Monday, July 11, 2005

antique tea cups and poetry journals

Modgirl, JBug, and I drove out to Micanopy the other day in search of antique teacups. We had the idea that to make Tuesday Teatime more special we would each pick out our own antique teacup and saucer to be used only for that time. We had so much fun oohing and ahhing over all the pretty cups. We finally chose the ones we wanted and one for SuperBoy (who was out of town) and had the best luck of finding a plastic one for JBug that looks as pretty as the real ones! She was thrilled to be getting her own special teacup as well!
Our plans for Tuesday Tea also include each of us sharing a poem aloud and copying them into our poetry journals. So, later in the week we went to Barnes and Noble and found some absolutely beautiful journals. With handmade, hand sewn, beautiful covers and thick, textured papers with flower petals, etc! We also picked up a caligraphy book and pen set (we need 2 more) so we can learn to write all fancy and poetic-like!
We ALMOST can't wait for school to start so we can begin using our new treasures!


LH said...


i stopped by after seeing your reference on the OEL board.

Just a quick hello!

Theresa said...

Thanks for stopping by!

barb said...

How fun!! Oh I wish I could see those cups. They sound wonderful :)

Josh and I loved doing tea time. We even had a "asian" themed one once. We have gotten out of the habit during the summer but hope to begin again soon.

We use this time to read poetry, listen to something of the composer we are learning about and also read picture books that may pertain to something we are interested in.

Such a great way to enrich our lives. Thanks for giving me the reminder of this.