This, here, is my lovely vintage English tea tray that I found at a local thrift shop for $1. Can you even believe how beautiful it is? Please notice the adorable dragonfly/butterfly design facing to the right in the very center, a detail I noticed and loved immediately. When I saw this tray, I knew it should come home with me.
The scuff marks on the underside of the tray silently speak of tea service past. I can only wonder whose pinkies were delicately turned upward as they reached down for a cup and took a first cautious sip.
Did you know a "spot" of tea actually means a teacup full? Perhaps my U.K. readers can verify!
Late last night after finally coaxing our teething daughter to sleep, this is how I served tea to myself and my husband - complete with two vintage pottery mugs and a vintage Vera Neumann napkin. He had Sleepytime, and I had Decaf Sweet Coconut Thai. It made me smile after a long day. Doesn't tea always? Taking that first hot sip of tea is a cup of life, warming you down to your toes, washing away every ounce of stress from the day.
Happy tea-drinking today!