Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tea is the Cup of Life

Teapot earrings displayed on my favorite tea cup

I have four tea cups like the one above.  I keep 1 of the 4 in my "jewelry room" where I go to create my jewelry and cards.  I use it as a photo prop because it provides a nice white background for earrings to hang from and I love the rich look of the gold trim on it.  The other 3 are in the kitchen and I use them to drink my tea in my "jewelry room".  I find the tea and crafting relaxing.  These are special cups to me because they were given to me by my husband's grandmother about 45 years ago.  I love items that are connected with family.
I enjoy tea even more when someone else makes it.  My girlfriends and I enjoy going to tea rooms to be waited on and sample different kinds of teas as well as catch up on gossip. 
Tea Pot Earrings in my Etsy store
It was after one of these visits to a tea room that I started to make items connected to tea for my Etsy  store and craft fairs.  I realized that a lot of tea drinkers love to have reminders of tea.
Whimsical Tea Theme Card
I have made earrings and cards to celebrate tea.  I have several humorous cards with "Tea is the Cup of Life" on the front.  I love the humorous saying inside which reads "A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into some hot water.--Eleanor Roosevelt". 

I hope that all the tea drinkers find a special tea from Santa on the 25th!


  1. Kathy, that quote from Eleanor R. is one of my favorite (and so true)! I think our teapots and teacups give us a warm cozy feeling because we associate them with happy moments spent with close friends over a cuppa!

  2. Hi! I saw your adorable teapot earrings on Artful Affirmations' blog and just had to stop by! I LOVE them! I'll check out your Etsy store tomorrow when I have more time. You are very talented!

  3. Hello Kathy,
    I love your tea post. And I love that you have a "jewelry room"! Yay!
    Your earrings are darling, and the card as well.
    Thank you for sharing about the tea cups in your life : )
    I am your newest follower : )

  4. There is something about a favorite teacup. Love the history of yours.