And check out the detail on the plate. It's not just painted on the outside rim, but across the whole plate. And the spring flowers are beautifully done. I can even name most of them. But the iris is my favorite flower, so that pretty much sold it for me right there. So now I officially have two pretty tea cups instead of just one. So let me know when you want to come over and have tea. I'll arm wrestle you for first pick of the cups!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Check out my new tea cup! Since today was Veteran's Day, we had no school. Hallelujah! Thanks, Veterans. You gave me my first day off in 50 days. "But wait," you say, "what about all those days my kids were home from school? You had those days off." But wait, I say, we may not have had kids but we still had to work. And usually the days without kids are a lot of tedious, boring meetings that have very little to do with my teaching area. Whine, whine, whine. So yes, this was my first day off in 50 days, not including weekends, of course. So I slept in (kind of) and then took myself to tea. I went to The Hawthorn because they are close by and they had egg salad as their special sandwich, one of my faves! I had two pots of vanilla tea (they are 2-cup pots) and also had their spinach strawberry salad with almonds and poppy seed dressing. (And a scone and a cookie for dessert...don't tell anyone.) So yum! "What, no pictures?" you ask. It's a pretty tiny place and I think they would have noticed/thought it was rather bizarre if I started taking pictures of my plate. It would have involved a long explanation about how I now constantly carry my camera around to get photos for my blog. Sigh. I am officially a Nerd Extraordinaire. ANYWAY...gosh I do go on. Before I left the restaurant I took a look at the new tea cups that had come in and fell in love with this one. They are Royal Patrician (if you care about that kind of stuff) and so colorful. I like that it has such vibrant colors. The cup on the outside is rather tame, but inside are four more flower decorations.