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Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Cuppa PINK

For PINK SATURDAY I have chosen to show my little pink teapot.

Tea is instant wisdom - just add water!
~Astrid Alauda

If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are too heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you.

~Gladstone, 1865
It's one of several I have on display (see it on the shelf second from the right?)
Stands the Church clock at ten to three?
And is there honey still for tea?
~Rupert Brooke, "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester," 1912
(Thanks, Helen)

I always fear that creation will expire before teatime.
~Sydney Smith

I haven't bought a new teapot in quite some time.
I could not resist this one at Tuesday Morning last week.
A perfect literary pot for one.

The perfect temperature for tea is two degrees hotter than just right.
~The Quote Garden

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.

~Henry Fielding, "Love in Several Masques"

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.
~Japanese Proverb

Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea.
~Author Unknown

The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose.
~George Gissing, The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
~Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

(I even read the above book just because of that opening quote. It wasn't my favorite)

I also picked up these tea coasters while I was there:
Tea is liquid wisdom.

There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea. ~Bernard-Paul Heroux

Hmmm, I didn't think to get out my tea cups! I'll save that for another day.



Love your Pink Post...thanks for sharing a Cuppa Tea with me! Lovely Blog I will be back to visit again! Happy PINK SATURDAY!

Smilingsal said...

Your new teapot is one I would love to have! I'm running over there this afternoon. Happy Pink Saturday.

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!

ceekay said...

Love your new library teapot and the tea coasters. So cute.

Virginia said...

Wonderful assortment of teapots.

Have a Blessed and happy weekend,
Virginia :)

splummer said...

Lovely Tea Pots!!! I really like the one with books on it! I collect tea post also! I'll have to get some photos of them some day! Have a great week-end!!


g said...

Hey! it's a teapot pink Saturday, I have one too.

Love your literary pot!! It would be quite a conversation starter at the tea table.

Happy Pink Saturday!

CC said...

I love your pretty tea pots. happy Pink Saturday and have a lovely day.

The Muse said...

sorry i was not able to participate this pink sat...but i want to support those who were able to...see you next week!

oh a tea party! NICE!!!!!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shay.

You have a fantastic collection of teapots, and I love the way you have them displayed.

And, your newest teapot is wonderful - and so unusual. I would love a cuppa just about now.

Anonymous said...

Those teapost are just the quotes you post...wanna have cuppa right now...Happy Pink

cottage farm villa (aka cottagecharm) said...

Dear Shay.....I love this post of "tea"..... it was so interesting to read!!!

Thank you for visiting my blog today for my pink giveaway!! So nice of you to stop by.

Good luck!

Love your blog!

Jennifer said...

Happy Pink Sat!Your teapots are very pretty.Hugs,Jen

imjacobsmom said...

I'll have a cuppa tea thanks! You've got a cute collection going! Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Neabear said...

That is such a cute post. I love all the tea quotes. Happy Belated Pink Saturday!

lisa said...


I just love all of your teapots, they are so pretty.


Dixie's Whimsey said...

Perfect little teapots! Think I'm going to have to try and locate that Paul Cardew Book one!

finally finishing up last weeks pink saturday! is it here again already! Dixie