Tea on Tuesday

I am sipping a lovely cup of Yorkshire Gold - received in a swap a while ago - so I can't give credit to the person who sent me this!!! It  must have been from one of the teabag swaps I did!!

My footed cup is a thrift store find - silver colored pedestal with a black and white winter panorama circling the cup. Not really large enough for my usual cup of tea - but I like it!

A trip to the local nursery this past week netted me bags full of little gourds and pumpkins!!! I thought they were a steal at 50 cents a piece!!! When they are totally dried out- I will be saving the seeds to plant next year. I also got a wonderful large, warty pumpkin that I will be saving seeds from - can't wait to grow them!!!

The primitive hurricane glass column didn't have a pillar candle yet, so I filled it with more tiny gourds.

While drinking my tea, I am admiring the little prize I won from Faerwillow's giveaway- beautiful, soothing "calming beads"- made of smooth stones in shades of earth tone greens. You must visit her Etsy shop, she has a variety of these calming beads- a modern day version of "worry beads" - and this one works for me!!! Thank you, Faerwillow!!!

Please feel free to join us every Tuesday for tea- drop by Kimmie for a list of other participants, and visit Patty - for some lovely photos of her trip to California!!!


  1. You have the greatest knack for thrift shop finds! I love the scenic pedestal tea cup, and filling that hurricane globe with gourds is genius. It's lovely!

  2. ~ooohhh you are so sweet to have written such...thank you so...i do hope it brings forth many calm blessings to your day to day...and that cup looks fit for a queen...beautiful! much l♥ve and light dear little lady~

  3. your cup is wonderful Pat, the pedestal really makes it

    Congrats on winning those lovely beads too

    I have seen some amazing bumpy lumpy and colorful pumpkins and gourds this year ... your display is lovely ...
    Happy T to ya!

  4. I love that sweet little cup .... And what you did with the gourds. I'd love to hear more about how you dry them and collect the seeds .... I want to try that too!

    Happy Tuesday, kimmie

  5. Love the cup... The calming stones are a great idea... I make strands of prayer or meditation beads that work well too... Something in the hand... smooth and strong... always makes one feel more at ease...

  6. Wow, I had to go back get a good look at that lovely cup. I bet the silver base really shines, too. You find the best things at thrift stores! I've never heard of that tea, but I will see if I can find out about it. Those gourds are beautiful. It's always fun to decorate using things from nature, and then having the added bonus of the seeds. Sorry I am late getting here. It's been a bad day and I haven't been able to sit at the computer until now (now that I've taken several Ibuprofen, that is). Happy really late, but no less heartfelt, Tea Tuesday.

  7. I love pedestal cups. Yours is lovely. What a find! I'm late at getting around to all the tea posts but have enjoyed reading your post and having tea withyou today. Your little gourds are displayed nicely.

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    God Bless You :-)


  9. Well, it's not Tuesday yet ... here, anyway ... and I don't have anything nearly so interesting as Yorkshire Gold tea, but I'll join you tomorrow night. I must begin writing. Your package in the wonderful colors (containing the worry stones?) is beautiful!