Tea Time

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.


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