Wow, weather remains hot, too hot for June. I like to ease into summer, but this year I was parachuted right into sticky humidity and breathtaking heat. The first few hours right after dawn are the productive times, and it is hard to decide what work, exercise or endeavor will the lucky winner of my time. This Cousin Sel plant is a tropical and loves the present weather. It is called Cousin Sel after my friend's relative named Sel who has been gone for over 30 years. The family and their friends continue keeping slips of the plant alive.
On page 12 of the newest Tea Time magazine some red and white polka dot cups are featured. I think they are charming because I saw them this spring at a local decorating shop in town. Although they don’t look like me for style or color, those polka dots just looked plain fun. When the owner of the shop called last week and asked me to use a credit with her store due to some business changes in her life, I knew what I wanted to carry home. I had worked for a few hours last winter and spring; while there, I hungered after the tea pot and cups even though I had no need for them. When I went in to the store, I chose a delightful mix of both polka dot trios and the companion mugs…just for fun!
This art deco styled tea pot and metal cozy were a gift from friend Tracy a few years ago. She found it at a flea market and it is in excellent shape. I do not know the age. This style of tea pot was popular in the 20’s , 30’s, and again in the 60’s. Actually, you can buy new ones right now that look exactly the same. Having a metal tea cozy is unique to me, and it works very well at keeping tea warm.