Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Nothing Tiffany About it - but it's as Special !!!!

Hello Lovely readers !!!! How are we doing today????
I have images of a very special tea time that I put together for a very dear friend "L". As much as my tea time is "Me Time". It's also a time to reflect........ relax and unwind........ cozy up........ get energized........ savor every sip and put everything aside and finish the cup of goodness while it's still hot...............and to socialize, bond and catch up with friends. 
You know  the feeling  you have on certain days..... when all you need is positive affirmation or assertion ???? Well that's exactly what "L" needed. And like you all know, it's just a phase and will pass.......But in an attempt to make her feel better and let her know that I was there for her, I put this little teascape together.
I chose the gorgeous teal and red tone tea cups to set the mood. An empty glass pasta sauce container was up-cycled to be a vase and I covered it with the recycled jute from rice bags (Royal Basmati rice bags to be precise). Then some wonderful blue ribbon was wrapped around it and made into a pretty knot. A paper clip held it securely in place. I also made a tag that reads " Tea Time" with individual letter stamps.
Queen Anne's lace from the backyard was just the perfect addition to the teascape. This is another common wild flower of Virginia and as legend has it, it was named after the English queen who was an excellent lace maker. When she pierced her finger, a single drop of blood stained the lace, thus the dark floret at the center of the lady's head. 
 By the time "L" had finished her cup of Indian style cardamom tea and chocolate marble truffle cake, she was all smiles. And she loved the flower arrangement so much, she took it with her to put it by her bed. And seeing her smile and happy, definitely made that extra effort well worth while.

Images:Clicked by me. Please do not use without prior written permission.
Images are the property of Sruthi Singh and subject to copyright.

24 comments:

  1. Those cups are stunning, and your tea scape is very well thought out.

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    1. Thank you Millie, I appreciate you stopping by :)

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  2. Very nice Cups ... and you´re photos too :)

    Best regards

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    1. Thank you Timur......so glad you liked the pics.

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  3. Your tea table would cheer anyone up. A good book or two, pretty teacup and bouquet of flowers are like a tonic for mind and body.

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    1. Awww...love the way you put that, Thank you Lavender Cottage.

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  4. What a thoughtful tea time for your friend and your colourful teacup is so pretty. I love Queen Anne's Lace. Ours has gone to seed for a while now but will be back next Summer. A lovely tea and thank you for sharing it with us at Tea Time. Have a wonderful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you for hosting the link party Sandi..........a lovely way to meet some wonderful ladies over virtual tea:)

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  5. wouldn't mind enjoying a cup of adrak chai in that setting ;).

    looking forward to your diwali posts!

    come check out Aalayam's diwali feature.

    ~deepa

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    1. make that two cups pls, adrak chai is my favorite.........and hopping over to check your inspiration for Diwali:)

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  6. A lovely tea scape and a lovely sentiment. Have a great week!

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  7. You're a lovely friend Desi. That was a very thoughtful thing to do and I bet the good karma will come back to you 10 times over. That's the way the world works I think. Your cups are bright and cheery and would make anyone smile. :) Hope you're having a lovely week.

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    1. Good karma is exactly what I believe in Veronica.................thank you for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful week too.

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  8. Your tea table for "L" is so cheery, I am sure she did feel better with all the love going around. How kind of you to make a space for her to feel comfort in. Your tea cups are really wonderful, and your choice of tea sounds like something I would love too. Thank you so much for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday, I have enjoyed my visit : )
    Hugs,
    Terri

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    1. Thank you for hosting the link party at Artful Affirmations, Terri. And I'm so glad you stopped by. Do keep in touch.

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  9. Hi Shruti... I came upon your blog on Aalayam and just love it. Really enjoyed this post... great images... tea time is one of my favorite times too, a close second behind my early morning cup of coffee :)

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    1. What a happy discovery........I'm so glad your here Shalini. Congrats on the feature in Prissma.

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  10. Awesome setting Sru...as usual,you are a class act!!

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  11. Hi Shruti! I came across your blog on Aalayam. Such pretty colours! Without drinking the tea I feel brighter!

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    1. Glad your here Sujatha. Thank you for stopping by and hope you visit The East Coast Desi often to get your daily dose of color.

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  12. I love your bright and cheery teacups! Gorgeous! And your bouquet is perfect with the mats as well. So pretty and welcoming. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! I apologize for the delay in responding...I was at the coast with no internet access for 3 days.
    Ruth

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    1. Thank you Ruth for hosting the tea party. The pleasure was all mine. I had fun meeting so many talented bloggers out there, through your wonderful blog party. Am so glad that you stopped by and hope to see you often at "the east coast desi" blog. Have a wonderful weekend :)

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