I am known for my love of card making and very inky fingers. Some of you may know that one of my other great "loves" is tea. I collect teapots, tea cups and different tea accessories. My collection is varied and pieces range from the elegant to the downright whimsical. My stamp room also houses many stamps that are tea-themed - two drawers full, to be exact! Today I am sharing a card I made for a dear friend who is part of the Jane Austen group I belong to. A lot of tea drinking happens with these ladies.
Stamps: Unity Stamps
Ink: Versamark, Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Paper: Desert Storm, Gina K Designs
Misc.: Tattered Rose Distress Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Novel Tea Tag
My friend Asia gave me a box of tea one year for my birthday from a company called Novel Teas. Each of the tags has a great quote relating to literature and tea. I loved them so much that I pulled all the strings off before using and kept them to use in my crafting. I thought this quote by C.S. Lewis would be perfect for Amy, who is an avid reader.
How about I share a picture of a teapot and tea cup with you today? What I like about this one is the lovely shape it has. The tea cup is Wedgwood (St. Moritz).
Did you know that tea actually tastes better when drunk from a china cup as the rim is thinner than, say, a mug? It allows the tea to enter your mouth at the right angle to best appreciate the flavor.
I am hoping to share more of my tea collection on Tuesdays, as well as more tea-themed cards. Do you drink tea? I would love to hear back from you!