Friday, April 27, 2018

Camouflaged Teapot

Photo by Salt Water New England


29 comments:

  1. I have this teapot along with a cabinet filled with Portmeirion from years of accumulation. Lovely. PA

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  2. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
    ― C.S. Lewis

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  3. “We had a kettle; we let it leak:
    Our not repairing made it worse.
    We haven't had any tea for a week...
    The bottom is out of the Universe.”
    ― Rudyard Kipling, The Collected Poems of Rudyard Kipling

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  4. “But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea.”
    ― Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

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  5. “So inscrutable is the arrangement of causes and consequences in this world, that a two-penny duty on tea, unjustly imposed in a sequestered part of it, changes the condition of all its inhabitants.”
    ― Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson

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  6. “Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
    "I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more."
    "You mean you can't take less," said the Hatter: "it's very easy to take more than nothing."
    "Nobody asked your opinion," said Alice.”
    ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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  7. “In Ireland, you go to someone's house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you're really just fine. She asks if you're sure. You say of course you're sure, really, you don't need a thing. Except they pronounce it ting. You don't need a ting. Well, she says then, I was going to get myself some anyway, so it would be no trouble. Ah, you say, well, if you were going to get yourself some, I wouldn't mind a spot of tea, at that, so long as it's no trouble and I can give you a hand in the kitchen. Then you go through the whole thing all over again until you both end up in the kitchen drinking tea and chatting.

    In America, someone asks you if you want a cup of tea, you say no, and then you don't get any damned tea.

    I liked the Irish way better.”
    ― C.E. Murphy,

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    1. This sounds very Canadian, too.

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    2. I love this. I like the Irish way better too.

      MaryAnne

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    3. And this is why Ireland is next on list to visit.

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  8. I have really enjoyed the comments in response to this photo of a lovely teapot!

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  9. The right pot really makes tea taste better; something about the clay - Portmeirion never fails and so pretty too!

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  10. I like the "ceremony" of making tea. My husband asks "why don't you just use the k-cup, it's much faster and easier." I explain how I feel, but it doesn't register. I tell him I like my teapots and cups, the measuring, boiling the water in my copper kettle, preparing the cups, honey, etc. He's especially confused about the cloth napkins, but I smile to myself when he always willingly accepts a cup and kisses my cheek when I make it for him. Somewhere inside that head, I think he gets it.

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    1. Both my husband and I are tea people and make tea in pot always, however, he does not get starting with cold water. He rolls his eyes if he is making the tea and I suggest, with emphasis on suggest, he start with COLD water. Giggle.... PA

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  11. A lovely still life composition.

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  12. this picture has the freshness of mornings i remember in upstate New York.
    the air clean and cool. a light mist of Spring rain. the sound of the car leaving in the morning as the grey gravel of the drive crunched beneath tires. and a black and white tiled entryway with African violets in little pots on the large white iron semicircular stand. my Gram and Aunt Mabel having tea. the train travel to get there... three days and two nights.
    it's all right there in that beautiful picture. thank you Muffy.

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    1. Very nice explanation of your memory, Tammy. I was following right along with you in my mind.

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  13. “Tea should be taken in solitude.”
    ― C.S. Lewis

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  14. “I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear
    I like my toast done on one side ..."

    (Englishman in New York)”
    ― Sting,

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    1. I never used a toaster until I married. I too like my toast done on one side. This is the first time I've heard it put that way

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  15. “Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.”
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  16. “Wouldn't it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn't have tea?”
    ― Noël Coward

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  17. “The Baroness found it amusing to go to tea; she dressed as if for dinner. The tea-table offered an anomalous and picturesque repast; and on leaving it they all sat and talked in the large piazza, or wandered about the garden in the starlight.”
    ― Henry James, The Europeans

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  18. “I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”
    ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

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  19. Eden Foods Organic Sencha Green Tea. So good!.... "Hand picked first spring tea leaves steamed and twice rubbed to capture its cherished green, aroma, flavor, and antioxidant catechins. A profound tea providing the experience sought by green tea aficionados the world over. Quick and easy, environmentally appropriate tea bags. Relaxing yet uplifting. Antioxidant catechin health benefit with 41% less caffeine than brewed coffee." It really doesn't get any better than this! My pantry is fully stocked!

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  20. If you refuse a cup of tea in England people look at you as though you are backwards... "Are you SURE you don't want a cup of tea"? Eyebrows raised.

    You might as well have one because the interrogation would never cease.

    Woe betide anyone who actually dislikes tea (which is an odd affliction in itself).

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  21. Tea and shortbread at 3 and a half. ‘Lovely tea pot.

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