Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tea Time Tuesday 3

Tuesday has become our most beloved day of all ~ after all, it means it's time for Tea Time Tuesday. We love having tea. It is one of our favourite past-times!
Bea will often bake some delectable cupcakes for the occasion like this
or this
We have been reading a little book called Painting as a Pastime by Winston Churchill. What a delight! If you can find a copy which isn't easy since it's out of print, read it ~ it's a 26 pages plus there are 18 colour plates of dear Winston's own paintings. He may not be the greatest painter England ever produced, but his paintbox brought him years of enjoyment. Here's a wee quote from the book ...
"I cannot pretend to feel impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. When I get to heaven I mean to spend a considerable portion of my first million years in painting, and so get to the bottom of the subject. But then I shall require a still gayer palette than I get here below. I expect orange and vermilion will be the darkest, dullest colours upon it. and beyond them there will be a whole range of wonderful new colours which will delight the celestial eye."
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Now excuse us, while we finish drinking our beautiful ruby red Tetley Delight Wild Berry Herbal Tea.

Bessie & Bea


my cup of tea said...

What a beautiful tea-cup! Oh and your Ruby Red tea looks divine!
Happy Tea-day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good evening ladies,
Winston Churchill was a greatly admired man! Thanks for sharing the quote. Your tea is lovely and your photos so enjoyable! Thanks for coming by and joining me for tea today. Have a wonderful week.


Lynn said...

I so love your tea cup. The goodies looks yummy. I love herbal teas and will have to try your tea soon. Blessings.

Willow said...

What a beautiful teacup and those cupcakes look so good.