Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Welcome to 2008!
Happy New Year, fellow tea lovers! I'll bet some of you, like me, received the Collectible Teapot & Tea Calendar as a Christmas gift. I'm so glad I did (thank you, friend Deberah). Last year I went with a quilt calendar, and though I'm still crazy about quilting, I missed having a tea-themed calendar. Did any of you receive this or any other tea calendar for Christmas?
This year, before I even hung the calendar at work I actually sat down and read all the text. As always, I learned a few things I didn't know before and saw a few teawares I'd never seen before. (We were especially charmed by the red teapot commissioned for tea dances at the Savoy in London.) And if this calendar ever came with postcards before I don't remember it, but I am sure happy to have the extra treat!
I am just nuts about calendars, planners and journals (I'd be embarrassed for you to know how many different ones I keep), but I will say that in addition to a pretty new teapot calendar, I have an especially lovely "creativity calendar" for the year. From some genius designers at Andrews McMeel, this calendar is fashioned in the style of the old-fashioned ledger books, and even the endpapers are perfectly lovely. This is where I plan to track my novel-writing and crafting (and blogging!) ideas and progress for the year. I got my copy at Books a Million, but I saw several of them (now half-price) at Borders, if any of you care to look for one like it. You might even find a Teapot Calendar, too!