Denise says that January is Hot Tea Month. Never heard of it before, but I'll take her word for it. She is celebrating each Tuesday with "Tuesday's Tea Time"... and I'm joining her for tea this week! (If memory serves--which it very well may not--I'm thinking her birthday is this week, too. It's been way too many years since we were little girl pen-pals!)
As my contribution to "Tuesday's Tea Time" I wanted to show you my very unique tea "set". You notice "set" is in quotes? That's because it's not truly a set... but I love it! My mother bought me the beautiful violet teapot when she visited England 12 years ago. Then 2 years ago for my birthday she surprised me the cup-and-saucer on the left. It looks like it matches the tea-pot, doesn't it? It's a different brand, though. Soon after that a dear friend gave me the cup-and-saucer on the right. And just this past summer Mother gave me the one in the middle "just because". Each one is white with violets, and edged in gold. They are so beautiful! And I love that each one is different. It will be interesting to see if I ever find (or receive) more.
(And, no, Rachel, the violets aren't begging to live at your house!)