Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday, TEA, a magazine

Oh, getting mail and packages is always a mood enhancer, but finding a magazine in your box with your own work on the pages is even better. Today the new autumn issue of TEA, a Magazine arrived (My autumn poem “Wrapping Up” appears on page 12.) along with an order of tea from Harney’s. It was time to take a tea break for sure.

While I would never hurry away the warm oranges and browns of autumn and Thanksgiving, I think dazzling red can be an autumn color too. Obviously, the editor of TEA thinks so since she showcases her favorite brilliant red Chatsford teapot on the cover of the Autumn, 2010 cover of her magazine. So I stopped my day and set a red tea for one while enjoying the new copy.

The tea is Harney’s Holiday blend which is spicy without a lot of clove, and it made a delightful pot of dark amber tea. The banana bread is the best ever with half a pound of butter and two cups of sugar, a sugar fix that must not be experienced very often. The crackers were also delivered this morning and left hanging on my door handle by a thoughtful friend. They are a spicy, salty recipe that causes one to eat them all if she isn’t careful.

The white cup is not old or distinctive, but I found a set of them at a flea market a few years ago. They are a footed cup that reminds me of a cross between cup and mug. Sometimes I set them on a saucer, but often I use them like a mug. They have a nice heft for drinking a cuppa and using one this morning was a Goldilocks’ “just right” for tea time!


Terri said...

Congratulations on your published poem! Yea for you! The white tea cup in your photo is very elegant. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Snap said...

Congratulations on your published poem! Mail call is wonderful and so much fun. This mail call certainly brought you lots of goodies. I need to go shopping for some holiday tea. Happy tea day

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Well, Congratulations on the publishing of your poem! That's just wonderful and I'm very happy for you. Your teacup is very pretty; a really nice shape! I love white. That banana bread looks good too. Thanks for sharing and for your visit.


Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Congrats on your poem being published!! I'm so happy for you :) You've shown us a wonderful Autumn tea for us ladies.

Warmest hugs, Brenda

parTea lady said...

Congrats on your poem being published in Tea A Magazine. I enjoyed reading it. Your tea break looks lovely - banana bread and spicy crackers sounds good. I'll have to try the Harney Holiday tea.

BECKY said...

Oh, Claudia!! How wonderful to receive your favorite magazine in the mail, with your published poem in it!! I don't remember reading about that...Congratulations!! Will you e-mail your poem to me??!! Lovely magazine and table setting (of yours!)

Kathy said...

Congratulations! My sister had a poem published, about our father after he passed away! I know how encouraging and special that can be! Red is definitely a color of fall! I believe I have some cups similar to yours - love their elegant shape.

Jenny said...

Congratulations on your poem! You are amazing at poetry! That sounds like a neat magazine? I'll have to look for it!