Since I've had this cold, I've been drinking a lot more tea, which has inspired me to start using my teacup collection again. When we moved into this house last summer, they ended up displayed on my hutch in the dining room. Unfortunately, since we don't use the dining room very often, I kind of forgot about the teacups.
The other night, though, I gathered them up and washed them, and made myself some tea. I firmly believe that coffee and tea taste better when served in pretty teacups. My collection of teacups and tea-for-one sets is small, but I love them.
I found these two teacups at a gift shop I visited with my mother-in-law. The first one is my absolute favorite:
The other night I took my teacup, with its dainty saucer, upstairs and sat in bed reading a book and drinking tea. It was gloriously refreshing, and I might have to start doing that a lot more often!
Besides those two teacups, I also have two tea-for-one sets. These include a teacup, saucer, and a miniature teapot that rests on top of the cup. This first one I bought at a local coffee shop:
It's not very flashy, but I liked the clean appearance. This last one I got at a local gift shop:
I probably use this one least of all, because the teacup is really too large. Still, I love the flowers and color.
Currently, I don't have a teatime ritual, but I'd love to start one. I might start with the bedtime cup of tea, because it was so relaxing.
Labels: Pretty Things