Monday, March 16, 2009

Quilts and Tea

Quilts and Tea. My two favorite things. Quilting has been almost like therapy for me. I love the whole process. Well, almost the whole process. I like picking out the fabrics, cutting them up, and putting them back together in some kind of creative form! I think I heard once that people in Hawaii don't understand why we cut up a whole piece of cloth and then sew it back together again.

And tea........ yes the comfort of tea. I have collected a fair amount of tea cups and tea pots. Probably enough to open my own tea room. But of course it would have to be a tea room with a Quilt shop attached!

My dear sweet hubby bought this tea cart for me when we were on a trip once. We saw it in an antique shop and asked the owner about it. She told us that it belonged to her mother in law and she was downsizing. So my dsh bought it for me. I really love it! The tea service is one that my own mother in love painted. She is an awesome china painter. We have enjoyed so many of her beautiful things. They are family treasures.

This little quilt is one that is rotated seasonally in my dining room. I love the bow shaped quilt holder and it is just the right size to display a small quilt. Perfect for my tea corner.

If you have never enjoyed a piping hot pot of freshly brewed tea with a delicious cranberry scone, you are really missing a little bit of pleasure. If you would enjoy making the absolutely best scones in the whole world, please send me an email, and I will refer you to a tea site with the best scones recipe that you ever tasted.

Happy Quilting!


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your tea trolley is so sweet! I love antique china as well and one of my most prized possessions is a tea service theat belonged to my Grandmother.