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Tea cup Tuesday with a friend

Here is a treat for C and me, we had my friend Diane drop in for tea with us and, because she’s a reader of my blog, she kindly agreed to having my camera in her face for a while and I photographed our lovely elevensies for tea cup Tuesday.

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So since I declared it winter yesterday, I wanted to bring out some of the wintery cups and chose these little cups for today. They are made in the former USSR and have that mark plus the county Vladivostok printed on the bottom. Interesting.

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Here’s Diane holding one of the cups. I’m not even sure where these came from, but am fascinated by the rich history of tea in Russia.

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Water for tea was boiled in samovars all the long winter and people would gather around it to make their tea. I think I’d love to have one of the old kettles and turn it into a modern day use for my morning tea.

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I guess no mater where home is the temptation to gather in the kitchen on winters is the same. Speaking of temptation, suddenly there was a big white paw reached up and over the edge of the table. And then that was it. Morgan decided she was missing out on the tea and conversation and jumped into C’s lap.

And made herself at home. πŸ™‚

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Diane asked me about my smuggled San Franciscan jade plant, and I was happy to report it’s sending out some lovely roots and doing extremely well.

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So we chatted and drank our tea…

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And had some yummy sweeties.

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But before you know it, two hours had gone by and it was time for Diane to get on with her day. It was lovely catching up after a few months and finding out what’s new with my friend. Now we’re determined to get together more often. πŸ™‚

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Sharing with Terri and Martha and Sandi and Bernideen and Kathy, and looking forward to catching up with all my tea time friends.

Comments: 39

  • November 18, 2013
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    What a beautiful post!
    Love those fall colors…gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  • November 18, 2013
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    It all looks so beautiful! πŸ™‚

  • November 19, 2013
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    A cup of tea always sits well with me. Glad to share one with you now!

  • November 19, 2013
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    Lovely piccies and sounds sooo relaxing! Guess it’s something we should do sometimes!

  • November 19, 2013
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    I love blog posts like these, because they’re real blog posts! Back before social media, this was nearly all there was to share things like this, and even in the manic social media world, there is something more relaxing about doing it this way – or maybe that’s the tea!
    I enjoyed it!
    Cheers,
    Gordon

  • November 19, 2013
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    How lovely to have tea with a blogger friend! I love your wintery cups and plates. Pinecones are so pretty and with their little bit of gilt makes them perfect for company. Thank you for sharing at Tea Time and have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

  • Christie

    November 19, 2013
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    Such beautiful cups! And, one smart kitty!

  • November 19, 2013
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    What lovely pine cone tea cups. I have never seen these and they will be fun all winter! A sweet time here with tea and lovely vignette!

  • November 19, 2013
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    i just love that you have tea cups for every season .. i love it

  • November 19, 2013
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    Gorgeous tea cups and wow! Does C have a brilliant smile πŸ™‚ I feel all warm and toasty inside, now that I’ve shared tea with you all–thank you πŸ™‚

  • November 19, 2013
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    I love the pinecone pattern! So pretty! And so nice that Morgan is so friendly. My Tinker totally disappears if anyone visitis.
    Ruth

  • November 19, 2013
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    LOL I was taking it all seriously until the cat, and since I have a cat I just started laughing at that point. Fun post ! πŸ™‚

  • November 19, 2013
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    Your daughter get more beautiful every day. Beautiful cups today. Just want you to know I have been praying for you. Sending hugs your way. Martha

  • Pam

    November 19, 2013
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    What a beautiful set of pinecone cups and saucers plus plate. A Russian samovar was an antique of one of my mother’s friends that fascinated me when I was young. Your tea treats were a delicious offering for your friends. Have a great week!

    Pam

  • November 19, 2013
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    I enjoyed hearing about your relaxing tea and catching up with your friend. The pine cone china is pretty and the treats look yummy.
    Judith

  • November 19, 2013
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    I enjoy reading your blog…enjoyed this post. I wish my best friend lived close enough to come to tea!

  • November 20, 2013
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    What pretty pinecone china! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Russian teacup before, so this is very special. As is the opportunity to get together with friends. And your kitty cat is adorable!

  • November 20, 2013
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    A lovely Tea party girls !

      • November 20, 2013
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        I am like a bull in a china shop but I would love to hold those wonderful china cups with you all : )

  • November 21, 2013
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    Im just going to gush and tell you how beautiful your daughter is –just a knock out–not to be out done by your foxy cat, too Happy Tea!!

  • November 22, 2013
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    Wouldn’t every day be better with a two hour tea time afternoon break. Nice! Very pretty cups. Never have seen any like that. πŸ™‚

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