Today I'd like to sit and sip,
Forget about the world a bit,
Ignore the things I have to do,
And just enjoy a cup or two.
|Pink Aynsley teacup.|
I have paired the teacup with a newer plate by Lenox. It is one of the many pieces of the large "Butterfly Meadow" collection. I have have been collecting this pattern this year and have quite a few pieces now. I think that the pink border matches the Aynsley set nicely.
|Cream cheese and olive spread on honey wheat bread. I only remove the crusts for company. I really like bread crusts!|
The tea is Sakura Allure by Teavana. It has a pretty pinkish hue and smells as divine as it tastes.
My teapot has a new cozy! I made this one from a quilted pillow sham and a vintage hand embroidered dresser scarf. It is lined in a pink and yellow striped fabric that was the back of the sham.
|Front side of the cozy.|
The embroidered piece was part of a set of vintage dresser scarfs found in an antique store. I used a part of one of them in a sundress I blogged about HERE. I love the green of the leaves and the black centers of the flowers.
|Back side of the cozy.|
"Remember the tea kettle, although it is up to its neck in hot water, it keeps on singing."Author Unknown