“Come sit with me and have some tea!”
Hello Dear Readers!
Welcome to Monday Morning Blooms!
Please join me and my ever so passionate
about flowers friends Lidy, Mary, and Pam
for a spot of tea!
Celebrating taking time to enjoy some tea
whether it be with someone dear to you,
or just by yourself…in your happy place.
The links to their posts are below.
When my hubby can detect I may be
having a busy day and need a treat,
he will drive on over to our local
organic bakery and mini deli.
There is no need to let him know
what I would like ….
Chicken salad sandwich, cheddar cheese cookies,
and a cupcake!
It is no secret to friends and family that
his favorite hot beverage is tea…cold too!
I set our “Tea for Two” table with my
Royal Albert Old Country Roses
that I started collecting over 30 years ago.
I fell in love with the colors and delicate shape.
Beautiful gold embroidered napkins by
If you are wondering what teapot I used to boil
the hot water for the tea, it was this one.
My MacKenzie Childs Courtly Check teapot.
BTW, it was not filled with flowers.
To see more click here: Bee Themed Flower Arrangement
Teacups with delicate handles that often lend to
putting your little finger up in the air.
As I was writing this post, I had a moment
of hesitation….is “teacup”
one word or two? I know coffee cups are two words.
According to Mr. Google,
the Oxford English Dictionary hyphenates both
tea-cup and coffee-cup. Mr. Google checking
six standard dictionaries (three American and
three British) and all of them listed “teacup”
as one word. So there you have it. Senior moment over!
Due to the limited space on the coffee table,
I chose to do my tea for two arrangement in
the teapot. (One word 🙂 )
It’s simply arranged in the teapot
filled with water that has been enhanced
with a packet of floral life.
The flowers I used today are:
White and Yellow Daisies
Now let’s backtrack to the little finger a.k.a. the pinky finger discussion.
So do we raise our little finger to show that we are “cultured”
when drinking our tea? Today it is safe to say that the raising
of the little finger no longer means anything. Whew!
The proper way to hold a teacup?
It is with one or two fingers of the right hand put
through the hole of the cup handle, while balancing
the cup with your thumb on the top of the handle.
Did you know that when sipping your tea,
you should look into the cup and never over it.
I do that to prevent spills! Who knew
it was proper etiquette!
If you are a tea lover in every way….
loving having friends and family over
for a beautiful tea party…. using special
recipes and special blends of tea ….
then the “Art of Tea” is a book for you.
It’s full of wonderful recipes, stunning photos
of home and garden parties and more!
It’s from the great folks of Victoria Magazine.
Another tid bit…
Did you know that if you prefer both lemon
and sugar in your tea, that you should always
put the sugar in first otherwise it won’t dissolve
if you place the lemon in first.
Then you add the milk (not cream) if you so desire.
I hope you enjoyed our little lunch with tea today.
I had “leftover flowers” so I arranged a cheerful
arrangement for my son who had major shoulder surgery.
Now it is time to visit my bloom friends.
What a Tea Party it is!!!
The links to their posts are below their
Pam ~ Everyday Living
Lidy ~ FrenchGardenHouse
Mary ~ Home Is Where The Boat Is
And ME! ~ Housepitality Designs
I wish you all a most beautiful day
and my thoughts and prayers are with those
who have been so horrifically affected by Hurricane Ida.
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on INSTAGRAM Here: housepitalitydesigns
Note: The above tidbits of “tea etiquette” is from
an article by Vahdam Teas