Lady at the Tea Table by Mary Cassatt, 1883:
My sweet momma’s birthday was last week, so on Friday I took her and my grandma to afternoon tea at Mozart’s Café.
A Cup of Tea by Lilian Westcott Hale for Collier’s Magazine, 1909:
I wish I could spend today drinking tea and reading books about awesome women. Alas!
A few weeks ago, when I wasn’t home, The Chef broke my A Room of One’s Own mug. He immediately ordered a replacement, plus this baby. My husband really is the best.
On Sunday morning, my fine husband made me some fabulous, tasty tres leches cake hot tea. He’s a keeper.
My grandmother is downsizing. A couple of weeks ago, she gave me some of her Pope Gosser wedding dishes from 1952. I’ve made it a point to incorporate them into daily life, which, given their delicate prettiness, has been easy. The cups and saucers are a wonderful addition to my tea ritual.