Coffee is my go-to in the morning, but I do love an afternoon cup of tea. I also love a cup of herbal tea in the evening. Truth be told, when my husband is home for lunch, or on a day off, we will make an afternoon cup of coffee while our little ones are having naps; a pause in the day for a little extra time with each other. It always feels like a real treat. If it’s just me, however, I gravitate towards an afternoon tea. I will steep tea in a personal teapot and then simply sip and enjoy the silence midday, maybe even read for a half hour. It’s a much needed pause in the day that let’s me reset for the rest of the day (and also make it through the witching hour leading up to dinner – Mommas, you know what I’m talking about).
There are so many places I want to travel to – England is high on the list. When I get there, a proper afternoon tea will be a must. One of my favorite things to create in the studio are teapots, as well as pieces to accommodate tea service. I love the whole presentation of a tea tray and it’s natural invitation to sit for a moment. I also love that when a teapot is not in use, it can be displayed on a shelf as a piece of art or a part of a collection.
The pieces featured in this tea tray include two straight edge mugs in cobalt crystalline holding 10 and 12 ounces; cream and sugar bowl in brilliant white with emerald bleed; Teapot for steeping in cobalt, navy and copper green crystalline glazes holding 56 ounces and a sweet little bud vase to adorn the tray in mocha crystalline.