Oh joy! Kim is back! giving us inspiration and cheering us on. One of our little “pushes” this week was to take a photo of a book, a cup and an unusual object.
Now, teabags are not unusual – but I think this one is. And then there are the hazelnuts…
My friend gave me this tea for Christmas. All of these cute little tea bags (boxes) were nested together in another cute little box. I was loathe to open them up and destroy the orderliness of it all. But pretty things are meant to be used, right? No use saving things and then finding them 3 years later at the bottom of the pantry all stale and tasteless.
The cookbook was my Mom’s. It has dozens of yellow newspaper clippings of recipes and there are handwritten notes all over the place. A treasure if there ever was one. What would she think if she could see it here right now, out in cyberspace. I doubt she could have fathomed it.
So this afternoon I had a pleasant little photo shoot, a cup of (very tasty) tea, and a handful of hazelnuts. All is good.
I’m moving my little blog over to WordPress. It should be finished sometime next week. I understand that if you are following me, you will still see me in Google Reader. But if you don’t see me for a while, check me out on Google+ for updates and maybe you can find your way back to my blog and me to yours.
I have a Google+ Followers Gadget on my sidebar (not the same as Google Friend Connect) if you want to follow me there. I follow back!
Have a wonderful weekend!
“Chaos” by Kim Klassen at soft light.
love that adorable little tea bag!!! and yes, definitely needs to be used and enjoyed!!! okay-maybe save one for ‘show’. :)
That is a really special little tea bag. I once had a box of those that came with a clear glass tea cup that had a lid and a tiny hole so that little leaf would stand out of the top. ENJOY! and lovely shots!
Cool tea bags. Love the story behind the cookbook. Put altogether makes for a lovely image.
Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) says
You did great on your assignment. How special to have a cookbook with your mom’s notes. A treasure indeed! I hope the move to WP is smooth!!!
Lovely images! I just love that tea bag. How wonderful to have that treasure of a cookbook. What joy it must bring you!
Nina Bille says
Hi Barb, I love the light in your images, and the simplisity of the composition … and off course the square tea bags and the green leaf! I’m fond of cookbooks, and have a few favorites – one is a very old one from my husbands grandmother.
Bi Ti says
Lovely post, photos and props. I really enjoy reading and viewing your photos.
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What a cool teabag!
I think your mother would be proud to see her cookbook, in such a beautiful photo. Good job.
Roxi -Coppercurls Designs says
Wonderfully cool on all accounts. Love that leaf.
very cool! i could not figure out from the thumbnail what that was in the forst photo! beautiful pictures. visiting from Simple Things Sunday…
Tina´s PicStory says
very cool! :)
These are the cutest teabags ~ it is almost a shame to use them! I just read your last post about your move ~ good luck with it and I will follow you wherever you go! Happy Sunday.
Great shots and I look forward to seeing the new look when you are over on wordpress. I moved my blog over to wordpress and it was the best thing I ever did!
What sweet tea bags…made for a really sweet shot. I wish you well on your move and hope it goes without a hitch.
Bunch of Barrons says
What a cool tea bag!
I agree, it’s a cute tea bag…however..hazelnut truffle tea sounds wonderful! No matter what kind of bag it’s in.
Helene Titsch says
Thanks for the update re. the move to WordPress. I got a box of chocolates for Christmas that were unique…like your tea bags. I confess…I did not hesitate diving in.
Linda Trine says
Pretty composition….love the tones