Thursday, February 7, 2008
Favorite Things: Russian Tea Glass
Do you have some "Favorite Things" amongst your collection of teawares? I do, and I thought about this after looking at some of those great photos in that "Special Teas" book I got this week.
Years ago, I was in charge of my church's Fall Festival when, at the last minute, I pulled my back. I'd tried to move some heavy boxes that I shouldn't have, so the day of the festival I was a physical wreck, exhausted, in pain, in tears ... not exactly a picture of joy. And a friend dropped by the festival after going to a yard sale that morning to say she'd brought me something that would make me feel better: this glass. And you know what? I did feel better! (After a few painkillers and ultimately a trip to the chiropractor I felt WAY better, but that's another story.)
And so when I saw the photos of Russian tea glasses the other night, I was reminded of my one little Russian tea glass that was once a gift from a thoughtful friend. I love the design around the rim of the cup holder, especially the lush roses, and I marvel that someone once took this much care to make a drinking vessel.