Friday, July 30, 2010

Tea for country and city tastes

A few weeks ago, Elizabeth in Massachusetts kindly left a comment telling me I might want to check out the new issue of Country Woman magazine, and she was right! I was doubly delighted to realize Jennifer Chiaverini is featured on the cover of the September issue because I have very much enjoyed her Elm Creek Quilt novels since taking up quilting a few years ago.

And here's the back cover of the magazine, which is the reason Elizabeth suggested this issue to me. Isn't that a great piece of art for the tea garden? There's a short feature inside on the women who make these clever pieces, and their website is here if you'd care to take a peek. I love that they sell do-it-yourself kits, because as soon as I saw the photo I knew I wanted to make one of these once I find just the right pieces!

You just never know where tea is going to turn up. I got the September 2010 issue of Traditional Home the other day, and tea is featured in a five-page spread which I found pretty remarkable in this well-known *decorating* magazine. It shows the Bernardaud china pattern being used at the Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel in New York, several new styles of ceramic tea mugs, a tilt top tea table, tea-dyed fabrics and furniture, a tea shop and more. So whether you prefer the country or the city, there's something tea-related for you to enjoy in the new magazines!

7 comments:

Linda J. said...

Thanks for sharing about these magazines. I sometimes think I may be addicted to magazines!!

Deberah Williams said...

I love it and I will bet you will come up with the perfect pieces for your tea garden sculpture -- can't wait to see it.

Frivolitea said...

Fun! I look forward to seeing your tea garden sculpture!

Anonymous said...

Dear Angela, what a neat article. As you say, 'you never know where you're going to find TEA!'

Can't wait to see what you come up with - I know it's going to be creative, unique and one-of-a-kind!
Have a great weekend, Joanie

Denise :) said...

What issue was that Country Woman magazine?!? I'd definitely like to check that one out -- I love the Elm Creek Quilt series! :)

Marilyn said...

I haven't picked up the Traditional Homes yet, but had heard about it. The other magazine, I would love to see. I have read almost all the Elk Creek Quilters series and actually got to meet Jennifer a few months ago at a reading. Love, love great magazines. I know I am addicted. Still enjoying relooking at the ones I won here.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the tea strainer pattern/manufacturer featured on top of the Bernardaud cup?