Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The gift of "English Tea Time"

Most of us in the tea blog world seem to appreciate tea-themed artwork. On Monday, my friend Deberah Williams (who is also art director for the magazine) gave me this 8 x 10 print titled "English Tea Time." Isn't it lovely with its soft blue-green palette?

The gift means even more when you know that the artist is Deberah's mother, the well-known local artist Merlene Smith! For years I have seen Mrs. Smith's artwork in exhibits sponsored by the Newnan-Coweta Art Association, so I am especially delighted to have one of her prints. (I am also very grateful to Mrs. Smith for raising one of the most remarkable women I know, and I say that both personally and professionally.)

The artist, I am reliably told, actually painted this piece from a tea set she owns in real life. I just hope it's as gorgeous as the painting!


  1. Ooooh. How lucky you are and how lovely that will look in your two blue rooms!

    P.S.Check your email today Ang- I need some info on something- Thanks.

  2. I think it is always such a special gift to know the artist. What a beautiful piece of artwork and connection for you!

  3. That is a beauty! What a lovely memory she has given you now. I'd love to see that tea set too!! Congratulations lucky girl!

  4. You are blessed to have such generous friends. The painting is lovely and I know having a connection to the artist makes it extra special.


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