What a wonderful feeling to come home to a cup of chamomile citron potpourri tea after a day of running errands!
On Tuesday I did a Costco run, and then made a quick stop at a grocery store for the rest of my shopping. I like to get home before dark at this time of year since the roads can be a bit icy, and visibility can always be a problem as well. So, as I let my tea steep and unpacked my groceries in the fading light, I was feeling pretty pleased with myself. The pantry was stocked, I had all my Christmas baking supplies, and there was a winter storm watch in effect. How cozy did I feel?!
When I brought out my favourite tea cup and saucer, an overwhelming urge to take a photo came over me … strange right? I’m kidding of course … I wanted to document how grateful I felt and then I posted it on Instagram.
Fast forward to today, and the Be Still class. After watching the video, I was struck by how I’d already done the lesson when I took my tea photo! So I decided to redo it with my big girl camera. I didn’t do a lot of editing since I wanted to leave the colours as true as possible.
I adore this tea cup and saucer. It’s part of a set of Denby dishes I bought over 20 years ago. Yikes! can that be true? It has certainly stood the test of time in terms of aesthetics. The grey-green tones with brown speckles, the warm creamy colour of the inside of the cups, the simple lines, and the minimalist design is timeless. I’ve always loved it.
I’m also a minimalist when it comes to blogging, so I’ll save the rest of the series for another day …
No Wait!! here’s one more … I couldn’t resist a little LR preset play (kk_gentle) sigh …
Kim talked about reflections and to notice them … I’m one that really loves them for some reason.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!!
very lovely, barb!
Very pretty, Barb! And yes, the feeling if well-being when we know our pantries are full, especially before a snowstorm. Stay warm!
Sherry Galey says
I love your images and your Denby set. My mother has a set that is more than 30 years old and I still love it as much now as I did then. The colours and style are so rustic and substantial. I’m not a fan of chamomile butI have been experimenting with chai lately…Have a great weekend Barb.
Cathy H. says
Beautiful warm images! I, too, love the simplicity of your cup and saucer!
Diana Foster says
Oh my….how I love these. Especially the first one. BRAVO. Wish we could have met at GATHER. I was in session 2.
Lovely..I pick number 3, no maybe number 2, well….. I like them all.
Love your images Barb and love your Denby too !
Wow, I love that cup and saucer – must feel wonderful to wrap your hands around that cup. Love your images too – the from above image is amazing!
Gail O says
Love that you went back to this setting with your big camera:) Love every little bit but particularly like the non preset top down image. The colors are all my favorites:) Absolutely adore that tea cup and saucer!. classic shapes and colors!
Each image is as lovely as the next.