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!