My most favorite magazines, English Home, Veranda, Home and Antique and of course, Victoria. I get so much inspiration from each of these publications.
For health reasons I can no longer drink anything with caffeine and even the non caffeine teas do in fact have some caffeine. I have moved on to just herbal teas and this one is a mint infusion, absolutely delicious. Those sweet little napkins, I was gifted by a dear friend who also inspired by new obsession with blue and white.
I always had a few drops of a little lemon and a slice in my cup but also use demera sugar to add a bit of sweetness. The demera sugar has a slight hint of nuttiness as well. My cup and saucer, made by an American potter, handmade by Frances Palmer. It is not a fine bone china but it feels so good when holding it in your hand and I love the fact that she is an artist from our own country. I do have many other of her pieces.
Sitting in a most comfortable place and enjoying catching up on some reading was such a good thing. In this room just outside my bay window I have a bird feeder too so at the same time I can enjoy the antics of my feathered friends while taking tea. As you can see by my stack in my basket I have a lot of reading to catch up on.
I enjoyed taking this time out of my day to enjoy the loviliness of tea and it may very well become a new ritual. Inspired, of course, by my dear friend who gifted me with those lovely blue and white napkins. It is her ritual to have her tea every afternoon around 3ish. It truly is a "Good Thing".
I hope each of you enjoy your week ahead.
I am linking this post to Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage.