Serious lack of pretty tea cups here

March 24, 2014

Well, I do miss Earl Grey tea. Not a single tea bag in sight, let alone a pretty cup.

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However, we found this lovely peppermint tea. Lagg’s…ever heard of it? I haven’t. It’s seriously yummy and minty.

I’m sorry but this sturdy, white restaurant cup is about the best I can manage this tea cup Tuesday. But the fruit is super sweet and yummy!

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This little female Brewer’s blackbird doesn’t care about my tea, as long as there’s some crumbs for her.

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But I guess…when in Mexico…these girls were waiting on their drink. They negotiated a price of $5 and two straws for…

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…this coconut! Must have been so fresh. I watched the fellow use his machete to chop the top off. I looked at the girls and they gave me a smile and said, “His fingers! We can’t watch!”. But his fingers were fine.

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But the three parrots, who love peanuts and shouting just outside the hotel, say…

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“Stop your whining about tea and go smell some plumeria…

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…and then have a pina colada…you’re in Mexico, you don’t drink tea in Mexico!” Lol, OK then. 😀

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Sharing with Terri and Martha and Sandi and Bernideen.

Heading to town
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  • Reply Joanne March 24, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Wow! It looks as though you two are having an amazing time 🙂
    I also LOVE what you did with the old paintings – really brilliant idea!
    And true – mexico is not for tea drinking – enjoy your pina coladas ladies.

    • Reply Veronica March 25, 2014 at 12:15 am

      Thank you so much Joanne. That bag is so wonderfully handy as a catch-all. You should make one. 🙂

  • Reply micupoftea March 25, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Sunny, warm sand and sky- looks like a fun place to relax!

    • Reply Veronica March 25, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      It’s just great here! 🙂

  • Reply artful affirmations March 25, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Hello Veronica,
    I hope you are having a good time in Mexico. Palm trees, parrots, and pina coladas sound very good to me! lol!
    Sorry about the lack of tea and tea cups….but you do have some lovely alternatives : ) The plumeria looks gorgeous!
    Have a safe and wonderful trip.

    • Reply Veronica March 25, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Thank you so much Terri. I miss my morning cup, but the plumeria makes up for it. 😀

  • Reply Donna March 25, 2014 at 3:57 am

    So beautiful! What a wonderful vacation!

    • Reply Veronica March 25, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you Donna, it is rather wonderful to get out on the Vancouver rain and cold. 😀

  • Reply Snap March 25, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Looks like you are enjoying the sun in Mexico … who cares about tea when you have the sun!!! 😉 Happy Tea Day!

    • Reply Veronica March 25, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Yup, I’m starting to think this way too…lol. 😀

  • Reply Sandi March 25, 2014 at 4:17 am

    Sounds like you are having a wonderful time, Veronica. That sand looks so inviting. I am longing to walk in the sand on our beaches but that won’t be for a while. My son, who also lives in BC, just spent a week in Mexico and he had a blast. His pictures were amazing! Thank you for sharing at Tea Time and enjoy the rest of your trip.


    • Reply Veronica March 25, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      Hi Sandi, it’s so easy for the BC-ers to head down here, isn’t it? Thank you so much for hosting; miss you all when I don’t have time to share. 😀

  • Reply Susan eclecticshorebird March 25, 2014 at 4:39 am

    Oh! SUN!!! Have a super time – plenty of time for tea when you get back home.

    • Reply Veronica March 25, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      So true Susan, thank you so much. Are you somewhere snowed under still? I hope the sun is shining down on you too…even if it’s a cold winter sun. 😀

  • Reply Maria @ The Good Life March 25, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Oh, this post talks to my island girl heart. Your photos are so vivid. And the plumeria. It has been ages since I smell fresh plumeria. Thanks for stopping by. And yes, I would love your recipe for madeleines once you get back from your wonderful vacation.

    • Reply Veronica March 25, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Hi Maria, you never forget that smell, do you? I’ll get on that in a week. 😀

  • Reply Beth March 25, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Looks like you are enjoying your vacation even without some tea. And the beautiful flowering shrubs!

    • Reply Veronica March 25, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Hi Beth, I love the tropicals, (especially the plumeria). Wish I could grow them in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Reply daryledelstein March 25, 2014 at 8:00 am

    looks as if, aside from the lack of tea, its a wonderful trip so far …

    • Reply Veronica March 25, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      So far so great! I missed the sunblock on a bit of skin along my bikini line, but other than that, all’s good. 😀

  • Reply Kathryn Ross March 25, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Hahaha – great tea post – if a bit unconventional with restaurant ware. The coconut chopping and parrot really sell the deal! But – scrolling down I saw you doing something amazing with thrift store canvas paintings and I’m all agog! Too amazing – will have to pin that for sure!
    P.S. That would be a fantabulous post to link into my new All Things Bright and Beautiful Link-up I launched this week! It’s a monthly event – a link to all the details in my tea post here:

    • Reply Veronica March 25, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Hi Kathryn, thank you so much; I’ll go have a look. 😀

  • Reply Lavender Cottage March 25, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Sometimes we have to do without hot tea until we’re back home. With the sun, sand and coconut drinks, it’s not hard to let it go. LOL

    • Reply Veronica March 25, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      Hi Judith, it’s true…lol. Although I do miss my morning cup. It’s funny, here, they just automatically pour you coffee…and then look at you funny, like WHAT? You don’t drink coffee? The whole of the civilized world drinks coffee! 😀

  • Reply Martha's Favorites! March 25, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I love that you were looking for tea cups in Mexico. What fun! You get to travel everywhere. Lucky lady. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

    • Reply Veronica March 26, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      Big hugs right back at you Martha. 😀

  • Reply Jennifer J. Chow March 25, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Had a cup of Earl Grey the other day! The beauty of Mexico must make up for the tea absence. Also, fresh coconut juice is pretty tasty 🙂 (By the way, loved the picture of the plumeria.)

    • Reply Veronica March 26, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      Mmm, miss it so much! Oh well…loads of Earl Gray at home, plus a decided lack of sun and sand and bare toes etc. Think I’ll do without and love every minute of here…lol. I love the plumeria too. Might be my most favourite fragrance…but wait…there’s violets and lily of the valleys and stargazers,and roses and lilacs…

  • Reply dawnsrays March 26, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Fantastic fun!! what a gorgeous day! That coconut water was probably delicious, mmmmmm

    • Reply Veronica March 26, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      It probably was too. I love coconut but never liked the coconut water one buys at the store. I should try it from the coconut. 🙂

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