is a picture of the teapot we found on sale in a gift shop and teacups I found very well priced (cheap) in an antique shop. I arranged them on the table in our trailer. My husband and I put our 'tea on the beach' in a basket and along with the dogs we headed for the beach.The teapot has a picture of the famous big rocks you can see from the beach, 'Haystack' is the biggest rock. Here is the teapot and one of the teacups. We brought books to read along with the peach tea and cheese & crackers for snacks. I am reading Mind Of The Raven by Bernd Heinrich,( so far, very interesting! ) my husband is reading The Presence of the Future by George E. Ladd.I started this Tea Time Tuesday with the teapot and teacups in mind as the main topic, but I usually pray about my blog posts and all that kept coming to mind was my beloved husband and his love for me. His kindness and consideration for me. He helped me choose the teapot and encouraged me to find teacups I would like. He helped me tote the basket for Teatime Tuesday to the beach, not for him, for me! "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength..." Lao Tzu
My husband played with the dogs on the beach. " For all that you are and all that you do, and for the many ways you make my heart sing..." Leland ThurrySo here is Tea Time Tuesday and all I can think of is my husband who loves me so very much. My husband who helps me haul tea things to the beach . My husband who is content to sit quietly with me while we read.My husband, the man I love. "Love one another and you will be happy. It is as simple and as difficult as that." Michael Leunig Of course, I had to play with the dogs too. Don't you just love the way the mist makes the big rocks seem like ghosts in the back ground? Tea on the beach, tea on the Oregon Coast, tea with my Beloved... how can I even begin to express how wonderfully blessed I feel when I am with my husband , having such a great time at one of our favorite places? "The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." Victor Hugo Back to Tea Time Tuesday...here is the underside of the teapot. It was made by Hooton, a potter in Union, Oregon. I like the color, blue & white. The lid reminds me of a sand dollar.
The back side of the teapot is plain, and the raised portions of the teapot are shaped like waves. The whole teapot is very illustrative of the sea and Cannon Beach.Last, but most assuredly not least, the teacup. The pattern is Liberty Blue , Historical Colonial Scenes, made in England. Peach tea on my favorite beach with the husband I love makes this Tea Time Tuesday one of my favorites. "Love is the greatest refreshment in life." Pablo Picasso -To see other teacups and teatimes check out these ladies' blogs~ Martha*, Terri*,Wanda Lee*, Pam*, and Lady Katherine*. Enjoy while you sip a cup of your favorite tea. Then kiss your beloved and thank God for all His blessings, for they are abundant!