Playing in the Summer of Color is fun for the creative challenge itself, but the bonus is getting to visit other players’ blogs and see what they’re up to. Today as I was visiting Bleubeard and Elizabeth’s blog Altered Book Lover I discovered she does a weekly party T stands for Tuesday inviting folks to link up with post about tea, a drinking vessel, or any other liquid refreshment.
I had to smile because I’d been thinking of doing a Tuesday series of posts and was trying to decide if T stood for treasures or for trees. Both of which I have plenty to share about. But T for Tuesday tea sounds perfect as well. I’ve decided to play along and show you one of my treasures – a teapot.
Alas I no longer remember the name of the potter, and it’s not signed. But I do know it was a local artist and this piece has been loved by me for many years.
I always think of an elephant when I see it, and that adds to the delight for me. Sometimes I set the pot next to another of my treasures, Ellie the metal elephant that was gifted to me by a dear friend. I like to imagine they’re sharing stories while I’m eavesdropping over a cup of tea.
I’ve even been known to indulge in an elephant ear or two while having tea. Of course no elephants are harmed in the practice. Quite the contrary – they are oohed and ahhed over and praised highly as is their just due. Here’s one of my favorite recipes Cinnamon Elephant Ears which are baked.
What about you? Are you an equality opportunity coffee and tea lover like I am, or do you have a preference? Have a favorite go-with-tea snack? Love elephants as much as I do? Do tell – you know I love to hear.