Friday, May 29, 2009

Simply, "Tea"


One day this week, my friend Susan called me at work to say her sister Beth, another longtime tea-lover friend, had found something for me and that I could either A) keep it if I didn't already have one or B) give it away as a gift on the blog if it was a duplicate! Isn't that incredibly generous, and I love that she was thinking not only of me but also of you! (Alas, I did not have one of these, so no giveaway on this. But I'll do another giveaway soon and help "pay it forward," as the saying goes.)

I love that this piece comes with small holes for hanging, and I've been mulling over precisely where it should go. Under or over a tea-themed piece of art? Next to another piece of black ironwork that holds teacups and saucers? But then it would also look great hanging on my tea cabinet, the one where I pile teacups and accoutrements and tins of tea. So ... if someone had given you this lovely item as a gift, what would *you* do with it? Ideas welcome!

8 comments:

Melanie said...

So cute!!! Well, my rack with my tea jars on it has that same black wire with curliques (sp???), so if it were me, I would hang it next to it, like a label. For you, though, I would say: put it near something tea related, that it matches in style.

Gail said...

The best green tea is gunpowder tea. It is loose and comes in boxes. The only place I know of that has it is the Oriental grocery near the DeKalb Farmers' Market (the Farmers' Market may have it too). One advantage is that you can have it strong or weak, and bitter if you let it steep along time. I drink it plain. I'll post a picture of this later.

Linda J. said...

Hey! If is says "Tea" it will be perfect wherever you hang it!

parTea lady said...

This is a cute tea item. It will look good wherever you decide to place it.

Steph said...

I'd hang it in my office, to look at when I blog. :-) It's lovely!

Marilyn said...

I would hang it in my office. It would be perfect in there.

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

I'm LOVIN' this one, Angela! If I had one, I would hang it on my kitchen window using one of those little suction-cup-thingies (a technical term). :-)

Anonymous said...

How about on the porch with some ivy growin around it. Add some fun atmosphere for your outdoor teas.tammyp