Friday, September 11, 2009

Traveling Teapot

About two weeks ago the traveling teapot arrived at my home.
It is a fairly basic teapot of a lovely blue. I called my sister
and said "would you like to meet me in the park for tea?".
We met yesterday under that beautiful oak tree and
had tea with the traveling teapot. I spread a vintage table cloth on the table with a touch of yellow. The yellow and blue colors reminded me of an upcoming trip I will be taking in just a week and a half.
We shared the last pot
of the LeFrance tea I brought home from California in May. Oh, I will miss that one.
I made the sandwiches, which were egg salad (my favorite),
black olive (my sister's favorite), and pesto pinwheels (very good, a new recipe).
My sister brought the sweets, which were cherry tarts, oatmeal raisen cookies, and M&M cookies (all very good). I brought a bottle of bubbles to blow and we took a lovely walk along the river. What a perfect afternoon for tea with the traveling teapot.

This weekend the traveling teapot will travel with me to Pt. Townsend, Washington for tea with my mother-in-law. Then it will be ready to travel onto another tea lover.
Have a great weekend. I will be back Monday afternoon for my final day of linens and a give away.


Marisa @ Getting Back To Basics said...

What a great idea. Do you somehow keep a record of where it's been and stories to go with it.

I do remember the movie, "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" where a pair of blue jeans was passed between, I think 3 friends, over the years at different times in their lives.

One of my daycare kids gave me for Christmas last year, a purse that belonged to her. I had made such a fuss over it that she wanted to surprise me by "gifting" it to me. I thought I would wrap it up and give it back to her this Christmas, starting our own "sisterhood of the traveling purse."

But I like the traveling teapot idea. I have company coming from PEI next weekend and thanks to you, I think I will be sending them home with a teapot, and perhaps a journal so that where ever it travels, a short entry can be added.

Jeanne said...

Love you

Celeste Maia said...

I enjoyed your story of the traveling teapot. And what a lovely lace table cloth for tea under the oak tree. The food and the setting were perfect. Hope you enjoyed your week-end with the traveling teapot.

La Tea Dah said...

What a delightful tea! Everything looks and sounds delicious.

My boys are wondering. . .do you share recipes? They loved your egg salad sandwich spread. I loved that they noticed and commented. :D

May the traveling teapot have a joyful year! And safe travels to you as well!


Marilyn Miller said...

Yes, I can share the egg salad recipe.

6 hard boiled eggs
1/2 cup mayonaise
green onions chopped (about 3)
watercress chopped (if I have quick access to it, which I usually don't)
a little salt and pepper
and the secret ingredient is about 1/2 teaspoon of chili paste.
Chop finely and mix and serve. Yummm!

Laurie said...

I love this idea Marilyn! I'm going to steal it! I'm going up north to my brother and sister-in-laws this week-end, and have the perfect tea pot to take! Thanks for sharing such a great story!

beth said...

how fun !
do you have a favorite flavor tea ?
I try to love other teas, but I only seem to love almond vanilla...

Anonymous said...

I, too, am part of the Traveling Teapot "project". It's going to be fun to finally read everywhere it's been!

my cup of tea said...

Wow, I would to get involved in a traveling teapot project, that is just so cool! Sounds like you and your sis had a lovely afternoon!

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, have a lovely weekend.

Love, Hugs & Tea
Duchess ♥♥♥

Relyn said...

Oh, my friend, you do know how to savor. You inspire me to relax, to slow down. To breathe.

Christina said...

the pesto pinwheels sound so good.
what a beautiful setting. may i steal a cookie, while i am here? lol

Elise said...

Oh WOW, this is a great post & you have the most gorgeous site here. I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hello of course ! Your posts are creative and original and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes....

Linda J. said...

I was happy to be part of this traveling teapot adventure when I hosted it in Kentucky. Marilyn, your photos are absolutely beautiful! And, I always love reading about your wonderful teatime experiences.

Denise said...

Lovely! Would you be willing to share the recipes for the black olive and pesto pinwheel sandwiches?

Steph said...

What a beautiful montage! I wonder if it's the teapot I had? (I had the same color!)

Angela McRae said...

I think I've "met" that particular traveling teapot! (I'm rather jealous, because it's met so many people I have dreamed of meeting myself!) And I can tell it is really going to enjoy its time in your care ...

Mary said...

How lovely you were able to take tea with your sister (always wished I'd had one!) - nothing like a good picnic for relaxation.

Love the teapot idea - had not heard about it before.