Life 's little routines insure my civility in a restless world. One such is my afternoon Tea. During the Summer this moment of peace is regularly interrupted by one thing or another and I do miss it. As the seasons slide into Fall I resume my little afternoon event as often as possible. On occasion I am able to share it with a friend or family member and that makes it a celebration. But most often, it is just me and Lucy.
While I like to set a tray I sometimes just use a tea bag and a nice little cup.
My little silver tray gets lots of use and I vary the pots and cups depending on my mood at the time. I am usually working at that time of day on the computer while dinner is cooking or doing some stitching in the studio. In any case, a nice little break around 3:30 pm is just right.
|and this one|
I cherish the memories all these little items invoke. It is the little stories of my life that embrace the civility. A freshly pressed table cloth, an embroidered napkin, a tea cup and a quiet moment to remember that life is good, complicated but good.