This week’s Friday Favorites has a blend of three of my favorite things – art, tea, and poetry!
“The Tea”, painted by artist Mary Cassatt, depicts two young ladies sharing the ritual of afternoon tea. It’s currently part of the collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. During an exhibition there, a couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to view the painting and the silver tea service that you see, which actually belonged to Cassatt!
Oil on canvas, 25 x 36 inches
by Mary Cassatt (circa 1880)
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
And here’s a sweet little poem that would be a great accompaniment to a tea-themed gift basket!
~A CUP OF TEA
When your day seems topsy turvey
And as stormy as can be
There’s nothing quite as tranquil
As a nice hot cup of tea
While you savor this ambrosia
Your problems fade away
Its warmth will bring you comfort
And brighten up your day
So take a private moment
There’s a calmness as you’ll see
All because you briefly stopped
To sip a cup of tea.
Are you also a fan of tea?
For more of my take on tea, please click here