Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tea Party!

One of the things that always makes me happy is a nice cup of tea. I have been a tea drinker since probably junior year of high school when my sister came back from London with a large assortment of Whitman's teas! We used to brew a pot together and read a book or watch tv, and now that I think of it, why, that's a grown up tea party right there and I didn't even know it. In a word, I love tea (I also love love coffee) and I drink a cup or two a day. Right now I am enjoying a chamomile mint tea which helps calm your body and preps you for sleep. Perfect.

I also adore tea sets. They really are one of life's treasures! I love that tea sets have such variety in them and hey, when else can you get away with using a really fragile, bone china set with gold rims and ornate decor, on a daily basis? I have a couple of sets that I absolutely love, but I am looking to expand my collection little by little. Like, look at Tonje Holand's collection of tea cups. She must have some awesome tea parties.
{Image from Design*Sponge}

To start, I am going to buy myself one set (1 cup and 1 saucer) of this tabletop decor for my birthday. Happy Birthday to me.

The Amelia Espresso Cup & Saucer for $18. It ain't cheap, but I figure that divided by the amount of times I'd use it, it'll amount to about .000000000001 cents per usage.

Comes in all sorts of colors, but I think I will start myself off with the turquoise. Perhaps someone special will also get me the celery green. Hint hint.

I also purchased these recently with my Anthropologie 15% off birthday coupon!

I got "S" for myself and "E" for the Boyfriend, because he likes to join me for a cup. This makes him feel especially dainty. Hehe jk.


ambitious said...

I have the same cup with "E" too!!!! And "S" for my sister!

But you can come over and drink from the "S" cup! :):):)

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous tea shelf. *drools*