Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tea and Balance

Recently I was given the book, Looking Deeply into Tea,
Thoughts and Prayers by Shelley and Bruce Richardson.
From time to time I will share a thought from this book.

Looking at the woman balancing the teacups on her head earlier this week
 I can fully appreciate the following:


Balance is peace.
It is the present moment.
No dwelling in the past or gazing at the future.

Tea in the teacup,
just the right amount,
makes the perfect cup.

Oh yes, balance.

Macarons found at the Vancouver Farmer's Market,
C'est La Vie, located soon in downtown Vancouver, Washington on Main Street.
The cup and teapot brought out this week to use to celebrate the beginning
feel of Autumn in the air.


Laurie said...

Love the quote Marilyn, so true. Those cookies look soooo good! Love the vignette, so pretty and fall looking.

somepinkflowers said...

{{ somepinkflower love ! }}

what a HaPpy
new teaPot!
see you
reflected in it,
i am thinking...

what makes me smile about
a round, brown teaPot?

i have no idea
i think my mom had one like that...

must go look...

Jeanie said...

Simply perfection.

La Tea Dah said...

Beautiful photos and a thought I need.

S. Etole said...

The little teapot reminds me of one my grandmother had. Like the thought on "Balance."

relevanttealeaf said...

That book has been on my list of books to order. Love the photos you've featured today and I'm certain those macarons are as good as they look! It's true life must have balance for order and happiness.

koralee said...

So pretty your images...I am looking for a new teapot and would love to find a huge brown betty somewhere. I am sipping some amazing tea tonight....have you ever heard of David's Tea? It is a Canadian company from Montreal...such yummy teas you should google it...anyways I am a black tea drinker with milk and have never really like a lot of flavourful black teas but they have this new one out called red velvet cake...and I am in LOVE with it.

Hugs to you my friend. xoxoxo

Relindis said...

A good quote and I love the seasonal
colours of your tea set and macarons.
I have two large brown teapots - just right for a large gathering. (I inherited one from my mother). I hope Korlee finds one - sorry I can't ship one of mine over.

Tracy said...

Peace in a cup of tea... I so often find peace while drinking tea. I love the sound of this book, and love that you'll be sharing from it, Marilyn. The autumnal feel in the images today is wonderful... lovely tea vignette. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Angela McRae said...

I am soooo enjoying the fall colors and flavors that are starting to pop up in blog posts!

Rosemary said...

Lovely, Marilyn! Beautiful words to share... beautiful photos! Love the harmony or colors and the simple floral bouquet! So beautiful.

Jeanie said...

Johnson Bros? It's really beautiful!