Oh goodness the weather outside is C-H-I-L-L-Y. It's a fine day to be Oregonian...so I can only imagine how cold it must be for all my friends who live further north from me ;) :)
Here's a little taste of what I saw yesterday....the snow level continues to drop...so there might be snow on the ground soon....although not tomorrow...because I do need to get to work...I'm putting a special request in with God....You'll have to stay tuned tomorrow evening to see how He answered :) :) Oh, here's the photo of what I saw yesterday (Sunday)
Sunday - November 21st, 2010 This is what I saw yesterday. Early morning it was covered by clouds...but different then what I normally see. When the clouds lifted this is what I saw. So far the snow is sticking...I hope it will last for a little while longer yet. It's so beautiful!
One of my friends had put in a special request with the meteorologist for some snow :) :) :) So when I saw this I had to take a photo and share it with her :) :)
German demitasse teacup and matching saucer. Isn't it beautiful and dainty at the same time?
I took some new photos of this teacup and saucer. You might recognize it from an earlier post. This was something I had purchased at a yardsale a couple of months ago. I was contemplating what I wanted to share with all of you this week.
The view from the top...even the inside of the cup is decorated. This is totally awesome because most of the time I wouldn't even see this....I'm too busy enjoying my tea ;)
Well, I kept thinking of Mr. Angel Man...who's that? He shall remain nameless...but he was a guy that went to my church in Germany. He was part of church staff I think...and not that much older than I am. There might have been a slight crush at the time...not sure why...
Here's the backstamp on the German demitasse. Does anyone know what the "41" signifies? I don't think it's referring to the year, because that would have been war tim e...However, does it refer to the 41st cup in a series of how many? Not sure...it has a bit of mystery :)
For the life of me, I can't figure out why I had a crush on Mr. Angel Man :) :) He LOVED Jesus Christ....and he worked at one of the local tea shops in the city I was living in. This tea shop was neat..you could go in and pick from all different varieties of fresh dried teas.
Here's the matching saucer. Both the saucer and the demitasse have these creamy white and peachy undertones. It is almost as if they are "blushing" :) :)
So it's a mystery how I discovered Mr. Angel Man worked at this local tea shop. However, I passed this teashop on almost a daily basis after university classes were over or just when I had some free time. Now this shop had tin upon tin of fresh teas lined up against the wall....almost like an old-fashioned apothecary shop. All the tea shop associates wore these white lab coats....not sure why...but tea is a very serious subject :) :) So one day I made an "excuse" to go in the store...ahem..
This is the backstamp on the saucer. Everything is exactly the same with one noticeable difference. The china pattern name only appears on the saucer and NOT on the demitasse...although it's clear that they are "married"...
So I asked Mr. Angel Man for some tea recommendations. All I remember was buying a nice loose tea...probably orange or something really simple. I'm not sure if he was ever aware that I had a secret crush on him...but he was such a nice gentleman!!! The crush faded, of course, but it's still a very good memory!!!...So just when you think that tea is only for drinking...think again. Sometimes tea can be romantic or inspirational... who knows!!!
I hope you enjoyed your visit with me today!!! I'll look forward to reading everyones tea posts...and just all of your blogs in general!!!!
Work was AWESOME today...we're doing a little bit of a different job for the next couple of weeks. There's more to do....so it's much less boring...and the day flies so quickly. The people I work with are very nice...but I think today we were all feeling the desire to just be home. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It'll just be my dad and myself. We'll be keeping it simple and semi-homemade this year!!! I did get some piecrusts....so I might try making little mini-;pies...the size of the palm of my hand... For some reason cheddar cheese and apples sound really good right now. I'm thinking a little cheddar cheese on the crust with an apple filling. What do I know about baking? Does that sound eccentric? Fresh apples and cheese is a great snack...so why not enjoy it in pie form ?
Snow levels....getting lower and lower. There's a storm front passing through here. Please pray that the roads are not icy tomorrow (Tuesday). I MUST get to work...especially since I have the rest of the week FREE to be at home!!! Pray that the road conditions will be good!! That's the news from Oregon today. Bonus love and hugs, Heather :)