Friday, February 22, 2013

Kindly Tea Plant

"What part of confidante has that poor teapot played ever since the kindly plant was introduced among us. Why myriads of women have cried over it, to be sure!...Nature meant very kindly...when she made the tea plant; and with a little thought, what series of pictures and groups the fancy may conjure up and assemble round the teapot and cup."
William Makepeace Thackeray
Happy weekend, dear friends! Take time for a special cup of tea.
 

14 comments:

parTea lady said...

I've never heard that quote - thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great weekend.

relevanttealeaf said...

Love the quote you shared with us, Marilyn. I can't begin to imagine how many worldwide inhabitants have assembled around the teapot to drink its soothing liquid over the centuries! Nature meant very kindly, indeed!

Relyn Lawson said...

Tea does seem to be the most convivial of drinks.

Laurie said...

How true, Marilyn. A cup of tea sounds really good right now, so I think a will partake!

Mary said...

I'm enjoying lots of hot tea this weekend as I have a beastly head cold and laryngitis- yes, I'm quiet for a change!

Some Empress Grey (that latest English favorite) and some warming herbal blends, and fortunately my taste buds have not been compromised....so far! Of course this also means some biscuits (cookies) for nibbling too - my poor waistline will suffer!

The rain is falling steadily, it's cold and pouring with a chilling rain............so off to boil the water for another cuppa.

Hope your weekend is fun dear friend.
Hugs - Mary

Jeanie said...

I am taking time right now as I visit your blog. What a lovely photo!

Jeanne said...

How lovely are your quotes on tea and your photographs are so lovely too.

Love and smiles across the miles.

Love Jeanne
X0X0

Steph said...

LOVE this! The photo and the phrase.

Annie said...

Posey little teacup. :-)

koralee said...

I think there is no one that enjoys a good cup of tea more than you...I am always taking time for a cup of special tea. Happy weekend.

Cathy said...

Happy weekend to you too, my friend.

paris parfait said...

Charming photo and lovely quote to match!

Tracy said...

Wonderful image, Marilyn! I'm under the weather with a nasty crossover cold-flu thing, so tea has been a nice companion since the weekend. Happy Days ((HUGS)) P.S. You hinted at some travel plans this summer, and I was sorry that you might not go abroad this year. Hope we can meet up another time. :o)

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I do agree! It is a kindly plant indeed, and our lives wouldn't be nearly as rich without it!