Sometimes, I go in search of a little inspiration. The other day I visited a local newsstand and decided to browse the needlework and craft magazines. On the back row of the bottom shelf, three letters peered out from behind an overlapping magazine, and the three laters said "Mac." As a devotee of Mac/Apple computer products, I wondered what Macs had to do with crafting magazines. I pulled out the magazine and saw it was not "Mac" anything but rather "Machine Quilting." But then I noticed the closeup from this fabulous tea-themed quilted wall hanging on the cover, and so the magazine went home with me. I don't even own an embroidery sewing machine, yet I got so much inspiration from this magazine! Go here to see the entire piece by artist Kate Themel. I think you'll find her work quite breathtaking!
Artistic works related to tea often inspire me, so I wanted to mention two more I found on friends' tea blogs in recent months, just in case you might have missed them. Over at Frivolitea's blog, check out her link to these papier maché teacups. Brilliant!
And since I recently visited in the area of Black Mountain, N.C., I was quite intrigued when Rosemary's Sampler showed a recent gift of this hand thrown, altered, barkware pottery teapot made there. Amazing! Have you found some tea-themed inspiration lately? If so, please share!