Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Litera-Tea

This week's tea blogathon theme is Litera-Tea (from Gracious Hospitality). I'm not at home, so I don't have access to my normal library of tea books, but thought I'd share two fun finds from my Tucson trip. At Bookman's, an awesome used bookstore, I found these two books.

The first, A Perfect Cup of Tea, was written by journalist Arthur Gray in 1903. What I love most about this book is the lovely artwork (shown at bottom). The second book I nabbed is The Language of Flowers, by Kate Greenaway. This book was originally published in 1884, and also contains wonderful artwork. And I never knew that flowers could convey so many diverse sentiments. I've been somewhat surprised to find that not all of them are happy. In my world, flowers only bring happiness. :-) This book is fun, tho, because you can use it as a reference either by flower or by desired expression.




Images from A Perfect Cup of Tea






10 comments:

Grace Yaskovic said...

beautiful books, I have to some serious literary shopping!!!

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

I love the illustrations. Such nice tea books!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Lovely books and charming illustrations. I'm especially drawn to the little girl wearing glasses. She looks so much like a little girl I know.

ellen b said...

The illustrations you shared are great. Enjoy...

fireflynights said...

I also have that tea book. It's a great little book.

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

What beautiful images! Thanks for sharing!

Vee said...

Looks like another book to add to my collection...Thanks for sharing this.

La Tea Dah said...

Ohhhh, two delightful new tea books ---- and neither are in my own collection. I will have to look them up. They look lovely! Thank you for sharing! I am in envy of you visiting Tucson. How are the flowers right now? We have family there and we love to visit --- it's a lovely place!

Thanks for sharing!
LaTeaDah

Steph said...

Tucson was in bloom! We took a walk through Suaro National Park and there were lots of yellows and purples. :-)

Michele said...

Ooh, Bookman's is my favorite. I save up all of my books and bring them with me when I visit my parents in Tucson. I'm glad you got to experience it! :-)