Yesterday, in the middle of the afternoon, I stopped what I was busy doing and made myself a cup of tea.  I don't often do this, and I don't know why.  The Brits have solved world problems and wars over just such a thing, and the Japanese and Chinese have taken tea ceremonies to an art form.

Having a hot cup of tea can be as simple as just putting the kettle on or as elaborate as setting down and having high tea with scones and teacakes. 

So during this busy time of year, or anytime for that matter, make time for yourself - whether it be with an elaborate teapot and beautiful teacup or the kettle and your old cup at the kitchen table.  It is such a civil thing to do, don't you think?   


  1. I couldn't agree more. When we remodeled I had a special hot water tap installed so I could have tea any time. Not as glamorous as putting a kettle on, but easy.

    Tea calms me down. My daughter sometimes makes me a cup when she knows I've had a bad day. Always cheers me up - the effort as much as the tea.

  2. Tally-ho! Yes, indeed tea soothes the soul! I'm loving your new blog look! Michelle re-worked mine as well and I'm very happy with her work. Congrats!

  3. OOOHH! I just want to pour a cup and relish it! Such a sweet blog. Thanks for taking time to stop by my blog. Good luck with the giveaway! Fun to meet you,

  4. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Yours is quite lovely.



  5. Hi Jo,

    Love your Posts ~ I have been under the weather for the past few days (What I need is a Good Cup Of Tea - with Lemon & Honey) I had to go back & read you past posts also ~ Love the New Banner, What a Fab Creation. Also Love the Old Photo album, Must Feel Wonderful to Have something of Your Families Past ~ Just to be able to Hold on to Memories is So Wonderful.....
    Thanks for stopping by, I am not sure what Pics you are talking about in Artful Blogging, I could Only Wish to one day Be in Such Wonderful Print.... Have a Great Weekend, Take Time for More Tea~

  6. There is nothing wrong with taking a good cup of tea when you feel like. We all need to take time to stop and smell the roses. Nice job and thanks for visiting me.

  7. Hi Jo!

    So nice to meet you! I enjoy tea too ~ even have the little clear tea pot featured in your pictures. Very sweet place you have here! I will enjoy visiting often!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, leaving your comment and becoming a follower. And thanks for putting my giveaway on your sidebar! I appreciate it :)

    Kindly, ldh


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